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HOW MUCH CAN YOU BURN?

HOW MUCH CAN YOU BURN?

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Why I do, What I do

I just had one of those days, the kind that when it’s all over with and your glad to be home and done with.  You can kick back, relax and take the time to process it all in.

Today was that day – let me share

This mornings and evenings group came in and cut this “Ab” workout like it was chocolate cake.  I have this solid little core of people who have been busting ass all summer and have lost over 300lbs combined.  They have literally trained with blood, sweat and tears, not just to lose weight; that’s a result that takes place, they come train with me 3-5 days a week because they believe that as PARENTS, family, and friends they have a responsibility to make changes and maintain a standard of health to raise and grow their families, to be a producer in our society.

They believe in HEALTH AND FITNESS

I am so glad because one lady in particular has come full circle to the point she is breaking down FDA news articles for what they mean and not what they say!  So HAPPY she read the article today about “high-fructose corn syrup” being changed to “corn sugar” on package labels.  She made the connection that it doesn’t change the effects on peoples health, just the name on the label.

YESSS!!!! Took the words right out of my mouth, I almost hugged her neck!!!

That is why I get out of bed every day, to help educate people about what I learned through graduate research on the science of nutrition and human movement.

I think the human body is so amazing and to see people walk around diseased, malnourished, and so out of tune with their own BODY, it hurts me down inside.  So bad I want to smack some people just to wake them up, instead I make them row an extra 500m – 1000m!!

You don’t know what you don’t know.  I’m here to give you my opinion, with that and $.99 you can go out and get a cheeseburger.

What’s your opinion? Like belly buttons, (most) everybody’s got one.

Here’s Bobby doing GT pushups – @gettonedfitness

Watch Bobby – this is how we do push-ups

Do you see guys at your gym doing this? You will

Get Motivated GET TONED

I want This – and you can have some too

Jadever Body Fat Scale. Old version of model J...

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I want to teach people about “body awareness” and how to lose body fat, which starts by “detoxing” the body of extra fats, carbohydrates and sugars.  A person has to be mindful of what goes into the body and how much they want vs. what they need.  There is no other way.

Eat to live, not live to eat.  Choose between quality and quantity.  Quality is more nutritious for the body.  Quantity is to hard on the body because of toxic fat stores.

You have to negate the extra calories (sugar/candy)from the diet if they can not be eaten with control.  You have to be a responsible cookie owner!!

You have to be in control and accountable for your self.  if you think you need help, help yourself.

Self help is the best help.

GET TONED abs – trunk rotation for abs, obliques and back

Film noir stomach fetish

Image by Brandon Milner via Flickr

Ben (14yr)  doing trunk rotation to work abs, obliques and back.
This exercise is great for conditioning and strengthening the “core”
-we do it every day

Reasons to Celebrate

Results

Thats what I work for.  Its EXPECTED.

Back to school time means time to measure.  I have made appointments  starting Tues and Thurs this month.

Make sure you meet with me  and measure to set new goals.  We will train through FALL break and remeasure again.

Now is the time to get your mind right about being fit for Xmas.  What better time to be in your best health then around your family?

get up, get fit, get toned

Drew Carey: Down 80lbs

Drew Carey: “It Sucks Being Fat.”

Funnyman Drew Carey also showed up at the CBS Summer Press Tour Party last night after having lost an astounding 80 pounds through a low carb diet and exercise!

Drew Carey
Photos via BauerGriffin

Wow! He looks amazing.

The newly svelte host of “The Price is Right” showed off his new bod on the red carpet Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, where he told reporters: “It sucks being fat.”

Since losing the weight, “I’m not diabetic anymore. No medication needed.”

And all he had to do was say good-bye to the bread and chips.

“No carbs,” he told People magazine in describing his new diet. “… not even a cracker. No bread at all. No pizza, nothing. No corn, no beans, no starches of any kind. Egg whites in the morning or like, Greek yogurt, cut some fruit.”

[…]

“I like being skinny,” says Carey. “I was sick of being fat on the camera. Really, I just got sick of it.”

Poverty – In My old Ky home

I live in KY, the frontline in the War on Poverty in America.

