About Tommy Destefano

NASM Certified Personal Trainer. BA in Sports Management & Marketing. Played Hockey & Baseball for 27 yrs.

How much protein do you need?

I think by now we are used to hearing the phrases, “You need more protein in your diet” or “Eat more protein and you’ll lose weight!” or something along those lines. People on a high-protein diet do find it easier Continue reading How much protein do you need?

Tough Love – My Fitness Journey

It just dawned on me that I’ve been in the fitness industry for the last 3-4 years and have only shared my personal story a few times. With that being said, I’m going to briefly share with you what I’ve Continue reading Tough Love – My Fitness Journey

Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

Are you looking to buy more organic foods, but think it’s too expensive? Well you typically get what you pay for, but if you are looking to keep the food budget in a reasonable range, then check out the “Dirty Continue reading Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

National Nutrition Month

According to the “Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,” also known as “AND,” March is National Nutrition Month. Their goal is to help people¬†learn better eating habits. So “AND” named this month as such to educate, inform and encourage better habits. Continue reading National Nutrition Month

Get Lucky

Luck is not really a plan, but you can set yourself up for it by creating more opportunities. Sound too good to be true? Here are some lucky ways to make it happen: 1. Forget superstition. If a great opportunity arises Continue reading Get Lucky

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Foam Rolling

If you have been following me for a while, you probably know by now that I talk about foam rolling, A LOT. Or you have probably seen a number of people at your gym foam rolling. The foam roller is Continue reading 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Foam Rolling

8 Ways Strength Training Makes You Better at Life

I find it funny when people ask me or others what they are training for or why I workout so much. Are you training for a fitness competition? For sports? For physique competitions? My answer always is, “I’m training for Continue reading 8 Ways Strength Training Makes You Better at Life

Annoying Things People Do At The Gym

My first time in a real gym was probably about 17 years ago. At the time, gyms were very different. Men typically hovered around the weight-lifting equipment while women were on their cardio machines. Fast forward and this stereotype still Continue reading Annoying Things People Do At The Gym

Do you struggle to find time for exercise?

I think most of us would say yes to that question. Between work, kids, school, hobbies and so on; when do we schedule that much-needed exercise? Before work, on lunch breaks or after work? Sometimes even those aren’t options in Continue reading Do you struggle to find time for exercise?

What to Watch on Netflix

Truth is that I can write about this stuff all day every day, but until we choose to educate ourselves, then that is when real change will occur. So enlighten yourself and get educated on nutrition, our “food system” and Continue reading What to Watch on Netflix