“How can I get arms like Jillian Michaels?”
This is how I was greeted recently when I arrived to do an in-home training session with a client. She was holding up a magazine cover and saying, “I want these arms”.
I said, “No problem. If Jillian can do it, YOU CAN DO IT.” (more…)
When I started training people for a living, my first job was in an upscale gym. It was located in an affluent suburb of New York City.
People had the time and money to workout with a trainer, so it was a good place for me to get my feet wet.
A very nice woman by the name of Dolly was one of my first clients. When we first met, we talked about her fitness goals, and why she wanted to hire a personal trainer. (more…)
Let’s be real here – You are busy. You want to save money. And you want to get a LEAN BODY.
I hate it when I go to the internet and google healthy recipes, and I get these insane concoctions. Like the so-called “easy healthy recipe” that has 72 ingredients, some kind of meat I have never heard of, and heirloom vegetables that can only be purchased at a small family farm in Vermont. (sorry for the run-on sentence) (more…)
When I was sidelined from running at the age of 35, I was desperate for an outdoor activity that could replace the endorphin producing high that I got from running.
I tried so many different things, and nothing really gave me the same kind of workout and “runner’s high”.
Then a friend asked me if I wanted to go mountain biking with him in the woods. He lent me an old bike of his, and we hit the trails… (more…)
Want to know how to build a butt you can be proud of?
What is better than a great butt when you really think about it?
Not much…(okay, that sounds a little shallow)
Truth is, a great butt just makes the day a little bit better – Both for the person who has the great butt, and the people looking at it. (more…)
People think that I recommend strength training for weight loss and fat burning because I make my living as a personal trainer.
That’s not true.
If you told me that playing dominos was the best way to lose weight and burn fat, I would recommend that. But it doesn’t.
The most affective way to melt belly fat like butter in a microwave is to hit the gym and lift weights, at least 3 times per week. (more…)
Hi there, Quick story about why I get smarter as my kids older.
The other morning, my son George (age 24)) said, “My friend Harrison told me that drinking apple cider vinegar every morning is good for you. Is that true?”
So I open the cupboard and pointed to 4 bottles of apple cider vinegar. Then I proceeded to remind George of the time that he watched me prepare my “Apple Vinegar Morning Shot”. At the time, he was both horrified and grossed-out. I said, “Someday Georgie, you are going to want to know how to do this”. (more…)
When I ask people about how they sleep, the answer is usually “not great”.
The reasons may differ, but the reality is that most of use are not getting enough of the type of sleep we need to be truly rested, repaired, and restored.
It has been proven that lifting weight can, beyond a shadow of a doubt, improve your health.
But did you know that lifting weight can help you sleep better? (more…)
Have you ever heard of this?
Recently, I had cauliflower rice for the first time.
I didn’t actually know it was cauliflower rice at the time. I thought it was some kind of wild or basmati rice.
When I was told that I was eating cauliflower, I was stunned.
“This is cauliflower?” I said. (more…)