I Can EAT! :)

Posted on September 3, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

I Can EAT!  :)

Yes, I am a personal trainer. Yes, I own my own fitness business. And, yes, I do look the part. But, it doesn’t come easy. I train hard. Harder than most. I try to “wrangle” in my eating. I eat clean most of the time. But, I’m human…I have cravings just like everyone else. Cravings for a big juicy cheeseburger. Cravings for a hot fudge sundae. Oh, and how about hot, crispy french fries? Come on!! When I indulge in those cravings, I gain weight. Yep.
You see just because I’m a trainer doesn’t mean I have some kind of genetic gift for burning calories more efficiently than anyone else. I have to stay on top of my food intake. All. The. Time.
I get tired of it sometimes. Just like you do. But, one thing I can offer you is to learn from all the dumb stuff I have done and to work with the process. I tell my members that boot camp is a mix of science and art. What I mean is that I know what the biology and the physiology of our bodies is and how it works. I have a pretty good understanding of metabolism and how to fire it up like a rocket ship. But, if our workout was all scientific…..you would be sooooooooo bored by it. Here’s where the art comes in. Any good trainer worth his or her spandex will tell you that exercise design is the bread and butter (pun intended) of their fitness business. Any kid fresh out of college with an exercise physiology degree can design a workout. However, it takes creativity, experience, and originality to make a workout memorable and worth coming back for day after day. That is something I love to do; actually I love that the best! I love to come up with a challenging workout that is true to the science part and a fun workout that is true to the art part.
Back to eating…..
There’s no mystery to it. There’s no magic pill. There’s no genetic gift here….it’s being consistent and persistent and believing in the process; which I do.
So, even though I love to eat I make a conscious effort each and every day to make good food decisions. Luckily for me I like to eat pretty much everything. So, I’m happy eating a kale salad and some fresh fruit. Yes, that was a learned behavior, too. I grew up on McDonald’s and Burger King. I didn’t know the difference between a kale and a tofu 10 years ago. Knowledge is power and information is what you need especially when it comes to what you are putting in your mouth and body. We do more research on buying a car than what we eat. We have to change that perspective.
So, how about you…do you like to eat? Wouldn’t like to eat to power your body? Come join us and look at eating in a whole new light! Cheers!

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Where Will You Be In April?

Posted on January 15, 2013. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

Where Will You Be In April?

You’ve seen this happen every year: The gyms are filled to the brim with people at the beginning of the New Year. By late February and early March, they are all gone once again. Don’t worry, they’ll be back next year…..
Why does this happen? Year after year after year. My theory is people start with the best of intentions to be sure. But, what they aren’t sure of is how to get results. They walk into the gym that first day and look at the equipment. They circle the rack of dumbbells…..they look at the clock…..they decide they will walk on the treadmill. And, they do. But, they don’t know how long they should go or at what speed/incline. Should they lift weights? Oh boy, there’s a whole additional issue. What kind of weights? Dumbbells? Barbells? Machines? Kettlebells? And how many reps? How many sets? How heavy?
Because most people aren’t sure what to do in the gym, they don’t get the best results. When they aren’t getting results they get frustrated. Then they quit. I get it.
That’s where I come in. I am a certified personal trainer. I stay on top of my business and stay updated on the latest and greatest in fitness/health. This is my lifelong passion.
I design our boot camp workouts to work like “metabolic barn burners”. And, most importantly, I get results. It’s what drives me.
So, there’s more to this story…..on that first unseasonably warm spring day we get; you know the one. It’s usually in April, but it can happen in March, too. That day when the sun is shining and it’s warm outside. It’s the first day in months when we can actually be outside without our big winter jackets on. People come outside in t-shirts in order to feel the sun on their skin. That day my phone rings off the hook. People want to join boot camp in droves. What happens is they are out in a t-shirt for the first time in months and they notice their triceps muscle is jiggly. Their buns are like jello and their bellies are overlapping their belts. I welcome them all with open arms. And, I’ll get them results, too. However, I can’t help but think about my boot campers..they have been training all winter. And, when that first warm day comes, they take their coats off and rock their t-shirts!
So, where will you be in April?

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