American Ninja Warrior Kansas City

Kansas City American Ninja Warrior fans, who is ready for ANW Season 9?  I know I am.  American Ninja Warrior is coming to Kansas City on April 24-25, 2017.  I have recently been playing around at Apex Climbing Gym in Overland Park, KS in their Ninja Warrior room.  This is a great workout and place to work on balance and grip strength.  Let me tell you what I have been up to.

In January I applied for American Ninja Warrior by submitting an application (application link).  I probably will not be selected for the show, but it was fun training. I have strength, but ninja warriors have a different type of strength.  After searching Kansas City for a ninja warrior gym, I came across Apex Climbing Gym in Overland Park, KS.  This gym fit my hours and had the training equipment to help me with ninja strength.

Next, I set up a training program.  I love to lift weights, so I kept this in my weekly schedule, but I added in Apex training. I changed my weekly schedule to have four weight training days (at Anytime Fitness Lee’s Summit or World Gym Merriam) and four Apex ninja warrior training days. 

Weight training days were as follows: quads and glutes, shoulders and abs, hamstrings and glutes, back and abs.  I changed my weight training to supersets to speed up my workouts and get my heart rate elevated.  I also added in balance, hanging and core exercises into my weight training sessions.  Then, 20-30 minutes of cardio after each weight training session. 

Apex ninja warrior training was focused on hanging and balance.  Usually, I would set up a superset of a hanging exercise and a balance exercise, and then repeat 5 times.  I would keep doing different exercises for about 60 minutes.  Sometimes I would add in some climbing in the climbing gym or some functional cardio.  Examples of supersets are:

Flexed arm hang in cannonball alley/balance on tube

Campus board/ stand on tube and roll across room

Peg board/balance on board on 1 foot

Finger board/ Slackline

So, weight training and Apex ninja warrior training made up the bulk of my training, I also like to do some on my own.  Local parks are filled with workout and ninja warrior training apparatuses.  We live in Lee’s Summit, where our Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation program has built some outstanding parks and trails.  Look at a park and see where you can jump, hang. Balance, push or pull yourself to do a workout.  You can have a lot of fun in your own back yard.  I have the benefit of having a Lee’s Summit park less than a mile away.  One of my favorite workouts is to jog to the park, do a park workout and jog home.  This is definitely a great way to start your day.  Also, look around your house to see how you can hang or balance.  Ninja Warrior training can be fun.  Involve your family and kids to see how everyone can improve balance and strength.

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Team PROformations at the 2016 NPC New England Championships

Team PROformations, the competitive team of Life Transformations Personal Training, had a group of bodybuilding, physique, classic physique, bikini, and figure athletes compete at the 2016 NPC New England Championships, on October 29, 2016 in Boston, MA. All athletes competed well and coaches Robert Wichman and Molly Wichman are proud of everyone.  Here is a wrap up of the results.

Peter McAvoy- 1st Place Bodybuilding Masters 50+

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Team PROformations at the 2016 NPC All Star Championships

Team PROformations, the competitive team of Life Transformations Personal Training, had a group of bodybuilding, physique, classic physique, bikini, and figure athletes compete at the 2016 NPC All Star Championships, on October 29, 2016 in Overland Park, KS. All athletes competed well and coaches Robert Wichman and Molly Wichman are proud of everyone.  Here is a wrap up of the results.

*Team Placed- OVERALL TEAM AWARD*

Darian Barker- 3rd Place Novice Bikini

Kaleigh Sheridan- 1st Place Open Figure

Robert Krystl- Open Men’s Physique

Marty Chamberlain- 2nd Place Open Men’s Physique

Marvin Shumate- 3rd Open Men’s Physique

Joey Gallo- 1st Place Novice Bodybuilding Light Heavy, Novice Bodybuilding OVERALL, 1st Place Open Bodybuilding Light Heavy

Jeremy Simons-1st Place Military Men’s Physique, 1st Master’s Men’s Physique, 2nd Place Open Men’s Physique

Angie Simons- 4th Place Military Bikini, Open Bikini

Ashley Tipton- 2nd Place Novice Women’s Physique, 3rd Place Open Women’s Physique

 

Team PROformations at the 2016 NPC San Antonio Classic

Team PROformations, the competitive team of Life Transformations Personal Training, had a group of bodybuilding, physique, classic physique, bikini, and figure athletes compete at the 2016 NPC San Antonio Classic, on October 22, 2016 in San Antonio, TX. All athletes competed well and coaches Robert Wichman and Molly Wichman are proud of everyone.  Here is a wrap up of the results.

Patience Rye- 1st Place Open Figure

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Team PROformations at 2016 NPC Pink Muscle Fest

Team PROformations, the competitive team of Life Transformations Personal Training, had a group of bodybuilding, physique, classic physique, bikini, and figure athletes compete at the 2016 NPC Pink Muscle Fest, on October 8, 2016 in St. Charles, MO. All athletes competed well and coaches Robert Wichman and Molly Wichman are proud of everyone.  Here is a wrap up of the results.

Michelle Fineshriber- 3rd Place Masters Figure, 3rd Place Novice Figure, 5th Place Open Figure

Ashley Tipton-  2nd Place Novice Women’s Physique, 4th Place Open Women’s Physique

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Team PROformations at the 2016 NPC Indianapolis Grand Prix

Team PROformations, the competitive team of Life Transformations Personal Training, had a group of bodybuilding, physique, classic physique, bikini, and figure athletes compete at the 2016 NPC Indianapolis Grand Prix, on September 24, 2016 in Indianapolis, IA. All athletes competed well and coaches Robert Wichman and Molly Wichman are proud of everyone.  Here is a wrap up of the results.

