I thought I should say that John Salgado is my trainer and has been with me for years. John is great– he never yells at me but always pushes me past my whining. 🙂
John is a professional MMA Fighter and runs Inner G Training in New York. He also trains other professional MMA fighters. I’ve never attended any of his actual classes [let’s face it, I don’t like group activities] but they look impressive. We tend to do strength exercises using the Tabata method and then some cardio kickboxing with pads and punching bags. I’m guessing that my workouts most closely resemble his Cardio Combat classes but I ‘ve never asked him. Our cool downs focus on QiGong. [I’ve included links to some QiGong videos and exercises you can try on my Weight Loss and Nutrition Guidance/Exercises page.] All together, it makes for a high calorie workout.
John always recommends rolling my legs out with a foam roller to help alleviate my knee issues.
Qigong is an ancient Eastern practice of whole-body healing, accomplished by way of postures, movement, and breathing rituals intended to release the bodies flow of chi. The Livestrong.com site has some QiGong exercises you can try. Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/19110-qigong-breathing-exercises/