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Why Does My Back Hurt When Performing Ab Exercises?

Why Does My Back Hurt When Performing Ab Exercises?

Some lessons are just harder to learn than others. Despite all of the advice, scientific literature, and the painful lack of results, people still want to believe that ab exercises in every shape or form will make their stomachs flat, that the mythical concept of spot reduction doesn’t exist, and in the process of seeking […]

Getting to The Core

Getting to The Core

The health and fitness industry is full of buzzwords. Terms like “cardio”, “fat burning zone”, “muscle tone” and “net carbs” all proliferate the consumers’ knowledge base when it comes to understanding what they need to do for their fitness. The truth is that most of them are taken way out of context or even worse, […]

Lessons To Be Learned From Watching The Olympics

Lessons To Be Learned From Watching The Olympics

I’ll confess, I’m not as big a fan of the Winter Olympics as I am the Summer Olympics, but any chance to see the best in the world compete in their sport is still captivating to watch. I’m also not a fan of the events in which points are awarded objectively rather than decided by […]

Personal Coaching

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 […]

12 Tips to Stay (or Become) Lean

12 Tips to Stay (or Become) Lean

While many are close to the end of their first month of renewed fitness goals and resolutions, I wanted to wait until the smoke and madness starts to clear to share with you some very helpful tips to being or becoming lean. Why now and not 30 days ago you might ask? Simple. I don’t […]

Why Have Your Weight Loss Efforts Backfired?

Why Have Your Weight Loss Efforts Backfired?

Seems like an easy question with an even easier answer. Confessions such as “I eat too many things I’m not supposed to”, and “I don’t exercise enough” are usually the excuses (ahem, answers) to that question. But what about the chronic dieter or the individual who really does pay attention to what they eat and […]

Personal Training

Is The Treadmill All It’s Really Cracked Up To Be?

Is The Treadmill All It’s Really Cracked Up To Be?

Without a doubt that if you were to walk into a gym or health club today (possibly even yours), the number one piece of exercise equipment in both number and popularity is the treadmill. What I like to refer to as the human hamster wheel, the treadmill is an easy, user friendly exercise device that […]

6 Exercise Mistakes You Could Be Making – 12 Days of Fitness: Day 12

6 Exercise Mistakes You Could Be Making – 12 Days of Fitness: Day 12

(This is the final segment of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) One of my favorite sayings is “That which does not kill you only makes you stronger.” I find it both motivating and powerful at the same time and it can apply […]

Successful Resistance Training 101 – 12 Days of Fitness: Day 9

Successful Resistance Training 101 – 12 Days of Fitness: Day 9

(This is Part 9 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) As someone who has spent a lot of time in the gym, I can honestly say that no reality TV show has anything on the things I’ve seen in the weight room. […]

Weight Loss

Are Your Eyes Bigger Than Your Stomach? – 12 Days of Fitness: Day 8

Are Your Eyes Bigger Than Your Stomach? – 12 Days of Fitness: Day 8

(This is Part 8 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) There’s no denying it – we eat too much. And that’s not an opinion – it’s fact! Over the past few decades, portion sizes of everything from pizza to bagels have swelled […]

Is Cardio Necessary to Lose Weight? – 12 Days of Fitness: Day 7

Is Cardio Necessary to Lose Weight? – 12 Days of Fitness: Day 7

(This is Part 7 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) It stands without question that the most popular piece of equipment at the gym (or in home gym purchase) is the treadmill. Is it because everyone enjoys walking or running so much […]

Can I Lose Fat Without Losing Muscle? – 12 Days of Fitness: Day 3

Can I Lose Fat Without Losing Muscle? – 12 Days of Fitness: Day 3

(This is Part 3 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) The #1 reason most people start an exercise program is to lose weight which unfortunately most times overlooks the other benefits of exercising. When someone says they want to lose weight they’re […]

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

Abs Are Made In The Kitchen, Not The Gym

Abs Are Made In The Kitchen, Not The Gym

With the unofficial kick off to summer just weeks away, the frantic scramble begins for the beach body and the coveted six pack abs. Let me save everyone a lot of aggravation. You can work your abs as hard as you want; do all the senseless cardio you want; train like an unchained beast. But […]

My Journey to 26.2 and The Lessons Learned

My Journey to 26.2 and The Lessons Learned

I generally share fitness, nutrition, and various other health topics in my posts but today I wanted to share with you a personal story, although the messages still ring loud and clear as it pertains to the usual subject matter. So if you’d like to read on and hear about my journey to running the […]

Exercise: Risk Vs. Reward

Exercise: Risk Vs. Reward

Exercise has become very complex over the years, so much that even Webster’s definition of the word has so many meanings.  For the discussion of this post, I’m of course referring to exercise as a means of physical exertion, or as one of the many definitions of the word Webster’s describes as “bodily exertion for […]

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Fit n Five

January 23, 2014 0 Comments
Fit n Five

Well, here we are with 2014 underway and the first month of the year just about over. If you began the year with a clean slate of dedication and commitment to your health and fitness, congratulations! It’s an arduous journey but well worth the effort. If you’re one of the few who just keep rolling […]

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Still Good Enough For Us To Eat? – 12 Days of Fitness: Day 11

December 18, 2013 0 Comments
Still Good Enough For Us To Eat? – 12 Days of Fitness: Day 11

(This is Part 11 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) Eating healthy is a choice just as much as eating unhealthy is. The problem is while most can agree on what is considered unhealthy eating a much larger discussion would be necessary […]

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Can You Please Pass The Salt? – 12 Days of Fitness: Day 10

December 17, 2013 0 Comments
Can You Please Pass The Salt? – 12 Days of Fitness: Day 10

(This is Part 10 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful health and fitness tips over the holiday season) It seems almost every day you’re being told what to eat, what not eat, what to eat in moderation, etc. The truth of the matter is, as we learn more and more […]

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