How many times have you started a diet or exercise program only to give up after a few days or weeks? Did you know that saving a reliable and supportive partner or network when trying to lose weight or exercise has been proven to increase your chances many times over? Not just for your results but for your mental well-being also. Honestly this is one of the key reasons why so many of our members have the amazing results that they do. Whether it’s a support group, friends or f
While many consider fitness and nutrition to be the two-headed dragon when it comes to peak health and performance, we tend to forget about the third - sleep. A quality sleeping regimen is of the utmost important, if not more important than consistent exercise and proper nutrition. Without a good night’s rest, you immediately increase the risks of experiencing negative side-effects like poor-performance, slower cognition, mood swings, hormone fluctuation, weight gain, depress
There is a huge misconception that you shouldn’t lift weights when going through a weight loss phase. Not only is it believed to stunt your results, but it’s actually thought to be counterproductive to losing weight. This couldn’t be further from the truth especially for those over 50 who are dealing with the effects of sarcopenia (muscle loss due to aging) Let’s talk about it a bit shall we? Strength training/weight lifting can be greatly beneficial for fat loss. Why? Becaus
Let’s be honest for a second. When it comes to eating healthier and/or trying to lose weight it’s getting harder and harder to know what to do. The mainstream media tends to sensationalize the latest and greatest “fad” diet. Add to it the ton of misinformation posted in social media sites by would be “nutrition experts” pitching this product or that and it isn’t any wonder there is so much confusion out there. Now I could likely have made this a top 50 list but I thought I’d
Recently I was talking with one of my clients who had fallen off the wagon in the past few weeks. She had worked really hard to get about 40lbs off and was in the best shape of her life. But over the holidays things began to slip and as we spoke the real truth started to come out. She was dealing with what I call a “Diet Destroyer”. What is that you ask? It might be a friend, co-worker, family member or even your spouse who either deliberately or subconsciously starts to sab
You can’t change something you hate… This is something I said recently to one of my clients. You see she had said to me she hates her body and how it looks. So much so she avoids looking at it. As we continued to talk I asked her why she hated it and like many it was because she was comparing herself to the covers on women’s magazines and saying to herself: “I should look like that and because I don’t I’m worthless” Is it any wonder that most (yes men too) of us struggle
In case you missed it yesterday we saw 2 of the greatest Quarterbacks in the history of the NFL go at it head to head. Tom Brady who is 43 and Aaron Rogers who is 37 defy the odds when it comes to playing in the NFL having both had long careers and still managing to play at a high level at an age when most football players have long since retired. Quick note: Did you know the average "career" in the NFL is about 4 years? These 2 have been playing for 22 and 16 years respecti
The other day I was chatting with a friend of mine who had recently gotten engaged. She was giddy with excitement in talking about her upcoming wedding later this year. They had set a date in September and were in the process of starting to plan everything out.
One thing she asked me was if I knew any wedding planners as they were hoping to find one pretty quickly. (more on that in a minute)
Like most future brides stressed already about getting it all done and there was on
Wow a I'm writing this, the first week of 2021 is done already and let’s face it things are a bit crazy right now. I don’t want to get into any of that but it does bring up something I think we all need to keep in mind.
Yesterday in one of our training sessions we were talking about how much all the crap that’s going on around us is affecting us.
We’re all a bit stressed (and many eating more because of it), we feel tired, if not outright exhausted and just aren’t loving
The first Monday of the New Year… A day when so many people start working on their New Years Resolution to lose weight/get fit etc. I love this time of year because of all the enthusiasm that people have but I also dread it because I know that in just a few short weeks (and in many cases days) that enthusiasm will disappear. And when it does so many, in fact most, of those who made that resolution to focus on their health will stop and go right back to the old habits they did
Ring out the Old, Ring in the New. For those of you like me who grew up in the 70’s you might remember that line from a George Harrison (as in the Ex-Beatle) song which was often played on radio to celebrate the New Year. And if you are like millions of other Americans you are “ringing in the new” by making a resolution to lose weight or get fit. Studies show that losing weight and getting fit are 2 of the top 5 resolutions made with Losing Weight taking the top spot by far.
It’s the holiday season, a time when we all look forward to spending time with our family and friends, having fun and just relaxing. It’s also the time we tend to pack on the pounds. Trust me, as a trainer, I get it. Heck, sometimes I succumb to it myself. Let’s face it, the days are getting shorter, it’s cold out and we have a lot of things to get done to prepare for Christmas. Add to that, for many of us, stress goes up both at home and at work. The last thing many of us