Fitness Advice you Should Never Listen to

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Fitness Advice you Should Never Listen to

If you’re no stranger to the gym, i'm sure you’re familiar with this scenario: Stranger comes up to you and offers advice on how you should be performing an exercise, or how many days you should be working out, or how to eat… 

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Effects of Aging on the Human Body

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Effects of Aging on the Human Body

Aging, its one of life’s inevitable processes that we all go through. Some people age well, and some, well not so much. For today’s article I am going to discuss what happens to our bodies as we age, and how regular exercise can help to slow the process...

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Women and Strength Training: The Myths vs. The Facts

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Women and Strength Training: The Myths vs. The Facts

We’ve all heard this one before “I don’t want to lift weights because I don’t want to get bulky.” This single idea has kept countless numbers of women from lifting weights. Today I am going to debunk some common myths about strength training for women, and talk about the numerous benefits!

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10 Simple ways to Kickstart your Weight Loss

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10 Simple ways to Kickstart your Weight Loss

The title may be a little misleading here, those of you who have been trying know that weight loss isn’t really simple! The steps you can take are quite simple, but the act of putting them into practice and staying consistent is what challenges most people...

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Why Don't I Look Like That?

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Why Don't I Look Like That?

Chances are, at some point in your life you’ve looked at a person's body and said to yourself, “I want to look like that!” Years later, you find that you still don’t look like that even though you have been working your butt off in the gym and eating as healthy as you possibly can… what's the deal?! Here’s why…

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How Many Times per Week Should I Workout?

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How Many Times per Week Should I Workout?

As long as there’s still gym’s around, there'll be people telling you what you should do, and how often you should do it. But what works for one person, might not be the same thing that would work for another person. For this article I will cover the basics of how many times the average person should be working out each week...

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How Many Meals Per Day Should I Be Eating?

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How Many Meals Per Day Should I Be Eating?

This topic has become more and more talked about in health and fitness lately. You’ll hear one side of the story saying that 6 meals per day is the magic number, yet the other side will say that 3-4 meals is just fine… so which is it?? Lets find out...

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Top 10 Reasons you STILL Can't Lose Weight

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Top 10 Reasons you STILL Can't Lose Weight

Today i’ll be covering 10 of the most common reasons people can’t seem to shed those unwanted pounds, even though they feel as though they should be. Lots of times, people come up with some pretty crazy reasons (excuses) as to why they personally can’t lose weight, but here are my top 10...

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Eat This, Not That!

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Eat This, Not That!

Today’s article will be less like a standard article of mine, and more like a list. A list of simple food swaps that can help you reduce the number of calories you ingest daily and therefore help you in your weight loss journey...

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Stop Judging Workout Effectiveness by Your Soreness

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Stop Judging Workout Effectiveness by Your Soreness

As a trainer I see it every single day, someone judging the quality of their workouts by how sore they are the following 1-2 days. Often times, if they are not sore from a workout they feel like they didn’t accomplish anything or that it wasn’t an effective workout at all! But this couldn’t be further from the truth...

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How to train for YOUR goal

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How to train for YOUR goal

It goes without saying that people with different goals should be training with different methods. Someone who only wants to gain muscle should not be doing strictly cardio 5-6 days per week, and someone who’s main goal is to lose fat shouldn’t be only lifting heavy weight 5-6 days per week...

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The Scoop on Protein Supplements

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The Scoop on Protein Supplements

In the ever changing and confusing world of supplements, there are now more options than ever, and each claims to be the best! However, “best” is a relative term and really depends on the individual...

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The Low Down on Supplements

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The Low Down on Supplements

The world of supplements is a massively huge, crazy, confusing, expensive thing. Its safe to say that almost every single person who exercises has taken some kind of supplement at one point in their life. The fitness world makes us think we need them...

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Preparation - The Name of the Game!

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Preparation - The Name of the Game!

Have you ever noticed that the things you’re prepared for in life are a heck of a lot easier to get through than the things you aren’t prepared for? For example, exams, family parties, holidays, interviews, relationships, etc… virtually everything is better when its planned out ahead of time...

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The Truth About Abs

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The Truth About Abs

Oh boy here we go… one of the most talked about yet most misunderstood topics in all of health and nutrition… the illustrious and illusive abs! How many times have you seen articles and ads telling you how you can have an amazing 6-pack? Hundreds if not thousands. And how many of those articles and ads are telling you different things about how to get them? Almost all of them! Truth is...

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Meal Timing & Exercise

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Meal Timing & Exercise

You’ve heard it said over and over again, “exercise is only half of the equation, diet and nutrition is just as important, if not more-so.” But nutrition covers such a wide variety of sub-topics, it would be impossible to cover it all in one small newsletter. For the sake of today’s article, I am going to talk about the importance of meal timing, more specifically before and after you workout.

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My Biggest Fitness Mistakes

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My Biggest Fitness Mistakes

Throughout the past 15 years i’ve undoubtedly made hundreds or even thousands of mistakes. We all make mistakes every single day, and as long as we learn from them that is absolutely acceptable. Today I am going to talk to you about the biggest mistake I ever made, and hopefully help you learn from my own experience. There are so many ways you can go wrong with your diet and exercise! You could be doing a no carb diet, neglecting weight training and strictly doing cardio, exercising every day but not paying attention to diet, believing in miracle pills and wasting your money, not getting enough sleep, etc… But if theres ONE big mistake i’ve made that I want to make sure you all don’t make, its that...

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Why Fitness Pictures in Magazines Piss me off

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Why Fitness Pictures in Magazines Piss me off

The other day I was flipping through a fitness magazine and thinking to myself, “Man, I wish I looked like that guy, and that guy too… AND this guy!” We’ve all had that ideal physique that we strive for, and often time see it in magazine photoshoots. These images portray people with shredded abs, defined muscles everywhere you look, tan, smiling, and probably wearing too little clothing to really be working out in a gym. Well hate to break it to you guys, but 99% of the time these people don’t even come close to looking like that! And here’s what I mean…

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My 3 Favorite Compound Exercises

I’ve had many people ask me over the years about what the BEST exercises are. And quite honestly, thats a very hard question to answer. Throughout my week I usually do about 40 different exercises hitting every single muscle group in the body, and they’re ALL great exercises! If by BEST someone were to mean most efficient, then thats a different question which can be answered a little easier.  Read on to find out...

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