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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 11 – Are You Winning the War?

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 […]

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

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 […]

Personal Coaching

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 […]

Getting Into The March Madness Spirit

Getting Into The March Madness Spirit

I am not a fan of college basketball, that is until it’s time for March Madness. 68 of the best teams in college basketball are selected to play in a single elimination tournament bracket where every game can be your last or another step to the coveted NCAA championship. It’s a great stage of athletes […]

Personal Training

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 […]

My Top 10 Most Misunderstood and Misused Terms in Fitness

My Top 10 Most Misunderstood and Misused Terms in Fitness

Exercise, a simple yet often complicated concept, has grown over the years into something that went from being a basic necessity of life (pure physical movement) to a fashionable, highly competitive, deceptively marketed, and impracticable lifestyle. It is without question and undeniable that exercise in and of itself can help, improve, and in some cases […]

Weight Loss

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 […]

Do Women Have A Harder Time Losing Weight Than Men?

Do Women Have A Harder Time Losing Weight Than Men?

Who’s stronger? Who’s smarter? Who is more fit?? The battle of the sexes has raged on for years and will most likely continue as the years go by. However, when it comes to fitness it really does come down to the science. There really are differences between the way men and women diet, lose weight […]

Why Am I Still Fat After All the Cardio I Do?

Why Am I Still Fat After All the Cardio I Do?

Cardio (short for cardiovascular exercise) has been a staple in the fitness vernacular since Dr. Kenneth Cooper popularized the idea of “aerobic” exercise back in the late ‘60s. Cardio can be more specifically described as any sustained physical activity such as running, walking, cycling swimming, etc. that can be used to primarily improve the cardiovascular […]

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: 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 […]

A Client Success Story

A Client Success Story

One of my favorite quotes is a Chinese proverb from Lao Tzu that says “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” That obviously could be applied to many facets of life but it rings so loud and clear when it comes to fitness for fitness is a journey, not a destination. […]

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12 Days of Fitness: Day 8 – Mindful Eating

December 17, 2014 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness: Day 8 – Mindful Eating

(This is Part 8 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) Eating can be such a joy. Yes, it’s something we need to do to survive but it can also be one of life’s real pleasures. Problem is, most approach eating not so […]

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12 Days of Fitness: Day 6 – Top 10 Items Sold in the Supermarket

December 15, 2014 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness: Day 6 – Top 10 Items Sold in the Supermarket

(This is Part 6 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) Today’s post is a short but sour one (I’d say sweet but there’s nothing sweet about it). Supermarkets in this country have become more than just where you go to buy your […]

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12 Days of Fitness: Day 5 – Are You A Zombie?

December 14, 2014 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness: Day 5 – Are You A Zombie?

(This is Part 5 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) Sometimes it’s as if The Walking Dead were real! With the number of “energy” drinks and concoctions pushed and advertised, I’m beginning to wonder if we are the dead walking amongst the […]

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