Tactical Thursday: August 9, 2018

Phenomenal Trainer Vince Barbaro talks about how it's never too late to create a better quality of life. Today is a great day to start to move better, feel better and look better.   The following are 5 Key Notes:   You don’t have to be great to start but you do have to start [...]

By | August 9th, 2018|Home page boxes, The trainer's blog, Vince|0 Comments

Workout Wednesday: August 8, 2018

Phenomenal Trainer Jessica Aburto talks about switching up your routine and trying out a bodyweight workout to prevent your body from reaching a training plateau. A bodyweight workout will train your entire body to maintain good posture, brace core, will strengthen posterior chain muscles to prevent rounding of the back, will promote shoulder girdle health, [...]

By | August 9th, 2018|Home page boxes, Jessica, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Motivation Monday: August 6, 2018

Phenomenal Trainer Julie Burns talks about 7 tips for staying motivated to reach long term goals: Set & visualize goal Make a list of reasons you want to accomplish the goal Break down goal into smaller chunks and set intermediate goals Have a plan but prepared to change course Ask for help with those that [...]

By | August 7th, 2018|Home page boxes, Julie, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

The Red Pill or the Blue Pill- Which One Will You Choose?

In the movie the Matrix, Morpheus offered Neo a choice—to take the blue pill and continue to live in the dream world, or take the red pill, shed his fantasy and wake up to the “real world.” Like Neo, we too can choose to live in bondage or freedom; in lies or the truth; in [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|Galen, Home page boxes, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Choosing What You Want When Life Goes Sideways

What do you do when shit goes sideways? And it always goes sideways…eventually and usually suddenly. What kind of choices do you make when you’re in pain? Most people will do anything to stop it. Anything to escape. Anything to avoid the hard, discouraging struggle that can sometimes be life. That’s where food comes in. [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Galen, Home page boxes, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

3 MUST-HAVES IN YOUR WEIGHT LOSS PLAN

I’ve noticed that information is rarely a problem when it comes to weight loss. Most people understand portion control, have access to healthy recipes and belong to an awesome gym. People are able to adhere to a nutrition plan for a while, or log their calories on MyFitnessPal (or some other app) for a few [...]

By | October 23rd, 2017|Galen, Home page boxes, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Teryn-Client Success Story

Hi Everyone,  My name is Teryn and I am your average adult female in her 30's dealing with everyday life while balancing realistic health goals. I may not have your typical weight loss story but my hope is that it will resonate with and inspire many of you! I met Galen 6 years ago and [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|Galen, Home page boxes, Testimonials, The trainer's blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

THE MISSING LINK IN WEIGHT LOSS: VALUES

What's something that you LOVE to do--something that excites you, something that you want to share with others? What is it that you VALUE MOST IN THE WORLD? Values dictate what you think, say and do. What you value most always results in inspired action. When you value something, you don't need motivation to take [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Galen, Home page boxes, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Realizations After 30 Days of No Alcohol

First, I lost 12 pounds -- so that's cool. Though that's not a DIRECT result of cutting out alcohol. Instead…we’ll, here’s my real drinking story. It all started at college when drinking was a social lubricant; it was fun. Then it went to: “It’s been a rough week and I want to relax -- so [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Galen, Home page boxes, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Guess Which Photo I Was Happier In?

By Galen Lundin The one on the left was taken right before I competed in my first bodybuilding competition. To prepare for it, I dieted rigorously and lost 40 pounds in 4 months. Plus I spent a LOT of time at the gym. I ended up doing quite well...1st place in my division. The purpose [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Galen, Home page boxes, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

My Code- The Guiding Principles of My Life

By Galen Lundin Discovering these “truths” has helped me find a new paradigm to successfully bridge the mind-body issue. They’ve helped me. I hope they can help you. [CREATE] My transition from personal trainer to trainer-coach has not been an easy one, often filled with doubt, uncertainty, and second guessing. For many years, I believed [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|Galen, Home page boxes, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Overfed and Undernourished

  Written by Sean Armstead Edited by Riley Constantine Having poor health and low stamina, energy, and muscle strength is quite common in our society, and this is especially true for those of us living in urban environments. In an era long gone, man’s plight was a physical one. Whether by hunting, farming, or manual [...]

By | November 11th, 2016|Home page boxes, Sean, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

A Phenomenal Heart Part II

One of the biggest contributors to cardiovascular disease is obesity and its related conditions. Nearly ALL of these can be avoided by following proper exercise and nutritional guidelines. According to The Journal of Sports Scientists (2010), it is recommended that overweight individuals perform 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity physical activity to improve weight [...]

By | February 17th, 2012|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

A Phenomenal Heart!

According to the Center for Disease Control, “cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, equal to 2,200 deaths per day.” This is an alarming statistic considering that heart disease is largely preventable through proper diet, exercise and lifestyle choices, [...]

By | February 1st, 2012|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Top 3 Ways You Eat Too Much

Many of us have poor eating habits, and due to our hectic lifestyle we aren't always aware of it. Unfortunately, it is very hard to outwork bad nutrition so you have to be mindful of what you are eating. Do you see yourself in the list below?   1. The Snack Grazer: You eat whatever food [...]

By | January 12th, 2012|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

How to Keep Off the Holiday Pounds

It’s that time of year again where we overindulge in the foods we love. Pumpkin pie, Christmas cookies, eggnog, wine, the list goes on. The holiday season is nearly two months long and is a delicious recipe for unwanted weight gain. Although it’s important that we enjoy our time and food together with our families, [...]

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

Looking Great For Your Holiday Party

It’s that time of year again.  The days are getting shorter, the air colder, and quite possibly our pants are starting to get a little tighter.  For many of us, the winter holidays will bring with them more food, more desserts, more alcohol, and a few extra lbs.  It happens every year.  But why sacrifice [...]

By | December 7th, 2011|Julie, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Tis the Season (To Be Intent)

It’s no secret that Chicago winters can be grueling and can sap you of any resolve.  Forecasters have predicted one of the worst winters in decades.  It’s going to be cold and the wind will whip right through any and all layers of clothing you’ll be wearing.  Just the thought of stepping outside can void [...]

By | December 6th, 2011|Jon, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Nutrition Myth #3 (You Can Only Absorb 30g of Protein a Meal)

For quite some time now there has been this belief in the fitness industry that the body can only absorb a certain amount of protein per meal and the rest will be excreted or stored as fat. Now that I have previously debunked that meal frequency does not have an effect on body composition, you [...]

By | November 16th, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments

Nutrition Myth #2 (You Have to Eat Breakfast)

This second myth originated by poorly interpreting a study, as is often done. The study examined peoples eating habits and then associating them with over all body composition. This is a classic case of correlation vs. causation. Researchers found that those who skipped breakfast were more likely to be obese (correlation.) However, it was found that [...]

By | November 9th, 2011|Galen, The trainer's blog|0 Comments