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?
When some people lock in with their nutrition they are able to see every eating decision as black and white. “This food or drink is either helping me or hurting me get to my goals”. This is a good approach. It’s simplistic, logical and my personal preference. No matter where you go or who you are … More Getting Over Addiction
There are certain topics I don’t care to write about because of the rabbit hole that inevitably unwinds when broaching such areas. This is going to be one of them. Oh well. Distance running is not a net positive long term fitness approach. If you sense yourself lowering your eyebrows, clenching your jaw, and flaring … More So, Is Running Good For You?
I hate excuses. Which is why the above picture is of one of the walls at my gym. I tolerate “reasons” for failure for a period of time, but not excuses. What’s the difference? Let me tell you a story. Chuck travels a lot for work. He is on the run nonstop. Airport to airport, … More Do You Give Excuses or Reasons?
I work with clients in my private studio. Aside from me and my chocolate Labrador Kiva, there are no eyes on you in my one-on-one sessions. When you are here, you can feel comfortable to make mistakes, look silly learning new things, and not feel intimidated. Assuming a client also trains on their own outside … More Intimidation in the Gym
It is broadly accepted that with old age comes diminished physical capabilities. Falls. Trips. Grabbing on to things for help. Instability. On and on. I am not a magician nor do I know any who can make an 80-year old function like a 40-year old. What I do know is that the vast majority of … More The 5 Secrets to Feeling Good In Old Age
Think of one thing in your life that’s great and you have pride in. -Your perfectly maintained lawn and landscape at your home. -Your continual success in your career. -Your children who turned out to be responsible and hard working. -Your well-funded retirement account. All things that are impressive in their own right and not … More Why the Perfect Program Won’t Fix You
Fitness has many forms and they all have different requirements. Bodybuilding Powerlifting Muscular Endurance Aerobic Endurance Yoga Bootcamp style workouts Metabolic Training Step Classes Pure Barre Plyometrics The list goes on and on. But, who is awesome at every single one? No one. You can be decent at all of them, but you will never … More Why You Are in Shape Yet Totally Out of Shape