Basketball, working out, movies, reading
- Los Angeles US-CA
Basketball, working out, movies, reading
A native of California and a resident of New York, Graham Rickenbaker is an accomplished fitness guru and personal trainer. In addition to his efforts to help other people achieve good health and self-confidence, Graham Rickenbaker’s humanitarian efforts extend to charitable giving. Having donated more than $6,000 to the Rotary Foundation, he was the recipient of the organization’s Paul Harris Fellow Award. Named after the founder of the Rotary Foundation, the Paul Harris Fellowship is given in recognition of donors who contribute $1,000 or more. The foundation cites world peace and a union of cooperation and understanding among nations across the globe, and recipients of this award are recognized for supporting this cause. Money donated to the foundation furthers its goal of providing education, access to basic necessities, health care, and disease prevention in impoverished nations. Members who receive a Paul Harris Fellowship are awarded with a pin, medallion, and certificate to signify their selfless dedication to the cause.
Entrepreneur Graham Rickenbaker lives and works in New York City, where he runs a personal training business and engages in other career pursuits, including venturing into the entertainment industry. When not establishing and running fitness programs for executives, Graham Rickenbaker develops a spec script for a cable program on supernatural occurrences. Spec (speculation) scripts are original and often unpublished and uncommissioned screenplays that showcase a writer’s talent and helps him or her draw attention from prospective producers, studios, and agents. Spec scripts primarily serve as a calling card and portfolio piece for television and movie writers, especially those trying to break into the industry. However, some spec scripts are made into programs. Past successful and award-winning spec scripts include Thelma & Louise, written by Callie Khouri, and American Beauty, written by Alan Ball. Creating quality spec scripts often requires a formulaic and step-by-step approach that begins with determining what kind of genres (i.e. comedy, drama, science fiction, etc.) the writer wants to create materials for. From there, new spec script writers often research their favorite genres and shows to identify programs with “buzzworthy” appeal that will generate attention before studying the general formats of these programs. From there, they begin writing, then gather feedback, make revisions, and repeat the development process.
Graham Rickenbaker, who currently serves as a consultant, life coach, and personal trainer in New York City, has over a decade of experience in the health and fitness industry. In high school, Graham Rickenbaker was a member of the track, soccer, and basketball teams. He continued to play basketball as an exercise physiology major at St. Mary’s College, a Division I school in Moraga, California. In addition to understanding the fundamentals of shooting, passing, and defense, successful basketball players must also know what constitutes a foul, and what penalties they may receive for committing one. A few of the most common fouls are listed below. Charging - Considered a personal foul, charging is called when an offensive player makes contact with a defensive player who has already established a position on the court. Flagrant foul - A flagrant foul occurs when a player commits an action that is deemed harmful and unnecessary. A flagrant foul results in the opposing team receiving two free throws and possession of the ball, while the player who committed the foul is ejected from the game. Shooting foul - A shooting foul is called when an offensive player is interrupted by a defensive player while shooting the ball. When a shooting foul occurs, the team that was fouled is awarded two or three free throws, depending on the type of shot being attempted when the foul was called.
A skilled personal trainer with an executive clientele, Graham Rickenbaker develops customized exercise and diet routines to meet each client’s specific goals. He has been instrumental in clients’ achieving fitness goals and overcoming obesity, diabetic-level blood sugar measurements, and elevated blood pressure. In addition to his work as a personal trainer, Graham Rickenbaker also serves as a life coach to executives at particularly stressful points in their professional or personal lives. Life coaches are practical professionals who help their clients change their behavior. They sometimes use tools developed in other disciplines such as psychology, sociology, or career counseling. They work with their clients to help them identify their goals and then develop plans to achieve them. Unlike sports coaches, who give instruction and advice oriented toward winning in competition, life coaches help clients identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and then use them to achieve their desires and aspirations. Coaching is not a substitute for therapy, however. A good coach will refer a client to a competent therapist if necessary. Life coaching frequently yields rapid results. One of the reasons for this is that there is no predetermined goal or set of objectives. As the synergistic relationship between coach and client develops, it is generally the client who determines the goals as a result of the coaching. Another is that when individuals try self-improvement programs without assistance, they often do well until they hit a snag or get distracted. A life coach helps the client stay motivated and on course, and teaches how to avoid and ignore the distractions that inevitably arise.
New York City-based personal trainer Graham Rickenbaker offers fitness training and life coaching to area executives undergoing personal and career changes. Serving executives within the healthcare, legal, and fashion and design industries, Graham Rickenbaker helps clients to find balance and embrace new opportunities. He is currently developing a gym and executive fitness program. In the fitness industry, gyms and health clubs must constantly revaluate and adjust their programs and marketing techniques to stand out from competitors. However, attracting new clients, whether to a gym or personal training program, does not necessarily mean aggressive sales tactics. These three approaches all focus on customer service and relationship building: 1. Maintain a pristine facility and equipment. This one seems self explanatory, but a health club needs to perform constant upkeep and maintenance to keep clients satisfied and coming. 2. Provide free consultations or assessments. Want potential clients to commit? Get them in the door with free evaluations before telling them about the benefits of working with a personal trainer. 3. Partner up with local organizations. Personal trainers and gyms alike may find it beneficial to establish strategic partnerships with areas hotels, condominium and apartment complexes, and recreational centers to advertise and/or to offer unique packages through.