Fitness is my work and my lifestyle, but it wasn't always that way. I know well the work it takes to succeed. So I make it my mission to help other people through their transition into becoming the most powerful, confident and capable person they never knew they could be. By day, I train at Tewksbury Sports Club, but I always like to share my ideas for everyone to benefit from, mostly because I believe that fitness makes better people, and therefore makes a better world. HERE YOU'LL FIND:
ADVICE THAT MAKES IT ALL EASIER
Ways to make baked goods healthy. How to bounce back after over-doing it. And how to make it actually work in your life.
INSIDER TIPS FROM ME AS A TRAINER
Get the expert’s perspective on the best exercises and how make your workouts efficient and effective to get the results you want.
STORIES OF MOTIVATION
Ideas from the mouth of a man who lost over 100lbs. An amateur baker who balances running and indulgence. Businesses making health their priority. How to keep your mindset healthy and motivated.
Hot off the (bench) press, check out my latest blog posts and published writing:
Protein powders are an easy way to increase your overall protein intake. While it’s important to get the majority of protein through natural sources like chicken, fish, beef, eggs, yogurt and nuts and legumes, protein powder can be added to shakes, smoothies, oatmeal and even in healthier baked goods to give you a boost. Since[…]
I’m actually late here, since #NationalEatingDisorderAwarenessWeek ended Sunday, but it took me some extra time to find the words, and get the balls to share. Last year, I broke my silence on my own struggle with orthorexia and Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea (the Female Athlete Triad). My post got 3,000 views in the first three days,[…]
Recently, I made a list of every time I had ever been successful in weight loss. I made the list beginning when I had my first big change in deciding to get fit at 14 (which, at 28, was half my life ago and that feels ironic to me) to now. I listed any time[…]
“But I’m not lean enough.” It was the exact phrase I said in defense to my doctor when she told me the reason that my body had been malfunctioning for years because I didn’t have enough body fat. But those words were pretty much the leading factor for how I got myself in this mess[…]
Vanity gets you on the elliptical. Glory gets you across a finish line. This weekend, my obstacle course racing trainees scaled walls, ran through ankle-deep mud, crawled under barbed wire and jumped over fire to call themselves Spartan Race Finishers. The Spartan Race Sprint is a three to five mile terrain race dotted with 20[…]
The idea is to grill and chill, not grill and GUILT. Banish the barbecue anxiety with this cookout “survival guide.” The unofficial start to outdoor summer celebrations has arrived! Yards have been mowed and the charcoal is ready for all the grillin’ and chillin’ to be had this Memorial Day. It’s an exciting time of year for a[…]
“I know what to do, I just don’t do it.” I think I hear this in the gym at least a hundred times a year. The statement itself is usually a big joke, because when actually ask the person “what they know,” it’s usually old information that involves whole grains and a calories-in, calories out[…]
Tell people you are going running in a snowstorm and they might think you’re crazy. “You could get hit by a car sliding out of control, or run over by a plow!” “You could slip and hit your head or break an ankle, and you’ll be lying there unconscious and we’ll never find you!” “The[…]
A wise man once said, don’t half-ass anything – always use your full ass. Then a fit chick agreed, and used that full ass for three sets of ten squats. You aren’t writing anything down. Of all the reasons, real and excusatory, that keep us from adhering to our fitness and nutrition plan, there are[…]
Friends are good for getting you out of blind dates, showing up at your house with movies and takeout, house-sitting your dog and maybe convincing you to compromise your moral conduct for the sake of a good time. The best ones will love you until the end of time. They would lay their life down,[…]