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Look Up or Look Down

Looking up is what happens when you choose to believe you have control over some aspects of your life.  Looking down is what happens when you believe you’re a victim of life and circumstance.  Looking up is a way to survive and thrive through difficult times; it requires courage, optimism, belief, and accountability.  Looking down […]

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The Truth About OrangeTheory Workouts

When people find out I’m a trainer, there’s a moment where I’m tested. It happened recently at a dinner with my girlfriend’s family. The conversation turned to OrangeTheory, the popular bootcamp style of workouts that is a variety of weights and cardio supported by technology.  My girlfriend’s sister, Katie, had been going to a local […]

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Do You Need To Drop $200+ On A Massage Gun? 

If recovery is a big part of the recipe for better fitness and overall wellness, then deep tissue massage has been an age-old secret ingredient for helping muscle pain and sore muscles.  The emergence of foam rollers showed that there was more than one way to improve your soft tissue and bring pain relief.  But, […]

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The Magic Pill Is The Way

For years, I’ve been saying there is no magic pill. But, maybe I was wrong. The magic pill is recognizing the magic pills. And avoiding them. When you see or hear any “expert” claiming to have identified a single problem that will solve all of your issues, that’s when you know the approach is wrong. […]

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Healthier Sleep Habits & Stress Management W/PMR

As a trainer, one of the most important, and often most overlooked ways to help a clientimprove their health, fitness performance, and reduce injury, is sleep. Yes, you read thatcorrectly. S-L-E-E-P!Sleep is a key factor for our overall health, especially when it comes to healing, muscle recoveryand the production of healthy hormones to keep us […]

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Fitness Trackers and Smartwatches: Can They Improve Your Client’s Health?

It wasn’t all that long ago when all “wearable fitness technology” meant was a simple pedometer—capable only of measuring an individual’s step count. But now? Technology has advanced so significantly that there are two separate categories of wearables:

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The Science and Benefits of Consuming Locally Seasonal Produce 

Eating local, seasonal produce has tremendous benefits for your nutrition, the environment, the local economy, and even your bank account. 

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IM/5 Fitness

Shell We Begin! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton The road to good health and fitness can be long, frustrating and very painful at times but the end result and the outcome from the workout and the gym is very well worth it. Well, thanks to us your […]

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Garlic Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb

This post is sponsored by Superior Farms American lamb. In our family, it’s a tradition to have a holiday roast every year. A big, feed-a-crowd roast is something we don’t take the time to prepare all that often, so it makes the holiday season a little more special to look forward to. This year, the […]

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Pork Tenderloin with Ah So Sauce

This delicious and easy pork tenderloin with Ah So sauce has a flavor similar to Chinese pork spareribs, with that irresistible contrast of salty, sweet, and sour. My family has been making some version of Ah-So pork for ages. It’s one of those easy, reliable recipes that everyone loves. All it needs is a side […]

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