Lessons From Having Just Completed 10,000 Pullups

A few months back I wrote in this newsletter and posted on Facebook that 100 days from now I will have completed 10,000 pullups, 100 each day for 100 days. I am proud to say I completed this with near perfection.  The only slip up was one day I forgot and went to bed with 20 to go.  Waking up the next morning I realized it and did those plus that days 100.  ->-> Click here to watch my pullup … [Read more...]

Quick Fix for Shoulder Problems and Poor Posture

Yesterday, my trainer Joe shared with you some great tips for protecting your lower back and neck. Today, he is back for an encore as he gives you two simple cues to improve upper back posture and reduce shoulder injuries. I would estimate that at least 80% of my clients who are older than 45 suffer from moderate to severe upper back posture problems.  Decades worth of sitting at a desk in … [Read more...]

Don’t Do This in the Gym!

The past week I have been sharing with you how to reduce injuries by using proper form, and how to increase range of motion and muscle recovery by foam rolling. Today, you will meet Joe who also has his doctorate in physical therapy.  Joe is another one of our incredible trainers at the Transformation Center. Watch this very short video to discover a couple of the most common errors in the gym … [Read more...]

De-stress With this Simple and Relaxing Neck and Back Exercise

The past few days you have been learning some awesome new ways to help your muscles recover, lengthen, and perform better. Up until now you have been focusing on the lower half of your body. In today’s foam roller lesson you are going to experience my favorite foam rolling exercises that are going to loosen up the mid to upper back and neck area. It almost feels like you have your very own m … [Read more...]

Specific Foam Rolling Routine to Reduce Knee and Back Pain, and Speed Up Recovery

The other day I announced the official launch of the Fit Moms for Life foam roller on Amazon.  The sales so far have been incredible, so thank you for that.  You should get your roller in about 2 days if you already ordered. A bonus to getting the foam roller is our Foam Roller Academy, a series of how-to videos on foam rolling. When starting to foam roll, I like to focus on two parts of the body t … [Read more...]

Unusual Exercise Device That Reduces Knee and Lower Back Pain and Helps Muscles Recover Faster

Do you struggle with lower back pain? Do you experience tightness in the hips, hamstrings, or calves? Does your upper back hurt from too many hours hunched over at a desk?   If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you need to open up each email that I will be sending you.  You only have one body and taking care of your muscles and bones (posture) is essential to living a healthy and fit … [Read more...]

Five amazing exercises to tone your butt

My clients are always asking me how to lift and tone their glutes. So today I want to share my five favorite exercises to strengthen and tone your butt and hips. As a bonus, when you work these large muscles, you will build lean muscle mass that will help you increase your metabolism, burn calories and lose weight. If you want a done-for-you set of workouts that are designed to be … [Read more...]

What is Your Normal?

I recently climbed Longs Peak, a 14,250 plus mountain. If you know anything about Longs, you may know it kills more hikers then any other climb in Colorado. Tragically, an 18 year old kid fell off the same cliff I was on only 18 hours earlier. The 15 mile, 5,500 vertical feet climb is listed as a 12-14 hour round trip. I had just gotten off the plane and had not yet acclimated to the altitude, … [Read more...]

5 Exercises You Can Do To Burn Fat This Summer

Finding fun and new exercises that will burn fat can be challenging. I want to take the guess work out of that for you by sharing a video that I filmed awhile back on CBS with Mary, one of my clients. Pay attention especially to the first exercise, I think it will make you laugh. These exercises can be done indoors or outside, so you can get out and enjoy the beautiful weather. Since this a … [Read more...]

Avoid This One Thing If You Want To Live Longer (and lose more weight)

More than any other time in history, we humans spend a lot of time sitting. We sit when we drive. We sit when we work. We sit when we watch TV, surf the web, and text or play games on our phones. Numerous studies have come out recently that have found excessive sitting has become a risk factor for heart disease, obesity, diabetes, etc. About 4 years ago, I noticed a big shift in my … [Read more...]