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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 […]

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 […]

Personal Coaching

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, […]

12 Days of Fitness 2015: Day 12 – A New Year’s Challenge

12 Days of Fitness 2015: Day 12 – A New Year’s Challenge

(This is Part 12 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful blurbs and tips to keep your fitness in focus over the holiday season) To round out my 12 Days of Fitness for 2015, I’ve chosen to share with you a re-post by one of my favorite mentors in the industry, […]

Personal Training

12 Days of Fitness 2015: Day 11 – Foam Rolling 101

12 Days of Fitness 2015: Day 11 – Foam Rolling 101

(This is Part 11 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful blurbs and tips to keep your fitness in focus over the holiday season) Fitness fads come and go and I only endorse or use the ones I know are worth their merit. Some are not always obvious or popular in […]

12 Days of Fitness 2015: Day 9 – The Truth About Lactic Acid

12 Days of Fitness 2015: Day 9 – The Truth About Lactic Acid

(This is Part 9 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful blurbs and tips to keep your fitness in focus over the holiday season) In a previous post I discussed side stitches – possible causes and treatments; a thorn in the side (no pun intended) of physically active individuals. Like many […]

12 Days of Fitness 2015: Day 6 – 10 Rules of Fitness

12 Days of Fitness 2015: Day 6 – 10 Rules of Fitness

(This is Part 6 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful blurbs and  tips to keep your fitness in focus over the holiday season) Everyone has their interpretation of what fitness is or what it means to be fit. However, at the end of the day we can all agree that […]

Weight Loss

12 Days of Fitness 2015: Day 10 –  Better Nutrition Starts With a Better Plan

12 Days of Fitness 2015: Day 10 – Better Nutrition Starts With a Better Plan

(This is Part 10 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful blurbs and tips to keep your fitness in focus over the holiday season) One of my all-time favorite sayings is “if you fail to plan, then you plan to fail”. Whether you’re speaking of fitness or finances or nutrition you […]

12 Days of Fitness 2015: Day 7 – Which Are You – A Chronic Dieter or A Healthy Eater?

12 Days of Fitness 2015: Day 7 – Which Are You – A Chronic Dieter or A Healthy Eater?

(This is Part 7 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful blurbs and tips to keep your fitness in focus over the holiday season) Fact: People who diet incessantly are rarely all that lean. How can that be? Shouldn’t they be the leanest of all? I mean, they are always on […]

12 Days of Fitness 2015: Day 5 – The 5 Reasons Why You Should Never Feel Hungry When Trying to Lose Weight

12 Days of Fitness 2015: Day 5 – The 5 Reasons Why You Should Never Feel Hungry When Trying to Lose Weight

(This is Part 5 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful blurbs and  tips to keep your fitness in focus over the holiday season) Losing weight is a daunting task. Contrary to common belief, it’s not as linear as just eating less and moving more and when you couple that with […]

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

12 Days of Fitness 2015: Day 2 – Fitness for the Road

12 Days of Fitness 2015: Day 2 – Fitness for the Road

((This is Part 2 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful blurbs and tips to keep your fitness in focus over the holiday season) One of my all-time favorite holiday songs is Perry Como’s “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays.” He sings of people having to travel to their […]

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 […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2015: Day 8 – What Happens When You Skip Your Workout

December 16, 2015 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2015: Day 8 – What Happens When You Skip Your Workout

(This is Part 8 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful blurbs and tips to keep your fitness in focus over the holiday season) Back in one of my first semesters of college I had taken an elective entry level economics class. Not super exciting stuff except that the professor got […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2015: Day 4 – Side Stitches: Causes and Treatments

December 12, 2015 1 Comment
12 Days of Fitness 2015: Day 4 – Side Stitches: Causes and Treatments

(This is Part 4 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful blurbs and tips to keep your fitness in focus over the holiday season) There are some pains you can easily identify like a sore butt from a squat workout or a burning sensation from a strained muscle. But some irritants […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2015: Day 3 – The Many Names of Sugar

December 11, 2015 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2015: Day 3 – The Many Names of Sugar

(This is Part 3 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful blurbs and  tips to keep your fitness in focus over the holiday season) Sugar has gotten a really bad rap of recent…and deservedly so. For decades the finger was pointed at fat as the enemy; then it was carbs (which […]

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