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My 7 Hard Truths About Exercise

My 7 Hard Truths About Exercise

There is without a doubt no single thing in this world that you can do with your body that is good for you and has the greatest return on investment then exercise. Now, we could all debate what some of the other answers may be but bottom line is, when you read about one of […]

No Journey is Impossible

No Journey is Impossible

“Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! – Audrey Hepburn. I am amazed at the human body. Its many shapes; its many sizes; what it can do; what it can endure; what it can survive. I am more impressed and amazed though by the strength and resolve of the human spirit. I see […]

The Fat Loss Blue Print That is Failing You

The Fat Loss Blue Print That is Failing You

Summer is here – my favorite time of year; more daylight, beach trips, outdoor grillin, less clothing, etc. I mean it’s more fun without having to put on a coat, hat, or gloves. The summer months though can spell doom for those who’d rather hide behind their hoodies, sweaters, and sweats as the thought of […]

Personal Coaching

A Journey Awaits You in 2015

A Journey Awaits You in 2015

Hard to believe but here we are with the first month of 2015 almost in the books. Seems like just yesterday we were sweating and stressing over the holidays and if you’re like me, counting the days until spring officially arrives.  As is typical with this time of year, the diet plans, new exercise programs, […]

10 Things To Teach Your Kids (Or Yourself) About Fitness

10 Things To Teach Your Kids (Or Yourself) About Fitness

In another month or so my little boy will be turning five! Where in the world does that time go? I’ve loved every stage of his growth from feeding him to watching him crawl to seeing him run to trying to keep up with him, and I know it’s only going to get better. But […]

Carbo Loading: Fact or Fiction

Carbo Loading: Fact or Fiction

Seems spring has finally arrived here in southeast PA and after the winter we had it couldn’t have come soon enough! Grass in green again, flowers are blooming, and the trees are budding back to life. Other than the obvious indicators of spring returning one of the not so obvious signs to some is the […]

Personal Training

12 Days of Fitness: Day 12 – Making Fitness Permanent

12 Days of Fitness: Day 12 – Making Fitness Permanent

(This is Part 12 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) During the holiday season, most do not even give health and fitness a second glance. After all, it’s a season of hectic schedules and spreading good cheer. Who has time to work […]

12 Days of Fitness: Day 9 – 10 Fitness Lies You Tell Yourself

12 Days of Fitness: Day 9 – 10 Fitness Lies You Tell Yourself

(This is Part 9 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) Some people like to think that they can talk themselves out of corner when in reality most times they talk themselves right into a corner. It happens in numerous scenarios in life […]

12 Days of Fitness: Day 2 – Common Strength Training Mistakes to Avoid

12 Days of Fitness: Day 2 – Common Strength Training Mistakes to Avoid

(This is Part 2 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) Even before my days as a fitness professional, I spent a lot of time in gyms, including backyard, basement, garage, as well as brick and mortar buildings. Through my own experiences and […]

Weight Loss

The Biggest Mistake You’re Probably Making When It Comes to Weight Loss

The Biggest Mistake You’re Probably Making When It Comes to Weight Loss

The universal advice to lose weight has always been to eat less and move more. In general, it’s simple, straight forward advice based on the first law of thermodynamics. To lose weight, one simply needs to consume fewer calories than they expend. It’s the advice that has sold millions on weight loss plans, programs diets, […]

Can Alcohol Consumption and Weight Loss Co-exist?

Can Alcohol Consumption and Weight Loss Co-exist?

Far be it from me to cast the first stone as I do enjoy the occasional alcoholic beverage, but when it comes to your health or more specifically, weight loss, there’s simply no room for argument. I know. I know. We’ve all seen and heard of the studies that come out reporting the benefits of […]

12 Days of Fitness: Day  1 –  Weight Loss Myths That Kill Your Progress

12 Days of Fitness: Day 1 – Weight Loss Myths That Kill Your Progress

(This is Part 1 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) Losing weight is no easy task. Let’s face it, if it were easy everyone would have success that put forth the effort.  Add to it the constant bombardment of conflicting advice, and […]

Corporate Fitness

The Cost of Obesity

The Cost of Obesity

Health care has been a hot topic for several years now, from the rising costs of health care and the hard working citizens who can’t afford it to the lack of quality of health care in this country.  As our top brass sit atop Capitol Hill and try to determine YOUR destiny in regards to […]

The Business of Failure

The Business of Failure

Why would anyone go into business if they thought they were going to fail?  Despite the statistics of new start ups that plunder in the first three to five years (2/3 in two years, 44% in four years) not one of them would say they took the leap of faith because they knew they would […]

Combating Desk Work Injuries

Combating Desk Work Injuries

Injuries at work are common (3.7 million cases in 2008), particularly in occupations that require physical labor. But what about the white collar folks?  The desk jockeys sitting in front of their computer; the salesman driving in the car from client to client; the endless work traveler. Do these workers miss days due to occupational […]

Health & Fitness Motivation

Do You Even Really Know What It Means to Exercise?

Do You Even Really Know What It Means to Exercise?

Many years ago I made a decision as an undergrad that I wanted to be proactive with people.  I had originally set out intent on working in the rehab side of things, namely athletic training and physical therapy.  But through some wonderful intern-type experiences, it occurred to me even more that what people really needed […]

12 Days of Fitness: Day 7 – How Many Holiday Calories Are You Burning?

12 Days of Fitness: Day 7 – How Many Holiday Calories Are You Burning?

(This is Part 7 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) I’ve never been able to find evidence that substantiates this, but in my opinion I truly believe that the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s represent the lowest attrition to exercise of […]

12 Days of Fitness: Day 4 – A New Year’s Resolution You Can Actually Keep!

12 Days of Fitness: Day 4 – A New Year’s Resolution You Can Actually Keep!

(This is Part 4 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) There’s simply no getting around the facts on this one. People who make fitness their New Year’s resolution drop by 42% after 3 months and another 50% by six months. Come on […]

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Is Walking Great Exercise?

May 14, 2015 0 Comments
Is Walking Great Exercise?

I’ve often been asked in my career, “what’s the best exercise?” to which I reply, “it really depends.” The short and easy answer is the one that you stick with and the much more complicated answer goes along with the “depends”. It depends on a lot of things: the desired goal or outcome; the allotted […]

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12 Days of Fitness: Day 11 – Are You Winning the War?

December 20, 2014 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness: Day 11 – Are You Winning the War?

(This is Part 11 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) There are two guarantees in life: death and taxes. The rest of course is up for debate. Every politician that runs for office promises no new or reduced taxes (yeah, right) and […]

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12 Days of Fitness: Day 10 – Sitting Worse Than Previously Thought

December 19, 2014 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness: Day 10 – Sitting Worse Than Previously Thought

(This is Part 10 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) It isn’t exactly rocket science but we know that a sedentary lifestyle is not that conducive to a healthy lifestyle. A few years ago more research was coming out proving that theory […]

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