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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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4 Exercise Tips for the Working Mom

With the pressures of daily life, sometimes working out regularly can become difficult for a working mom. The excessive stress at the office, coupled with the stress of taking care of their family, sometimes makes it impossible to stick to a weight loss plan. That said, don’t let stress become an excuse for avoiding exercises altogether! Every one of us has only 24 hours allotted in a day, so if you can fit in all of your daily activities within that[…]

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The Dirty “30” Workout!

This is an article I wrote a few days before my 30th birthday in 2013: So as I write this I am looking out the window at another April rain shower to start our day. In 3 days (April 7th for you gift givers) I will be celebrating my 30th birthday! While most people tend to shy away from their age and weight numbers, this is a number that I am proud of. As I always say, there is no[…]

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I’m too old to workout!

Fitness comes in all shapes, sizes, strengths and weakness. I often get the question “how young is too young for my kid to start working out?” …or even more often I hear the statement “I’m too old to work out with you!” The answer to the first question and the previous statement is, if you want to improve your current state of health, endurance, strength or energy…every age should work out! Let me tell you about two clients that have really stood[…]

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Are Headaches Affecting Your Workouts?

Headaches are the number one condition that affects more people than any other and is the primary reason for over the counter drug sales in our country.  It is amazing that “a tiny little pill” can relieve or even take away a headache. An occasional headache conquered by an occasional “little pill” is no doubt a success story.  However, if you need to take 5 or 6 a week, let alone 5 or 6 a day, then this is an[…]

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Welcome to, the place where you can learn more about weight loss from a certified personal trainer. I try to provide the best information of my knowledge to help you meet your goals. Whether it is fitness, bodybuilding, or just general health, my site will help you stay on track, and give quality information for meeting your goals.

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