Act Fit to be Fit

Do you want to get in shape? More importantly do you need to get in shape, drop a few pounds, slim down? You’re not alone. It’s that time of year once again, when many of us are thinking about next year’s goals and a healthier and stronger version of the person greeting us in the…

Let’s Begin

Let’s assume you’ve decided to get in shape. You’re tired of being sick and tired, fed up with feeling like crap all the time, you’re ready for change. Good, now what? Now is where many people start to stumble. What should I do? What diet should I follow? Should I start working out? These are…

Good Foods

What kinds of foods should I be eating for fat-loss? Since a friend of mine just asked this question last night, I figured now would be a good time to address it. His question was actually how many carbs are considered low carbs if you’re trying to lose body-fat. Fortunately the two questions are related….

A Coach’s Secret to Food

I probably don’t think about food as much as my clients think I do (now). I also look at food differently than most of my clients do and did. That’s a good thing because it means I have a much lower emotional attachment to food than most of my clients. My best piece of advice…

Coaches Secret Training Tips

Even today, years after officially retiring from coaching, I still get asked, “what’s your secret?” For a long time my standard reply to this question was there was no secret, I did the workouts I programmed for clients, I ate the foods I recommended they eat. I’m finally ready to admit that statement was rarely…

What Keto Is, and What it Isn’t

You’ve probably heard of Keto, a diet trend that’s been popular for awhile. Like all diet trends Keto is neither new or original. It’s been around since the dawn of time and is actually the preferred method of nutrition consumption for most carnivores and many mammals outside of human beings. Keto, short for Ketosis is…

How To 5-4-3-2-1 BBQ Rub

5-4-3-2-1 rub is probably the single best trick for making delicious tasting BBQ that most people have never heard of. I use it on everything I slow cook and smoke. A great rub is the foundation of good BBQ. It captures the smoke coming up from the fire below and allows it to soak into…

How to Lose Body Fat

“How do I lose weight?” Even though it’s been 2 years since I last coached a class, I still get asked this question on a daily basis. I may not be coaching CrossFit classes anymore or programming nutrition for my clients but I am still dedicated to living as healthy a life as I can….

Scare Tactics and Coffee

I’ve been reading Dave Asprey’s books Head Strong and The Bulletproof Diet this week. I told my wife that Dave should change the titles of these books to Scare Tactics. If you’re not scared after reading about the 3 dozen ways your environment and diet are slowly killing you by hijacking and disrupting your body’s mitochondria, then there’s…

The Supplements I Take

One popular way for fitness enthusiasts and models to make money is through supplement sponsorship. You know who I’m talking about, you may even follow some of these people on social media. I do, some of them are inspiring and extremely motivating. The supplement industry is big business, and I do mean big as in…