Tips for Training Going into Warmer Days

Tips for Training Going into Warmer Days

As anyone in upstate New York can attest, the weather turns quickly around here. After a long, drawn out winter, we’re starting to see glimpses of brighter days. Let's get ahead on prepping for training when the heat gets here:   Stay Hydrated   Not that this isn't a...

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Burn the Bridge

Burn the Bridge

Have you ever waffled when making a change?   You start out on the path, only to backslide into old habits, patterns, and behaviors.   You take two steps forward and one step back.   To make a lasting change, you’ve got to set your eyes on a goal and settle for...

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What’s Behind a Miraculous Athletic Feat

What’s Behind a Miraculous Athletic Feat

If you were building a house, you wouldn’t start by putting on the roof, would you?   No, you’d probably start by building a solid foundation and working your way up.   So why do we think that fitness is any different?   Probably because, when you’re interested in...

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The Nutrition Conundrum, Part 2:  Which Diet Works Best?

The Nutrition Conundrum, Part 2: Which Diet Works Best?

One of the questions every personal trainer or person working in the health & fitness field has inevitably been asked is:  “Which diet is the best?”   Should you be Paleo? Do the Zone Diet? Count your macros? Intermittent Fast? Is there something else you should be...

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How to Discover Your True Passion

How to Discover Your True Passion

Pain. Loss. Hurt. Suffering.   This is PASSION.   No, I’m not talking about the romantic notion that most people refer to when they speak of passion. I’m talking about the true meaning of the word “passion.”   Passion is derived from the Latin root “pati”, meaning...

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3 Steps to Avoiding Injury & Increasing Longevity

3 Steps to Avoiding Injury & Increasing Longevity

It’s no surprise that the key to getting fit is consistency.   You can’t show up at the gym one day a week, or eat salad every once in a while, and expect to have amazing results.   You have to show up consistently in order to reach your goals and improve athletic...

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The Missing Component in Most Workout Programs

The Missing Component in Most Workout Programs

It's no secret that perspective has a profound effect on the outcome of your tasks at hand.   Yet, it’s often the number one thing that gets in the way of success for both general fitness enthusiasts and athletes alike.   If we know how crucial this practice is, why...

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When to Use Full Body Exercises vs. Isolated Muscle Groups

When to Use Full Body Exercises vs. Isolated Muscle Groups

Today, I want to settle the age-old debate:  Is it better to do full body exercises or to isolate muscle groups? To answer this question, let's think of simplicity in terms of "minimal effective dosage":  what is the least amount of tools/work we need to use to "solve...

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