The Backyard Gym – All You Need to Succeed!

The Backyard Gym - All You Need to Succeed!
The Backyard Gym Round Rock TX

The Backyard Gym – All You Need to Succeed! I’m Nigel Taylor, owner of the Backyard Gym in Round Rock, Texas. With over 25 years’ experience as a personal trainer, I know what works! From weight loss to bulking up to toning up, I can help you get your desired look and achieve your fitness goals. I can also offer you the privacy of a 100% private personal training studio in which to enjoy and get the most out of your workouts!

Any type of workout Isn’t just about physical strength, it also requires a great deal of mental strength too. At the Backyard Gym we realize and understand this and will keep you motivated to succeed! I never train more than two people at any time together so I can give you my full attention.

What I can do for you at The Backyard Gym

The Backyard Gym - All You Need to Succeed!

As a certified fitness trainer, kickboxing & self-defense Instructor I have devised a unique style of training utilizing my 10 years’ experience In martial arts complete with a 3rd degree black belt In Japanese Ju-Jitsu and 15 years’ experience In kickboxing to help get you In the best shape of your life! So, if you’re looking for something a little different give It a try! You won`t be disappointed!

Why we need Self-defense

While ever there are bullies and attackers around, we`ll always have the need for Self-defense, and I don’t see either of these cowardly groups of people becoming extinct anytime soon. We believe in serving and protecting family and community.

So, don’t be the next victim. Learn Self-Defense today! It could save your life!

Street Self-Defense at The Backyard Gym

Teaching a client dealing with a threat from behind
Teaching a client dealing with a threat from behind

Street Self-Defense is my own creation and is not intended to make you the toughest guy in the bar or the best fighter at school or to stand toe to toe with someone and teach them a lesson or to settle a score with someone. That’s not what it’s about at all!

But what it will do is to give you a genuine understanding of evading and escaping potentially dangerous situations, in other words you only fight as a last resort! Imagine having the awareness to keep you out of possible danger before anything happens.

Now of course even with the best of intentions danger may still come your way, so, if indeed you must fight Street Self-Defense really is a no-nonsense approach that will allow you to stun an attacker and get yourself away as quickly as possible!

Don’t stand and admire your handiwork, don’t stand and put the boot in either! In other words, if you are attacked and turn psycho kicking your attacker all over the ground because then you have gone way past the point of self-defense and become the aggressor!

You’d be amazed how quickly an attacker will happily play the part of victim and get you sued for something they started!

Street Self-Defense will teach you to do exactly what you need to do and get out of there as safely as possible, as the old saying goes “Live to fight another day.”

Bullies and Bullying

Bullying is the use of force, threat or coercion to abuse, intimidate or aggressively dominate others. Their behavior is usually repeated, very few bullies do it once to see what it’s like. It’s very much habitual for a bully.

A good example of this is to cast your mind back to your school days, I’m sure you’ll agree there was a least one bully in your school and was a bully from start to finish during your years at school or at least till someone put them in their place! When that happens, the bully realizes he picked on the wrong person and is never really thought of in the same intimidating way again having been knocked off his pedestal.

The sense of power bullying gives them leads them to the unrealistic belief that they seriously think they are popular as they nearly always have a group of sheep-like followers walking in their shadow, but if truth be known none or very few of the sheep-like followers truly respect or even like the bully as a person. Bullies are some of the least liked people around.

Bullies come in 4 different types; verbal, emotional, cyber and as of course this book is about self-defense the physical abusive type is the one we’re dealing with.

Bullies sadly are everywhere and come in all shapes, sizes, races, nationalities, religions and all ages, from school to the workplace, family and beyond, but the one thing they all have in common is one simple fact; they are all cowards!

They are so unhappy with their own worthless lives they must pick on someone who they consider an easy target to make their own miserable lives seem more important.

The victims are often quiet people, small or over-weight people, basically, someone who is self-conscious about the way they look or someone who simply won’t fight back are always potential victims of bullies.

Attackers and Attacks

Attackers, like the bullies are also cowards and are basically opportunists, they aren’t looking for you, but they are looking for someone. Don’t be their next victim!