Michelle Fineshriber- Figure Open B- 1st Place, Grand Figure Masters  1st Place

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Trainer Recipe Egg Muffins

Lee’s Summit fitness friends, here is a healthy recipe for Egg Muffins.  Life Transformations Personal Trainer, Molly Wichman, shares a clean eating recipe below.   Give your breakfast a healthy makeover, while staying quick and easy.  Try it out!

Egg Muffins

Ingredients
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • Add in veggies/meats (finely chopped)life transformations personal training lees summit trainer recipe 1.jpg

Add in Veggie Choices- Onion, bell peppers (all colors), spinach, mushrooms, broccoli, hash browns

Add in Meat Choices- Lean ground turkey, Lean turkey sausage, lean ham, turkey bacon, chicken breast

Topping choices- Hot sauce, salsa, low-fat cheese, chopped chives

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a standard 12-slot muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside. Crack eggs/egg whites into a bowl. Add in other ingredients and whisk together. Pour the egg/veggie mixture evenly into the prepared muffin pan.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until the tops are firm to the touch and eggs are cooked. Cool slightly and serve immediately! Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for about 4 days. These may also be frozen. To reheat, pop them in the microwave until warm.
These are a family friendly breakfast option.  Have protein and veggies in one muffin.  The muffins can be an easy, on the go breakfast for busy families.

Personal Training Lee’s Summit

Life Transformations Personal Training in Lee’s Summit is locally owned and operated.  Robert and Molly Wichman work together to share their passion for fitness and health with their clients and trainers.  If you want to join a fitness environment focused on “fitness,” then Life Transformations Personal Training is for you.

Personal Training – If you are just starting out or a seasoned veteran, Personal Training can help you meet your goals.  Our wide range of trainers and time slots allows for every body and skill level to train in our positive environment.  Training sessions run 30 or 60 minutes for one to five days per week.

Some members ask…is Personal Training for me.  Yes, Personal Training is for you!  Everyone can benefit from a trainer.  Motivation, proper form, workout education, weight loss support, and many more benefits come from working with a Personal Trainer at Life Transformations Personal Training.

If you are ready to get started, it is best to meet with a Personal Trainer to discuss your goals and allow us to guide you to the best program to help you reach your goals.  Check out some of our Client Transformations.

Small Group Training – Just like Personal Trainer but with a small group.  If you have a group of friends to workout with or want to join a group we can help you reach your goals.  Groups start with THREE COMMITTED INDIVIDUALS.  So, grab some friends and head on up to get your Small Group Training started today!

Nutritional Guidance– Do you struggle with weight loss even though you workout?  Healthy nutrition and portion control can help your hard work at the fitness  center show.  Meet with a trainer to learn how we can help you.

Many times our fitness center members and personal training clients eat healthy, but maybe to much or at the wrong times.  Learn how proper nutrition can fuel your workouts and your body.  Portion control, food group education, nutrition labels education, healthy eating tips, making nutrition fit your busy lifestyle and many more nutritional education tips are a part of our Nutritional Guidance Program.

Contest Preparation Services- Are you ready to step on stage as an NPC bodybuilder, figure, fitness, bikini, or physique competitor?  Then, PROformations Team is the place for you.  Athletes from Kansas City and the surrounding areas can contact the PROformations Team for additional contest prep information.  Training, nutrition, posing, stage presence, and more are available.

Team PROformations at 2016 Ronnie Coleman Classic

Team PROformations, the competitive team of Life Transformations Personal Training, had a group of bodybuilding, physique, classic physique, bikini, and figure athletes compete at the 2016 NPC Ronnie Coleman Classic, on April 30, 2016 in Fort Worth, TX.  This is one of the largest NPC contests in the state of Texas and had over 800 competitors. All athletes competed well and coaches Robert Wichman and Molly Wichman are proud of everyone.  Here is a wrap up of the results.

Jeremy Simons-Novice Men’s Physique 1st, Open Men’s Physique 2nd, Masters Menes Physique 2nd

Angie Simons-Novice Bikini 1st, Open bikini 2nd

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Team PROformations at 2016 IFBB/NPC Midwest Championships

Team PROformations, the competitive team of Life Transformations Personal Training, had a group of bodybuilding, physique, classic physique, bikini, and figure athletes compete at the 2016 IFBB, NPC Midwest Championships on March 25-26 in St. Louis, MO.  All athletes competed well and coaches Robert Wichman and Molly Wichman are proud of everyone.  Here is a wrap up of the results.

 

Idalia Modina- IFBB Pro Figure- 5th Place

Colby Bravo- Novice Bantamweight 1st, Bantamweight 1st, Novice Classic Physique A 1st, Classic Physique A 1st

Alex Stanton- Novice Bikini C 5th, Bikini C 10th

Imola Heffley- Novice Figure D 5th, Masters 40+ Figure 5th

Sarah Wakeman- Novice Figure B 5th

Hussain Al Habeeb- Classic Physique B 5th

Muntada Altahode- Classic Physique B 3rd

Cody Rigby- Men’s Physique C 4th