Developing consistency

I was shamed into weight training. My friend took one look at me without my shirt off (a long time ago) and strongly suggested if I ever wanted attention from the opposite sex that I needed to pick up a weight or two. I was so skinny at that time that I could run around … Continue reading Developing consistency

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Get into the swing

Cardiovascular exercise, otherwise known as punishment for that hamburger you ate last night, is often thought of as slogging on the treadmill while watching episodes of The Price is Right. Sounds like a blast right? Now that strange looking black cannonball thing with a handle at your gym could make your cardio tolerable. Also it … Continue reading Get into the swing

Matches made in exercise heaven

Note- This was first published here. This is an edited version.  Some things are better together. Like- Peanut butter and jelly Eggs and bacon (granted, almost anything goes with bacon) Scotty Pippen and Michael Jordan Bicep curls and mirrors Each of the above can stand alone in its own right, no question. But when you … Continue reading Matches made in exercise heaven

Why are we getting fat?

Why are we getting fat? On face value, that’s easy one to answer. People consume more calories than they burn, and we sit on our butts more than we should. Due to the wonders of modern technology and the modern workplace, we have less reason to move than ever before. We don’t go out and … Continue reading Why are we getting fat?

Summer fitness tips

This is the time to kick back in the sun and not slave away in the gym. Thoughts should turn to the beach and drinking fancy concoctions with umbrellas in them and not to the squat rack. You shouldn’t let your body completely go to mush during the summer. No one likes to start from … Continue reading Summer fitness tips

Simple strength

Physical strength defined by the Macmillan Dictionary as “the physical energy that someone has to lift or move things.” This sounds hard because it is hard. Picking up and lifting heavy things in or out of the gym gets you out of your comfort zone quick. Lifting heavy things is not every one’s idea of … Continue reading Simple strength

How NOT to get results (from exercise)

Some people join the gym with great intentions and when things don’t go their way, they leave with bad intentions and go back to attacking their favorite pint of ice cream instead of the weights. In my role as a Personal trainer, I’ve seen people come in for a while, quit and then come back … Continue reading How NOT to get results (from exercise)