May 2011

Personally, I hate the word diet. To me, it implies more of a short-term quick fix than a long-term healthy eating plan. And especially if your goal is weight loss, small changes in your dietary habits can easily add up to measurable results. Here are 8 tricks and tips to help you lose weight without going [...]

In celebration of Memorial Day, we will be operating with a holiday schedule. Changes to the group training/boot camp schedule for the weekend are as follows: Saturday 5/28 - one boot camp @ 9:00am (8:00 am boot camp is cancelled) Monday 5/30 - one boot camp @ 10:30am (in lieu of normal 6:30pm boot camp) [...]

Drink only non-calorie containing beverages A lot of folks are very surprised at, when they keep a food log (as I have every new client do when they start on a group or one-on-one personal training program), how many calories they're consuming in liquid form. Cutting out soda, juice, and other calorie-containing beverages can be [...]

If you're a fan of kettlebell training, I've got a new kettlebell workout video for you to check out - let me know what you think: Have a great weekend! Forest P.S. Speaking of kettlebells, I wanted to quickly clarify about the upcoming Next Level Kettlebell Workshop I'm holding at my training studio. If you've [...]

Quick post to let you know that I'm holding a kettlebell workshop Sunday, June 12th at my personal training studio in Land Park. I'm calling it the 'Next Level Kettlebell Workshop' ... it's for folks who have the basics down (the swing, the goblet squat, and the Turkish get up), but are looking to take [...]

If your primary goal is fat loss, there's loads of research to prove it: Interval training is the way to go. It's more interesting than traditional 'steady-state' cardio, it's more effective for burning fat during and after your workout, and by nature, it's also more intense - which means getting more done in less time. [...]

Here it is folks – results for the May 2011 challenge workout! First, the workout again, in case you missed it: 50 Push Ups (standard Push Ups for guys, knees for gals) 50 Body Weight Squats 50 full Sit Ups – feet unanchored, hands at sides 50 two hand Kettlebell Swings 50 Bicycle Crunches (each [...]

The monthly challenge is underway! This month's workout is a repeat of the February 2011 challenge ... if you did the workout last time around, make sure to check out your previous time here - Here's the May challenge workout: 50 Push Ups (standard Push Ups for guys, knees for gals) 50 Body Weight Squats [...]