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Choose the Lesser Evil

Life, just like fitness requires balance. Fitness is never ending. There is no final destination of optimal fitness. We do know what the side effects of a lack of fitness are though. Sickness, disease, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disorders and ultimately death. So what are the side effects of fitness? Health, happiness, confidence, strength, endurance, vitality, good looks and ultimately death. ….Whoa, whoa, whoa….did I say death is a side effect of fitness? How morbid! If you haven’t grasped this concept[…]

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Suck It Up! Client Story Part 4

Guest post by a current coaching client: Suck it up! This is what I kept telling myself while doing a regular training session in the massive Florida mid-day heat, all courtesy of New Port Richey Bootcamp with Derek Kuryliw leading the way. Honestly though it was an intense training session followed by a wonderfully brutal outdoor jungle gym type workout. Yes, you read correctly… “Wonderfully brutal”. When we are disciplining ourselves to train and eat right I find it is[…]

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The Incredible, Edible Egg (the Yolks too!)

In a world full of misinformation about nutrition, somehow most people now mistakenly think that the egg yolk is the worst part of the egg, when in fact, the YOLK IS THE HEALTHIEST PART OF THE EGG!   By throwing out the yolk and only eating egg whites, you’re essentially throwing out the most nutrient dense, antioxidant-rich, vitamin and mineral loaded portion of the egg. The yolks contain so many B-vitamins, trace minerals, vitamin A, folate, choline, lutein, and other[…]

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They May Never Understand – Client Story Part 3

Guest post by a client: Picture this. You decide you want to get healthier and challenge yourself. You’ve committed to a specific goal. You train hard and you change your diet to meet the needs of this goal. Then boom it happens. A neighbor asks why you are walking so funny “did you hurt your leg?” Your response, in excitement, “No, I had a wicked training session and I’m sore”. Their response will shock you. Oh my goodness, why do[…]

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Do What Works – Client Story Part 2

Guest post by a current client: As a past fitness professional I get a lot of emails saying “check out what I just bought” or “this program lets you eat what you want”. I am not knocking any specific program when I say this “do what works for you”. Everyone is unique. Each body works in different ways, our digestive systems, metabolism and cardiovascular systems. Sure we were all made with the same ingredients, however over time we have put[…]

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Fitness success comes in all ages, shapes and sizes

“I’ve tried everything and never see a change” “No matter what I do, I can never lose this stupid belly.” “I feel better but I’m not sure I see a change.” Does any of this sound familiar? These are exact comments from 2 of my longtime bootcampers, April Kalloch and Andrea Ciciretti. These 2 bootcampers also happen to be our top 2 finishers in our recent 21 Day Beach Body Jumpstart fitness challenge. The rules were simple, on day 1[…]

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5 Tips to Make Smoothies Your Secret Weight Loss Weapon

One of my earliest memories of becoming a gym rat was drinking my first protein shake. Wow was it horrible! They all couldn’t be this bad could they? The harsh reality was YES!! Luckily for all of us, protein shakes and meal replacement powders have come a long way since then. In fact I would go as far as to say some protein powders are delicious! 5 Tips to Make Smoothies Your Secret Weight Loss Weapon Not only have the[…]

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Starting Over (a client story)

Starting over….again. What’s that saying? If at first you don’t succeed; try, try again? Something like that. That sums up where I am. I’ve been fit and health conscience for most of my adult life, but something was missing. As a personal trainer and fitness instructor I rarely made my training sessions my top priority because I was always helping others achieve their best (leaving me with little to no energy). Don’t get me wrong, I loved every moment of[…]

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