Turning Point Strength and Conditioning

We are a semi-private training facility that is dedicated to help you reach your personal fitness go Its time for change!

The Turning Point is a point at which a significant and decisive change occurs. At Turning Point Strength & Conditioning we work with individuals and teams to do just that, make a decisive change in their lives and physical performance. We provide functional training programs that will give you the opportunity to enhance speed, power, agility, strength and overall fitness. Through individualized p

Operating as usual

02/07/2024

.boivin.gymnast2025 Getting some recovery work in today!

Dry Needling is an effective way to help muscles recover by getting blood flow to the affected area. It also helps loosen muscles up by releasing trigger points and fascial tension.

Come ask questions and see if you would benefit from it!

Photos from Turning Point Strength and Conditioning's post 02/02/2024

‼️MVP of the month for January‼️

Starting this new year Turning Point will be posting our MVP of the month. The MVP is someone who is consistent and goes above and beyond in their workouts. They always have a great attitude and come ready to work. Definitely someone to be admired!

This month our MVP is…

Sonya Baca

Sonya worked her tail off the month of January and we want to recognize her for her hard work!

Be like Sonya the month of February 💪🏼

Photos from Turning Point Strength and Conditioning's post 01/21/2024

Spring cleaning a little early this year 🧼🧹 Shoutout to for going ABOVE and beyond 👀

07/20/2022

CARBOHYDRATES CONTINUED

Starches

As you know not all carbs are sweet. Foods like bread, pasta and grains are rich in polysaccharides (you’ll recall simple carbs are mono or disaccharides).

Polysaccharides are longer chains of glucose.

These carbohydrates are stored in the muscle or liver and converted later to expend energy. This is why endurance athletes use them to “carb load” increasing their carbohydrate intake before a big race or other rigorous physical activity.

Starches are found in:
▪️ white or whole grain bread
▪️ white or brown rice
▪️quinoa
▪️pasta
▪️corn
▪️potatoes
▪️couscous
▪️cereals
▪️ oats
▪️rye
▪️barley
▪️legumes

These starches/polysaccharides are considered complex carbohydrates. Most often, complex carbohydrates are healthier then simple carbs. They are more difficult for the body to break down into individual sugar molecules and therefore have a more moderate impact on blood sugar and insulin levels in the body.

Complex carbohydrates have more dietary fiber which is essential for gut health and blood sugar management.

07/20/2022

Let’s break it down REAL simple.

Carbohydrates provide the body with glucose which is converted to energy. Glucose is the main source of energy for your body’s cells tissues and organs.

Glucose is used to support bodily functions and physical activity.

The most common and abundant forms of carbohydrates are sugars, fiber and starches.

Let’s just talk about sugars today.

Sugars are carbs in their most simple form. They’re called monosaccharides (simple sugars) and include glucose, fructose and galactose.

Foods containing monosaccharides often taste sweet because our taste buds recognize them as sweet.

Simple sugars are found in:
▪️ honey
▪️ corn syrup
▪️ candy
▪️ fruit and fruit juices
▪️ some fruits and vegetables

When two monosaccharide sugars bind together they form disaccharides like lactose, sucrose and maltose. Some examples are:
▪️ table sugar
▪️ dairy products
▪️ beer
▪️ some bread
▪️root vegetables like sweet potato and carrots

Simple carbs (as listed above) are quickly absorbed by the body causing increased blood glucose levels.

People have long associated simple sugar consumption with a sugar rush followed by a crash. However studies have discovered that consuming sugary foods can actually cause short term fatigue instead. This “crash” is usually accompanied by irritability, light-headedness, drowsiness, headaches and other symptoms.

Processed foods with added sugars (candy, soft drinks, corn syrup, and desserts contain the most potent amounts of simple carbs.

07/19/2022

Hey guys! 👋🏼. I took last week off (did you notice?) but this week is a big one.

⭐️ CARBOHYDRATES ⭐️

Carbs easily rival protein in the amount of air time they get in the health and fitness industry so let’s talk about them!

What are they? What foods do we get them from? Why do we need them? Do we need them? Are they what’s making us fat?

You excited? Stay tuned…

07/07/2022

Quick story - as a teenager in the 90’s I became exceptionally interested in nutrition. Nutrition is a relatively new science and 1990 is when the FDA first required food labels to be included on food packaging.

In the youth of my mind and the youth of the science I was convinced that fat made me fat, so….I stopped eating fat. Any fat. All fat. “Fat free” was the only safe option to ensure I didn’t gain weight. 🤦🏼‍♀️

Needless to say, I’ve learned a lot about fat in the last 30-ish years.

Fat, like protein, is a macronutrient meaning your body needs it in large quantities.

Fat allows you to store energy, cushion organs, make certain hormones, absorb fat soluble vitamins, and helps with cell membrane integrity.

There are 3 types of fats:

Trans fats - should be cut out of your diet. These are unsaturated fats that have been altered by adding hydrogen molecules through a process called hydrogenation. You can find trans fats in margarine, shortening, store bought baked goods, and fried foods. If you see trans fat on the label it should be avoided.

Saturated fats - does not have any bends in the molecule because it’s saturated in hydrogen molecules which makes them solid at room temperature and mostly found in animal sources with high fat content. Things such as high fat beef, lamb, pork and poultry with skin, lard, cream, butter, full fat cheese and dairy. It is recommended that you decrease saturated fat intake and lean towards more healthy fats, known as unsaturated fats.

Unsaturated fats - have at least one double bond causing bends in the molecule. These are harder to stack and therefore liquid at room temperature. The number of bonds allows for the naming of unsaturated fats. MONO unsaturated fats have one double while POLY unsaturated fats have multiple or many. Unsaturated fats are considered healthy fats because they can decrease your risk for heart disease. You can find unsaturated fats mostly in plant sources such as avocados, nuts and nut butters, seeds, olives, and oils (olive, canola, safflower, etc.). They can also be found in animal sources such as fatty fish including salmon, mackerel, sardines, tuna and herring.

