Most people you talk to at one time or another have stopped and started a weight loss program. When someone starts a weight loss program, they’re usually very motivated about it. They’ve got the “Eye of the Tiger”. But then, after a few weeks or months, they lose momentum and motivation. They’ve lost their “Eye of the Tiger”. Read the rest of this entry »
What’s the biggest thing that blocks people from successfully losing weight and improving their health? They never get started on it in the first place. You HEAR people all the time TALK about how they want or need to lose weight, exercise or eat better, but all they do is TALK about it and never actually get started.
It’s not that they can’t exercise or improve their eating habits; it’s just that they never actually “DO” it. And it’s not just with their health and fitness goals. This concept applies to other goals as well. So what’s holding you back? Read the rest of this entry »
Club Industry.com is reporting that Planet Fitness is discontinuing Personal Training at it’s clubs. (http://clubindustry.com/news/planet-fitness-grondahl-personal-training-20101209/) Their reason for doing so has nothing to do with the economy. As a Fitness Professional, I find their reasons for doing so appalling and insulting but before I get into that, let’s talk a bit about this anti-gym.
The fact that Planet Fitness is ending Personal Training does not surprise me and I do not view their actions as a trend. They clearly are the anti-fitness gym.
Seriously, what do you expect from a gym that doesn’t allow it’s members to grunt during their workout, has a sign with an image of a bodybuilder with a big red “NO” line going through it (clearly not very a Alpha Male Challenge friendly environment) serves it’s members pizza and has large fish bowls of Tootsie Rolls?
Yes, Planet Fitness truly is the Anti-Fitness “Gym” Read the rest of this entry »
Are you a grunt?
I’m in the gym doing my workout. I’m lifting fairly heavy weights, and really giving it everything I got with every rep of every set. I can hear myself breathing. Taking a nice deep breath and exhaling on the exertion and interspersed with this are grunts. Yes, I grunt. No, not LOUD dramatic grunts.
As I’m hearing myself, it got me thinking. If I’m giving it everything I got during my workout, I can’t help but let out a few grunts here and there. I’m also very focused on pushing the weight with correct form and really feeling my muscles work.
Do I grunt for attention? No. I’m in the moment. My own self-absorbed competition. Read the rest of this entry »
Did you sleep well last night, or the night before that? Are you getting 7-8 hours of quality sleep a night? Do you find yourself tossing and turning night after night, and when you finally do fall asleep, you’re awakened by the sound of a blaring alarm clock even more tired than when you went to bed? Ugh. Not fun. Read the rest of this entry »
I was tagged in a Facebook note and within the context of that note, the term “Societal Obesity” was used. I found this to be a clever choice of words and it got me thinking.
Our world has become more global, and fast paced, and many of us are living in a 24/7 world. When you hear the news every day, everything seems so crazy and out of control. In our 24/7 world, we’re being pounded with tons of news and information so quickly, and yet, mostly negative stuff such as, debt, stock market insecurity, the fall of the real estate market, rising gas prices, natural disasters, BP Oil Spill, terrorism, deadly flu pandemics, joblessness, the economy, rising health care costs, more instances of cancer and disease, child obesity, obesity, and the list goes on and on. Think about how this affects you mentally as well as physically? You’re going to react to this type of information whether you realize it or not. Read the rest of this entry »
The journey towards transforming your body from a perpetual “before” to a perpetual “after” picture is truly an inspiring and motivating process. No doubt, The Alpha Male Challenge provides you with all the tools and information you need to make it happen.
The sad reality is that more often than not, many people who successfully lose weight will regain it back. For those of you unfamiliar with my background, I am a transformation success story and I have successfully kept the weight off for many years.
To help you, I’m going to share with you my weight loss success tips that I have used to not only help me initially lose weight, but keep it off for life! Read the rest of this entry »
While shopping at major chain supermarket, I noticed a box of Organic Oreo Cookies in another shopper’s cart. This is the first time I saw this product and I couldn’t help but talk to the shopper about this product. There are many junk/snack foods that are made with organic ingredients (and are not necessarily 100% organic) . The problem is that when people see the word “organic”, they immediately associate it with being healthier, which then leads people to believe it has less calories, making us believe we can eat more of it. Read the rest of this entry »