Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Pursuit of Fitness or Pursuit of Happiness?

Here we go again, a few days away from the new year and here come all the health & fitness resolutions…again. “I want to lose weight”, I want to start exercising”, “ I want to join a gym”. Why and how do we keep setting ourselves up to fail? The why is simple, we think magically at 11:59 pm on December 31st our lives are going to change. All of a sudden our procrastination will go away, our eating habits will change and we will adapt a healthier lifestyle just because it’s a new year.

The how is what’s interesting. We set ourselves up to fail by setting goals we really don’t need or want. So what happens when you are trying to accomplish something you really don’t need or want; You are not going to work hard toward getting it. Now what is it that we are really looking for when we set these resolutions? Are we really in the pursuit of fitness or are we in the pursuit of happiness through fitness? “I believe the latter to be true” says Rafael Moret, President of Results 4 Sure Personal Fitness Coaching.

How does this apply to Health & Fitness related New Year resolutions? Well is the house wife/stay-at-home mom really looking to lose 20 lbs. or does she just want to look sexier and feel better about herself? Will a 20 lbs loss do that for her, maybe…maybe not, but a little muscle tone and better posture will do wonders for her right away. Does the 40-50 year old corporate executive really need washboard abs or does he want to feel like physically, he can still compete with the younger guys and doesn’t need a new set of suits every year because he gained 10 lbs.

When you are setting goals for yourself think about what you really want. What kind of problem are you trying to solve? What kind of solution will bring you joy and happiness? If you are looking to make changes in your life, then you don’t need to wait till December 31st . Do them today, make changes right now! Give yourself a head start and if you are a procrastinator, “put off putting it off”. Forget that the New Year is coming, decide what you want to change and Change Now!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

12 Days of Fitness

Dear Friends,

A handful of my colleagues, some of the top fitness experts in the world, and I are giving away a TON of fitness gifts this Holiday Season. It all begins on Monday Dec. 11th. To ensure you get all of your Fitness Gifts each day (before they're all gone), go to and join the 12 Days of Fitness Gifts notification list.... Each day, beginning Monday, December 11th, we will be sending out a brand new gift.... if you're on our list, you can grab one while supplies last... Join the 12 Days of Fitness Gifts list by clicking here -

Happy Holidays!!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Why You’ll Probably Fail When You Try A Personal Trainer

“Why You’ll Probably Fail When You Try A Personal Trainer”

Most people that come to us, and "try", fail miserably!
This will probably happen to you also. It’s not because we don’t have excellent programs. We do. It’s not because we don’t have excellent knowledge. We do. It’s not because we don’t give personalized attention and constant motivation. We do that. It’s not because we don’t have a variety of exercises. We do.

So, why will you fail if you "try" a trainer?

To answer that question you must carefully read that question over. The sole reason you would fail if try a trainer is because “trying” NEVER WORKS!! Do you say “I’ll try” to be a good parent, only if I have good kids? Do you say “I’ll try” to be a good employee, but only if I have a good boss? I don’t think so!You make the commitment; you never try at anything you’re successful at! This goes for an exercise routine and working with a trainer too.If you “try” an exercise routine or a trainer, it will most certainly be an unsuccessful endeavor.If you commit to a trainer or an exercise routine, it will most certainly be a successful endeavor.Why not throw away the word “try” and make the commitment to exercising with a trainer now!Let me help you channel your determination and watch\ the awesome results you receive!

Remember: Trying is just a noisy way of not doing something!

4 Simple Holiday Weight Management Tips

Good intentions are tough to keep when tempting treats surround you and errands oust your workouts. But with some planning and creativity, you can keep those 5-10lbs from ever coming on. Here's how.

At home: 15 minutes of ACTIVE stretching before you go to sleep can not only help relieve some stress and help you sleep better, it can also burn some excess calories (about 60-100, that’s 420-700 calories burned just through some active stretching at the end of the week) right before bed time and keep your metabolism going while you sleep (bet you didn’t know you still burn calories while you are sleeping)

At work: Busy this time of year and no time for the gym. Walk up the stairs, skip the elevator or maybe even just a few floors if it’s long flight. When you go to lunch walk somewhere and back. A 15-20 minute walk at lunch time can add up to an hour and 15 minutes – to almost 2 hours of walk time for the week (if you went to the gym 3x per week and walked for 30 minutes you would only get 1 ½ hours of walking). Keep a bottle of water on your desk and keep drinking.

At the mall: Whether you will be in the mall for a long period of time shopping or It’s just a quick trip, Park in the furthest spot you can find (as long as it’s not raining) it will save you time looking for parking and the extra 5 minutes walking in and the extra 5 minutes waling out plus the time you spend walking in the mall, whether it’s 15 minutes or 2 hours, will surely boost your metabolic rate and help you burn some extra calories.

At a party: If you are planning on attending one or several Holiday parties, the food always has a lot to say. It tends to be higher in calories and there are a lot of treats. It’s a time to indulge, but here is a quick tip to save some calories: Drink water with your food, it will save you literally thousands of calories. The sodas, wines, punches and other beverages are packed with calories, and added to the food can be a calorie disaster.