The 5 keys for fat loss and optimal fitness

People are always in search for the “secret” to weight loss and optimal health.  I’ve been in the fitness industry for 18 years now and I’m here to tell you…there is no secret! While there are a lot of factors that will make or break one’s success for optimal health, I have found there are […]

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Training Ropes

Using training ropes in your fitness routine provides a fun and unique type of training stimulus. The exerciser must train with a continuing velocity by using their arms to maintain a wave-like motion throughout the entire length of the rope leaving no lull in action!  Of course this is easier said then done…even highly fit […]

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Kettlebell Towel Swings

The Kettlebell Towel Swing has quickly become one of my favorite  exercises.  Not only is it different from most strength movements, but it really is a fun exercise.  It’s a great total body and core exercise that will help increase upper body strength, shoulder mobility, stability, and  rotational strength and power.  Give this one a […]

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Are there Crabs in your Bucket?

“You are the average of the five people closest to you.”  Take a moment to think about it.  Seriously…take a moment.  If you look closely at the five individuals of your inner circle, collectively you will share similarities in socioeconomic status, hobbies,  and of course nutrition and exercise habits.  With this in mind, you need […]

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Lessons Learned from Spartan

Two days removed from the Spartan Race, I sit here and write with a respectable amount of confidence that I’ve finally washed away all the mud from those “difficult to reach” spots. However, I’m still left with an insatiable itch for more. As I reflect on all the filthy goodness the Spartan brings, it got […]

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How to do a pre-workout warm up

Many of us know we should warm up prior to exercising, but still it’s often the most neglected part of a workout.  Walk into any gym and you’ll see many people on a treadmill, bicycle or elliptical machine for the minimum five minutes before making their way to the workout floor.  Not necessarily the most […]

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No Gym? No Problem!

Let’s face it.  Getting to the gym this time of year is hard.  Kids are out of school, family vacations, business travel, etc.  Besides, when it’s 80 and sunny, the gym may not seem as appealing as it did a few short months ago.  For whatever reason many of us face the same challenge getting […]

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