How To Not Lose Momentum During The Last Month Of The Year

December 7, 2018

This is a tough time of year for a lot of people when it comes to health. Holiday parties. Food. Booze. Family and friends. The wife and I actually had to sit down and put all of our upcoming events into the calendar. There’s so many things to do! All of these likely become priorities over health and fitness. This is why there is such a big push on January 1 to diet and exercise more. Lots of food+ A


Has Your Weight Loss Hit A Plateau? Find Out Why!

November 28, 2018

Plateau is a term we often don’t like talking about as fitness professionals. If someone hits a fat loss plateau, they are likely on the verge of losing that oh so necessary motivation they’ve had thus far. This scares trainers and coaches! Unless you know why it happens and what you can do about it;) Here’s a quick outline of what this article will cover: Why weight loss and/or strength gains can be dramatic at the start of your training


Top 4 Ways To Really Maximize Calorie Burning

November 21, 2018

A lot of people only focus on their workouts to burn the calories they consume throughout the day. Is that the best way for you to determine whether you are on the right track? I can pretty much state for a fact that most people are not burning the amount of calories they think they are during a workout! So how else does the body burn calories (aka expend energy) during each day? Read on to find out! There are


Are You Running To Get In Shape? If So, Read This!

November 13, 2018

I have heard SO MANY people say they plan to start running to get back in shape. I’s pretty easy, right? All you really need is some shoes. No fancy equipment required. Unless of course you don’t like fighting the elements outside. In which case you will need access to a treadmill. Seems pretty simple. Not exactly. There aren’t many success stories that I’ve personally heard about from people exclusively running to get in shape. Don’t get me wrong,


Postpartum Fitness: How Different Should It Be?

November 6, 2018

First off, let’s get something straight.. I’ve never had a baby myself. But that doesn’t mean I don’t know just enough about it to be dangerous! My wife, Erica, just had our second little one a few months ago. And she’s pretty much an expert in all things baby. So.. I feel ok writing a blog post about how to adjust to the life after baby comes and what it means for a mother’s fitness. To start off, what do


One Of The Fastest Ways To Lose Weight

October 30, 2018

Losing weight is all the rage these days. And for good reason! With the increased consumption of processed foods and lack of physical activity, we find ourselves in an obesity epidemic. People’s fixation on losing weight has skyrocketed in the last few decades due to the mixed signals provided by the government and media. To top it off, we have hundreds, if not thousands of fat loss “experts” selling false promises through the use of fat burners and cleanses/detoxes. Do these


Over-training or Under-recovering?

October 23, 2018

There is always a back and forth fight over this topic.  Are you over-training and that’s why you aren’t seeing results? Or are you under-training and seeing the same results? For the most part, people don’t train enough. The majority of people are sedentary.  They don’t have a consistent exercise routine. Maybe they aren’t sure what they should be doing. Maybe they “don’t have time”. Whatever it may be, they just aren’t active. But when some do decide to go


Is Sleep (or lack of) Keeping You From Achieving Your Goals?

October 16, 2018

Sleep is something we (or mainly my wife:) have struggled with over the last two months since we had the new baby boy enter the world. Although this reason for not getting enough quality sleep is different than why others may be lacking, the results are still the same. Not getting good, quality sleep each night WILL have a negative impact on your overall health. No matter how good your nutrition and training regimen seem to be! Are you trying


My Failure with Preparation

October 9, 2018

We went on a little trip to see some family and I discovered first hand what it means to fail with preparation. Don’t get me wrong, we had a ton of healthy snacks packed! Fruit. Granola bars. Mixed nuts. Some meat/cheese snack packs. Those were all fine and dandy until it came time to eat lunch. Fail.. As the great Benjamin Franklin (and many others) said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Of course we stopped at a fast-food


Are Workouts Really That Important When It Comes To Fat Loss?

October 2, 2018

This is something I have struggled coming to terms with since I got into the fitness industry. As a coach who is passionate about lifting heavy things and getting other people strong, it’s hard for me to say that your training is NOT as important as you think it is! Does strength training provide value? Yes! If you want to “tone” up, your body must have a base level of muscle. Otherwise, when you do lose some weight, you still