November 18, 2019

Does Your Diet Pass the Eye Test?

When I’m training someone in the gym, a question that’s constantly on my mind is “Does this movement pass the eye test?”. This isn’t something that can only be answered by a fitness professional.  (That being said, having watched dozens of “fit pros” train clients, many of them don’t know the “answers” to the “eye test”.  But again, you don’t have to be a fit pro to accurately judge something.) I look at it like this.  My daughter dances.  Because of this, we were once […]
August 29, 2018

Hara Hachi Bu and You!

Although what you eat is important to losing fat, how you eat is equally, if not more, important. In The 5 Habits of Highly Effective Eating, the first habit is “eat slowly to 80% full”.  If you apply these two “anchor” habits—regardless of where you’re eating, what you’re eating, or whomever you’re eating with—you can have fat-loss success.  I cover eating slowly here.  This article is focused on the latter of the two—eating to 80% full.  (Note: until you’ve developed some level of mastery with […]
August 15, 2018

Ain’t No Perfect

If you’ve subscribed to our email list, “liked” us on Facebook, or are simply making the time to read this, I’ll assume you’ve taken an interest in improving some aspect of your health and fitness. And I’m gonna also assume it’s not the first time you’ve taken an interest. If I’m correct, what have you tried in the past? What worked well? What didn’t? Regardless, I’m sure you had a plan (you did have a plan, didn’t you?) to follow. Your plan may have looked […]
July 20, 2017

Wanna Lose Fat? Why Weight?!

I met with a client recently.  I guess, technically, I’ve met with a lot of clients recently, but I’m thinking about this particular client.  He and I met a little over two months ago.  We spent a couple of hours discussing what needed to be done to lose weight.  The first hour was spent discussing nutrition strategies.  The second hour was spent going over the weight training program I designed for him.  At the end of our session, we scheduled our next appointment, which brings us to […]
May 12, 2017

Exercise Doesn’t Work

Do you exercise at least five days a week and weigh the same as you did when you began exercising? If so, sounds about right. What I’m about to say may upset a lot of people—my clients, exercisers employing the services of other personal trainers, exercisers not employing the services of trainers, those new to exercise, veteran exercisers, and my fellow personal training brethren and sistren. (There, I think I got everyone.) For what it’s worth, it hurts me to even say it. Exercise doesn’t […]