How many burpees does it take to burn off a piece of cheesecake?

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What feeling do you get when you hear or read the word burpee? If you are like most of my clients, just the mere mention of a burpee likely fills you with dread because you know just how tiring and challenging burpees can be. One of my clients shared the following chart with me. … [Read more...]

Will you be around for your grandkids?!

The past 6 weeks I have spoken to more corporations, teacher conventions, after school programs and other organizations, than any other time in my career. In many of these interactive sessions I ask this one simple question... “How will your life look and feel 10-20 years from now if you continue some of your unhealthy habits and likely add a couple more unhealthy habits to your life?" The … [Read more...]

How One Woman Lost Over 100 lbs (Case Study)

I had a fun weekend celebrating my (late) birthday with many clients at a local area pool and finished the night up with fireworks. Great times! I'd like to share with you an incredible transformation story. Jennifer came to my program with the desire to lose at least 100 lbs before she had kids. Over the course of 18 months she did just that through the support of our programs. Click here … [Read more...]

This Made Me Cry…

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This past Monday at 1 AM my brother’s wife’s water broke and I headed back for a day trip to MN to meet this new member of my family! I am a proud uncle of a beautiful niece! I am especially excited for my mom who has waited for 65 years, (at times impatiently), for her first grand baby. This new addition to our family added to an already amazing weekend! This past weekend made my top three list … [Read more...]

Fed Up!

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I hope you've had a great week and are enjoying the start of June! You may have heard of the documentary that recently played in theaters called Fed Up. In the past few weeks, 50 clients of my clients have gone to see this film. This was the best documentary I have ever seen on the obesity epidemic. Yes, even better then Food Inc. The main focus of the movie is the fact that sugar and processed … [Read more...]

How To Gain Fat Loss Independence (14 things to stop doing and 20 things to start doing)

I want to talk to you about “independence” from a health perspective. My dream for you is that you no longer need to obsess about what foods to eat, count calories, worry about where your food comes from, what type of exercise burns the most calories, how many calories did that workout just burn, where to get coffee or alcohol, what the number on the scale reads, and so on. How do we get … [Read more...]

5 Exercises You Can Do To Burn Fat This Summer

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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 … [Read more...]

9 Ingredients On a Label Which You Should Never Consume

The grocery store is an interesting modern day spectacle. Over 30,000 individual items vying for our hard earned dollars. When making our grocery buying decisions some are very obvious... apple vs a candy bar for example. But there is so much we don't know about when it comes to the food we eat. When I take groups on grocery tours, I devote part of the tour to talking about food labels, and in … [Read more...]

Is Obesity an STD?

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In a recent study of 125 countries, the United States ranked 21st for our food quality. That is a pretty pathetic ranking for the most industrialized country in the world. Look around, though and you'll see the evidence of this food ranking in our bodies. Body weights have skyrocketed over the past 50 years as we have become more sedentary, consume far greater amounts of processed foods, and try … [Read more...]

Do This One Thing and Life Will Get Better

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What is one thing you can start doing that will have a profound impact on your life? Asking for help. Our society tells us that asking for help is a sign of weakness. A sign that we aren't capable of doing it on our own. A sign of failure. I look at it as the opposite. It is a sign of vulnerability and gives someone else the opportunity to be a blessing. I recently shared a powerful story of … [Read more...]