Archive | April, 2012

Success Principle: Ask for Help

Summer is quickly approaching, that’s right, summer. Is your body where you thought it would be at this point in the year? It’s okay; we all sometimes have grand plans that don’t materialize in the time frame that we would like. But to be successful in any area of life is to know when to […]

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Nutrition Tip of the Week: Eat More Food

How many times have you starved yourself into either not losing weight or even gaining the weight back from your latest diet plan. Most diets and most people make a huge mistake and cut so many calories out of their meal plans that they put their bodies into what we call protection or starvation mode. […]

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Resolving Our Differences

I talk to a lot of people everyday. I guess you can say that I get paid to talk to people. As such, I get to hear about all the challenges and opportunities that we all face on a daily basis. I sometimes joke with people that I know more about my client’s inner world […]

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What Are You Sacrificing Yourself For?

I was having a conversation with a client yesterday, as I do everyday, and of course the topic of nutrition came up. So I asked the same question I ask my clients everyday, “What have you eaten so far today?” The reply, “I was too busy at work and didn’t have time to eat since […]

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Share What You Know So That Others May Grow

An old college buddy, Walt Goodridge, has this really cool slogan that I like to borrow from time to time. Of course, I always give him credit for it. It goes like this: “I share what I know so that others may grow.” That’s really powerful, isn’t it? It just about says everything that I […]

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It Doesn’t Matter What or How Much You Do; Make it Count.

For many years now I’ve been telling my seminar participants that fitness is a metaphor for like. By this I mean that over the years I have observed that people tend to interact the same way in the gym as they do in the rest of their lives. I can usually make a fairly accurate […]

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You Have to Give Up Something to Get What You Want

I was consulting with a client this morning and every time I made a suggestion regarding how to squeeze his cardio in during the week all I kept hearing from him was, “No, I couldn’t do that.” Finally, I looked at him and said, “You know, if you really want to do this, then something’s […]

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Learn From the Experts


One of the things I have always done since college is I learn from others. In college, I partnered with the smartest guy in my undergrad engineering class. I figured if he was getting “A’s” then there must be something I can learn from him. Throughout my life, I have always followed this approach. Okay, […]

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Your Attitude Shapes Your Reality

Attitude is Really Everything – When it comes to living healthy, a negative attitude can sabotage the best-laid plans for your fitness and health goals. Living well is a direct correlation with a positive attitude. Keep smiling and try to surround yourself with positive people and influences, while you look for the good in daily […]

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Focus on the Muscle, Not the Movement

To maximize your time in the gym, it is best to Focus on the muscle, not the movement. Instead of thinking about trying to lift the weight, focus on what the muscle feels like as the weight is being lifted. This will help you to perform the exercises much more efficiently. As you start to […]

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