This site contains information about a variety of health and fitness related topics and is provided to help you learn more about exercise and nutrition and teach you to effectively apply the information to help reach your health and fitness goals.
There are also links on the left side of every page that will take you directly to additional sources of information, such as my VFT articles and Videos and my blog, which hasn't been updated recently, but is still a great source of info with over 150 pages of free health and fitness articles. The content is all original (created by me), separated into categories, and fully searchable by keywords, so you can easily find what you want.
Before searching the website for specific information or submitting questions or requests for information, please read these 3 important tips and keep them in mind when thinking about your own health and fitness:
1.Everyone is different
Differences in physiology, goals, lifestyle, etc. will all affect your health and fitness program. Just because someone had great results with a particular exercise or nutritional
program does not ensure you will have similar results. Your path to long-term success involves figuring out what will work best for your individual circumstances. If you do not know where to start, don’t worry, that's what I am here for.
2.You are capable of improvement
You should never believe that you are destined to fail. While you must have realistic goals, the truth is you are probably capable of much more than you believe. One key is to think seriously about what you want to accomplish and try to be as specific as possible. Different exercise and nutritional programs have different purposes. When you have specific goals, it will be much easier to pick or create a program designed to meet your goals. In many cases, long-term success or failure can be predicted by your attitude and preparation. Doing some extra work before you start and during your program will result in greater success down the road.
3.Think about your future
This may sound like common sense, but many people only think health and fitness over the short-term. A good question to ask yourself is how is my current program going to affect me in 20 or 30 years. For example if someone exclusively follows a high intensity heavy lifting program to gain size and strength, they may be successful, but over time (especially with errors in form) they will put unnecessary stress on their joints which can result in premature joint surgery or decreased functional abilities (walking, playing with their children, etc.) as they age. In addition, as you age your priorities will probably change and your training and nutritional programs should reflect those changes as well.
Precision Health & Fitness
Austin, TX 78739
10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY NEWS
It was 10 years ago today (11/28/2015) that I started Precision Health & Fitness. I have learned a lot over the last decade about health, fitness, and running a business. I am happy to say that I am working on adding a new service to my business in 2016. For the first time in my almost 20 year career, I am starting a group fitness program and it will have a drastically different focus from typical exercise programs.
It seems that training these days is all about challenging your body and pushing to do more than ever before. Unfortunately, on this quest for human performance, the fitness industry apparently forgot to consider the long-term impact of this type of training. My group fitness program follows the same strategy that I use with my 1-on-1 clients, which is to make improving long-term health the priority, not an afterthought. There is still a focus on improving physical function, but not at the expense of your future health and fitness, which is typical in so many training programs today.
My program is designed around educating people how to perform exercises in a way that enhances the way your body functions and develops positive habits that will serve you and your body throughout your life. One of the most common sentiments I hear from my clients is they feel like they "train smarter, not harder." My goal is to have everyone make continual progress, while actually feeling better after workouts, not run down or sore for days.
If you live in the Austin area, contact me if you want to learn more or to sign up for my group exercise training program.
I am also still selling my eBook:
Finding Fitness: A Complete Guide to Hiring the Right Personal Trainer and Making the Most of a Gym Membership.
Best of all I have decided to keep the $19.99 price and of course there is still the 100% money back guarantee. This book will pay for itself many times over by preventing you from spending money the wrong personal trainer or joining a gym that is not right for you. Check out my Finding Fitness page for more information or click the "buy now" button below to get Finding Fitness right away.
NOTE: After making your purchase (through Paypal) you will be taken directly to a page where you can immediately download the eBook.
One reader said, "Wow, I wish that I had this book a decade or two ago!"
- Christine H. Owings Mills, Maryland
Hello, my name is Ross Harrison, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
and I am a certified personal trainer, strength and conditioning specialist, nutritional consultant and I have a degree in psychology. I have been involved in the health and fitness industry since 1996 and have experience with gym and in-home training, exercise and nutrition consulting, health foods, supplements, and sports psychology.
My experience has taught me that while people are concerned about their health and fitness and there is more
available information than ever, generally people are more confused as well. This confusion stems from many sources, but frequently it is related to sales and marketing of health and fitness products or services. I have found that people who are educated about health and fitness are certainly less confused, but they also more likely to reach their individual goals.
The purpose of this website is not to tell everyone about an incredible program that they should follow, because as long as there are differences between people, there will never be a perfect program for everyone. Instead, I want to educate people about various aspects of health and fitness so they can determine what exercise and nutritional changes will help them successfully reach their health and fitness goals.