October 19, 2008
Lucky we live Hawaii. Hawaii is such a beautiful place. Even in beautiful places, bad things happen to good people. I’ve been a Personal Fitness Trainer here in Honolulu, Hawaii for well over 6 years now and let me tell you–I hear all kinds of crazy stories from all kinds of
September 22, 2008
What can you accomplish in one month’s time? How much of a change can you really make in 30 days? When I’m interviewing potential clients, I’m looking for a few traits in a person to make sure that my personal training program is right for them. I don’t just take
September 4, 2008
Congrats Lorna! I’d like to send out a congratulations to Lorna (and Sonny!) on the birth of their first beautiful daughter: Illiana Kaleilani Velez 7.1lb 20″ born August 26, 2008. Sonny and Lorna are such great people. I know they are going to make absolutely wonderful parents.
August 18, 2008
I started an extension of my blog on the Honolulu Advertiser. I don’t know where it’ll show up on their site or if it’ll show up at all but, I’m here to help people and the only way for me to accomplish that is to get more people to hear what I have to say. If you know
July 25, 2008
Sorry for the lack of updates guys/gals. This past week has been super busy; I turned 27 this past Saturday, I had about 4 out of town guests, my Mom came over from the Big Island for a day. I’m working on a really big business deal (I’ll tell you about it if/when it goes through),
July 15, 2008
It’s the last few days of my Biggest Loser Contest. I spent a few hours yesterday and today offering a part of my personal training services for free. I was performing body composition (body fat) tests for the members at Punahou Fitness & Spa here in Honolulu. I’ve also done this
July 7, 2008
You probably already know this since you’re at my site reading my blog– I’m a personal trainer. Whenever that, “So what do you do?” question comes up, I always get basically the same questions. “How do I lose weight”, “How do I tone this?”,
June 22, 2008
Looking for motivation for the week ahead?
What I’m going to share with you today is one of the most inspiring pieces of fitness related writing that I’ve ever read. It inspired me years ago when I read it for the first time, and it still lights the fire under my butt as I read it today. I hope it can do the same for you. Thanks go out to Certified Personal Trainer Brian Copeland for sharing this with me about 5-6 years ago (Brian is a great personal trainer located here in Honolulu–I give him 2 enthusiastic thumbs up!!).
What Is A Workout?
A WORKOUT is 25% PERSPIRATION and 75% DETERMINATION. