1. Be Smart about Gluten-Free Foods

    Are you going gluten-free?  If so, you are in good company.  Many Americans are reducing the gluten in their diets.  Some are doing this because they have a confirmed diagnosis of Celiac disease, some are gluten sensitive, and others are finding that reducing gluten aids them in weight loss. What is gluten? Gluten is a protein found in certain grains such as wheat, barley, rye, spelt and semoli…Read More

  2. Protect Your Brain from Alzheimer’s Disease

    Surveys have shown that there is something that Americans fear more than death.   It is Alzheimer’s disease.   For most of us, losing our personhood--those characteristics which makes us who we are--is a fate worse than death.  What is Alzheimer’s? Named after Alois Alzheimer, who discovered the condition in 1906, Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects the function of the brain by causin…Read More

  3. Minimum Effective Dosage: Train Smarter Not Harder

    There are few things as exciting as new boot campers eager to make serious lifestyle changes and make up for the lost time in their quest to get fit and healthy.  Their motivation and passion are contagious, and watching transformations is one of the most fulfilling aspects of being a trainer.  But in their excitement, many boot campers make a common mistake – overtraining.  The thinking goes…Read More

  4. Why You Need a Personal Trainer

    There’s a reason why celebrities and other highly successful people use coaches and trainers:  IT WORKS.   And that is why so many people are turning to personal trainers to help them move from mediocre to excellence in their pursuit of health, fitness and weight loss. The reality More than 91% of people who start an exercise program quit early—even before their new routine becomes a habit,…Read More

  5. Rest and Revitalize for Optimum Health

    Vacation season is in full swing.  Whether you are traveling to the mountains or the beach, it’s the time of year when many of us start planning for a much needed break from the daily grind.  When you think of getting fit, resting is probably not the first thing that comes to mind.  It is true that becoming healthy and fit involves work. It involves lots of effort and sweat and determination.…Read More

  6. It’s 100 degrees out- here’s how to keep up your fitness.

    It’s Summer!  Beat the Heat with these Summer Workout Tips Baby, it’s hot out there!   If you have been working out over the past winter and spring months, you may be surprised at the new challenges that summertime fitness throws at you.  Today is the first day of summer, and you are probably discovering that your body reacts to the heat and humidity differently than it does to cooler, dri…Read More

  7. 10 Ways to Torch 100 Calories

    Yeah, I know, it's not exactly super warm out for middle-of-June weather. But yesterday was June 21st, the official first day of summer and the longest day of the year! But, after that, the days start getting shorter again... When life steals your exercise time, however, you do not have to forgo your workout.  If you have just a few minutes, you can burn off 100 calories, get your heart pumping f…Read More

  8. Happy Father’s Day

    I have good news and bad news, Dads. First the bad news (because who doesn't like the bad news first): you can’t do it all. That long to-do list you have staring at you? Working harder, longer and more frantically will not help you get all your boxes checked. It just won't. The reason is that more tasks, more responsibilities, and more activities keep piling on, but the harder you try to do ever…Read More