Fitness & Training

Are Your Workouts Working?

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Easily the top question all trainers get asked is “what’s the secret to getting results?”  The funny thing is that it’s not a secret at all and most people already know the answer.  Unfortunately the simple answer, for some reason, is hard to accept so we often search for some magical key to unlock amazing […]

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Should My Kid Lift?

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As a young athlete I was extremely lucky to fall into good hands.  I had a high school wrestling teammate named Kevin Elder who recruited me to be his weight-training partner in preparation for the upcoming season. I knew very little outside the basics at the time.  We were fortunate to have his older brother Kurt […]

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I Miss The Gym!!!

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In these crazy days we are left contemplating and appreciating the things we miss most.  Often it’s the things we took for granted because they were always there.  I know many of us miss the diversions we had from the monotony and stress of daily life.  Whether it was parties & happy hours with friends, […]

Food & Nutrition

Interesting Comparison

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I love Jack in the Box, especially their breakfast sandwiches. Just to tempt me Jack now has the Sausage Egg and Cheese Biscuit Sandwich on sale 2 for $3. That sounds like a yummy breakfast bargain! So, I use my handy (and free) iphone app “Lose It” to see just how bad this treat would […]

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Power Your Metabolism

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People always ask “What’s the best way to lose weight and keep it off?” What most are really trying to do is lose body fat and improve health & appearance. The best way to accomplish these goals is by powering your metabolism. Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) is the amount of calories your body uses while […]

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The Best Investment

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I often hear people say they can’t afford a fitness program or a personal trainer. Consider the cost of medicine, insurance premiums, surgeries & procedures, not to mention time missed from work, reduced job performance, and lower quality of life due to illness. When you do the long-term math the surest investment you can make […]

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Are You Skinny Fat?

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The other day one of my clients commented how impressed she was watching a woman who appeared to be obese but was doing a very physically demanding exercise. We often judge people’s health and fitness based on their outward appearance, but this doesn’t tell the whole story. Using measurements such as the Body Mass Index […]

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Stretch Your Hamstrings

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The majority of low back pain is directly related to tightness or lack of flexibility in the hamstrings. The Hamstring muscle group comprises the four large muscles in the back of the thigh. The main function of these is pulling the heel toward the butt and to assist in erecting the spine or straightening up […]

Food & Nutrition

Fiber the Friendly Carb

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In today’s anti carbs world Dietary Fiber gets a bad rap. We often forget that it isn’t just how many calories that we eat but also how many calories our body absorbs. Here is where fiber becomes the friendly carb. Fibers in food are nonstarch polysaccharides and by definition cannot be broken down by human […]