Jordan Chapman is a personal trainer and group fitness instructor at the Loray Athletic Club in Gastonia,NC, and he is a singer in a number of bands in Charlotte,NC.
Pocket ProTechTours: Do you sing or have any musical talents?
Jordan Chapman: Yes I sing and I am the lead singer for few bands in the Charlotte area. Skatepark (90’s Tribute), Kids in America (80’s Tribute), Carolinacation (Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute), Bright Lights (Matchbox 20 Tribute)
Pocket ProTechTours: What kind of music do you listen to?
Jordan Chapman: I go through phases of just about everything from classic rock to modern alternative. However, my go-to genre is 90’s rock and grunge
Pocket ProTechTours: Most memorable Musical Performance you have ever been to?
Jordan Chapman: As far as shows I have been a part of, the first time Carolinication, the Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band played the Fillmore underground was definitely memorable. The crowd was hype, we didn’t miss a beat, the energy was through the roof and it was the first time the Fillmore Underground had sold out.
If it had to be a performance that I have witnessed it would have be Slipknot. Going in, I was not a fan and did not know a single song, but I was totally blown away by the musicianship and the stage show. That would definitely be the most memorable, but seeing Pearl Jam last year is my favorite.
Pocket ProTechTours: What sparked your interest or got you involved personal training?
Jordan Chapman: I was an athlete growing up and I started working out around 14 or 15, but I aspired to be involved in the entertainment industry. After high school, I started floating around to all the major entertainment hubs like New York and Atlanta, and I was doing everything from acting, to modeling and singing. I noticed very quickly that the men in this business keep themselves in shape. So I started working out on a daily basis, and I got hooked to seeing the results of my body changing. Then, I wanted to teach others how to get themselves in shape and better their life.
Pocket ProTechTours: What are some of the most common mistakes or misconceptions you encounter with individuals in regard to fitness?
Jordan Chapman: There are a lot of fads out there. The whole “get it quick” type of mentality is false. The most important aspect to improving your fitness is consistency. It takes hard work every day and improvements in both your diet and physical activity. You can’t just work out and eat crap, and you can’t eat well and not work out. You got to drink your water, rest and work out.
Pocket ProTechTours: What are some initial steps an individual can take to improve their fitness?
Jordan Chapman: I would say get moving even if it’s just walking and start stretching. Stretching is going to help your joint functioning and any pain. In addition, it is going to help prevent any injuries, especially if it has been a while since you have worked out. Most importantly, take everything slow and steady and add a little bit at a time. If you decide to get up and walk ten minutes one day, aim for 11 or 12 the next. Do not make an insane jump to 30 minutes, because it may cause you to burn out quickly. Your body adapts better to slow and steady changes.
Pocket ProTechTours: What are the benefits to having a consistent fitness regime?
Jordan Chapman: I always tell people longevity. I love hearing about or reading stories of someone still working out in their 80’s or 90’s. I want to be able to play with my grandkids.
Pocket ProTechTours: What services do you all offer for individuals?
Jordan Chapman: We offer:
1-on-1 Personal Training
Small Group Training
Bootcamps for all Fitness Levels
Jordan Chapman: 5 Everyday choices you can take to have a positive effect on your body.
1. Drink Water
2. Stretch Daily
3. Develop positive eating habits. Less fried, portion
4. Do what you Love. (Laughing, Live Music, Movies)
5. Establish a fitness program and be consistent.
Loray Athletic Club
Skatepark (90’s Tribute)
Kids in America (Totally 80’s Tribute)
Carolinacation (Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute)