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Changing the way fitness is done

This past weekend I headed down to my hometown of Pompano Beach for my good friends wedding. When I visit 'The no", I like to hit my old gym, Physiques Unlimited. If they ran a contest for the most cluttered, no thrills, sweat box gym in the country Physiques would be in the running. As I stepped through the doors, the scent of mildew and man took me back 15 years to a time of too many sets of bench press, poorly executed squats and heavy preacher curls. There was

Another work week is in the books and you’ve been perfect all week with your nutrition and exercise plan. You ate breakfast every day, packed a healthy lunch and snacks to take to work, and got to the gym four times. You even scheduled a Saturday bike ride with some friends. Your feeling good about the week and are glad the weekend is here, so you join some co-workers for happy hour. You know its ok because you are just going to “have one”.  The first drink hits your lips and the

The holidays are a trying time to focus on good eating habits and exercise. Mentally we allow ourselves some slack. Think of the holidays like a game of poker. The next few months are a tough game against some good competition. Pecan pie, mashed potatoes, homemade wine, eggnog are all worthy opponents that are playing to win. Your options are to fold your cards immediately and give up until next year or play your hand and outsmart your opponent. In poker the objective is not to lose. A draw is a

I am not trying to offend anyone, but most people are inefficient at the gym. Almost every person from enthusiasts to beginners over train and judge a workout session based on how sore it made them the next day. Sound familiar? If you did anything else in life this way you would fail in a spectacular way.  Imagine in your job, whether you are a banker, accountant or doctor and you organized your day to be as tired as possible at quitting time. How would you manage each day if when you

If I had a magic fat-loss machine that you stepped into and pushed a button and you came out looking exactly how you’ve always dreamed of looking and feeling: the exact dress size or pant size, at the body fat percentage you want, flat abs, legs for days…would you be interested? Of course you would! But what if I told you the side effects of the fat-loss machine were that it increased bone density and muscle density by 100 percent? So, while you looked and felt better than you’ve ever felt before,

We truly live in an information age. A simple Google search for a topic that was relatively unknown 10 years ago- for example “Acai berry or pomegranate fruit” can return over one million pages devoted to this topic. By the way, I have known about blueberries my whole life and they provide just as much or more nutritional content then these new “super foods”. When it comes to fitness and wellness, there are literally thousands of forums, websites, and blogs with training ideas and programs.  Exercises I’ve never heard of, programs

We all have are reasons to exercise. We all are looking for a particular result or outcome. The problem I find is we focus on the outcome when we need to focus on the process. To focus on the process means focusing on your training as a whole rather each individual workout. Let’s say fat loss is your  primary reason for  starting a exercise program. The entire process  includes strength training, endurance training, nutrition, rest and recovery. Then you have to be consistent with all of these things and stick with

STEP ONE: Flush false fat. Many women are allergic to wheat and may not know it. Wheat contains a protein called gluten, which is difficult to break down, absorb and integrate, all of which can trigger fatigue, depression, bloating and intestinal gas.  A simple way to find out if this is a problem is to steer clear of wheat products. It’s far easier these days than it sounds. For one week, try substituting breads made with rice, millet, quinoa, or soy and oat; crackers made with rice or potatoes;

Losing fat isn’t easy. There are no magic potions and there isn’t any wonder system. You’ll reach your goals one way and one way only. That’s by good nutrition and planned physical effort, backed by an intense desire. That being said, here is a list of 10 things you must do or have for success. 1. Ready-made protein sources- Protein powder, Greek yogurt, beef jerky, cans or pouches of tuna, chicken, or salmon, cottage cheese and hard-boiled eggs. 2. A week’s worth of fiber rich fruits- apples, pears, bananas, strawberries, kiwi, blackberries,