111: Inspiring change through passion, innovation, and movement with Brandon Harris & Greg McLean of PFS

Today I am pleased to announce our guests, Brandon Harris and Greg McLean from Premier Fitness Systems (PFS). Brandon and Greg have over 20 years of combined experience helping people achieve their health and fitness goals. PFS was built on the dream of creating a place to empower people to achieve a healthier way of life.

They believe in putting energy into every workout, having passion for people, and delivering results. Brandon and Greg are committed to being the best in the fitness industry by ensuring clients they are in a process of continual learning.

Brandon and Greg pride themselves with helping people, and have been able to integrate community based events and non-profit support into the Premier Fitness Systems network.

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Brandon Harris’ Background

  • Brandon’s philosophy is that exercise and fitness should be viewed as preventive medicine.
  • In high school he was a three-sport athlete and received a scholar athlete award in football.
  • Later, he attended Arizona State University on an academic scholarship and received his degree in Kinesiology in 2004.
  • When he was a junior in college, he started Personal Training and has since turned this into his career.

Greg McLean’s Background

  • Greg originally had the goal of being an electrical engineer.
  • Halfway through college, he decided to change his major to Exercise Science.
  • Greg worked in the fire department for a while, and began coursework in Fire Science.
  • He loved how exercise transformed his body and enhanced his self-confidence, so eventually decided to make it his career.

Highlights from this Episode

  • The PFS philosophy on movement training and how advantageous it is. Brandon uses the example of a gymnast’s strength and movement transferring well to other skills (e.g. bench press), whereas a body builder’s probably won’t.
  • How Brandon overcame back pain, by focusing on quality strength, fitness, movement and training.
  • Why breathing is one of the most important things an athlete can do. It allows the central nervous system to enter a more optimal mode for training and performance.
  • The daily exercises they have clients perform to make sure the most important movements are practiced often and properly. This differs from person to person, depending on how they move and train.
  • The guys’ philosophy on training barefoot, and how it improves performance and helps the central nervous system. The connection with the ground is beneficial to tension control, creating proper movement patterns and can overcome a reliance on orthotics.
  • How Brandon and Greg tailor and customize their program, and evaluate clients over Skype, via online video, and in person at the gym.

CaddyShack or Happy Gilmore?

Brandon: Happy Gilmore

Greg: Caddy Shack

Who would you like to spend a day on the course with?

Brandon: Tiger Woods (in his prime)

Greg: His grandfather at Torrey Pines

What are you excited about in the near future?

Bringing yoga into the fold, and building the team at PFS.

Where to find Premier Fitness Systems (PFS):

Website: premierfitnesssystems.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/premierfitnesss1

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pfsfitness/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PFSFITNESS/