Get Fit Faster with Metabolic Conditioning

”Push Until You Can’t; Rest Until You Can”

Such is the mantra of proponents of the hugely popular Metabolic Training classes. Metabolic Training is gaining a reputation for helping people burn calories and achieve higher fitness levels at warp speed.

In our interview with Ryan Halvorson, a master trainer of Metabolic Effect classes, we ask him to clarify exactly what this hot trend is and why it may be a workout for you to consider:

* What is metabolic conditioning and how is it different from high intensity, circuit, or interval training?* Why has metabolic conditioning gained so much popularity among both pros and fitness enthusiasts?

* How does Metabolic Training improve hormonal processes as well as calorie burning?

* Is it really true and accurate to call this type of high intensity training appropriate for many levels and goals? If so, how and why?

* And why the heck is your website called “BirdRockFitness?”

* What has that got to do with Metabolic Training?

Ryan Halvorson is a performance specialist at Bird Rock Fit ( in La Jolla, California and a Master Instructor for Metabolic Effect. He is also the associate editor for IDEA Health & Fitness Association, a leading educator of fitness professionals worldwide. He has authored more than 500 articles on the topics of health and fitness for local national and international publications including DETAILS magazine and GQ Magazine.

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About Kymberly Williams-Evans and Alexandra Williams

Identical twins and fitness pros Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MAhave been in the fitness industry since the first aerobics studio opened–with them–on the European continent back when leg warmers and thong leotards were the rage. Their fitness experience spans 3 decades on land, sea, and airwaves.

Kymberly has taught fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages for 30 years to more than 10,000 exercisers. She is former faculty at University California Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the Department of Exercise & Sport Studies. IDEA, the International Association for Health and Fitness Professionals tapped her to serve as the inaugural editor for Fitness Edge, a publication devoted solely to group exercise leaders. Finally she knew enough people in the exercise world that she became a three-time nominee and finalist for IDEA’s Program Director of the Year award.

Kymberly also worked the mind attaining a Master’s Degree in English. Her true specialty was conducting business writing seminars and helping professionals communicate more effectively in the business world. From hosting an international fitness TV program to serving as grammar expert on a live show, Kymberly has led, moved and grooved with energy and good grammar for all.

Alexandra has been teaching, presenting and writing about fitness for over 25 years (since she was 7 and 1/2)! Currently on staff in the Exercise Studies Department at UCSB, she is also a contributing editor and writer for IDEA Health and Fitness Association’s many publications. As an international presenter, Alexandra enjoyed her honeymoon in Venezuela after judging their national fitness championships.

Alexandra has her advanced degree in counseling, which qualifies her to ask nosy questions of her two teens. Combining her love of words and the microphone, she has also had a successful run as a radio presenter, emcee and comedian. She loves to work, so she also writes for her blog and is a frequent guest contributor to a variety of blogs about business and health.

Kymberly and Alexandra are also the Hosts of Fun and Fit on WomensRadio. Fun and Fit offers answers to audiences’ fitness questions, shares Fun Fit Facts, faces Freak Out Fit Facts head on and helps listeners cut through the hype and fat to reach their fitness goals. Learn, laugh and live it up on your road to health and fitness!