Category archives for: Ramona’s Trainer

Ramona’s Trainer: One woman’s fitness story


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.

Ramona’s Trainer


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.

Ramona’s Trainer: ‘Tis the Season for the 3T’s


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:

The Eight F’s of Fitness


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.

Ramona’s Trainer: Fitness University, Part 2


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.

Ramona’s Trainer: You’ve made the team


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

Ramona’s Trainer: Fitness University Session 1


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.

Ramona’s Trainer: Get your butt in the kitchen


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.

Ramona’s Trainer: Fitness for Everyone


This month marked the 26th year that the San Diego Adaptive Sports Foundation (SDASF) organized and hosted the San Diego Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp.

Each August SDASF offers a unique opportunity for children ages 4-18 with a physical disability to attend a five-day adaptive sports camp. Sports offered include basketball, hip hop dance, tennis, archery, rugby, soccer, physical conditioning, and more. Organizers explain that the goals of the camp are to help establish the building blocks of an active life through the introduction of adaptive sports and recreation.

Ramona’s Trainer: Failing Forward


My family and I were headed on our annual summer RV’ing vacation and at the point on the road that the traffic gets congested and the kids get restless, I plug my iPod in and turn on an audio book. On this vacation I decided to finish one of my John Maxwell books, “Failing Forward.”

We’ve all experienced setbacks, tragedies and problems. Life is full of them.