Brad Kolowich Jr’ Personal Training Studio Helps You Ward Off Holiday Stress

All the hustle and bustle (parties, shopping, baking, cleaning, entertaining, and work…just to name a few) can tend to strip your holiday joy, leaving your feeling like the Grinch. At Brad Kolowich Jr. personal training studio, we have added some holiday flare to our 3000 square foot luxury loft space to help you look forward to the holiday workouts and take steps to help you prevent holiday stress. Upon entering our private studio space, you will be welcomed by a beautifully lit Christmas Tree and possibly “Studio Security”, Rocky (a.k.a Rudolph) the Red Nosed Reindog.


If a grand welcome doesn’t kick the grouchiness out of you, try a “Grinch Pill”, guaranteed to get you laughing and prepared for a workout that will knock the “Grinch” right out of you! Alyssa (pictured pushing the sled) started her day off right with a 6:30 am workout. With a positive attitude and a smile of her face, Alyssa was pushing the potential holiday ba-hum-bugs away before they could creep in. One of the best ways to overcome stress, or help ward it off is to exercise. Exercise has been proven to reduce anger, tension, fatigue and confusion…all common side effects of the holidays. According to Psychology Today, rigorous physical activity of any kind pumps up the endorphins  your body’s feel good neurotransmitters.

Tis’ this season for giving right?? That can add another stress factor to your life. The pressure to purchase the perfect gift and get all your shopping done amongst the busyness of the traffic and holiday shopping crowds is a long list of stressors we can help you eliminate. We are offering a special incentive this holiday season to our clients and their family and friends. There is no better gift to give that the gift of fitness or a healthier lifestyle. In knowing your loved ones are near and dear to you, our personal trainers want to help your loved ones kick their New Year off in style and help them achieve the body, health and fitness goals of their dreams. If you purchase a gift certificate for a loved one, you too will receive benefits such as a free in-house protein bar, protein shake or even a free session on your next month’ package. Therefore, forego the mall and get your endorphins running in your workout and shop while you’re here!

With a solid workout, a Grinch pill, a little humor and laughing, a dog dressed as a reindeer, and holiday shopping you will find peace and joy during this holiday season at the top Atlanta Personal Training Studio.

-Written by Atlanta Personal Trainer and Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, Mandy Malool


Would being on a Leader Board change the way you workout?

What if you could see your level of fitness performance relative to your fellow gym goers everyday? Would this motivate you to push yourself to new levels of fitness? At Brad Kolowich Personal Training Studio we have modified and implemented an age-old sporting event staple into the gym, our very own version of a Leader Board. Our leader board has not only motivated and pushed clients to achieve more physically but also developed a heightened positive energy in the gym environment, dedication to workouts, and most importantly a sense of community amongst our clients. The leader board features various fitness test which highlight strength, power, and endurance.

Our current leaders age range from 27 to 59 years old. There are separate categories for male, female and overall leaders. Each fitness test is administered by a personal trainer and has objective rules for execution. Tests like the V-max, half sit-up, bench squat, and plank are timed test. Other such as the push-ups, deadlift, pull-ups, 95 lbs. squat and dips are measured until failure. We regularly evaluate each client using this set standard of fitness tests as well as doing body measurements, not only to give them a chance at getting on or bettering their score on the leader board, but as a tool for us to constantly evaluate how to continue to help push them to their ultimate level of fitness.

Pictured below is Robert, 29, from Norcross, Ga. Robert is a husband, business owner, and father of two young children, yet Robert still makes it a priority to get 5 training sessions a week in with Brad. He is the current dead lift record holder at Brad Kolowich Jr. Personal Training Studio. Brad specially designed a personalized mass building program for Robert which he routinely stuck to in and out of the gym. In 12 weeks, Robert added inches of muscle to his chest, biceps, legs and shoulders as well as a 100 lbs. increase in  both his deadlift and squat.

The Best In-House Protein Shakes

Unlike any other Atlanta personal training studio, Brad Kolowich Jr’s studio offers in-house protein shake specials that change bi-weekly.  This week we are featuring two seasonally inspired shakes to kick start the holiday season, the Frozen Hot Chocolate Shake and the Candy Cane Shake (pictured above is the Frozen Hot Chocolate Shake).  For chocolate lovers, this shake will satisfy your sweet tooth yet keep your waist line slim.  This protein shake can be made with Whey or Vegan based protein powders, either way we strongly suggest our clients (weather they get an in-house shake or eat at home) get some source of protein in their systems no more than 30-45 minutes post workout.  As great as the training programs are that are provided by our Atlanta personal trainers, you will only reach your full potential when you put 100% into the workout and nutrition!  Following up your workout with sound nutrition will help you to see the fat loss, muscle growth, strength gains, and overall health results you desire.  Come train here (or just stop in) and we will make sure to not only supply, motivate and inspire you through the top training experience but also provide you with knowledge, support and sound nutritional products that will take you the extra mile!

Frozen Hot Chocolate Recipe:

1/2 cup cottage cheese

1 scoop vanilla whey protein

1 packet diet (low sugar) hot chocolate

1 tbsp sugar free chocolate pudding (or unsweetened cocoa)


Blend all ingredients in blender and serve icy cold!