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This is me now

here I am pre GT Fitness 2006

and this is me now 6yrs later

Time to get busy living or get busy dying!! #shawshankquote

Daily News Read All About It – The Hustle


College they say is no guarantee. I paid for a Masters in Exercise Science and figured out after 3yrs of working at the hospital that I wanted something else to do.

Social media has brought us to the point where conversation is possible to any person anywhere in the world.

College graduates at this moment have an opportunity to create projects or “work” on any level and move money their direction just by going out and doing the “hustle”







Toys in Fast Food meals BANNED in Bowling Green – Yes or No?

Some health officials and fitness experts are wanting to make policy to ban restaurants from including toys in meals that have more than 485 kcals or 600 mg of sodium, and meals that have more than 35% of total kcals from Fat or 10% from added sugar.

They would also make restaurants include  low-fat milk and 100% fruit juice options instead of chocolate milk and sugary juices.

I personally am in favor of making healthy options available but I wouldn’t consider a “ban” instead they could eliminate unhealthy options with no toys in favor of the healthy choices with toys?

This is America #dowhatyoulike

How bout them apples?

A Workout for your kids and Bowling Green Parent Magazine

This Thurs 9-16-10 at GT Fitness Studio there is a photographer coming to take pictures for the new Bowling Green Parent Magazine due out October.

I need those of you that are interested to come d0 a workout today with me, Jessie and your kids.

I have the most kids participating in my program than ever before and I’m so excited and thankful you parents are starting to include your kids.

Those of you that have brought your children before or just want to see whats going on please come on out and be a part of it.

(We will not be serving punch and cookies)

baseball and soccer 14-15yr olds getting some core trainingEthan he trains for kids triathlons (just like his Dad)

Kyle 15yr old swimmer working legs for push off the starting blocksMax - holds the overall record for 32mins rowed in one session (in football pants)

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Body Awareness – No body like your Body

Body awareness.

Every body has a body, some just look, smell and move differently than others. Live well and long your surely meet all different types of bodies along the way.

There is no body like your body.  Your body has a standard or average weight that is to be maintained for optimal health (BMI).  Depending on weight and height your body mass index or BMI can vary from person to person.  My responsibility as a health specialists is to educate you how to maintain that healthy standard of weight.

I believe Bowling Green has the opportunity to set the standard for health and productivity for the future common wealth of Kentucky.  We are an educated young thriving city that can be the example of what it means to be proactive in healthcare and not reactive sitting at the doctors office waiting to die.

Our state is now top ten in the nation of unhealthiness.  We are obese, have diseased hearts and lungs, and produce a record number of low birth weight children.  Something has to be done, I’m  going “all-in” with healthcare education to significantly improve our standard as compared to the rest of the nation for the next two decades.  We will make a difference by helping administer medication more efficiently and help family and friends be more responsible for what they eat and how much they weigh.

Obesity kills.  Our children eat too much of the wrong things and are now Obese as well.

* Obesity is defined as body mass index (BMI) at or above the 95th percentile of the 2000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention BMI-for-age growth charts. Children with BMI between the 85th and 95th percentile are classified as overweight. BMI is calculated as weight in  kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. Children age 10-17 are included in this data.

That whole process starts with body awareness.  What you put in your body (food/drink) will have a direct result to how your body feels and functions.  Each person needs to consume an average of around 1800-2200  calories depending on height and age.  Consume more than the ideal recommended allowance for your height and you could become toxic with sugar, triglycerides, cholesterol and fat.

Eating “southern” cooked or fried foods  you will be loaded with such toxins.  Processed foods high in sodium, nitrates and preservatives are also toxic to the body.   Getting a piece of grandma’s homemade desert could be a toxin as well if you have not kicked in your metabolism sufficiently to burn off the extra calories.

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.

KY Gov Beshear’s gets an “F” for failure to lead states in education reform

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Ky Gov Steve Beshear failed to show that Kentucky is making strides to lead the way in education reform on a National level.  Kentucky’s economic and social despair will continue until something is done to show that we are indeed striving to make a difference.  Leadership has to step forward.

Who’s with me?  I believe the difference will come in health reform to make  our children leaders in:

  • nutrition
  • fitness
  • overall standard of health

Setting health standards will directly effect the learning and productivity opportunities our children will receive by presenting themselves as distinguished individuals.

Talking about no child left behind, no child should be malnourished and limited in physical activity.   Under stimulated kids loaded on sugar with pent up energy is asking for trouble.  Blood flow does a body good.  Let the stress out.

Some local teachers and school officials are on board with personal health&fitness standards.  Its leaders like these that make nutrition & fitness education a lifestyle change and are motivating the children they come into contact with on a daily basis.
Now thats real reform!
If you know a teacher or school official/employee that sets an example of health and fitness tell them THANKS for me

Warren County school board against Obesity legislation for the children

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School officials against proposed physical activity bill

(from the Bowling Green Daily News)

House Bill 52which aims to reduce obesity and improve body mass index in children.  A bill in the Kentucky House that mandates 30 minutes of physical activity be set aside each day for schoolchildren does not have the support of local education officials.

“I’m not in favor of it,” said Mike Wilson, a Warren County school board member.  “I think we do a pretty good job of tracking food and nutrition anyway. It causes problems for us when Frankfort comes out with something like this. While it is well-intentioned, they don’t realize the impact it has on the districts.”

In KY county schools, 54 percent of elementary schools are meeting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s target for recommended physical activity per week.  That means 46 percent do not.  NOT ACCEPTABLE!!

What kind of hope can we have for our children if school board members are not helping to make a difference?

30 minutes activity and this guy says NO!!! aaaaarrrrrrgggghhhhh are you kidding me Mr Mike??

How can I HELP if you’re not going to???

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