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Exercise Machines: The Pros and Cons

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When it comes to exercise, some people like to go to the gym to use the exercise machines. For those that choose the gym, they are often faced with the decision of choosing free weights or exercises done on a machine. There are pros and cons of which exercises to do depending on your fitness…

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All Your Keto Diet Questions Answered

What seems like a long time ago, I teased everyone in the newsletter that I was going to have an interview with Esther Hansen, RDN, about the keto diet. Well, it’s been awhile since I stated that, so I apologize.  In any event, I chatted with Esther on the phone about the keto diet, and…

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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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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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Why You Should Do Tabata Training

Tabata Training

Tabata training, also known as the Tabata protocol, is a type of high intensity, fast and furious form of interval training. Interval training is defined as a high intensity exercise routine broken up by timed breaks. An example of a Tabata program can be a set of sprints followed by a timed break followed by…

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Eat A Taco…Lose Weight!

This is a blog that I wrote about four or five years ago. Taco Bell had come up with a silly diet plan to lose weight by eating their food. Of course, it failed miserably. This blog is an oldie but a goodie. Enjoy! I have been itching to write this blog for three weeks…

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Taking a Balanced Approach to Weight Loss

Learning how to lose weight and where to begin can be difficult. Do you focus on your diet, or start exercising? The truth is to how to lose weight is a balanced approach to weight loss is the best program. Modifying your diet while also making sure you’re engaging in a well-rounded exercise program, which…

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Interval Training vs. Boring, Mindless Cardio

Cardio can be mindless and boring, and most people don't focus on it. Interval training is a much better and shorter exercise that has proven results!

Let’s face it: people love to waste time. Humans have a natural tendency to procrastinate or take the easy road, which ends up costing even more time. One of the biggest time-wasters is not paying attention to your cardio and making it mindless and a waste of time; whereas, you should instead focus on interval…

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Fort Collins Restaurants: 5 Tips for Eating Healthy

Indulge in the many Fort Collins restaurants available but keep in mind these 5 expert healthy eating tips!

Fort Collins restaurants offer an array of choices: all-American diners, late-night waffle joints, sophisticated cafes, robust Italian menus, Asian and Indian fare galore—just to name a few. As a personal trainer, I encourage all of my personal training clients to eat at all of them … with some healthy guidelines of course. Just because you…

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