Fitness Archive

  • If you’ve been in the fitness world for a while, you may have heard about the concept of nutrient timing, or the theory that when you eat, may have just...

    Nutrient Timing: Does When You Eat Matter?

    If you’ve been in the fitness world for a while, you may have heard about the concept of nutrient timing, or the theory that when you eat, may have just...

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  • This is an article I wrote for a local supplement company called Nutrasumma. You can view the article on their website HERE Don’t get caught up in the myriad of...

    Beyond the Benefits of BCAA’s

    This is an article I wrote for a local supplement company called Nutrasumma. You can view the article on their website HERE Don’t get caught up in the myriad of...

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  • What if I told you that there was a way to lose body fat that caters to your unique body type. A multifactorial model that assesses not just how much...

    What Your Body Fat Says About You

    What if I told you that there was a way to lose body fat that caters to your unique body type. A multifactorial model that assesses not just how much...

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  • 10 Strategies to Beat the Holiday Bulge: published in Scottsdale Health Magazine (November 2013) Check out the magazine ——-> HERE

    10 Strategies to Beat the Holiday Bulge

    10 Strategies to Beat the Holiday Bulge: published in Scottsdale Health Magazine (November 2013) Check out the magazine ——-> HERE

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  • You know the saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day”? I think that quote is very relevant as it pertains to you and your health-related new years goals. Often we...

    Building Up to Fat Loss

    You know the saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day”? I think that quote is very relevant as it pertains to you and your health-related new years goals. Often we...

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  • Eating out doesn’t have to be challenging. Simply knowing what to look for can be the difference between a 250 calorie meal and a 1000 calorie meal. Face it, we...

    How to Eat Healthy on the Go

    Eating out doesn’t have to be challenging. Simply knowing what to look for can be the difference between a 250 calorie meal and a 1000 calorie meal. Face it, we...

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  • This article is from our November 2011 newsletter [LINK]: Most people set goals this time of year, usually revolving around weight loss through increased exercise and “better” food choices. While...

    Goal Setting Made Simple

    This article is from our November 2011 newsletter [LINK]: Most people set goals this time of year, usually revolving around weight loss through increased exercise and “better” food choices. While...

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  • In part one of “How your Scale is Holding you Back”, we touched on two very important points regarding effective fat loss: 1) Scale weight is an unreliable indicator of...

    How your Scale is Holding you Back: Part 2

    In part one of “How your Scale is Holding you Back”, we touched on two very important points regarding effective fat loss: 1) Scale weight is an unreliable indicator of...

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  • *This article was recently published in Scottsdale Health Magazine: View it HERE How Your Scale is Holding You Back: Part 1 Weight loss and fat loss are often two very...

    How your Scale is Holding you Back: Part 1

    *This article was recently published in Scottsdale Health Magazine: View it HERE How Your Scale is Holding You Back: Part 1 Weight loss and fat loss are often two very...

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  • Here’s a great little “Rant” from one of my body fat loss clients, Michele Balzano: “Everyone is curious to how to lose weight and get in shape. I am no...

    Get in Shape “Rant”

    Here’s a great little “Rant” from one of my body fat loss clients, Michele Balzano: “Everyone is curious to how to lose weight and get in shape. I am no...

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  • You Are Your Goals Most people set goals this time of year, usually revolving around weight loss through increased exercise and “better” food choices.  While these are perfectly normal and...

    What is your New Years Resolution? Weight Loss?

    You Are Your Goals Most people set goals this time of year, usually revolving around weight loss through increased exercise and “better” food choices.  While these are perfectly normal and...

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  • How to Effectively Reduce Inflammation Achy back, sore knees, stiff neck, joint paint. Whether it’s getting out of bed, warming up on the range, post-workout soreness, physical trauma, or the...

    The WHOLE Truth about Inflammation

    How to Effectively Reduce Inflammation Achy back, sore knees, stiff neck, joint paint. Whether it’s getting out of bed, warming up on the range, post-workout soreness, physical trauma, or the...

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  • I used to be hardcore into “functional training”. Meaning, I wanted to use exercises that would train people in multiple planes of motion, often including some sort of stabilization on...

    Are Weight Machines Bad for You?

    I used to be hardcore into “functional training”. Meaning, I wanted to use exercises that would train people in multiple planes of motion, often including some sort of stabilization on...

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  • While we are all genetically predisposed to store stubborn body fat in unwanted areas, it seems there’s a direct correlation between the types of foods that we eat and where...

    How to Get Leaner Legs

    While we are all genetically predisposed to store stubborn body fat in unwanted areas, it seems there’s a direct correlation between the types of foods that we eat and where...

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  • My clients know that there’s no such thing as an “easy” way to lose weight. It takes hard work in the gym, optimal nutrition and lifestyle modifications. While not everyone...

    Burn Body Fat Effortlessly

    My clients know that there’s no such thing as an “easy” way to lose weight. It takes hard work in the gym, optimal nutrition and lifestyle modifications. While not everyone...

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  • Question: Is it true that not eating before a morning workout enables you to burn more fat? Answer: This is an extremely common fat burning strategy used by fitness enthusiasts...

    Should You Eat Before Exercising in the Morning?

    Question: Is it true that not eating before a morning workout enables you to burn more fat? Answer: This is an extremely common fat burning strategy used by fitness enthusiasts...

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  • Ever heard the saying “you are what you eat”? Well, that’s not exactly accurate. I prefer to say, “You are what you digest, absorb and assimilate.” The digestive system supports...

    The Flu, Immunity, and You

    Ever heard the saying “you are what you eat”? Well, that’s not exactly accurate. I prefer to say, “You are what you digest, absorb and assimilate.” The digestive system supports...

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  • Q) When should I stretch? A) Assuming you’re the standard American who sits too much, doesn’t exercise enough, has increasingly poor posture and is resistant to the Body Systems diet...

    When Should I Stretch?

    Q) When should I stretch? A) Assuming you’re the standard American who sits too much, doesn’t exercise enough, has increasingly poor posture and is resistant to the Body Systems diet...

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  • Q) How do I lose body fat around my midsection? A) I used to say that there’s no such thing as “spot reduction”, meaning, you can’t lose body fat in...

    How Do I Lose Body Fat Around My Midsection?

    Q) How do I lose body fat around my midsection? A) I used to say that there’s no such thing as “spot reduction”, meaning, you can’t lose body fat in...

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  • Q) How can I stay committed to an exercise program when I’m so busy? A) I have yet to meet someone who has legitimately been “too busy” to find time...

    Committing to Your Exercise Plan

    Q) How can I stay committed to an exercise program when I’m so busy? A) I have yet to meet someone who has legitimately been “too busy” to find time...

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  • Q) How many days/week should I lift weights and for how long? A) It depends on numerous factors, like training status, age, body fat, goals, etc… Since most people want...

    Are Weights for Me?

    Q) How many days/week should I lift weights and for how long? A) It depends on numerous factors, like training status, age, body fat, goals, etc… Since most people want...

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  • When it comes to exercise, more is not always better. The days of 45 – 60 minute moderate intensity elliptical or treadmill workouts are over. The recent research suggests that...

    How Much Cardio is Enough?

    When it comes to exercise, more is not always better. The days of 45 – 60 minute moderate intensity elliptical or treadmill workouts are over. The recent research suggests that...

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  • I am writing this not for shear amusement, but out of necessity. The personal training industry is a joke. The average personal trainer lasts maybe 4-5 years before they move...

    5 Rules for Finding a QUALIFIED Personal Trainer

    I am writing this not for shear amusement, but out of necessity. The personal training industry is a joke. The average personal trainer lasts maybe 4-5 years before they move...

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