Things that make you go Hmmmmm

March 27, 2007


1. Why do people say that “I will do ANYTHING to lose the weight” and refuse to do the most basic things necessary to do just that?

  • Analysis: People really do not mean that they will do anything. It is an empty statement that really means nothing, but still frustrating to hear.

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You are never too old………

March 22, 2007

  Last week I received a phone call from the grandfather of one of my athletes. Usually, when grandparents call it is to complain, or even to spread some bad news. I was figuring that this man’s granddaughter might have injured her knee and he was calling to let me know. I even thought that maybe he was calling to tell me what a great job I did with his granddaughter because she was able to make varsity as a sophomore. It was none of those things.  

I had it all backwards. Read the rest of this entry »

Why does HIIT work so well?

March 21, 2007


I read something on a popular internet message board recently that prompted me write this. Although HIIT makes total sense once it is explained, I know many that are still struggling with the how and more so the why of it all.   Read the rest of this entry »

Summer Summertime

March 20, 2007


“school is out and it’s a sort of a buzz
a back then I didn’t really know what it was
but now I see what have of this
the way that people respond to summer madness
the weather is hot and girls are dressing less
and checking out the fellas to tell ’em who’s best”

 Spring is in the air, and that means one thing to me…summer is not too far behind.  Personally, summer has always been my favorite time of the year. Like many people, I love the beach and ocean. I love to be outside when it’s warm. I love to swim, wear shorts, sleep with the windows open, etc… OK, before this starts sounding like a cheesy biography (I just re-read what I wrote…it already does,) I do have a point. Summer is the time when most people like being outside doing summer things. Wearing fewer clothes than normal and having opportunities to bear their bodies to the public. I asked this question a month or so ago and I ask it again…are you ready?   Read the rest of this entry »

Battle of the Bulge…

March 9, 2007


Throughout the years, I have been lucky enough to do a lot of “different” things in this field. One of them was teaching. Yes, I was a teacher of high school and college sports medicine classes for years. I did this in conjunction with the training and coaching.  

Recently, there has been a lot on the news about obesity and some very disturbing stories have made the news about kids, as young as 7 years old, being trapped inside of a 200-400 pound bodies. Read the rest of this entry »

I failed my clients…

March 7, 2007


 Let me explain: 

Client “A”, as I will call him, has lost a ton of weight since working with me, has gained a bunch of solid muscle, and feels better than he ever has before. He looks great and has a world of self-confidence that he did not have before. So what is the problem? How could I have failed him? Seems like a success, right? Wrong!! Although all of those things are true, I still failed my client. You see, the physical part of this is easy. Getting people to lose large amounts of weight, putting on muscle and making people feel better is cake for me. It’s easy…like play. I am good at it. Read the rest of this entry »

Is today the day?

March 5, 2007


Is today the day? Is today the day you stop making excuses and start getting yourself into exceptional physical shape? 

Is today the day that you finally get out, find the gym and hammer out your workout? Is today the day that you finally hire that personal trainer to help you succeed? 

Is today the day that you realize that summertime is right around the bend and if you don’t start TODAY, you are going to have a very tough time achieving your physical goals? Read the rest of this entry »