The Motivator has long held the reputation as cleanest personal training studio in Tucson and with the addition of two Swordfish UV Air Purification units, it is even cleaner. The Swordfish units improve The Motivator’s air quality by destoying airborne pathogens with UV light. According to Al Vishnevetsky, owner of The Motivator, “This takes cleanliness to a whole new level and we installed them to keep our clients safe and healthy.”
The Motivator ® celebrates it’s 25 year anniversary on August 17th, 2021! Under the leadership of Al Vishnevetsky, Tucson’s cleanest and best-equipped personal training studio has evolved from a single-person operation to multiple trainers supporting the fitness needs of a wide variety of clients. Al Vishnevetsky, Woody Kiel, Maggie Zamora, Aris Pessinguia, Emmanuel B Kwaku-Duan, and Oscar are here to assist you in achieving your goals. Please stop by to congratulate Al and meet The Motivator Team. Learn more about The Motivator at motivator.net or by phoning (520) 906-5438.
The Motivator is taking every precaution to maintain a safe and healthy training environment by sanitizing the facility daily with Ultra-Violet light technology (3 UV lights), and advised our cleaning crew to institute hospital-grade cleaning standards. Hurry back, we miss you and look forward to seeing you soon!
24 Motivator clients and friends just returned from an exciting 9-day cruise on the Baltic Sea with stops in Warnemunde (Germany with excursions to Berlin), Tallinn (Estonia), St. Petersburg (Russia), Helsinki (Finland), and Stockholm (Sweden) bookended by time in Copenhagen (Denmark).
The cruise has been on Big Al Vishnevetsky\’s bucket list for years and he thoroughly enjoyed introducing the group to many sights, sounds, and cultures in the countries we visited, especially Tallinn, Estonia, and St. Petersburg, Russia.
The Baltic Sea cruise was The Motivator\’s second sea cruise with the Hawaiian Island cruise being the first in 2018.
Big Al is already planning another group cruise for January, 2021 on the Mediterranean Sea. Come join us and experience why The Motivator is so much more than a place to work out, we\’re a family!
On Sunday, December 16, 2018, the staff and clients of The Motivator Personal Training and Rehabilitation gym gathered to celebrate the holidays – and an important milestone for the gym. Big Al opened his gym to the public four years ago! We’ve posted some pictures below!
For the health conscious, holidays can pose a daunting challenge. How do you enjoy time with your families – usually around the dinner table – without undoing all the progress you’ve made towards your fitness and health goals?
Fortunately, we have some ideas to help you survive the holiday, enjoy some good food, and stay on track!
Eat before the main meal.
Food before the food? Yes! A healthy snack or small meal eaten before the main meal can help curb your appetite for the calorie-laden food being served. A handful of nuts provide protein and whole fruit can provide a pop of sweetness and fiber, or go ahead and eat your normal chicken salad or protein shake. You’re more likely to watch what you eat, if you’re not starving. Note: if you choose to have fruit, ensure you eat fresh fruit and not dried, which can have added sugar!
Drink your water!
You hear this often, and it’s just as important during the holidays, if not more so. It’s possible to mistake thirst for hunger or to simply lose focus on certain goals when surrounded by the activity family gatherings attract. Drink a glass of water a short time before eating, and make sure you’re remembering to drink your normal amount of water throughout the day.
Serve yourself. Allowing someone else to fill up your plate can automatically position you to eat more than you planned. Craving the dish you only eat once a year? Create a sampler plate of smaller-than-usual portions. This way, you can satisfy your taste buds without going overboard.
Track your food.
It sounds simple, but often, the activity around the holidays and open trays of sweets can distract us from how much we’re eating. A nibble here, a nibble cookie, full dinner … and suddenly, you’re at a few thousand calories. A simple way to avoid this is to track what you’re eating as you eat it.
Stick to your normal schedule.
Maintain your healthy routine of meal planning, working out, and regular sleep as much as possible. Keeping structure in your holidays will ensure you’re not reaching for food out of excessive hunger, boredom, or lack of sleep.
Don’t drink your calories.
The holidays are booby-trapped with sugary, calorie heavy drinks such as peppermint mochas, eggnog, wine and beer. Allow yourself a serving of something you love and limit the rest of your beverages to water and spritzers.
Bring a healthy side dish and snacks.
If you’re headed out of town or to someone else’s house for dinner, bring your favorite healthy side dish. Also remember to bring the type of snacks you’d eat on a non-holiday, so you’re not overly tempted to swap a piece of pie for your mid-afternoon apple!
We hope you’ve found our holiday eating tips useful!
Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving from The Motivator Personal Training and Rehabilitation team!
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Big Al is leading a group of Motivator clients and friends on a Baltic Sea adventure in June 2019! The cruise will set sail on Sunday, June 16, 2019 from Copenhagen, Denmark and travel to St. Petersburg, Russia with ports of call in Berlin, Tallinn, Helsinki, and Stockholm. Cruise arrangements are being handled by Cruise One. Contact Tom Frederick at (520) 749-4069, (800) 749-4069 or [email protected]. The cruise has been on Al’s bucket list for years and now it can be on yours too!
The Motivator was recognized by the Arizona Daily Star as one of Tucson’s Favorites in the Best Personal Trainer/Gym category for 2018! Big Al Vishnevetsky and his team participated in the recognition ceremony at the J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Resort on August 29, 2018. Stop by or call to learn why The Motivator is a Tucson favorite and how we can become your favorite too!