Zombie-Survival-Kit-Messenger-Bag_28423-l

How to Change Your Poor Eating Environment in 3 Steps

It is said that we are a product of our environment. As levels of obesity rise in this country many fingers are pointed at our Built Environment. We are surrounded by unhealthy food options everywhere. Combine those options with our busy American work or study lifestyles and it is no wonder that despite being unhealthy […]

This Week’s Challenge: Timed Plank/ Jumping- Jacks Combo

    This week I’ve hit my client’s with a Plank Challenge towards the end of their workouts. The Challenge is very simple but not very easy. Here is a quick breakdown. Grab a timer and put 3 minutes (beginner), 5 minutes (fit), 7 minutes (athlete),  OR 10 minutes (stud!) on a stop watch. Start […]

31evhgZqD9L__SL500_AA300_

Cardio of the Week: 25/35 Rower Intervals

The 25/35 Rower Challenge will put a new twist on intervals. After a proper warm-up and familiarizing yourself with the Rower prepare to perform 12 “working” and “resting” intervals. On the Rower’s small screen you will need to identify the timer and your speed listed as “strokes per minute” or the number followed by “s/m”. […]

Light meal before exercise superior for fat loss

  It was once believed, even by myself, that fat loss would occur more so an empty stomach (fasted state) when exercising. Those who knew this technique would practice it by performing a cardio fat burning style workout first thing in the morning while glycogen stores were depleted via fasting through the night (not eating). […]

Awesome Exercise Invention of the Week: Tabata Pro IPhone app

Good thing for my clients. They seem to always be the ones showing me these cool new tech apps. After it was featured in Men’s Health Magazine a long time client Sean expressed his love for this Tabata app. Tabata allows you to set up your own intervals (we all know how much I advocate […]

Cardio of the Week: Speed

This week lets attack the treadmill and work on speed. If you follow my high intensity interval training programs you know I recommend a 2:1 ratio (2 minutes high/ 1 minute rest) which has proved to be the most effective to burn fat and calories. But… This week lets build our speed and keep the body […]

Ditch the machines- Cardio of the Week

Try this 25 minute program to shake things up- You will need: Jump rope kettlebell (2kg or 4kg) Clock or stopwatch Follow this simple yet effective circuit- 1. Single arm kettlebell swing – Perform this for 2 total minutes, switching arms every minute without break 2. Jump rope – Immediately pick up your jump rope and jump […]

What you need to understand about cardio (part 2)

  Hopefully yesterday’s post has shed some light on what CARDIO actually is. What we learned is that most of us are performing “aerobics” to burn calories but are not necessarily performing cardiorespitory (cardiovascular) exercise. Since most of you have goals of shedding fat let’s review two forms of CARDIO that will help you. Anaerobic Cardio […]

cardio3

What you need to understand about cardio

Writing this post and allowing you to change your perception of “cardio” is very important to me. I want to change your perception by clearing up the definitions of terms that are over-used and misinterpreted in the fitness industry. I will also explain how their misunderstanding is keeping you back from reaching your goals. Society’s developed definition […]