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Strength Training at Home for Moms and New Moms

If you’re a new mom, a stay at home mom, or just trying to save some money by cutting out a gym membership, you might want to consider the following pieces of budget friendly tools for at ­home strength training. You’re going to need light dumbbells and resistance bands in order to weight train at […]

I Try the SlimFast Shakes: 4 Hours of Hunger Control… NOT!

If you have a small appetite, the SlimFast shake might be worth a try if the sole purpose is to have an entire meal replaced with a convenience food that doesn’t taste like chalk. I tried the chocolate flavor and it tasted fine. It was somewhat reminiscent of drinking sweetened condensed milk (if you like that sort of thing), so it wasn’t lacking in sweetness.

Lose 9 lbs a week eating FAT-MELTING FRENCH FOODS???

As a personal trainer, diet coach, dance instructor, group fitness instructor, author, and in the trenches of the fitness industry day in and day out, I see a lot of sensational claims about the next fitness craze or great new diet. The industry is littered with lots of “gurus” who claim that their product is […]

A Surprising New Way to Beat Sleep Deprivation

It’s 6.30am on a Saturday morning. You’ve just woken up, and you have that “I know I’m not going to get back to sleep” feeling. There’s a big game this afternoon. You’re one of the top players in your side. And you’ll need to be at your best if your team is going to stand […]

Getting to the Gym: Why Stronger Moms Make Better Moms

As a full-time trainer in various capacities, I’m in the trenches at all sorts of gyms. I’m also a Mom. And I’m a firm believer that time spent in the gym makes you a better Mom; that’s right—stronger Moms make for better Moms. I’m a working Mom, so I’m in tune with the challenges all […]

Whey Protein Powder Shakes For Weight Loss

Why should you consider a whey protein powder shake for weight loss? Is it because celebrity trainers like Jillian Michaels, trainer from “The Biggest Loser”, are selling their own branded protein powders claiming they offer the key to effortless weight loss? (Jillian Michaels’ own brand is sold at Wal-Mart, for example). Hardly. While whey protein […]

What Supplements Are We Taking?

Occasionally, we get e-mails from visitors asking… “What do you guys take?” Because—believe it or not—we do take supplements. And sometimes, as you’ll see, a lot of them. So just for fun, we’ve each put together a list of the supplements we’re taking, with a short explanation for each. This list doesn’t include products we […]

What Do You Think Of Nutrisystem®?

What Do You Think Of Nutrisystem®? That’s a question I received from a site visitor the other day, who wondered what my take was on the service. After all, in the nearly 13 years has been in existence, I’ve never once written about Nutrisystem. I guess now is the time. So here goes… Nutrisystem, […]

Exercising And Training on a Budget: How To Save Money and Get Fit!

As a full-time personal trainer in various capacities, I’m in the trenches at all sorts of gyms and I meet lots of fantastic people looking to lose weight, get fit, and if possible… have fun at the same time. But what if you don’t have the money to spend on a gym membership? Times are […]

Whey Protein, Glutathione & Parkinson’s Disease; Is There A Link?

Some time ago, I was asked by a visitor about whey protein’s possible role in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. This person had been “introduced” to this possible benefit by an independent Immunocal distributor (Immunocal is a high priced whey protein supplement) and, given her husband has Parkinson’s, she was interested to learn more. At […]