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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


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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Want to Lose Weight Quickly?

When you’re trying to lose weight, it definitely feels like the extra pounds can’t come off soon enough. Unfortunately, losing weight too fast can be unhealthy. The risks of rapid weight loss range from mild to extreme. Obese people who are just beginning a weight loss program may see the weight fall off quickly, but…

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Find Your Fitness Motivation


Everyone is tempted to hit the snooze button instead of getting ready for the day. It’s even easier to give in when a morning workout is involved. Memories of heavy breathing, tense muscles and sweat would inspire most people to catch up on some Z’s instead. I’ve been there. I know what it’s like to…

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Sugar in Energy Drinks

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Sports beverages, or so called energy drinks, are not as healthy as they were once thought to be mainly due to the sugar in energy drinks. As a matter of fact, the term “energy drink,” which is often used under the moniker of a “sports drink,” is very misleading. Energy drinks contain stimulants and aren’t…

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Mea Culpa Personal Training Story

Oh boy… I knew when I wrote my 2015 recap a month or so ago that I was going to forget someone. So here is my mea culpa. I forgot to tell you about Leela Hazzah. Leela is the founder of Lion Guardians. Direct from her website, here is their mission: “Lion Guardians is a conservation organization…

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