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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…

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The Different Types of Muscle Tissue

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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…

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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…

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

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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…

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This Is What Success Looks Like

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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…

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This Is What Success Looks Like Part 2

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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…

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Increasing Your Metabolism In Your 40s

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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…

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How to Overcome a Fitness Plateau

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Anyone who works out regularly has had encounters with reaching a fitness plateau. It is easy to look at the progress made from the beginning stages of working out; results came fast and were easily noticeable. Once your workout has become a regular routine, making greater gains and seeing results are rarely noticeable. The body…

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Fad Diets Are Ridiculous

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I’m sure some of you remember the old Johnny Carson skit of Carnac the Magnificent (for you younger readers, all I can say is look it up on YouTube. I’m sure there are plenty of videos there!).  Ed McMahon threw out three random words and Carnac would hold up an envelope, touch his head with…

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Benefits of Medicine Ball Exercises

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The use of medicine ball exercises has been common in many workout routines for a long time. Do you know why people use medicine balls? Or the benefits of medicine ball exercises? I researched into this fascinating workout and go into detail about the benefits of working with medicine balls. When medicine balls come to…

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