You Don’t Lose Fat in the Gym

Yep. Here is a trainer, someone who puts food on the table by helping people work out at the gym. Have I lost my mind? What’s more important for fat loss? Nutrition. 100% of the time. It’s not that exercise doesn’t matter at all, but exercise is the simple part. Nutrition is 100% responsible forContinue reading “You Don’t Lose Fat in the Gym”

All You Need to Know About Protein

Protein – it’s what every gym rat likes to talk about. The truth is, protein is very important for everyone looking to maximize their health. To keep it simple, protein is made up of the building blocks of tissue – amino acids. In addition to muscle, protein also makes up hair, skin, nails, hormones, andContinue reading “All You Need to Know About Protein”

Results Will Be Found in the Company That You Keep

“Results Will Be Found in the Company That You Keep” – Peterson Company Fitness This is the motto from one of my fellow trainer’s and friend, Becky’s gym in Reedsburg, WI. Honestly, the motto is perfect on so many levels. You are more likely to get results with a support system. You are more likelyContinue reading “Results Will Be Found in the Company That You Keep”

Why Relying on Exercise for Weight Loss is a Bad Idea

It’s that time of the year. Gyms are packed with New Year Resolutioners! It is a fantastic sight. People looking to get their health back, lose some pounds, and get healthy. I love it. However, many of these people have the best of intentions, but maybe the wrong approach. And I don’t blame them. For yearsContinue reading “Why Relying on Exercise for Weight Loss is a Bad Idea”

New Year…Same Ol You

Before anyone gets too upset at the extreme pessimism of this title hear me out 🙂 How many of you have tried a New Year resolution related to health/fitness/nutrition? Everyone is probably raising their hands. How many of them worked? And by worked, I mean more than the 12 weeks that you did it…how many ofContinue reading “New Year…Same Ol You”

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays – 4 FREE Recipes!

I will keep this one short and to the point – Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  Here are 4 of our favorite all in one recipes that you can make to help fill up on high-quality nutritious meals this holiday season 🙂 Just click the links to download the PDF’s – no need to signContinue reading “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays – 4 FREE Recipes!”

5 Ways to Survive Holiday Parties

Tis the season, right? I know I have discussed the idea of the “holidays RUINING your progress” is sort of an over exaggeration, but if you are someone who has multiple social outings and multiple opportunities to consume an epic amount of calories, it can add up. One meal won’t wreck your progress. Not even one weekendContinue reading “5 Ways to Survive Holiday Parties”

10 Effortless Calorie Cuts You Can Make Now to Make A Big Impact

Losing fat can be hard, and unfortunately, we often make it harder than it needs to be. We read about the latest diet trend and flip our whole lifestyle upside down. So and so says I need to drink green slime and eat twigs to lose 10 pounds in 7 days? I WILL DO IT!Continue reading “10 Effortless Calorie Cuts You Can Make Now to Make A Big Impact”

3 Reasons You Aren’t Losing Fat

1)You’re eating too much 2)You’re eating too much 3)You’re eating too much …really. In all seriousness, this is the cause of weight gain. Too many calories in over time, with the body not able to expend them, leads to fat gain. Notice that I say “losing fat” vs. “losing weight”. Weight loss is dumb. WeightContinue reading “3 Reasons You Aren’t Losing Fat”

Never Strength Trained Before? No Problem.

  Strength training is growing in popularity among average Joe’s and Jane’s, which is friggin awesome! I write about its importance all the time, and how it is literally the fountain of youth (when done correctly). One of my client’s grandsons just signed up for a gym membership because he enjoyed training this summer. HowContinue reading “Never Strength Trained Before? No Problem.”

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