Category: Exercise

Ask the Trainer: BCAA, Do I need to supplement?

Embed from Getty Images A client recently asked if I thought BCAA supplements were worth it and if they should supplement their protein intake with BCAAs. While I am a believer in supplements and protein powder – I don’t think you need to add BCAAs if you are hitting your macro targets. BCAAs are the... Read more »

Five Best Exercises You Should Be Doing

Embed from Getty Images Happy New Year!  I’m sure you are back in the gym working on your 2016 health and fitness goals, so I wanted to post a quick list of exercises you may have forgotten about while you were on “break”.    As always I recommend working with a Personal Trainer, but if... Read more »

5 Things Your Personal Trainer Isn't Doing Right

View image | gettyimages.com   I’ve been a personal trainer for over a decade.  I can tell you for certain, not all Personal Trainers are the same.  There are many professional certifications and 2 day seminars that allow people to call themselves a professional “Trainer” .   So how do you know if you have a... Read more »
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Boost HGH Naturally

Boost HGH Naturally
Human growth hormone (HGH) is a essential hormone that is produced in the pituitary gland. As a child, growth hormone is released to promote the growth of the body, during adulthood, HGH is important for bone strength, metabolism, and muscle maintenance. As you age, the level of HGH your body produces declines. People often seek... Read more »

Tips to Beat the Afternoon Crash

We all know the feeling of the mid-afternoon energy slump.  A sleepy, low-energy period in the afternoon is natural and most of us experience it.  You might reach for a sugary, caffeinated drink or a processed snack from the vending machine, but beware: These foods and drinks may give you an energy boost, but it... Read more »

The Importance of Workout Recovery

The Importance of Workout Recovery
Your body and your mind both need time to recover from workouts. If you spend too many hours at the gym you can actually slow your progress toward both weight loss and muscle building goals. Resting and letting your body recover is crucial to conditioning and building strength. It is only during times of recovery... Read more »
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Can You Be Your Own Personal Trainer?

Can You Be Your Own Personal Trainer?
No matter how much you know about training, exercise, muscle groups, and all the latest research for working out effectively, acting as your own personal trainer is destined to be a fail.  Even the best trainers struggle to work on themselves!  Sure, there may be a rare exception, but human nature being what it is,... Read more »

Why hire a personal trainer?

It’s already February, are you sticking with your new years fitness plan?  Are you seeing results?  Hitting the gym by yourself is admirable, but obviously I think everyone should work with a personal trainer at some point in their life. If you are reading this,  you already realize that fitness is an integral part of... Read more »

Tips to Curb Holiday Weight Gain

Tips to Curb Holiday Weight Gain
It’s that time of the year again: holiday season. Thanksgiving is over, but Christmas and New Years are looming closer. These holidays are filled with family, food and fun. Due to the excessive availability of scrumptious treats, it is important to keep tabs on what you eat. Follow these five tips to curb your holiday... Read more »
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Don't Hate Exercise!

Don't Hate Exercise!
You may find this hard to believe, but despite my career choice as a personal trainer – I don’t regard workouts as a joy. I enjoy playing soccer. Workouts used to be a necessary evil to maintain my soccer career, now they are mostly just evil. Don’t get me wrong, I still like exercise –... Read more »