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Age Is But A Number

Age Is But A Number

Age IS just a number. It’s the number assigned to you to represent the number of years you have been alive on this Earth. That’s it! Some have higher ages than others, some younger. But here’s the thing. No matter how much you want to try and “slow” it down or “defy” it, it’s going […]

Why Your Diet Doesn’t Work…..AGAIN

Why Your Diet Doesn’t Work…..AGAIN

Currently in the U.S. it is estimated that 66% of the population is on a diet; more than 2/3 of Americans are overweight or obese; the weight loss industry is $66.3 billion industry. What gives? We seem so entrenched in an activity that should yield a ton of result yet the numbers continue to grow […]

How Do You Spend The Other 23 Hours?

How Do You Spend The Other 23 Hours?

There are hundreds of excuses people use for not getting regular exercise but lack of or not having enough time probably takes the cake. Just within the past week I came across one of the best quotes I have ever heard and quite possibly now my all time favorite. “Do you know what the busiest […]

Personal Coaching

What Exercise WON’T Do For You

What Exercise WON’T Do For You

Most would agree that exercise is good for them or would at least subscribe to the idea that they need to be doing more of it. Often times that thought process spawns the idea that if something is good for you then more must be better. Exercise, more specifically physical activity, is in fact an […]

Your 2017 Passport to Success

Your 2017 Passport to Success

Well here we are just a month into the New Year and it won’t be long before 2017 becomes a carbon copy of years past. If you’re like the thousands each year who make a “resolution” every January 1 to exercise more, eat better, lose weight, etc., your time is almost up. In another week […]

5 Tips to Getting More Out of Your Workout

5 Tips to Getting More Out of Your Workout

You did it! You made the decision to work out; put the time aside; bought new gear; made a commitment to better yourself; ready to workout. Only thing is, this scenario constantly repeats itself and yields the same result – nothing. Isn’t it enough to just show up? The answer is unequivocally NO but that’s […]

Personal Training

12 Days of Fitness 2016: Day 3 – 10 Fitness Fibs You Tell Yourself

12 Days of Fitness 2016: Day 3 – 10 Fitness Fibs You Tell Yourself

(This is Part 3 of a 12 part series to provide you with some useful health and fitness info over the holiday season) The world is rife with bad and misleading information, none of which is more evident than when it comes to health and fitness, particularly exercise. “Experts” spew this bad information and the […]

12 Days of Fitness 2016: Day 2 – 5 Ways You’re Self-Sabotaging Your Workouts

12 Days of Fitness 2016: Day 2 – 5 Ways You’re Self-Sabotaging Your Workouts

(This is Part 2 of a 12 part series to provide you with some useful health and fitness info over the holiday season) Fitness is my business and nothing can be more frustrating than witnessing those who actually make the time to exercise but are wasting their time in their approach. Simply showing up and […]

Age is No Excuse

Age is No Excuse

With the Olympic Summer Games winding down, one thing’s for sure I’ll get a better night’s sleep getting to bed at a more reasonable hour. It’s such a fantastic time to not only cheer on our country, but to see the level of competition among the athletes who for the most part are forgotten until […]

Weight Loss

The Bread is NOT Why You Can’t Lose Weight

The Bread is NOT Why You Can’t Lose Weight

Wouldn’t it be easier to place blame on something that’s so available on your weight loss woes? That’s exactly what happened in the late 90’s by Dr. Atkins, Dr. Sears, et al. in their quest to combat the rising obesity epidemic. They scared people into believing that bread, more specifically carbs, were the enemy to […]

12 Days of Fitness 2016: Day 8 – The 10 Biggest Lies of the Weight Loss Industry

12 Days of Fitness 2016: Day 8 – The 10 Biggest Lies of the Weight Loss Industry

(This is Part 8 of a 12 part series to provide you with some useful health and fitness info over the holiday season) The weight loss industry is big business, grossing nearly $60 billion per year (and still growing). It grows nearly parallel to the increasing obesity levels worldwide. I don’t know about you, but […]

12 Days of Fitness 2016: Day 6 – Understanding Your Metabolism

12 Days of Fitness 2016: Day 6 – Understanding Your Metabolism

(This is Part 6 of a 12 part series to provide you with some useful health and fitness info over the holiday season) Metabolism. It’s a word we’ve all heard and especially in terms of talking about weight control. We usually use it as an excuse for why we can eat whatever we want when we […]

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

Fighting Winter Fatigue

Fighting Winter Fatigue

Those that know me well know that I loathe winter. Warmer temps and abundant sunshine would be my ideal daily weather forecast. I am happy to acknowledge December 21st as the return of daylight despite it being the shortest daylight of the year and that winter is just truly beginning. As luck would have it, […]

Lessons I’ve Learned My Years As a Fitness Professional

Lessons I’ve Learned My Years As a Fitness Professional

A few years ago I wrote a post titled “10 Things to Teach Your Kids (or Yourself) About Fitness.” As a father who makes his living as a fitness professional it got me really thinking as to what do I want my little boy to really understand regarding exercise. He’s going to encounter the real […]

The Unspoken Truths of a Fitness Journey

The Unspoken Truths of a Fitness Journey

Beginning a fitness journey can be a daunting task. You know and heard that it’s good for you and the benefits far outweigh any negatives associated with it. Yet there’s always that excuse or bit of reservation for beginning or continuing the journey. I’m not here to sugar coat this. For one, the journey is […]

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A Thanksgiving Prayer

November 20, 2017 0 Comments
A Thanksgiving Prayer

This post is a borrowed, guest post if you will from Mr. Thomas Plummer, a gentleman I respect greatly. Mr. Plummer has been in the fitness industry for over thirty years as a business coach/adviser to those of us in the fitness industry. I had saved this post last year but I wanted to share […]

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Mission Accomplished

August 10, 2017 6 Comments
Mission Accomplished

I am speechless; without words. So without further ado, let me get right to it. On July 23, my wife competed and finished her first Ironman in Lake Placid, renowned site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. An Ironman, both a brand and the title given to the event, is the penultimate event in […]

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Weight Loss vs Fat Loss. Knowing the Difference is Key to Your Success.

July 9, 2017 0 Comments
Weight Loss vs Fat Loss. Knowing the Difference is Key to Your Success.

The weight loss “industry” is a $60 billion dollar enterprise (yes, that’s a “b”, not an “m”.) The fitness industry by the way is not factored into that number. Everything from best-seller books to programs like Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig; to supplements, cleanses, and surgery. The numbers are staggering and projections for the future […]

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