Meet October’s Client of the Month – Terri!

Terri Henderson


What made you initially choose Nunn’s Performance Training?

I met Jason several years ago when he was with Fitness Experts. I believe they had a booth set up at a function through Hendricks Regional Health. At that point in time, I was on the “fast food diet track”, still had the “baby weight” (plus more) two years after having my daughter, and was tired and sluggish. My blood pressure was starting to increase. Something had to change. He set up an individualized training program, and it wasn’t long before I saw meaningful results.  Working out became part of my new routine.

10 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Training


Here’s ten things you can add to your current training to continue making progress and avoid injury.


1.  Add in some grip training.

In most pulling movements; like deadlifts, pullups, and rows, grip can be the limiting factor.  We usually incorporate rows and chin ups with Fat Gripz and thick bar horizontal pullups for extra grip training.  Adding some grip training will improve most of your pulling movements, but it can also be very tough to recover from.  So, doing it the day before deadlifts may not be a great idea.

2.  Groove your squat pattern.

Our clients perform some sort of squat every time they lift.  It could be anything from a bodyweight or PVC overhead squat in warm ups to goblet squats to back squats.   The more you practice these, the less you’ll have to worry or think about technique while doing a heavy lift.

Easy Tips to Find Motivation


Staying motivated is at least half the battle when it comes to staying active. If your brain isn’t on board, it is hard to make the body follow suit. Thankfully, there are some easy steps you can take to make that workout seem a little less (mentally) daunting.

  1. Just put your shoes on

And while you’re at it, walk out the door.  Just do it. Stop hemming and hawing, stop thinking, stop justifying.  If you spent half the energy getting out of a workout into the workout instead, you’d already be another day ahead.

2.  Set Realistic goals

And make them measurable. Goals such as “I want to walk 10,000 steps” or “I want to lose 20 pounds” or “I want to strength train 3 days a week” are all good, measurable goals. If you have a nebulous goal, it’s hard to create a concrete plan how to achieve it. Once you set your goal, write it down somewhere! Or, likewise, sign up for that race or event. Get it on the calendar and you’re less likely to blow it off.

Meet September’s Client of the Month – John!

John Hackett


What made you initially choose Nunn’s Performance Training?

I was a little skeptical when my wife Sherri said she joined a gym. I figured she would lose interest within a month. However, she stuck with it and was getting the results! I was struggling with my Military Physical Training Scores, usually in the low- to mid-70 range; barely passing. So, I thought I would give this so-called gym a try – preparing myself for the usual “my muscles are bigger than your muscles, lift this puny weight a thousand times, okay good workout, now pay me.” But no! Everybody at Nunn’s gym is like family to me now.

What have your accomplishments been so far?

My energy level has increased ten-fold and I’m looking forward to competing in new challenges.

Meet July’s Client of the Month – Dana!

Dana Schultz

What made you initially choose Nunn’s Performance Training? 

Before I started going to Nunn’s I was working out at another gym. I felt very lost in the gym and didn’t really know what I was doing, I also wanted to make sure my form was right to avoid any injuries.

What have your accomplishments been so far? 

I have been getting stronger every week and my diet has been much better now.

How has your success in the gym impacted your daily life? 

My success in the gym has impacted my daily life by making me feel more confident and I have a better self image.

 What are your future fitness goals?

I hope to be able to do a powerlifting competition and be strong for my size.


Meet June’s Client of the Month – Jerry!

Jerry CORE squat



What made you initially choose Nunn’s Performance Training?

I was looking for a trainer to push me to the next level and to keep me challenged, and I have found that at Nunn’s Performance.

What have your accomplishments been so far?

I have made it through 2 shoulder surgeries and now at 45 years of age I am stronger than ever. Even competing in a weight lifting competition for the first time ever, hitting my personal best on all lifts.  When I started 7 years ago I barely could deadlift 245lbs now I have a max lift of 430 lbs and can squat 350 lbs.

How has your success in the gym impacted your daily life?

It gives me energy throughout the day and confidence in being able to perform my job with the fire department.

Meet May’s Client of the Month – Connie!

Connie Laws2

What made you initially choose Nunn’s Performance Training? 

Jerry Bessler had started working out at the gym and had made some serious improvements in his overall strength so I thought I’d give it a try.  I’m glad that I did.

What have your accomplishments been so far?

I have increased my strength, improved my confidence, competed in some competitions, and met some awesome people at the gym.

How has your success in the gym impacted your daily life?

Since my job can be very physical at times and a lot of our equipment is bulky and heavy, I feel like it has helped me perform better at all the tasks I have to accomplish on a daily basis.

What are your future fitness goals?

To get past my mental block on the deadlifts!!! Well….and to be as awesome as Jason Nunn.

Meet April’s Client of the Month – Alex!


Sports Performance AvonWhat made you initially choose strength and speed training at Nunn’s Performance Training?

Alex had to go because her brother, JP, was taking classes and she had to go each week anyway. She then decided might go as well.

What have Alex’s biggest accomplishments been on both the field and weight room?

She is very proud of her deadlift accomplishments and overall strength improvement.

How has her success in the gym impacted her play on the field?

On the field, her strength compared to others her age and size is very evident. She can hold her own against bigger girls, no problem.

What are her goals for the future?

Long term, she plans to continue speed training all the way through high school. She feels it will only help her college career.  As a family we all appreciate the training she receives!

4/14 and 4/15/2014 Bench, First Deadlift Back, and Conditioning


Bench Press/Facepulls x 10



395×4 – wanted 5 here, next week…

Horizontal Pullups/Tricep Pushdowns

45lbs /Average Band x 5 x 10

Conditioning – otherwise known as energy system development or metabolic conditioning for you fancy folk

Kettlebell Tabata

70lb Kettlebell

Right Arm Swings

Left Arm Swings

Goblet Squats

Right Arm Push Press

Left Arm Push Press

Two Arm Swing – add average band

Two Arm Swing – add average band

Goblet Squat



This was my first deadlift back from injury, so I just loaded up the bar with light weight and did a few reps.  I’ll gradually add weight over the next five weeks.

Worked up to an easy 315×10

4/10/2014 Injury Update And Training Moving Forward

As some of you may know, I sustained 11 stress fractures in my left tibia in training for the Arnold.  Here’s two things I learned from this experience:

1.  Get smarter with your training – Training with pro level weights week in, week out worked for 25-year-old Jason.  Not so much for 32-year-old Jason.  I need to learn to block my training off better.

2. Don’t ignore pain – It doesn’t just go away.  Trust me, there is a time for popping an Ibuprofen/aspirin cocktail, drinking enough caffeine to kill most mortals, snorting some ammonia, and saying “eff it, let’s go!”.  But, day in and day out in training isn’t appropriate, nor is it safe.

Moving Forward

I’ve had to cut out all load bearing exercise since the Arnold.  This pretty much limited me so seated upper body work and some glute ham raises and band walks.  Here’s how training went this week: