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too much of a good thing

Best thing about new people starting at the studio is that they are gung-ho, motivated and ready to make a difference.  Few weeks pass and goals are being met, results are showing and the momentum keeps growing.

One thing I always remind people of is that a little bit is good, but sometimes more isn’t always better.

The body has to rest to recover from a workout, a body that doesn’t rest is broken down and weak


Something we can do together

Being alone at the gym is no fun.  If you are like me you  want to get in and get a good workout but also like to see and interact with people.  Walking around aimlessly not knowing what to do is the worst feeling.

If you show up regularly you will see the same people doing the same exercises each and every time .  You will see guys doing arm curls, some other guys doing bench & shoulder press.  Most the girls are on the elliptical & treadmills or over on the side doing some Ab machines.

When I was a personal trainer at the gym I would see new people all the time walk around not knowing what to do or even how to work the machines and if they did spend 20-30mins doing something they could have done a few more specific things to get more calorie burn out of their time.  It was my job to help these people but It came with a price.

Personal trainers  usually charge by the hour ($30-$99)  and its hard for every day people to pay that kind of price to put their body through some pain.  I enjoy group training bc its more fun to be with others and we can feed off each others energy.

I believe in a “results oriented environment” and that you can do more and learn more with other like minded individuals completing tasks and reaching goals together.

My goal is to take people that work out alone in the gym, or those that aren’t for sure what to do and  provide them a place they can come to and know that after a few weeks or months that they have the opportunity to accomplish their goal, accomplish something that is real and can help their own health and well-being

That’s better than working out alone, and that’s something we can do together

GT Get Fit Tip: Release Cortisol – Increase Body Fat

While cortisol is an important and helpful part of the body’s response to stress, it’s important that the body’s relaxation response to be activated so the body’s functions can return to normal following a stressful event. Unfortunately, in our current high-stress culture, the body’s stress response is activated so often that the body doesn’t always have a chance to return to normal, resulting in a state of chronic stress.

Higher and more prolonged levels of cortisol in the bloodstream (like those associated with chronic stress) have been shown to have negative effects, such as:


  • Impaired cognitive performance
  • Suppressed thyroid function
  • Blood sugar imbalances such as hyperglycemia
  • Decreased bone density
  • Decrease in muscle tissue
  • Higher blood pressure
  • Lowered immunity and inflammatory responses in the body, slowed wound healing, and other health consequences
  • Increased abdominal fat, which is associated with a greater amount of health problems than fat deposited in other areas of the body. Some of the health problems associated with increased stomach fat are heart attacksstrokes, the development of metabolic syndrome, higher levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and lower levels of “good” cholesterol (HDL), which can lead to other health problems!

To keep cortisol levels healthy and under control, the body’s relaxation response should be activated after the fight or flight response occurs. You can learn to relax your body with various stress management techniques, and you can make lifestyle changes in order to keep your body from reacting to stress in the first place.



WHY I do Personal Training

There is a wonderful group of various people that come together almost like family everyday to my studio and through a habitude  of nutrition and fitness they motivate themselves from what they once were, to go out and inspire to help make change in the lives of others, friends and loved ones.

These people have a loyalty and respect for themselves and what it means to be a productive piece of  society for the betterment of our human kind.  People like these are looked up too and set apart to be made examples for others to follow, for that I commend them.

PMS – my physical, mental & social philosophy

I just met two new clients today, a mother and daughter, after our hour and half consultation/workout it got me thinking about my philosophy of life or PMS

P- physical

M- mental

S- social

PMS is the balance of life and well-being.  When people come to our studio to be trained by personal trainers they typically have an imbalance of PMS and are unhealthy in some way.  One or all of these aspects of health is out of whack and needs attention.

That’s what we do.

Our personal training studio addresses all three of these components and helps each person on an individual level.  We attack the physical and social realms because we maintain a “results oriented environment” guaranteed.  People train with us to get results, this is not a gym, this is a process.  WE workout together among friends and family to achieve better health and in-return we leave with a mental clarity that carries us onward.

You can be out of tune with life if you’re not focused on yourself, how can you help others if you can’t help yourself?

GT Get Fit Tip: 7 Deadly Habits to Unhappiness

7 deadly habits that could be wrecking your midsection and the propensity of unhappiness you have about yourself.

  1. smoking
  2. no sleep
  3. alcohol
  4. stress
  5. not enough H2O
  6. excess cardio
  7. TV


The first step to looking good and being healthy is body awareness, without knowing your body and being mindful of what you’re doing you don’t stand a chance in this life.

Get up, get fit, GET TONED!!

GT Get Fit Tip: Break the Fast (Breakfast)

English breakfast

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Breakfast – break / fast

Essentially the word breakfast means break the fast from a night or about 8hrs of not eating and drinking.

If you have more fat stored on your body than you want and you skip breakfast regularly, read this:

Eating supper at 7pm and not eating lunch till 12pm is 17hrs WITHOUT food!!  That’s way to long to force your body without nutrition, a body that is malnourished will be starved.  When your body goes into starvation mode it will gear up to store body fat so anything you eat your body works hard to convert it to fat and stored somewhere (maybe your abs, hips, or thighs) for later use.

If you are trying to lose body fat and don’t break the fast from night, then you’re not getting the metabolism going for the day and you’re not going to burn as many calories as you need to make a difference.  You have to have energy or nutrition to burn fat and here is a list of 100 foods that add energy and productivity to your day.

I know you will find something you like, if not send me yours and I will add it to my list.

GT Get Fit Tip: No EXCUSES!!

Jean-Antoine Houdon: Benjamin Franklin. Marble...

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It’s your responsibly as a parent to uphold your mental health and well-being and be an example for children and family to follow.

Include daily physical activities in your busy schedule like cleaning house, mowing the lawn, taking the stairs, parking farther away from the building.

Every little bit counts when you are trying to burn extra calories and stay active.  Burn 3500 kcals and lose 1 pound of FAT

“To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.”
Benjamin Franklin
Whats your best excuse?

This makes me Hungry – Anorexia Kills




Thoughts on Fitness

-Being consistent over time is what matters most in fitness – not what you did 3 days ago.

-You can’t fall off the wagon if you were never moving in the first place

-Don’t put other people over yourself when you’re the one that hurts most

-You can make excuses and be miserable with what life hands you

– or Live to Give

IGOT SOME if You Need it

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