07/05/2022

I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July! 🇺🇸

Many times we beat ourselves up after a “bad” weekend but I really encourage you to break that mindset.

The best thing you can do today is NOT beat yourself up over whatever you ate/drank this weekend.

Don’t starve yourself or start eliminating things and over restricting.

Don’t add extra cardio or hours of working out.

Simply prioritize your protein ,get a workout in, eat some wholesome nourishing foods, drink your water, and go for a walk.

It’s what you do MOST of the time that matters more then what you do SOME of the time.

Ok, on to this weeks takeover.

FATS

We’re going to uncover this macronutrient and talk about all the things you need to know about it.

News flash - ❗️ FAT DOESN’T MAKE YOU FAT❗️

Stay tuned…

Photos from Turning Point Strength and Conditioning's post 07/03/2022

Animal vs. Plant Protein

It’s clear that protein is important regardless of who you are, or how you choose to eat.

So what if you choose to eat a animal based diet or a plant based diet?

It’s important to know the differences between animal proteins and plant proteins so that you can adjust your food choices accordingly.

“Complete” proteins contain all the essential amino acids. “Incomplete” do not.

If you choose plant based proteins you’ll need to get more creative with your sources in order to insure you’re getting all your amino acids.

“Anabolic” essentially means BUILDING - Building new compounds and tissues, including muscle. The body uses amino acids in an anabolic state and it uses energy in the process.

This is what makes animal proteins more optimal for muscle gain.

There is nothing wrong with being plant based just be aware and make the necessary adjustments to get all your amino acids.

Photos from Turning Point Strength and Conditioning's post 07/02/2022

PROTEIN

We know what it is, why we need it, and about how much to eat of it, but what does that look like in real life?

Protein is almost always the hardest macronutrient to hit. How do you get enough without running out of calories, carbs and fats?

Here are a few of my favorite protein-rich food items that I always have on hand. I enjoy them and they help me hit my targets.

Share your go-to’s! 👇🏼.

06/30/2022

Yesterday we broke down what protein is and what it’s necessary for.

But how much do you need!?! 🤷🏼‍♀️

The answer is…it depends.

It depends on:

❗️Goals
❗️Preferences
❗️Muscle mass/Body

We can land anywhere between 0.7g/lb. - 1.0g/lb. Maybe even more if you prefer more.

I personally love protein and eat about 1.6g/lb of body weight. But that’s my preference and it works for my goals.

I think it’s important to free yourself from the mindset that there is one protein number for everyone. It’s a range. And finding what works best for YOU is what matters most.

Here’s a quick snap shot of some go-to lean protein sources for the animal or plant based eater.

06/28/2022

Chemically, protein is composed of amino acids, which are organic compounds made up of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur.

There are 20 amino acids, 9 of which are essential meaning your body requires them from food.

Just as amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, proteins are the building blocks of muscle mass.

We love muscle mass around here and YOU should love muscle too!! 💪🏽

Increasing your muscle mass is vital for:
• increasing your metabolism
• fortifying bones, ligaments and tendons
• managing blood sugar
• making every day activities easier
• giving your body shape
• decreasing disease risk
• Supporting a healthy immune system
• Regulating hormones

Simply put, protein is important! And not just for muscles, but for SO many other functions of your body.

It’s impossible to deny the hype around protein in our world today, and it is for good reason.

Most Americans are not getting anywhere close to adequate amounts of protein and is hindering their muscle mass, metabolism, and hormones levels.

More on this macronutrient tomorrow, but for now, go grab yourself a high protein snack!

06/28/2022

🚨Takeover🚨

Coach KT here. 💁🏼‍♀️

You ready for a little takeover??

Over the next several weeks I’m going to be jumping on here dropping knowledge, tips & tricks on various nutrition topics.

I hope you’ll follow along, learn a few things along the way, and use this information to help yourself and others reach your goals and make healthier habits.

We’ll start the first week off with PROTEIN!!!

Protein quite possible has THE biggest buzz around it in the world of health, fitness and nutrition right now, so what’s all the hype about? And is it really that important to try and get your protein from your ice cream? 🍦🤔

Well, we’re dedicating the rest of the week to the WHAT, WHY and HOW of protein.

Stay tuned…

And if you have specific questions feel free to DM me .totalwellness.

05/17/2022

Frustrated with your nutrition plan? Ever wonder why you can’t get the results you want? Now open to the public is our metabolic machine. We use this with our clients and it tells us how effective you are at burning fat and what your metabolism looks like. End all the guess work and know exactly how much to eat and what kind of diet to follow. DM us for more info and check out our YouTube page by clicking on the link in our bio. YouTube has videos for more info on how it all works and expected results!

12/04/2021

Welcome our newest sponsored Fighter, Juan Adams ‼️‼️

We will be helping Juan Dominate this heavy weight division! Let’s get that Belt back 😤

10/21/2021

The Dirty 30s…
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If you want to grow that hunk of meet on the back of your arm, you gotta give this a go.
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Don’t show those triceps any mercy:
🔹10 Skullcrushers
🔹10 Tricep Pullovers
🔹10 Close Grip Presses
🔥4 SETS
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Let us know how it goes! 👌🏼
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Have an awesome Thursday everyone!
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Photos from Turning Point Strength and Conditioning's post 09/27/2021

Congratulations to all of the TP crew who competed yesterday! We are so proud! Pt. 2

Photos from Turning Point Strength and Conditioning's post 09/27/2021

Congratulations to all of the TP crew who competed yesterday! We are so proud! Pt. 1

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