Why Fitness Programs Fail Funny how a treadmill serves as the best metaphor for what so many people experience in their health and fitness pursuits; pushing to go forward, but really going nowhere. It was fitting that the otherday was Ground Hog Day, which conjures up memories of Bill Murray in the movie named for… [Read More]
Do you eat like a sumo wrestler? Ever catch a sumo-wrestling match on ESPN? Perhaps if you have ESPN 8, and stay up to 3 am. Regardless, we are all familiar with the enormity of these athletes, many weighing 400-700 lbs! Ever wonder how these guys got so huge, so fat? The time-tested secret to… [Read More]
The following will be very good news to many who feel bad about enjoying the “guilty pleasure” of indulging in a (gasp) EGG! FEAR THE EGG! Ovophobia – yes, it’s a real thing. We all have been taught at some point in our life to fear the egg, for it possess cholesterol and fat,… [Read More]
Here’s a video of me making one of my favorite breakfast smoothies. I often add a scoop of protein powder to this as well. You’ll be shocked how good this tastes -give it a try!
A little over 12 years ago, the meaning of being healthy and fit took on a completely different meaning for me. And this new meaning may be one of the best ways you can ensure the health of what matters to you most – your family. In my teens, my affinity for fitness began. Being… [Read More]
In my past newsletter, I touched upon how vital it is to address the growing epidemic of the poor health status of children today. This issue is addressed daily in the media, yet solutions seem to be few. But the reality is that we do know the solution. A recent study in Germany analyzed over… [Read More]
Imagine if a bunch of people were given the perfect exercise and nutrition program. And assume that all of these people were similar in their health status, training experience, age, etc.. Given this scenario, there will certainly be some who succeed, and some who struggle. This is often the case, even when the exercises are… [Read More]
As you may recall, Spectrum Fitness Consulting recently designed and hosted the Beverly Fitness Challenge. One of the purposes of the challenge was to donate 50% of the registration costs to our favorite local charity, the Beverly Bootstraps. As a result, we were able to give Bootstraps $1305! We are so proud to be able… [Read More]
Weight Lost: 7lbs Before Picture (11.08.09) After Picture (12.20.09) Before the Fitness Challenge: Laurie had already lost over 100lbs! However, after having her second baby, eating health and exercising took a back seat, and the weight starting coming back. The Fitness Challenge came about at the right time! Midway through the Challenge: “I could believe… [Read More]
Tried to do some weighted push-ups in preparation for Pushups For Charity Beverly, but the weights wouldn’t stay still!
Orthopaedics Plus Physical Therapy This clinic is home of some of the best physical therapists and people you’ll ever meet. Most are doctorate, residency, and fellowship trained, with advanced skills in manual therapy. OP is affiliated with the IOMT fellowship program, regarded as one of the top fellowship programs in the world. The Beverly clinic… [Read More]
Check out the video below to learn how to not succumb to the holiday weight gain myth! Plan ahead and prepare for the holiday season – you don’t need to fall prey to the statistics!
Most of us know planks are a great exercise, but few are performing them correctly. Sometimes this is because they aren’t aware of what proper technique looks like. But there is another reason why people aren’t performing them correctly…it’s simply too hard for them. Fortunately, there is research that shows what proper technique looks like…. [Read More]
If you are like 80% of the human race, you’ve likely complained of back stiffness. That would seem to indicate that your back is need of stretching. This seems to make sense on the surface, but recent research calls this into question. As I often say, however, just because it’s logical, it doesn’t mean it’s… [Read More]