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America: Land of the Free, Home of the Overweight

According to a report published last fall by the Organization for Economic and Cooperative Development, by 2020 75% of America will be overweight or obese. … By 2020, 75% of America will be overweight or obese. I like to laugh and have fun. I like to be silly. But I can’t find the humor in this. …

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Walking: It’s More Practical Than Tumbling Everywhere

Walking is a pretty fundamental human movement.  Particularly for those who don’t want to jump, skip, run or tumble as their only methods of getting around.  And while it certainly has its limitation as “exercise,” it can still be employed smartly to help you achieve your health and hotness goals.

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Tracy Anderson- She Says Some Wack Shit

In the world of fitness, there is room for disagreement and intelligent discourse among reasonable educated people.  The human body is complicated and the reality is there is still a lot we don’t know about how the body responds to training and nutrition.  I think the hallmarks of a good fitness professional are an aversion to dogma, a ravenous intellectual curiosity for continued education, and a genuine burning desire to provide the best service and information to their clients (and blog readers).

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Functional Training Is Not a Fad

The fitness industry is a breeding ground for weird fads.  Some come and go (usually the ones that suck, thank goodness) but some stay around and change the way we look at exercise.

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“But I Wanna Get Rid Of These Lovehandles!!!”

Let us consider this term: spot specific reduction.  Spot specific reduction means burning fat on a specific site of the body.  Here’s the thing; it doesn’t exist.  Wah wah. When you are burning more calories than you are taking in, your body will pull the fat stores from where ever it likes in order to …

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Recovery: It’s Not Sexy, But It’ll Make Ya Sexy

Balance.  It’s one of those often neglected life principles that we all know is important… but don’t always respect as we live our day to day lives.  This is particularly true for Western society.  And NYers.  And overachievers.  And young aspiring fitness guru/entrepreneur types.

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Monavie: Superfood or Super Rip-Off?

Monavie!  Delicious antioxidants!  Monavie, for those who may not have heard of it, is a “premier acai blend.” Oooooh… fruits are good!  The more exotic the better! C’mon its got bilberry!!  And camu camu!!!  Don’t forget NASHI!!!!! But is it worth $40 bucks for a bottle of juice?  What does the science say about the …

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Beautiful Strength

Remember when people used to do “calisthenics”? For most of us, the word carries memories of gym class circuits of jumping jacks, pushups, and perhaps some stretching.  And although the phrase has fallen out of frequent use in the current fitness vernacular, its etymology is worth considering: Kalos Sthenos.

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Snatched in 6 Weeks Results!

So as loyal readers know, I recently launched one of the most ambitious programs of my career to allow people to fast track their health and hotness results and knowledge base.  And I think it’s fair to say the first ever “Snatched in 6 Weeks” Total Body Makeover was a HUGE success!!!