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Easy Ways to Burn More Calories

I see people slave away in the gym and still want to know how to burn more calories.It’s really quite simple… the more you move, the more you burn. Here are a few ways to get a little extra calorie burn in and out of the gym. Do one, do them all, but whatever you do… move! 🙂 Outside of the Gym: Park Farther Away You know this one. The more steps you take in a single day the more calories you burn. Everyone always wants to find the spot closest to the front, but why? If you are working…

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4 Tips for Performing Better

I attend the 3-Day Perform Better Fitness Conference in Long Beach every year. Last year I posted: Who is it Really About? That post was more so my little jab at personal trainers… I know, I know, I’m a personal trainer but somebody had to say it. Well this year there is no jabs. Just a couple things that seemed to be mentioned quite a bit that can help us all perform better. performing better, performing better 1. Straighten yourself out. No matter how much you workout if your body is not in proper alignment your body can not function at…

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Workout Corner: 2 Great Exercises for Your Backside

Highlighted Muscle: Hamstrings Exercise 1: Hamstring Curl w/ Stability Ball Benefits: It’s a good exercise to work the hamstrings while controlling the lumbo pelvic hip complex and a great movement to ‘teach’ the core / hips / thigh to stabilize while hamstrings are working concentrically/eccentrically. Preparation: Start by lying on your back with arms outstretched at your side. Place heels on the ball with toes pointing straight up. Next, curl your heels toward your glutes by bending your knees – keeping your hips high. Then slowly return to the start position while maintaining the level of your hips throughout the entire…

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6 Reasons Why Strength Training is Important

It’s that picture just the funniest!!!??? It’s funny to me that my job of choice is a personal trainer yet I rarely ever write about fitness. Maybe it’s because I teach/live it all day (maybe except for weekends) that my attention goes else where when I sit down in front of the keyboard. But not today, today I write about the importance of strength training. Why? Well… because it’s important. I’m aware that not everybody likes the gym and some people would rather stab their foot with a nail before they would pick-up a dumbbell but who knows, maybe I…

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What I Love About Exercise

A client recently asked me what I love about exercises. Thought I’d share my answer with all of you. Q: What part of your workout do you enjoy the most? The anticipation leading up to your workout, the sweat and burning sensation of your muscles while working out, or the gratification of the post workout? Or is there something entirely different that makes you enjoy working out so much, that you go back the next day? A: OK… so when I read this question my very first though that came to mind on what part of my workouts do I enjoy most…

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Yes, You Can Have an Awesome Stomach

Do you want amazing abs? There is a smorgasbord of information out there that can tell you how to trim down your mid section. Books, videos, phone apps, personal trainers (oh that’s me!), internet articles, ab classes and so on. And you can have allllll that information and still not have the best abs in town… but do you want to know what MAY give you those killer abs. Two things. 1. The willingness and mindset to take on a healthier lifestyle. I have seen it time and time again, people coming to me wanting to lose weight and tone…

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