Nutrition Myth #1 (6 meals a day)

For whatever reason this myth came about promoting that eating more meals a day will "Increase your metabolism."   The idea is that whenever you eat your metabolic rate increases slightly for a few hours, and this is known as (TEF) or thermic effect of food. However, as along as the nutrient content intake is [...]

By | November 5th, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Is Your Multivitamin Toxic?

Many of you have been asking about the three containers we have up front with an apple which either contain nothing, a USANA Multivitamin, or a Centrum multivitamin. The goal behind this demonstration is to prove that all multivitamins are not created equal. The reason for the mold which appears on the apple which contains nothing, and on [...]

By | October 18th, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Overfed and Undernourished

Poor health (person in dis-eased state) and de-conditioned state (low stamina, low muscle strength, low energy) are very common within our society, particularly for people living in urban environments.  During the period of the “hunter-gatherer” man’s plight was a very physical one.  Looking back at periods thereafter, man had to physically wrestle and break down the [...]

By | October 3rd, 2011|Sean, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Is Your Carb Addiction Killing Your Fat Loss?

Our media and society heavily pushes starches and carbohydrates as an important part of our diet. Albeit not completely false, many take carb consumption to the extreme in relation to their activity levels.   Carbohydrates are necessary in order to perform high bouts of intense physical activity, they are not necessary to fuel your body [...]

By | September 22nd, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

How Many Calories Should I Eat?

How to find out How many Calories to consume?   When trying to lose fat or gain muscle it is important to know how many calories you are consuming on a daily basis. The easiest way to do so is to keep an online log of everything you eat, here are some popular ones:   [...]

By | September 22nd, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Frail and Brittle

 We are living in precarious times.  The fragility of our economy has placed many of us in a state of mental insecurity.  We are experiencing a cash and credit crunch that are unprecedented in this current generation’s lifetime.  It is not a coincidence that at the time when our economy is at its lowest point that Americans have [...]

By | September 16th, 2011|Sean, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Stuck in a Weight Loss Plateau?

First off, fat loss is not always a liner progress. Meaning if your caloric intake is based on losing 1-2lbs a week, at times you won’t lose that much even if everything is on target.   When fat loss occurs, water retention also occurs. When a fat cell empties its triglyceride (fat) water will enter [...]

By | September 14th, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

How Much Weight Can I Lose In a Week?

How Much Weight Can I Lose In a Week? A lot. Sometimes up to 10 to 15 lbs. However, this is not all going to be fat. A lot of it will be glycogen (stored form of glucose or carbohydrates) and water. The general accepted rule is that if you lose more than 2 lbs [...]

By | September 7th, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

7 Reasons Why You Should Lose Fat NOW!

1) You will become more attractive. I don’t have to spend much time explaining this one. People are attracted to those in shape. 2)You will become healthier Being overweight puts you at greater risk for almost any disease. Drop the fork and lose the fat. 3) Your Joints will hurt less Suffering from low back [...]

By | August 31st, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

What Motivates You?

What Motivates You? In an interview, I was asked the question, “What motivates you?”  I got a puzzled look from the interviewer when I responded, “I do”.  There are a lot of people and causes that extrinsically motivate me, but ultimately I am responsible for getting my butt off the couch.  Intrinsic (self) motivation is [...]

By | August 30th, 2011|Jon, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Carb Cycling for Accelerated Fat Loss

THE CONCEPT   The premise of the diet is a very simple one: high carb day moderate carb day low carb day Ideally you want to have the high carb days on the days you train your lagging body parts, and the no carb days on your “off days” or you can perform cardio to [...]

By | August 26th, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Reasons Why You Stuggle With Your Weight

Losing fat can be a difficult process process, but often it comes down to the things you are eating that hinders your process. Below are 5 simple reasons that may be preventing you from losing fat.   1)    You eat a high sugar, low protein breakfast We are told that breakfast is the most important [...]

By | August 23rd, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Who Should Be Training Our Kids?

In a staff meeting at Phenomenal Fitness, Sean, the lead trainer, asked all the trainers if there are populations of clients that each of the trainers prefer not to work with.  Another trainer, Galen, raised his hand and answered that he doesn’t want to work with kids.  Following the meeting, I asked Galen to make [...]

By | August 22nd, 2011|Jon, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

100 lbs Lost, Can It Be True?

I began working with Lisa around February of 2011. Unsatisfied with the way she looked, and unsatisfied with the way she felt, she did what most people never do. She decided to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, not lament and ponder how things would change if she would be skinny, how nice it would be and [...]

By | August 21st, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Many of You Wont Succeed

Why? Because when the going gets tough you quit. Working out isn’t supposed to be easy and it isn’t always fun. If it was everyone would look good. When something isn’t as easy as turning on the TV, “you’re too busy” to get your workout in. Why aren’t you seeing the results you expect to [...]

By | August 18th, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

The Infamous Role of the Celebrity Trainer

What makes a trainer better than another? Education? Real life experience? Are trainers worth $500 an hour? Television promotes the sensationalist craze over celebrity trainers such as Julian Michaels, staring on TV shows such as “The Biggest Loser.” The fact is just because they have a pretty face does not make them an expert in [...]

By | August 10th, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Why Being Good Sucks

Being good is average, being good is a “C” student. Being good lumps you in with the rest. You don’t stand out being good. You won’t get anywhere being good. Being good, will ultimately cause you to fail.   Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable Get out of your bubble that you’ve been living in. It’s easy [...]

By | July 6th, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

The Soft American

By President-elect John F. Kennedy Beginning more than 2,500 years ago, from all quarters of the Greek world men thronged every four years to the sacred grove of Olympia, under the shadow of Mount Cronus, to compete in the most famous athletic contests of history—the Olympian games. During the contest a sacred truce was observed [...]

By | June 28th, 2011|The trainer's blog|0 Comments