Alpha is for EVERYONE

Alpha is for EVERYONE!

It’s awesome to review the training sessions everyday in our “Alpha Up!” program to see so many people using this time at home to engage in training through our “Alpha Up!” Program. 
Training isn’t just for athletes: it’s for fitness enthusiasts, and anyone looking for the health and wellness benefits that training can bring about.

I’m really looking forward to working with our Adult Training Classes at our upcoming facility! Programs are built for active lifestyle people looking to increase their physical fitness. 
Our two programs we will offer are Tactical Cardio (HIIT, Boot Camp style) and Tactical Strength (group strength and cross training). Ideal for building strength, losing weight,  building endurance, core strength and for overall performance health and fitness. 
A great way to build community through fitness.

Programs available at our Grand Rapids, Michigan facility (COMING SOON!) In the meantime if you’re looking for FREE at home training, download the TranHeroic app and enter access code ‘alphaup’. Full calendar of daily workouts that can be done with and without training equipment. For those of you that are GRINDING it out each day in our program, keep up the good work!

Recovery Lounge at Alpha Training Facility

Training is important, but how is your RECOVERY going?

Recovery is the missing link when it comes to advancing the human body. 

The Alpha Recovery Lounge at our Grand Rapids training facility will help to fill the gap of that missing link between training and performance. Located in the upper mezzanine overlooking the turf and strength training area, it will provide a speedy recovery from the riggers of training and performance.  

The Alpha Recovery Lounge is powered by NormaTec and Power Play cold compression tools to increase blood circulation and help the body get rid of accumulated waste in muscles faster and more efficiently than the body normally can on its own. The result is that muscles heal and recover faster.

Recover as you sit back in one of our recovery recliners and get your body back to 100%

Recovery Membership are available in addition to training memberships. Competitive Athletes, Runners, Fitness Enthusiasts, Active Weekend Warriors—-this lounge is for you!

Countdown to opening the doors at Alpha

As we start to turn the corner and get life moving again, we are looking forward to opening the Alpha Human Performance Training and Recovery facility here in Grand Rapids!

Excited to be able to do this venture in the city I grew up in——actually right down the street from the house I grew up in 🤣

Looking forward with optimism to be working with so many great athletes, fitness enthusiasts, like minded businesses and groups with all of us on the same path: Human Performance. 

How YOU you train can impact the result of training when using "no equipment" approach to training

In this current time of social distancing, it's on us to empower ourselves to take control of our own fitness and training needs.  I'm the first person to stand up and admit my love for training tools and how the right ones can do so much to enhance performance training.  But now at a time when health clubs and fitness centers have to close their doors, we have to use alternative methods to get performance training and fitness results.

Use your Body

Your body can be used for a host of different training options such as:

  • Push ups
  • Air Squats
  • Sit ups
  • Planks
.....and more!  

You can spice up training sessions in different ways to elicit different affects.  Here are some ways that by simply adding small tweeks you can create different types of workouts:

Combining exercises together in a back to back format:

Sample: Perform a set of Push Ups for 10 reps, and immediately stand up and perform a set of Air Squats for 25 Reps. Recover and then repeat

Performing sets of exercises based on time, instead of reps:

Sample: Set a timer at 30 seconds. Perform as many Push Ups as you can for 30 seconds; pause 30 seconds to recover and then repeat performing Push ups for another 30 seconds. 

Doing a cardio action between sets of exercises

Sample: Perform a set of Air Squats for 25 reps, then immediately fire into 20 seconds of Burpees. Recover for 45-90 seconds and repeat the 25 Air Squat reps, followed by 20 seconds of Burpees.

There are tons and tons of options available for "out of the gym no-tool training" where just switching up HOW you do the training impacts the intensity of the training session.

 If you have questions, feel free to shoot me a line at and I'll be glad to help!

*You can also take advantage of FREE access to daily "At Home Training Sessions" by joining our "Alpha UP!" Training Club. Simply Download the TrainHeroic app on your mobile device and use access code ALPHAUP to get started.  

Recovery is as important as Training

Recovery from training and competition is just as important as training and competition. We often view recovery as secondary, more of a relaxing state.

Truth is that recovery is more about regeneration and repair to restore the body (and mind!) to get back to an optimal state.

The NormaTec Recovery unit is a great way to recover physically. The compression based unit is worn on the legs and helps to actively increase blood flow to areas throughout your legs, aiding in the recovery process. This gives the user “fresh” legs, and the feeling of regeneration.

NormaTec is featured in our Recovery Lounge at our training facility, as well as other recovery modalities. 

Create your own recovery routine to go along with your training and performance regimen!