Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for some MFF lovin’ for our non-meat eaters! Meet Danielle Azoulay, certified fitness ninja bad-ass. Danielle is currently enrolled in her second round of our “Snatched in 6 Weeks” Total Body Makeover program, and as usual, she’s nailing the shit out of it. As a vegan, Danielle has really learned how to make a physique-friendly, higher protein diet work for her! She’s gotten it down to such a science, I asked if she’d be willing to share the love with our vegan readers. And of course… ninjas love to help people out!! Take it away Danielle!
And now for another tale of glory. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Stephanie Keller. Her bad assery is a thing of legend in MFF, and she is the prototype of the ideal ninja – hard working, passionate, focused on technique, unfailingly good attitude, basically a gem to be around every second. When we post testimonials, we post nice things our clients say about us, cuz… er… that’s kind of what a testimonial is. But let me tell you this. WE LOVE OUR CLIENTS. Big time.
I recently had the good fortune of getting my Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification in Clayton, MO. Now you may ask… why did I travel from my beloved NYC to get a certification?
Alright friends. Time to lust over some serious fitness glory.
The biggest and most consistent mistake I see from people is equating the perceived difficulty of the workout with its effectiveness. At the end of the day, your body doesn’t care what it “feels” like. It simply adapts to the stimulus you provide it.
In the world of human movement, there are few patterns more fundamental than the hinge. You know how everyone always talks about lifting with your legs and not your low back? That requires executing a proper hinge. Essentially, hinging is … um… uh… hinging from your hips and NOT from your low back.
So here we are, about four weeks out from Halloween! And as we’ve all come to appreciate, Halloween is the time of year when it’s totally culturally acceptable to show an unseasonable amount of flesh. Although it may also be associated with candy and sweets and nutritional choices that don’t serve our health and hotness, folks sure do like to flaunt their physique goodies to the world.
Anyone who has worked with me knows that this is one of my all time favorite metaphors in the training world. In a society obsessed with instant gratification, physical organisms remain stubbornly committed to the principles of farming: plant the seeds, feed and water properly, and be prepared to wait for results.
One of my favorite parts of my job is that I’m always learning. And while much of that learning comes from my readings on training, nutrition, and psychology, a lot of what I learn comes from being in the trenches day in and day out making people healthy and hot.