1. How Much Exercise Do You Need?

    Everyone knows the benefits of exercise, but few actually know how much of what and for how long and how often. If anyone could answer all these questions they would be rich! Everyone is different. First, everyone needs to modify their program at least every month. Why? Hopefully you are changing! A…Read More

  2. Personal or Social Trainer?

    Social media is everywhere, including the weight room! Can’t tell if it’s a photo studio or a gym! People are selfieing themselves into shape…or at least that’s what they think. If that were only the case. Even Muscleandfitness.com has an article on five ways to take a good selfie in the gym…Read More

  3. Is Your Exercise Selection Killing Your Exercise?

    Is Your Exercise Selection Killing Your Exercise? Ever wonder why one program works for some and not others? Why can some have a lifetime of activity and others have problems climbing the stairs to their house? The issue may be as simple as their exercise history and preference to activity. A bad ex…Read More

  4. Enhance New Member Experience

    Paperwork Let the interrogation begin!  Tell me about how sick, broken and lazy you are!  No!  Comfort them by explaining how important it is to have baseline information to better establish a plan of attack, I mean program. Make Introductions To the facilities, employees, members, and areas that…Read More

  5. Physical Activity in Kids?

    It doesn’t take a rocket science to determine that there is a problem with inactivity in the z-generation…or the under 20 somethings.  But do they have a fighting chance?  Poor parent models, technology, the environment, and the immediate gratification attitude has created a culture of me-now-…Read More


    I constantly struggle with people over these labels, fit, in shape, and healthy. Guess the first thing to do is define each… Fit is the state where you’re able to perform a certain set of skills, movements, or activities for a goal, i.e. football, track, ballet. In shape is the where you are fre…Read More


    Swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, run 26.2 a full triathlon, if that’s to aggressive for you, how about a half, for the mathematically challenged that’s swim 1.2, bike 56, and run 13.1 miles. Half a nightmare is still a nightmare! Sounds way to ambitious for me! That’s why I now stick to the exe…Read More