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Where your fitness facts and goals with nutrition, lifestyle & exercise all come together!

  • The Controversy Behind CrossFit - Thoughts and Personal Opinions Exposed

    Continuously asked, "What are your thoughts and personal opinions about CrossFit?," I will share with you the good, the bad and the ugly with this newly developed, very populated sport. Effective and efficient, CrossFit has it's advantages and disadvantages, but is it really made for everyone?
  • In Need of a Personal Trainer or Coach? What to Look for Before Committing

    New Years resolutions are always bang or bust! With the odds usually against us, how do we keep ourselves motivated and who should you be working with that will help lead by example? Feeding you my thoughts and feelings before picking yourself a coach or personal trainer, there are some key ingredients that make some of us better than others. What to look for? What to ask? What to consider? These are all questions I have answered in full detail.
  • Supplements 101 – What Do You Really Need and Why?

    I am continuously asked, "What supplements should I take and what is most important?" I have provided you with my top 3 suggestions and the purpose for each. What's necessary? What's essential? ...and why? I'll tell you!
  • 4 Simple Rules to Eliminate Your Waistline

    "I want to reduce my midsection," is commonly heard nearly every day. If followed, these 4 simple rules can help improve your weight loss in those troubled areas.
  • 'Eyes on the Prize!' Back to the Basics - The Importance of Goal Setting

    Preparation meets opportunity, does it not? If you don’t know where you're going or what you’re doing, how do you know where you’re headed? Like a sailor, without a destination, you’re lost at sea. When setting goals, first thing’s first! But why? What for? Goals give you a sense of direction, provide a vision, contribute meaning and feed you a purpose.
  • Gripe of the Day: EBT For Junk Food is Fundamentally Wrong

    There is state funding available for low income families to add to their food budget to "put healthy and nutritious food on the table." That's a direct quote from the program's purpose. It used to be called California Food Stamps and now it's known as CalFresh. The problem is that many fast food joints and 7-11 accept CalFresh dollars (known as EBT, Electronic Benefit Transfer). Am I the only one who believes this is fundamentally wrong?
  • The FDA Cracks Down on DMAA Supps

    Manufacturers of DMAA-containing products are raising the "geranium plant" defense - "but, it comes from nature!" The FDA's not buying it. You may have heard that the FDA completely halted sales of DMAA-containing products. That is wrong information. Learn what actually happened, why the FDA is concerned, and whether or not you can still purchase DMAA-containing products.
  • Choose Happiness Now!

    Do you postpone your own happiness? You know what I mean. "I’ll be happy when… I make more money. Or finish my degree. Or get that new car.” What about this one ladies? "I’ll be happy when I lose 15 pounds.” Or for men, "I’ll be happy when I tone up my abs.” Both genders often complain, "I’ll be happy when I find that special someone.”

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