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What Exercise WON’T Do For You

What Exercise WON’T Do For You

Most would agree that exercise is good for them or would at least subscribe to the idea that they need to be doing more of it. Often times that thought process spawns the idea that if something is good for you then more must be better. Exercise, more specifically physical activity, is in fact an […]

Fighting Winter Fatigue

Fighting Winter Fatigue

Those that know me well know that I loathe winter. Warmer temps and abundant sunshine would be my ideal daily weather forecast. I am happy to acknowledge December 21st as the return of daylight despite it being the shortest daylight of the year and that winter is just truly beginning. As luck would have it, […]

Your 2017 Passport to Success

Your 2017 Passport to Success

Well here we are just a month into the New Year and it won’t be long before 2017 becomes a carbon copy of years past. If you’re like the thousands each year who make a “resolution” every January 1 to exercise more, eat better, lose weight, etc., your time is almost up. In another week […]

Personal Coaching

5 Tips to Getting More Out of Your Workout

5 Tips to Getting More Out of Your Workout

You did it! You made the decision to work out; put the time aside; bought new gear; made a commitment to better yourself; ready to workout. Only thing is, this scenario constantly repeats itself and yields the same result – nothing. Isn’t it enough to just show up? The answer is unequivocally NO but that’s […]

What You Thought You Knew About Fitness is Wrong

What You Thought You Knew About Fitness is Wrong

In today’s day and age of social media, it seems everyone becomes an expert: political, financial, spiritual, technical, nutritional, and of course, physical. Behind the shroud of computers, tablets, and smart phones, the “experts” offer and voice their views and opinions on everything and anything and sadly have many believing in what they’re saying (selling) […]

Lessons I’ve Learned My Years As a Fitness Professional

Lessons I’ve Learned My Years As a Fitness Professional

A few years ago I wrote a post titled “10 Things to Teach Your Kids (or Yourself) About Fitness.” As a father who makes his living as a fitness professional it got me really thinking as to what do I want my little boy to really understand regarding exercise. He’s going to encounter the real […]

Personal Training

12 Days of Fitness 2016: Day 3 – 10 Fitness Fibs You Tell Yourself

12 Days of Fitness 2016: Day 3 – 10 Fitness Fibs You Tell Yourself

(This is Part 3 of a 12 part series to provide you with some useful health and fitness info over the holiday season) The world is rife with bad and misleading information, none of which is more evident than when it comes to health and fitness, particularly exercise. “Experts” spew this bad information and the […]

12 Days of Fitness 2016: Day 2 – 5 Ways You’re Self-Sabotaging Your Workouts

12 Days of Fitness 2016: Day 2 – 5 Ways You’re Self-Sabotaging Your Workouts

(This is Part 2 of a 12 part series to provide you with some useful health and fitness info over the holiday season) Fitness is my business and nothing can be more frustrating than witnessing those who actually make the time to exercise but are wasting their time in their approach. Simply showing up and […]

Age is No Excuse

Age is No Excuse

With the Olympic Summer Games winding down, one thing’s for sure I’ll get a better night’s sleep getting to bed at a more reasonable hour. It’s such a fantastic time to not only cheer on our country, but to see the level of competition among the athletes who for the most part are forgotten until […]

Weight Loss

12 Days of Fitness 2016: Day 8 – The 10 Biggest Lies of the Weight Loss Industry

12 Days of Fitness 2016: Day 8 – The 10 Biggest Lies of the Weight Loss Industry

(This is Part 8 of a 12 part series to provide you with some useful health and fitness info over the holiday season) The weight loss industry is big business, grossing nearly $60 billion per year (and still growing). It grows nearly parallel to the increasing obesity levels worldwide. I don’t know about you, but […]

12 Days of Fitness 2016: Day 6 – Understanding Your Metabolism

12 Days of Fitness 2016: Day 6 – Understanding Your Metabolism

(This is Part 6 of a 12 part series to provide you with some useful health and fitness info over the holiday season) Metabolism. It’s a word we’ve all heard and especially in terms of talking about weight control. We usually use it as an excuse for why we can eat whatever we want when we […]

12 Days of Fitness 2016: Day 1 – Why Not Eating Enough Won’t Help You Lose Weight

12 Days of Fitness 2016: Day 1 – Why Not Eating Enough Won’t Help You Lose Weight

(This is Part 1 of a 12 part series to provide you with some useful health and fitness info over the holiday season) We all know that calories matter a lot when it comes to weight loss. As long as you eat fewer calories than you burn, you should lose weight. The logic is sound […]

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

The Unspoken Truths of a Fitness Journey

The Unspoken Truths of a Fitness Journey

Beginning a fitness journey can be a daunting task. You know and heard that it’s good for you and the benefits far outweigh any negatives associated with it. Yet there’s always that excuse or bit of reservation for beginning or continuing the journey. I’m not here to sugar coat this. For one, the journey is […]

It’s Time to Start Rethinking Your Goals

It’s Time to Start Rethinking Your Goals

Hard to believe but we’re already a month and a half into 2016. And if you’re like me, you’re checking off the days until spring finally arrives. It was about that same amount of time ago when many set their sights and aspirations on goals for the New Year, whether they were physical, financial, emotional, […]

Navigating the Fitness Jungle

Navigating the Fitness Jungle

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I’m not speaking of the holidays which have just passed. I’m talking about the fitness industry’s most wonderful time of the year when the masses jump on health club memberships and fitness programs in the hopes that this year will be different. Like clockwork it happens every […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2016: Day 12 – A New Year, A New You

December 22, 2016 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2016: Day 12 – A New Year, A New You

(This is Part 12 of a 12 part series to provide you with some useful health and fitness info over the holiday season) Imagine business without progress; a stock portfolio that shows no growth; an investment that becomes a loss.  Mention any one of these occurrences to a reasonably intelligent individual, and the first thing […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2016: Day 11 – A Resolution or A Plan?

December 21, 2016 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2016: Day 11 – A Resolution or A Plan?

(This is Part 11 of a 12 part series to provide you with some useful health and fitness info over the holiday season) The English language can be a complex thing. In fact, scholars say it is one of the hardest languages in the world to learn.  Hard to believe when most of us take […]

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12 Days of Fitness: Day 10 – 10 Ways to Kickstart a Morning Workout

December 20, 2016 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness: Day 10 – 10 Ways to Kickstart a Morning Workout

(This is Part 10 of a 12 part series to provide you with some useful health and fitness info over the holiday season) As we head into a New Year, people will often make a plan to exercise more or start exercising which often means having to do something they have never been successful to […]

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