5 Reasons to Exercise That Have Nothing to do With Weight-Loss

As a certified personal trainer, I see a lot of clients and gym members who are motivated to change their lives, because they are convinced the loss of a few (or many) pounds will dramatically improve their outlook. There is Continue reading 5 Reasons to Exercise That Have Nothing to do With Weight-Loss

Are you burnt out?

What can athletes teach us about avoiding burnout? Believe it or not, some of the same principles that help them avoid injury and make the most of their workouts can actually help us avoid professional burnout as well. When we were younger, most Continue reading Are you burnt out?

Marsblade Follow-Up – Two Years Later

About two years ago, I wrote about Marsblade. I’m happy to report that I still love them as much, if not more than when I first got them set up. Being a men’s league hockey player, I am on the Continue reading Marsblade Follow-Up – Two Years Later

Professional Sports Problems

I initially wrote this after game one of the Stanley Cup Finals and then thought about writing it again after the Penguins won, but decided to wait a few days. In doing so, I found that I still feel this Continue reading Professional Sports Problems

6 Ways to Make Sure You Get a Workout In

We’re all busy or we have kids, careers, obligations, hobbies, etc. Truth is that most of us don’t enjoy exercise, but if you can make it enjoyable and make it a priority, then you will achieve your goals. So here’s Continue reading 6 Ways to Make Sure You Get a Workout In

What to do When You Don’t Want to Workout

Despite my passion for fitness, I still fight fatigue and nights where I don’t have the energy to workout. I know I’ll feel better afterwards and it’s always worth it, but… I DON’T WANNA! All of us, no matter how Continue reading What to do When You Don’t Want to Workout

10 Ways to Make Your Workouts Fun

If you’re dragging yourself to the gym with the classic thought, “I don’t wanna,” then you’re probably not being consistent with your routine. So if you dread your workouts and are counting down the minutes until you can leave; don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many “exercisers,” Continue reading 10 Ways to Make Your Workouts Fun

Mental Health Month

Every May is Mental Health Month. This year’s theme is “Risky Business,” and is about risky behaviors. Not going to lie, I strongly disagree with some of their alleged “risky behaviors.” If you visit their site, they consider marijuana use, sex, Continue reading Mental Health Month

How to Boost Your Metabolism

If you’re like me, your metabolism stopped in your mid 20’s, or at least felt like it did. Regardless of age, if you feel like your weight-loss is an uphill battle with your metabolism, here are six easy ways to Continue reading How to Boost Your Metabolism

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?