Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Worth the Wait? You Betcha!

I have some exciting news.

I made it into Brian Grasso's "First 500"!!!

Only 500 (on the planet) made it in for the Level one Youth Conditioning Specialist certification.

This thrills me to no end. If there is one thing that bothers me the most is the poor state of youth conditioning. I want to be able to help kids perform better and have more fun doing it.

I learned many valuable lessons growing up and participating at provincial level athletically. And I got injured several times. So the old hindsight is definitely 20-20. I don't want that to happen to other young athletes.

Here is the program I am enrolled in.

Check out the videos! They say more than words on a page.

Coming soon: Youth Conditioning Programs.

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Youth Athletic Bootcamps

Here is a little shot of a Bootcamp I have coming together this summer. Click on it for a full sized image.

I've always enjoyed working with athletes and having a couple young ones myself. I want to get ahead of the curve and learn and share safe and effective training for sport.

One of the biggest obstacles facing young athletes is an overzealous coach or trainer who wants results "now".

Athletic development takes patience, time and focused, knowledgeable training.

This is open to anyone in the HRM.

Shoot me a note if you need more information.

Have a great day!

In health,


Friday, 9 May 2008

The Good and The Bad News

This just in: Fat cells don't go away. That's the bad.

The good: You can reduce them in size.

I'm not entirely convinced that "all" the cells stay. The science is good but it is not a long term study that follows it for a long enough time to satisfy my scientific curiosity.
The best possible solution to this problem, and no, I am not being sarcastic, don't let them catch on in the first place. Keep them off by being active and eating well. (larger meals earlier in the day, enough to sustain your energy requirements, keep hydrated)

Barring that, my fitness program, that I have honed over the last 6 years with all of my weight loss clients, targets the fitness and nutrition planning that boosts metabolism. The best part: it takes only 30 minutes a day.

The key is intensity. If we continue to do long slow cardio the net result is a metabolic slow down, to the point where, say walking, loses all of it's metabolic boosting effect. As you raise the intensity, a little bit at first, and more and more as you progress, the net result is physiological changes that will amaze yourself and you friends. The best part is you will need less and less time to obtain greater results.

What do others think about this? Don't really care. It works and my responsibility to my clients is to get results.

This works.

There is so much more to this. If you want more details contact me or sign up for my newsletter that will provide weekly information updates. I'll be glad to help get you pointed in the right direction.

In health,