Archive for 2012

Stop Doing Stupid Stuff in the Gym - Start the New Year Right

Whether you have been working out up until the end of 2012 or promising to visit the gym in the first few weeks of 2013, we welcome you back!  But please stop doing stupid things in the gym.  Gym managers, owners and trainers cannot believe how some people just do the dumbest and rudest things... Read more »

10 Steps to Ending 2012 Healthier Than You are Right Now!

Jumping Jack
Ten days until the end of 2012.  End the year right.  It is not too late.  Start right now with some exercise.  I am serious.  Read this and then do it!  Today, after the last word on this blog do one rep of each of these exercises.   Then tomorrow simply do two.  I realize it... Read more »

Gift Guide for Women that Exercise: Buy her the right outfit for her body shape

Square/Rectangular Body Shape$44.00 Bra Cup Vee Racerback Tank - from Athletica
Get the right type of workout clothes for your mother, girlfriend, sister or wife.  Use this guide to help you pick out the right type of clothes. Women with a Square/Rectangular Shaped Body When you do not have a small waistline and your shoulders are muscular and broad, it is best to create curves with... Read more »
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Etiquette for the Vegetarian at a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

 Etiquette for the Vegetarian at a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
I think we all know people who are vegetarians.   Today, many of our friends and family members have chosen various degrees of a non-animal diet for health reasons or because of a lifestyle perspective.  The benefit of more people changing to a predominantly plant-based diet is that it has heightened society’s awareness of the need for nutritional variety.  I am not a vegetarian, but I eat a lot of vegetables and I appreciate how easy it is to get brilliant vegetable dishes at restaurants everywhere.   Additionally, this increase has also forced the packaged food industry to create more vegetarian products for purchase off the shelves...

Can you do abs everyday?

There is a difference of opinion in the fitness industry on this topic.  Many believe, like myself, that the abdominals should be treated like every other muscle group in the body.  In doing so, you would provide it with at least a 24 hour rest period in-between workouts.  Like your chest or legs, it is... Read more »

5 Ways to Make a Healthier Thanksgiving Stuffing

5 Ways to Make a Healthier Thanksgiving Stuffing
What is your favorite part of stuffing?  It is the flavor, the texture or the crunch?  Perhaps it is all three of these characteristics.  Most stuffings are fattening because of the butter, the bread and the meat.  Now I would never suggest to get rid of all these things.  But you can swap out or lessen the amount of these ingredients...
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Easy and Delicious Baked Pesto Butternut Squash

I make my mini slider with ground sirlon and pureed kale.
Classic fall and winter meals always have some form of squash as a side dish.  But I actually love to eat butternut squash as my main dish.  This gourd from the pumpkin family is an ideal main meal because it is low in calories and high in vitamins and iron.  One cup of chopped butternut... Read more »

The Benefits of Barefoot Training

The Benefits of Barefoot Training
We are born without shoes.  Our first connections to the ground are without shoes.  Naturally shoes become an early part of our wardrobe as soon as our mothers buy their first pair of adorable shoes for us to wear.  But the truth is, we don’t need shoes for everything.  As toddlers we learn to balance,... Read more »

3 Best Fitness Products from the Club Industry Show

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The Club Industry show has been in Chicago for over 25 years until 2012.  This was the first year it was in Las Vegas. Rumors were it left Chicago because of un-enjoyable dealings with the Chicago unions down at the McCormick Center and the  enormous costs of doing the event in Chicago.  And although this... Read more »
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Is carrot juice good for you?

Is carrot juice good for you?
We have been told that carrots are good for our eyes, hair, skin and nails.    We have been told that carrots are good for cleansing the liver.  All of these things are true , however fresh juice in general gives the body the wrong type of calories and has drastic effects on blood sugar. ... Read more »