Take a hike for a rearend makeover

Many of you are worried about what shape your tush will have on that upcoming summer vacation. Here's an exercise that will give you a tight butt to incorporate into your fitness program now.

This will not only sculpt your tush, but other benefits of this exercise are it is also a great way to shape up your legs, it is great for burning calories and developing cardio strength. You can do this on the days that you set aside for your cardio.

Equipment: A treadmill

-Work your way up to an incline of 12-15 at 2-3 mph
-While walking squeeze your tush with each wide stride using your heels
-Remember to keep your stomach tight. You'll keep your abs working as well
-Try this 4 times a week for 45-60 minutes.

Don't forget about your weight training on the other days. Also, grab your water bottle as hydration is super important, get your favorite tunes in your ears and go for it.

Here's to a perky bottom!

Natasha Linton
Peak 20 Worout Creator

Challenge Yourself for a Change

So are you stuck in the same old daily routine that you've had for a long long time now and not seeing any changes on the scale or even in your life? If the answer is yes, then it is time to as they say, shake things up a bit, especially since you are still holding on to your dreams and goals. Trust me it's hard to get to where you want to go by driving back and forth down the same road.

To breakthrough this trap, you must challenge yourself and stop doing whats comfortable. This doesn't only apply to body transformation goals but you can also apply this to other aspects of your life such as your career. For example, if you have been stuck in the same position, role or pay at work for years and want something new then think outside of the box, dig deep, get creative and figure out how you can break out of that rut. It may mean you have to look outside of the company for inspiration.

In regards to fatloss, there are many ways to breakthrough a training plateau. Some ways to do this are to train harder than yesterday, try a new training modality and to rest. I'm serious about the resting part. I remember a client who believed she had to work super hard in the gym 7 days a week to lose some inches. She definitely threw herself into a wall that she couldnt get over. The minute she took the advice to include rest days in her routine she noticed a change and was extremely happy.

Do something difficult and different today. See how you feel when you conquer it.

Natasha Linton
Top Rising Star in Personal Training
-National Fitness Hall of Fame and Museum
NYC Personal Trainer



It is essential to any workout program that you refuel within 30 minutes after a workout. The goal of the post workout meal is to promote recovery and growth and to repair damaged tissue. That's why it is important also what you choose to drink or eat after a workout. Post workout drinks that I recommend are Muscle Milk and Muscle Milk Light.

Muscle Milk is for those those gym nuts who workout regulary. Muscle Milk Light is a healthy grab -n- go option (better for those who don't have it in them to workout as often as the big gym nuts).

Check out the awesome flavors of both Muscle Milk and Muscle Milk Light:
Strawberries ‘n Crème, Chocolate, Banana Creme and Cafe Latte.

For those who need a little caffeine boost. Read about Muscle Milk's new flavor Cafe Latte:

New Muscle Milk Light Café Latte has the protein and caffeine to help take you from flat to full throttle. Muscle Milk Light Café Latte is a great source of healthy sustained energy by combining caffeine with 20 grams of protein, healthy fats, good carbs and 20 essential vitamins and minerals.

New Muscle Milk Light Cafe Latte is a perfect source of healthy energy when you need it. Packed with 20 grams of protein, healthy fats, good carbs, 20 essential vitamins and minerals and, oh yeah, caffeine.

Need a late afternoon boost? Don’t settle for something packed with empty calories, new Muscle Milk Light Cafe Latte is a healthy snack option with 20 grams of protein that also packs a punch of caffeine.

For more information on the post workout meal check out another blog post "How to optimize your workout with your post workout meal"

Natasha Linton
Top Rising Star in Personal Training
-National Fitness Hall of Fame and Museum
NYC Personal Trainer

VIDEO: Peak 20 Workout at lululemon

Video from lululemon athletica's September Back to Class Labor Day weekend workout.

This was apart of the lululemon's initiative to encourage the community to get back out and sweat again after the summer!

Thanks lululemon!


