Fitness Blog

What is the Body Mass Index (BMI)?

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a standardized way of determining a person’s fat levels by comparing their height and weight. It is commonly thought to measure the percentage of body fat, however, this is not the case. The index was created in the mid 1800’s by Adolphe Quetelet and was originally designed for measuring…

Read More

The Male Ego and Male Personal Trainer

male ego

Years ago, I wrote a blog about how women have a distorted view of their body. In that blog, I told everyone that 85% of all the clients I have trained in my career have been women: 85%? Why is it so high, you may ask yourself? Why haven’t I had more male clients? Let me…

Read More

Quick Fitness Tips For Your 40s


As you creep past 40 the waistline wants to expand regardless of how much exercise you do and seemingly nothing wants to get tone. While it may appear difficult it is not hopeless. There is no magic formula that will work for everyone, however, there are plenty of fitness tips that you can apply to…

Read More

How Antioxidants Keep Us Healthy

Antioxidants are known for preventing certain diseases and are widely regarded as being beneficial for daily life. In essence, they protect cells in our bodies from molecules called ‘free radicals.’ It is these free radicals that cause damage to our cells which can cause serious diseases such as cancer to start taking hold in our…

Read More

The Different Types of Muscle Tissue

different types of muscle tissue

It’s time to revisit your high-school anatomy class. Today’s class is about the different types of muscle tissue. Muscles are made up of soft tissues that form together in patterns to create different types of muscles. Muscles are either voluntary or involuntary and perform different functions depending on the muscle tissue type. The exception to…

Read More

Boot Camps are Coming!

Hello everyone! I am excited to announce that I am going to start a regular boot camp this year at the park! I have been wanting to do a boot camp in the evening for years, but I have always had one-on-one clients in the evening that prevented me from putting one together. 2017 is…

Read More

How Bad is Sugar? Why Sugar is the “White Death”


The White Death: How Bad is Sugar? That is what Arnold Schwarzenegger called highly refined, processed foods way back in the 1970’s when he was in his bodybuilding heyday. White bread, white rice, white pasta, white flour and sugary foods of all kinds are in this group. Here we are in the 21st century and has…

Read More

This Is What Success Looks Like

weight loss

When I first started as a personal trainer in 2003, I readily admit I had no clue what I was doing. Sure, I was freshly certified and ready to conquer the world. I had been working out since I was a freshman in high school. I did really well for myself, so I figured I…

Read More

This Is What Success Looks Like Part 2

extreme weight loss

In the previous post, I detailed to you about Jacquelyn’s success story. If you didn’t see that, you can read about her amazing success here. Now it’s time to introduce Lauren and her personal training success story. Lauren is just to your right. Amazing isn’t it? Lauren met with me in July 2015. When we…

Read More

Increasing Your Metabolism In Your 40s


Remember your twenties? Do you remember how much energy you had and how it seemed like you could eat anything because of your very high metabolic rate? Do you remember how easy it was to be in better shape and how you could lose weight a little quicker than those of us that are a little…

Read More