Every client who steps into my gym has expectations of how they will do. Whether they are nervous because they feel out of shape, think they will do okay because they are in decent shape, or plan to crush it because they feel like an elite specimen, they all expect something. The first two folks … More Your Expectations are Worthless
Some of you reading this hate your job. You live for watching your investment accounts build up and the idea of drawing social security so that one day you can leave work, never go back, and kick your feet up in Florida or some other preferred destination. On a smaller scale you may do the … More The #1 Reason For Fitness Failure
“I’ll be happy when…” Ever told yourself that? I presume we all have. “If I had XYZ amount of money I would be happy” “If I had that newer car I would be happy” “If I was 25 pounds lighter I would be happy” I think it’s human nature that we see future milestones as … More I’ll Be Happy When…
“Thank you for asking, but no, I don’t want to do that.” How often do you say that? Answer: Not enough. The most common excuse I hear about someone not working out or eating better is their lack of time. I get it. Most of us feel like we don’t have any time left to … More Sometimes the Best Answer is No
If you are reading this, you likely don’t need to have the benefits of a higher protein diet explained to you. You already know protein is integral for building and sustaining lean muscle tissue. It also makes sure your time working out is not in vain and that you recover properly. If you didn’t know, … More The “High Protein” Food Scam
Is it stupid to do cardio? I don’t know. Is it stupid to drive a blue car? Well, if you hate the color blue then it probably is stupid. If you love it, it probably isn’t. Following? Let’s dive in. There are three types of people who do cardio. #1 You do cardio because you believe … More Is it Stupid to do Cardio?
Ladies. Have you ever said to yourself: “I won’t starve myself on 1200 calories a day to lose weight” “It works so well for the girls on Instagram, but I still look like this” “Things are going well, but the people in my fitness group on Facebook said I’m doing the wrong approach” Yes? That’s … More 3 Problems Woman Face in Fitness
If a poll was taken asking people how they would define a healthy person, my guess is that their first answer would be: Someone who is not overweight. Decent answer, but awful. What if you were 70 years old, had bad posture, shoulder pain, knee pain, overall muscle weakness, poor mobility, no aerobic conditioning, and … More Well, Sorry
Think of your favorite restaurant. Picture the things you like about going there. It’s probably is an experience that allows you to relax and get served something you enjoy. How about your favorite clothing store? You walk in, find a cool new shirt or pair of pants and walk out — or jog out depending on your … More How Do Personal Trainers Have a Job?
What age do you suppose your relative fitness and energy capability starts to see a downward trend? 40s? 30s? Certainly not 20s since most people would think this is prime time. How about 5 years old? DING DING DING, WE HAVE A WINNER. As soon as your toddler years are over, things are looking down. Grim. … More What Age Is Downhill?