It’s 12:33 a.m. and you’re not counting sheep, you’re counting the infinite number of fitness infomercials on TV. If you’re struck with the occasional bout of insomnia, you are guaranteed to find yourself dazed and confused about what it takes to get in better shape. Could it be abdominal electro-stimulation, P90XYZ, or maybe it’s mail order food? I want to give you my Top 10 Fitness Trends for 2013, so let’s get started.
At 35 years old, I have woken up and walked through the doors of Ramona Fitness Center for 24 years. Yikes! That’s a long time to be doing the same thing, in the same building, in the same town.
You may be in the same shoes as me. We get up, shower, get ready, make the commute, and walk in the doors of our places of business, jobs, or schools and colleges.
The gym just isn’t right for me — or is it?
Many people get the misconception that working out in a gym will be a intimidating and scary thing. I wanted to share a letter I received, not because it promotes my gym, but it promotes health and fitness. Gyms are filled with people who are passionate about fitness and passionate about people, so read on and get ready to take your first step toward health in my gym or any other for that matter.
Lance Armstrong is taking quite a beating these days. His bottom is probably more sore from the last media enclave than it was after weeks on that skinny road-bike seat.
Vijay Sighn, prolific professional golfer, was recently reprimanded for unknowingly taking a natural supplement that contained banned substances. The reality of PED’s, or performance enhancing drugs, is more and more at the forefront.
This is the time of year the mall parking lots are full, the stores are bustling with customers, and the Internet is busy with online shoppers. It’s that most special time of year, the Christmas season!
I want to challenge you this season to share the 3 T’s:
There are two times during the year (fall and spring) that I like to take an inventory of eight all-important areas of your life and do what I call “The 8 F’s of FITNESS.”
Ultimately anytime is a good time to do “The 8 F’s.” Fitness isn’t just about physical health. Fitness is about holistic health. That is body, mind, and spirit. Take out a pen and paper and write down three things you can do to improve these critical areas.
Let me ask you a few questions. Do carbohydrates make you fat? How was fat added to your body? Is sugar the culprit that makes us fat? Is the Atkins diet the way to go?
Last time we talked about an overview of metabolism, what your basal metabolic rate is, why just using the scale isn’t the best way to measure progress, and why maintaining or adding lean body mass is so critical to your metabolism.
What is a team? A team is a group of people working together toward a common goal. As I sit here and watch the Ryder Cup, I watch the USA team and the European team battle it out, it reminds me of how important teamwork really is.
I have a number of teams and so do you. My number one team is my family—my wife, my three children, and my other family members who support us. Another critical team I have is my team at Ramona Fitness Center. From the front counter staff, to the childcare, to the cleaning crews, to the
We are getting ready to kick off our semi-annual Ramona’s Biggest Winner program and we are excited to bring added value to this awesome life changing program. In order to see clients succeed and to make their experience at our club more than just a trip to the gym, we are including a six session nutrition, anatomy, biology, and education course through our Fitness University program.
Now you may have read my column before and how you CAN eat out and not ruin your eating plan. You can almost always make a somewhat healthy choice driving through fast food joints.
Is this the best? No. Is it optimal? No. Is it convenient? Heck yeah! Should you do it daily? No and it is not my recommendation to do it at all.