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Author Archive: Jeffrey Harrison

Jeff Harrison is a fitness coach based in Pottstown, PA. He received a BS in Exercise and Sport Science from Penn State University and is an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), NSCA Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) and
ACE Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist (ACE-AHFS). Jeff's articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals as well as consumer oriented websites and magazines.

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Supplementation Smarts 101

September 21, 2015 1 Comment
Supplementation Smarts 101

While the summer months may be coming to a close, another season will be heating up momentarily. No, I’m not referring to the fall festivals or the holiday season or the impending winter weather ahead. I’m talking about the season of deceptive and misleading marketing. While another summer may be coming to a close, the […]

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Hitting 2013 Off and Running

February 9, 2013 0 Comments
Hitting 2013 Off and Running

What a year it has been, and it’s only February! Nothing like full speed ahead to warmer months I say. I apologize for the recent lull in posts but as soon as the calendar turned, so did the increase in the dedicated and committed. I hope your year is off and running as well and […]

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52 Goals for A Healthier You in 2013

December 30, 2012 0 Comments
52 Goals for A Healthier You in 2013

I’m hoping your 2012 was a great year, but I’m hoping for an even better 2013 for you. Last year, I challenged you to the 100 Push Up a Day Challenge. (a summary of that will appear in a future post shortly). But this year, I wanted to pose to you a different challenge; one […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2012 – Day 12: 7 Essentials To Lasting Change

December 21, 2012 0 Comments

(This is Part 12 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful fitness tips over the holiday season) They say the only constant is change.  You are either moving forwards or backwards; there is no holding steady.  Sir Issac Newton might have something to say about that though.  According to his 1st […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2012 – Day 11: Eating Healthy On A Budget

December 20, 2012 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2012 – Day 11: Eating Healthy On A Budget

(This is Part 11 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful fitness tips over the holiday season)   Make no mistake about it; the cost of food has gone up. And when you’re low on both time and money, eating healthy food is quickly replaced by processed foods because they’re quick, […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2012 – Day 10: Top 10 Reasons Why People Don’t Exercise and Their Solutions

December 19, 2012 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2012 – Day 10: Top 10 Reasons Why People Don’t Exercise and Their Solutions

(This is Part 10 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful fitness tips over the holiday season) Excuses. Excuses. Excuses. As a fitness professional for almost 20 years, I’ve heard them all. None of them are any good, particularly when they’re accompanied by the justification for them. Just say “no” and […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2012 – Day 9: Hard Fitness Truths

December 18, 2012 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2012 – Day 9: Hard Fitness Truths

(This is Part 9 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful fitness tips over the holiday season) This is not going to sound good, but fitness is not all what it is cracked up to be. Before you think I’ve sold out, let me explain.  Fitness, more specifically, physical movement is […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2012 – Day 8: Artificial Sweeteners 101

December 17, 2012 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2012 – Day 8: Artificial Sweeteners 101

(This is Part 8 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful fitness tips over the holiday season) I wanted to talk to you today about artificial sweeteners because it’s been my experience over the years that there’s a lot of confusion and misconceptions revolving around these non-caloric sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners and […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2012 – Day 7: 3 Surefire Ways to Get the Physique You Desire

December 16, 2012 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2012 – Day 7: 3 Surefire Ways to Get the Physique You Desire

Today’s holiday fitness tip is short and to the point, just as it should be when you approach your workout.  Forget about thinking you need to put in an hour at the gym or making the excuse that you just don’t have the time. Get at it and get on with your day. #1: Use […]

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12 Days of Fitness 2012 – Day 6: The Link Between Fitness and Nutrition

December 15, 2012 0 Comments
12 Days of Fitness 2012 – Day 6: The Link Between Fitness and Nutrition

(This is Part 6 of a 12 part series to provide you with some helpful fitness tips over the holiday season) Fitness and nutrition. The two are almost as inseparable as chocolate and peanut butter. Fitness is not optimal without a sound and healthy nutrition plan and eating well lends itself to being fit. A […]

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