To PT or Not to PT

exercise fat loss Jan 23, 2017

I joined a gym. As an addition to my new membership, the gym gives you 4 free personal training sessions. To be honest, I was always slightly skeptical whether or not a personal trainer was necessary for me to see the results I wanted. Truth be told, there is a plethora of “certified” personal trainers who’s certification consists of a few online training courses and print at home certificate. However, this does not mean that all personal trainers fall under this category. If you’re looking to begin a new healthier path or hoping to slim down for a reunion or whatever the case may be, I want to weigh in on the benefits a personal trainer can provide to that journey.

Before you agree to spend hundreds of dollars a month on personal training, I want to outline a few non-negotiable points: 

1. Your trainer should always respect you as well as their other client

This should be a no brainer, but some folks, athletes especially, have become far too accustomed...

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Battle Of The Bulge: Diet Versus Exercise

exercise healthy eating Jan 02, 2017

Flip through the channels late at night and you’re bound to come across paid-programming. You may see commercials for super sharp knives, fine jewelry, or some invincible maintenance spray. However, you will most certainly see advertisements for droves of weight loss programs. Some highlight fancy exercise equipment, while others suggest your body and 30 minutes is all you need, but the message is all the same, “Do this program. Lose your body fat.”

Let’s be honest, is 30 more minutes of exercise a week all you really need to have the body of your dreams? Picture the average American. According to the CDC, the average American male is overweight and heading toward obesity. Now, let’s put him on a deserted island. He’s got an endless supply of water with a limited amount of food. If we leave him on this island for one month, what do you think he’ll look like when we rescue him? He’ll probably be a bit dirty, smelly, and have a scraggly...

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