Summer's Blog

Use Fitness and Exercise as a Positive Outlet

October 31, 2014

We all know the importance of having positive outlets. You may enjoy the arts, watching or participating, maybe you enjoy reading or writing - or maybe you prefer to play board or video games.

But what about a beneficial outlet? Sure, the above mentioned are all wonderful, however, there is a true magic to using fitness as an outlet.  The benefits of exercise have time and again been proven with scientific studies. So, how is one to use exercise as an outlet?

The Rules

July 17, 2013

I tend to tell clients, colleagues, and anyone else I cross paths with that there are no set rules when it comes to getting and staying in shape; there are only guidelines. However, there are some rules that work for everyone, no matter what.

Exercise: More Effective for Depression Than Drugs

May 8, 2013

Exercise has well-known anti-depressive effects... but is it enough?

Proper Gym Etiquette

March 26, 2012

Everyone knows the basics of gym Etiquette...don’t they?

As a health club guest, sometimes following proper gym etiquette seems like common sense, while other times it may seem like there is absolutely no point to it what so ever.  On the other side of the fence, as a gym rat or a health club professional, it may be quite annoying and sometimes even dangerous when some Schmoe has carelessly left weights out in the middle of the floor or left plates on a bar unsecurely - or better yet; plates left leaning up against another machine. Rack your weights after use, people!  Proper gym etiquette explained, plain and simple.

The Best Home Cardio Machine

March 06, 2012

 With everything that goes on in your life, it can often be a challenge to get your cardiovascular exercise on a regular basis, let alone have the energy for it.  What if I told you there is something that could build a bridge between your hectic life and the cardio you are constantly postponing?  Read on and find out!

First Official Strongman Certification for Trainers

November 13, 2011

Visionary Hans Pirman and The World's Strongest Man 2001 Svend Karlsen created the first certification for Strongman Training, which was just concluded this weekend in New York City at Global Strongman Gym!

Slow Metabolism? I Thin(k) Not!

October 16, 2011

Everyone’s body changes. Your body changes.  My body changes.  The good news is that we can direct many of these changes, and these changes do not have to go in a negative direction.

Can Fit and Busy Go Hand in Hand?

October 09, 2011

Can you fit a workout program into a busy and potentially inconsistent schedule? Read on to see some suggestions on how to do just that.

Eating right on a budget: What to Buy that’s healthy and inexpensive

September 05, 2011

In the last entry of Eating Right on a budget, we went over the techniques that will allow you to shop happier and distraction free. In this entry, we are going to go over the foods that will not only save you money, but also help you achieve your fitness goals.

Eating right on a budget: Fail-Proof Shopping

August 07, 2011

We want to save on money and save on calories; they can go hand in hand, and I will show you how. Eating healthy does not have to be expensive; you can lose weight and save money while doing it.

Fixing the "Don't Waste Food" Syndrome

July 23, 2011

Do you feel an urge to eat food or else it will “go to waste”?  Do you feel ashamed or guilty when you waste food? From this day on, this mentality no longer applies to you.

Reform Your Body with TRX

July 14, 2011

The TRX is an amazing workout device. Find out why I value it so much in a complete workout program.

Body Part Envy and Photoshop Image Distortion

July 05, 2011

From celebrity body part obsessions and Photoshop alterations, we as a society have to ask ourselves What is real beauty? Or even further, what is even real at all?

The Power of Positive Distractions

June 29, 2011

“You have to eat me!”

Do you feel like food won’t shut up until you’ve eaten it? All of it?