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Ramona’s Trainer: Halftime Huddle


The last week marked the halfway point of the year. I remember my time as a defensive end as a RHS Bulldog two quarters down and two to go. We’d head to the locker room and coach would give us a halftime talking to in hopes of inspiring some fourth quarter heroics and team play. He would speak of where we were lacking and remind us to get back to fundamentals of the game.

Now is the time for you to stop and take an inventory of the current status of your life. What areas should you take a look at? Start with these 5 Fundamentals of Life: your heart, soul, mind, strength, and nutrition.

The 1 Degree of Difference


My team and I are honored to be working with both the Pop Warner Football Summer Camp and The Bulldog Basketball Camp. I want to thank Coach Dave Reichner and John Pecararo for trusting me and my team with their athletes and their sports conditioning.

Our goal in working with athletes is to take whatever sports they are playing and make them one degree or one percent better. What we ask in return is that they give that one degree more effort!

Ramona’s Trainer: What the FMS?


My oldest daughter Mikaela was just promoted from eighth grade to high school and, no, FMS is not some short form text messaging acronym. FMS stands for Functional Movement Screening. This has always been a part of our training program at the club, but we have decided to take our screening process up a notch or two by implementing a three-tier system where our trainers, massage therapists and registered dietician spend one hour each with new clients.

Ramona’s Trainer: 5 Keys to Killing it as an Entrepreneur, Manager, Employee


It’s Not about the Money

Do what you’re passionate about and remember passion begins with purpose. In all you do, do your best for the sake of a job well done.

Let’s face it. Our businesses are going to have ups and downs financially. If all we focused on was the immediate, we’d throw in the towel and give up. I’m a huge golf nut. From competition, to players, to equipment, the history, the purity of the game — I love it! In golf there’s a saying. Focus on the process. You have to stick to your pre-shot routine, set up, grip, swing thought and focus on that, not

Ramona’s Trainer: Summertime for kids

With the approach of Memorial Day, summer will be here. Schools will be vacated, buses will be parked, and kids will invade the streets and neighborhoods.

I can remember the anticipation of sleeping in and no homework and how excited I was to have free time to do the things I wanted to do, ride my bike, skateboard, and in my later years work out and get ready for football season.

Ramona’s Trainer: Eating on the go


In a perfect world we would eat each meal at the table with our loved ones. We would eat grass fed beef, free range chicken, home grown veggies, and organic dairy products, all with no preservatives. Meals would be made by mom’s loving hands with care and patience and would be cooked to perfection. Wake [...]

Ramona’s Trainer: Are You a G.I.?


Every few years trends pop up in terms of nutrition. I’m sure you’ve noticed them yourself. Atkins, South Beach, gluten-free, paleo, zone, and as of late G.I.. No, not eating like a G.I. in the Army with MRE’s and mess hall food, but glycemic index eating.

Each week my training staff and I sit down and go over ways we can better help our clients succeed in fitness and in life. This past week we decided to take a look the glycemic index.

Ramona’s Trainer: Live Your Passion


I just got back from a weekend earning my CrossFit Level 1 Trainer certificate. It encompassed fitness, movement, nutrition, and education.

I spent my weekend working on my passion and expanding my knowledge base so I can come home and be motivated and recharged to help people achieve their goals in fitness and wellness.

Fitness is my passion and I am blessed to have my passion as my career.

Ramona’s Trainer: You said, “I do”


“I do” means commitment. “I do” means I’ll be there. “I do” means I’ll build you up. “I do” means I’ll take care of you and take care of myself for you. “I do” means I will work on loving you and work on being lovable.

Those of us who have taken that step to say “I do” to the one we love have made a commitment in a time that commitments are considered only if they are convenient to you.

I can remember going through a marriage class called “Love is a Decision,” by Dr. Gary Smalley, back when I was 22 and my wonderful wife was 21. This is so true. You made a decision to say “I do.” At

Untapped power


This is sort of a continuation of last week’s column. If you want to see past articles, please visit my website

I am away visiting my Dad in Arkansas as he begins his battle with colon cancer. Between doctors appointments at the VA hospital in Little Rock we passed by the chapel walking down the quiet and monotoned beige halls. My son Blake and I decide to go in and take a look. There’s no one there, but the pews and pulpit are still inviting and comforting.