1. 4 Signs You Hired The Wrong Personal Trainer

    Are you working with a personal trainer at another fitness center the area? Maybe you’re fairly new to working out, and you trusted the sales rep when they told you that all of their trainers were certified, experienced, and interested in making sure you got the best results from your workout routine. For the first few personal training sessions, everything seemed to be going OK, but now you’…Read More

  2. So, I started a personal training company and proceeded to gain 40 lbs. (of fat)…

    So, I started a personal training company and proceeded to gain 40 lbs. (of fat)… I wasn't exactly a fan of getting my picture taken at this time so I had trouble finding many options.  Above is a pic of me from a couple Halloweens ago with my wife, Deanna. Let me reiterate, I STARTED A PERSONAL TRAINING COMPANY.  I know how to workout!  I know how to eat well!  But I just wasn’t doing eit…Read More

  3. How to accomplish anything and develop an Extraordinary level of Persistence

    In January of this year I attended my first ever Tony Robbins event, which was AMAZING. It was here that I was introduced to the story of and lessons from the life of Mel Fisher.  Mel was just an ordinary man from the midwest in most respects.  He was born in Gary, Indiana in 1922.  He read fiction as a child. Specially, at some point before the age of 11, he read Treasure Island by Robert L…Read More

  4. What’s in it for you? (How your reward system is undermining your fitness goals.)

    What it’s in it for you? “We all come into this world the same: naked, scared, and ignorant. After that grand entrance, the life we end up with is simply an accumulation of the choices we make.” - Darren Hardy “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” -John C. Maxwell Routines, aka Habits, are cle…Read More

  5. Excuses are like a… (Here’s a powerful, 6 step process for working past our excuses, er reasons why we can’t do “it.”

    Excuses are like a... Well, you know…  ANNOYING! So as I’ve mentioned in the past, I have been on both sides of the “in shape/ out of shape” coin more than once in my life (as seen above).  I won’t get into all the details now, but to summarize, I was heavy growing up - HATED IT, became obsessed with working out and learning about exercise and nutrition in High School and through colle…Read More

  6. 12 Proven Weight Loss Tips

    To successfully reach and maintain your fat loss goals, it is important to have a sound, science-backed approach. Here are 12 fat loss tips pulled from research papers and tested in real gyms by our Virginia personal trainers: 1. Eat More Protein Protein is famous for its muscle- building abilities, but it is also a key fat loss food. Protein helps you feel fuller longer. Eating more protein has b…Read More

  7. Eating Out Survival Guide

    Eating out at a restaurant used to be considered a treat; an uncommon indulgence. However, since the 1970s, eating away from home has become more and more common with Americans. We're now eating upwards of 43% of our meals and 32% of our calories away from home (up from 25% and 18% in 1970).When eating at a restaurant was an infrequent indulgence, you didn’t have to pay too much attention to wha…Read More

  8. What is the Most Effective Cardio Technique to Lose Weight and Shed Body Fat?

    What is the Most Effective Cardio Technique to Lose Weight and Shed Body Fat? Cardio for Weight Loss: HIIT vs. Steady State Cardio Cardio is such a hot topic in fitness magazines and articles nowadays. Some claim that hours of cardio are best while others say it’s best to do none at all. Some claim that 20 mins of high-intensity interval training(HIIT) is more effective than 60 mins of steady s…Read More