Exercise And Mental Health

I don’t mean to start this mental health article out on a downer but a good friend of mine recently took his own life. And he seemed to have it all together. He Was happily married man of 5 years … Read More

Strength Training for Arthritis 101

Note- These is general advice on exercising with arthritis. It doesn’t attempt to differentiate between the different types of arthritis and the pain it causes. If you’ve never strength trained before, please consult your doctor. Our bones (and bodies) are … Read More

Client Spotlight- Overcoming obstacles

Note- This person wishes to remain anonymous, so his name is changed. Recently, Mike hired me to help him lose weight, help ease his chronic pain and to improve his health. Nothing earth shattering here, because most people hire personal … Read More

5 considerations for the older exerciser……

Ever heard of the saying ‘you’re as only as old as you feel’ or ‘you’re only as old as the person you feel?’ According to this line of thinking, I’m an old dude. Now if my wife reads this, I’m … Read More

Do (what works for) you………

In fitness as in life, there are no absolutes. However, according to the so-called fitness influencers on social media or broadcast media you must do A, B, C to get X, Y and Z. Because if it works for them, … Read More

Limit your mistakes

Starting your fitness journey when everything is shiny, and the gains are coming thick and fast is exciting. You feel like you can’t do anything wrong because every weight you touch turns to muscle. OR You’ve been in this game … Read More

10 Commandments of Health & Fitness

Now God didn’t etch these in stone and send these down through the clouds nor did I perform any miracles like part the Red Sea. So, in that respect, they’re up for debate. However, after being around the fitness industry … Read More

Fitness myths that hang around like a bad smell

Some people are suckers for a good myth like Elvis is alive and well hasn’t left the building Loch ness monster plays a good game of hide and seek Red bull will give you wings Your cat really cares about … Read More

What the fitness industry doesn’t tell you

Can you keep a secret? I can’t, I’m lousy at it. My loose lips have sunk many a friendship. Read on because I’m at it again. There are health professionals out there in cyberspace who claim to have secret methods … Read More

What you need to know about sets

Note- This article first appeared here. This is an edited version.  When I first started lifting, I had no idea about all the different types sets. When I went to the gym, I would saunter over to the dumbbell rack … Read More