Metabolic Conditioning

Most people’s primary motivation for working out involves weight loss.  Traditionally, experts suggest doing a minimum of thirty minutes of cardiovascular exercise at a moderate intensity three to five times a week in conjunction with resistance training two to three times per week.  Realistically most of us can’t commit that much time to the gym. […]

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Tips for Getting the Family Fit

Is seems like only yesterday, a beautiful spring day is already on the horizon and with only 12 hours of daylight to enjoy it.  Quickly I inhale my cereal before congregating outside with the rest of my friends for a marathon of outdoor activity.  Anything and everything is on the agenda.  Home run derby, a […]

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Determination and Consistency Equals Excellence!

When I started working out with Jason I thought I was in shape. I had finished a few triathlons, ran 10k’s, half-marathons, and one marathon. I had lost 35 lbs mostly through exercise and diet modifications. THEN I GOT STUCK. I could run a marathon but I wasn’t in very good shape. I had learned […]

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What Supplements Should I Take?

As a trainer I’m constantly asked about what supplements are the best…  particularly for fat loss.  Now I’m always a little leery of products with terms like “shredd”…”thermoboost”…”lipozene”…etc. The reality is that many supplement companies do an effective job at marketing their product as the miracle breakthrough to monumental fat loss…the holy grail if you […]

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The Iron – by Henry Rollins

Few stories have resonated more with me than “The Iron” by Henry Rollins. Henry Rollins is an American spoken word artist, writer, journalist, comedian, publisher, actor, radio DJ, activist and musician. Not only is the story motivating, but Mr. Rollins perfectly shows the parallels between lifting and the life’s lessons. Want to develop true character, […]

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TRX Plank to Handstand

This is one of my favorite TRX exercises.  Primarily for it’s challenges to the core and upper body.  Before attempting this exercise there are obviously some things that you need to consider… First is core stability.  As a prerequisite you should be able to hold a plank with your feet suspended in the TRX at […]

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