My belief is that for this state to make a turnaround we have to focus on women and children.  The percentages of low birth weight babies, children in poverty and children in single-parent families has increased over the past 10 years in KY.

Diane Sawyer poverty in Ky get toned

IMHO, everything in the past 50yrs has failed us to a certain degree. Our education system, our industry, our healthcare and “common wealth” in general have all produced a state that is the lowest in every major statistical category. We are poverty in America.

In Kentucky, 102 babies are born with low birth weights, this has many problems

Kentucky has one of the highest rates of women who smoke during pregnancy. About 30.5 percent of Kentucky women who are of child-bearing age smoke.  Smoking while pregnant leads to low-birth weight babies.

Obesity can also lead to low birth weights because obese woman typically require premature delivery due to health complications of the fetus and delivery.


To prevent low birth weights, women should stop smoking, practice healthy eating habits, and get regular physical activity before becoming pregnant.

Must have workout clothes for females, the top 4 – Get Toned

NuMetrex sports bra with heart sensing fabric

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One of the first things I tell women that come to train with me is to wear comfortable clothing.  We do all sorts of different exercises and without the proper attire your workout could suffer.

1. Lululemon Groove Pants

Lululemon Groove Pants

If you’ve never tried Lululemon pants, you must! So much chicer than your average pair of baggy sweatpants, Lululemon’s Groove pants are the holy grail of stretchy pants–they’re thick but not too thick, just the right length, and come in numbered sizes instead of your standard S, M, and L. If you’re a tall girl, you’re in luck–Lulu makes long lengths as well!

One caveat: Groove pants start at $98. But these pants will make any butt, big or small, look FAN-TAS-TIC. Plus, you’ll wear the heck out of them, so the price is worth it! Groove pants are great for yoga or pilates due to their stretchy construction and movable fit, but they can also make a seamless transition to class attire in a pinch–talk about versatile.

Find a Lululemon store and shop online for a huge selection and special exclusives, like the Dark Denim luon pair featured above.

2. Nike Tempo Running Shorts

Nike Tempo Shorts

Available in a plethora of fun colors, Nike‘s Tempo shorts are a favorite pick among female college students, athletes or otherwise. A perennial warm weather favorite, you’ve probably noticed girls on campus in these shorts. If you’re in the market for new exercise bottoms of your own, Tempos are definitely the way to go.

Made from Nike’s special Dri-Fit fabric that wicks away sweat to keep you dry, Tempo shorts feature a 3 inch inseam, built-in briefs, and mesh side panels in contrasting colors. Don’t have time to change before class? Throw on a graphic T, a hoodie, and flip flops for a look that is casual and sporty.

You can find these shorts at all major sporting goods stores, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sport’s Authority.  If you prefer to shop online, Nike’s website

3. C9 Champion Sports Bra

Champion Sports Bra

The inexpensive Champion line sold at Target makes my favorite sports bra ever. Their bras fit well, don’t lose their elasticity over time, and provide great support, plus they come in super cute colors and patterns. If you have a large bust, Champion bras might not work for you, but definitely head to Target and try one on just to be sure.

At under $20, these bras are an absolute must have–in more colors than one! Get to your nearest Target store and pick one up, or check out the selection at Target.com.

4. Under Armour HeatGear Tank Top

Under Armour HeatGear Tank

Under Armour’s HeatGear tank tops are great in and out of the gym. They come in a variety of colors, have a comfortable compression fit, cute racerback, built in bra, and a flattering long length.

Of course, these tanks also boast some great technological features, too–the HeatGear fabric wicks away moisture to keep you cool, and the fabric has anti-microbial properties, plus an impressive 30+ SPF sun protection which will come in handy if you’re taking your workouts outside.

While probably not appropriate for everyday classes, in an emergency, the HeatGear top is okay for normal wear, especially because of its long length. True story: when I locked myself out of my house this summer and needed to go to a nearby grocery store to use a phone, I was so glad I was wearing this top and a pair of shorts instead of a sports bra!

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Suffer from Obesity?

On overweight man's waistline.

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If you have a loved one that suffers from Obesity, reach out and encourage them to make change.

Being just 10lbs overweight can have detrimental effects on the body.

It’s better to give them some tough love now, bc it’s even tougher to love them when they are gone

Obesity KILLS!!

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