Medina RobertsVerified 1 Review
President and Founder of m&mxtreme
My favorite client story
"I was driving through the streets of Fredericksburg getting ready to cross the Chatham Bridge when I noticed one of Fredericksburg's well recognized characters who I see frequently in town riding his old bike in a yellow hard hat instead of a bike helmet. This day instead of actually riding his bike he was sitting on his bike leaning up against the wall at Chatham at a rather precarious angle. I stopped my car, rolled down the window and asked him if he was ok to which he responded with an emphatic, “NO!” So I jumped out of my car without giving it a thought and proceeded to try and lift him and his bike off the wall. What was I thinking???? He outweighs me by more than 100 pounds!! He obviously had a wee sip of the strong stuff and was a total dead weight. I couldn't budge him! I wasn't worried because I figured on such a busy road with my car stopping traffic that someone would surely stop and help us. When no one came to our rescue and after a few failed attempts I thought to myself...”Come on, Girl! You've been working out with Medina 3 times/week for 6 weeks...you're strong! You CAN do this!” So I gave it all I had and picked up the intoxicated man AND his bike! Surprised both of us!!!! He was a little scraped up but no worse for the wear and rode off. I got back in my car and thought that my time with Medina has been well spent!!!! I am much stronger! I feel better about myself. I am healthier! I have no more knee pain and I can do things today that I couldn't do before I began working out with Medina at M & M! Thank you Medina & Mo for helping me to be a better version of myself! You ROCK!"
My favorite exercise
lunges :-) because it is cardio -strength -balance -flexibility -coordination
My favorite quote
I do not hope I BELIEVE !!!
my second quote
I do cardio to strengthen my heart
I eat -eat healthy to stay healthy and keep healthy weight
I lift heavy to build fat burning machine
My training philosophy
high-intensity functional training (HIFT). HIFT training programs are designed to address multiple fitness domains, potentially providing improved physical and mental readiness in a changing operational environment.7 HIFT incorporates principles of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) in its programming, where relatively short bouts of high-intensity exercise are used as an alternative to traditional aerobics training to promote metabolic conditioning.8 HIFT workouts regularly integrate HIIT and functional training approaches, use principals from HIIT to structure intervals, and often use traditional HIIT workouts (such as Tabata interval sprints or rows) as part of their programming. In fact, in HIFT-based programs, little distinction is made between HIIT and HIFT principals given there is no absolute separation in their influence on programming. Thus, henceforth in this review, we will assume HIFT subsumes HIIT
My training experience
From Fast Food to Fitness
In 1995, I was working as a manager for McDonald’s in Germany. I know, right, from fast food to fitness?! I never was very overweight even when I had daily meals there. I did not want to blame the bad food choices on what dictates your life. I was always moving...this is why I was not gaining. I’m serious- I ate the McDonald’s meals once or twice a day. (I ate some good foods, too) But I ran five times a week and was constantly moving. I am still a runner and enjoy it today. So please MOVE!!!!
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Muscular Definition
- Muscle Gain
- Functional Training
- Sports Performance Training
- Cardiovascular Conditioning
- Injury Prevention
- Stress Reduction
- Corrective Exercise
NCCA Accredited Certifications
Pilates Mat 1, Group Fitness Instructor, Group Trainer Certification, NETA Indoor Cycling, Cycling Coach
Bachelor 's Degree in Social Science
Who I Especially Like Working With
Actors, Beginners, Bodybuilders, Brides-to-be, Cancer Survivors, Dancers, Disabled, Law Enforcement, Men, Middle-aged, Military, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Runners, Seniors, Women
Medical Conditions Experience
Alzheimer's, Andropause, Anxiety, Arthritis, Artificial Knees, Asperger's Syndrome, Asthma, Autoimmune Diseases, Back Pain/Issues, Bad Posture, Bone/Joint Injury, Brain Trauma, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Depression, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Golfers Elbow, Headaches/Migraines, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Hip Pain/Issues, Hip Replacement, HIV/AIDS, Hypertension, Limited Mobility, Menopause
Additional Languages Spoken
Medina has been terrific since I started working with her on Mondays. She challenges you but not in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable. She’s good at making sure you learn the right techniques for exercises so you don’t do further damage to yourself. She also varies things up so it’s not always the same. And on top of that, she’s a thoroughly interesting person who is easy to talk to mid or post workout.
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