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

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