Natasha Linton
Top Rising Star in Personal Training
-National Fitness Hall of Fame and Museum
NYC Personal Trainer

Muscle Milk NYC is Hiring

PT Job Duties
Protein Trainer

This position is ideal for someone looking for a fun, part-time job that loves interacting with people and has a passion for fitness!! Full details below. Read to the very end to see if this is the right fit for you.

PT Mission:
The P.T.s are a group of active, personable and knowledgeable individuals tasked to provide unique, interactive and educational consumer experiences regarding the functional benefit of Muscle Milk in order to drive brand trial and loyalty. Team members must be passionate about health, fitness and the Muscle Milk Brand, sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm with both new and existing consumers. P.T.s will report to the Switch Project Manager but take day to day direction from the local BAMM (Brand Area Market Manager).

PT Core Requirements:
 must be at least 18 years old, have had a valid drivers license for three years and be eligible to work in the United States
 must have a clean driving record and be able to pass a drug test
 must provide proof of attending a driver safety program (if under 21)
 experience in understanding of consumer promotions and field based events
 knowledge of the local market, local current events, and surrounding areas
 must have daily access to a computer capable of running Microsoft Excel and Word, a printer, working internet connection, and e-mail account
 flexibility to work days, nights, weekends, and holidays as needed, as well as the potential for overnight travel as directed by BAMM
 must be available to work various shifts in a 24 hour period; projected to work part-time up to 30 hours per week
 must be physically fit and able to perform job duties listed below:
o ability to lift 50 lbs, load, set up, execute and tear down multiple times daily
o must be able to stand and remain mobile for extended periods of time during sampling missions
o must be able to sit for extended periods of time in the Muscle Milk sampling vehicle during missions with long drive times
 must have a cell phone
 must possess a clean-cut, active, natural appearance with no excessive exposed tattoos or piercings while representing Muscle Milk
 experience playing competitive sports a plus

PT Key Skills:
 strong networking and relationship building skills, ability to interact with anyone at anytime, must possess a charismatic and outgoing personality
 ability to multi task and prioritize responsibilities
 resourcefulness to improvise and creatively solve problems
 enjoys face-to-face contact with consumers
 ability to take direction while adding to it knowledge gained in the field
 excellent communication, public speaking, and strong organizational skills
 team player that can demonstrate passion and dedication to the brand
 must be a self starter, be punctual, and reliable in regards to responsibilities

PT Job Duties
PT / Protein Trainer (cont.)

PT Core Responsibilities:
 communicate full product attributes to public during sampling events
 at the direction of the BAMM:
• load and unload product samples into branded vehicle on a daily basis
• carry samples in a backpack in public and into public and private venues
• hand out product samples to the consumer
• delivery of product to various locations as directed by BAMM
• potential stocking and building of displays for various stores carrying
 embrace, understand, and implement the Muscle Milk brand strategy
 suggest to BAMM opportunity for future missions and events
 contribute solutions and direction to best complete market goals
 at the direction of the BAMM implement event logistics which include:
• pre-event preparations with event/venue contact
• setting up and breaking down of event materials
• gathering the crowd, greeting and educating the audience on the product
 at the direction of the BAMM assist in training additional temporary staff as necessary
 at the direction of the BAMM maintain accuracy of product inventory and all program equipment
 responsible for reporting time, expenses, and other daily/weekly/monthly paperwork as needed to Switch manager
 at the direction of the BAMM maintain daily sample counts and inventory of all product and POS
 reports to and communicates at all times with BAMM and Switch manager
 operate a branded vehicle (Jeep Wrangler) safely and in compliance with Switch policies and procedures and all federal, state and local laws and regulations
 must stay in compliance with the P.T. Uniform Guidelines at all times
 $13/hour wage

Interested? Send resume along with a picture of you doing something you love to:

Natasha Linton
Top Rising Star in Personal Training
-National Fitness Hall of Fame and Museum
NYC Personal Trainer