Attackers are not looking for a fight or indeed anyone that might pose a threat to them. Let’s say for example as they lay in wait for a victim a bodybuilder walks past, chances are they won’t even think to tackle him simply because he is a physical deterrent just by his sheer size alone, the fact the bodybuilder might not be able to fight to save his life doesn’t enter the attackers mind as he simply doesn’t fit the description of easy prey the attacker is looking for.

Instead, he`s looking for someone who looks physically weak and someone that doesn’t hold themselves with a confident stature.

Let’s look at a few examples of who might be at risk and what you can do to help yourself, the many people who are walking around with head or earphones on listening to music are distracted and not paying attention to their surroundings are therefore placing themselves at high risk of being attacked.

Even more of a problem is the many people who feel the need to be on their cell phones at all times, even just walking from the store to their cars across the parking lot can be seen with their heads buried in their phones texting and are totally oblivious to what’s going on around them. These people are an attacker’s dream!

Even if you aren’t listening to music or on your cell phone texting make sure you walk with a positive stature like you mean business, hands out of pockets will give you a much better chance of dealing with an attacker as opposed to having your hands stuck inside your pockets. By the time you have pulled out your hands it might be too late!

Carry your car keys with the ignition key between your fingers as this is generally a larger key and can be used to great effect if attacked by jabbing at the attacker. If you don’t have a car key carry a pen with your thumb over the top, it`s light and can make a great weapon if needed again by jabbing at your attacker.

Anti-bullying sessions

Here we have a young man going through a anti-bullying session
Here we have a young man going through a anti-bullying session

Here at the Backyard Gym we are running an ongoing anti-bullying campaign to try and help young kids overcome this terrible issue by giving them the confidence and skills to protect themselves.

It`s very easy for people to tell a kid that’s being bullied, to stand up for themselves and don’t be a target, but you have to realize the kid in question is probably terrified of the thought of even trying to stand up to a bully, simply because of the fear the bullies have put into them, the repercussions of standing up for themselves hold genuine fear, many times it`s easier to just accept the bullying for what it is, without it getting a lot worse. This obviously isn’t the correct way of thinking, but a kid that’s being bullied will have very little or no confidence at all.

It`s one thing to know what to do, but, it`s another thing entirely to have the confidence to stand up to a bully and use those skills. That’s why I believe we have developed the all-around package for kids to successfully be able to do both and live their lives free of bullying…with a combination of Self-defense and Kickboxing.

Self-defense training is great but training alone isn’t the same as a real-life attack situation where you maybe forced to really fight back, that’s where the kickboxing comes in, to get the feel of actually striking something with force.

I believe the combination of skills learned from Self-defense, plus the realism of punching and kicking a bag with full force is an unbeatable combination to build a kid’s self-esteem and confidence.

Not all kids that are being bullied will find it easy participating in contact kickboxing, in other words, being punched and kicked by another person. One step at a time, it`s all about building confidence, and I have had great results so far using this method.

Kickboxing Cardio

Three of my regulars taking part in a Kickboxing Cardio session
Three of my regulars taking part in a Kickboxing Cardio session

This unique, fun but challenging program I have developed over the years Is based around kickboxing but involving weights too, all designed to hit every muscle In your body like nothing else will do! If you’re looking for a fun way of losing a few pounds plus relieve some stress, then look no further, here It Is all rolled into one workout. I give you Kickboxing cardio…my style!

All you need to succeed

The Backyard Gym - All You Need to Succeed!

Getting In shape shouldn’t be a punishment. It’s an amazing and empowering lifestyle decision that anyone can achieve. I believe In finding the pleasurable side of fitness, and while there may be a sore muscle or two along the way, the amount of fun and levels of energy you will experience will far exceed the discomfort, plus you’ll be learning valuable self-defense skills too. The Backyard Gym will give you this, and much more. Contact me today!

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Author: Nigel Taylor

I`m Nigel Taylor – originally from England – owner of The Backyard Gym in Round Rock Texas. We specialize in personal training, kickboxing cardio and self-defense. With over 25 years experience as a personal trainer, I know what works! From weight loss to bulking up to toning up, I can help you get your desired look and achieve your fitness goals. I can also offer you the privacy of a 100% private personal training studio in which to enjoy and get the most out of your workouts.