Don’t Trust Chain Restaurants

I was encouraged to see chain restaurants offering nutritional information on their menus listing calories and fat content.  I always encourage my clients to watch their calories when they eat out and make healthy choices. But it turns you can’t trust nutritional...

Should You Workout on Christmas Day?

Should You Workout on Christmas Day?

Should you take a day off from training on Christmas day or take advantage of a day off and squeeze in a workout? My personal training clients were always curious if I would workout on big holidays like Christmas and New Years. Well when I was younger I would never...

Staying Healthy Through the Holidays

It might seem like bad luck that you get sick right before Christmas or New Years. I see so many people just not feeling well around the holidays. I have friends and clients who just plan on being sick by the time New Years come around. When you really think about it, it all makes sense. Is there any other time of the year when you over eat, drink and stay up late consistently for a few weeks straight(…)

Get Fat Fast Contest

Get Fat Fast Contest

If you had to gain weight fast what foods would you eat? Well this is an exercise that I have used with my personal training clients who tell me they can’t lose weight no matter what they eat. I ask my clients to make up a list of the 10 foods they would eat if they had to gain as much weight as possible in a short period of time. I got the idea {…}

Make a Light Weight Feel Heavy

Make a Light Weight Feel Heavy

You should always be careful in the gym and respect the amount of weight you lift. It’s real amazing the amount of weight I used to be able to lift in the gym when I was younger. Watching an average size 170 lb. man squatting 405 lbs or seeing a 120 lb women leg...

Should you Workout on Unstable Surfaces?

Should you Workout on Unstable Surfaces?

Balance boards, Bosu, inflatable disks, foam rollers, and physioballs are all popular devices you see in the gym. Personal trainers, physical therapists and gym members  use these devices to work on balance and enhance muscular core activation. However, do these...

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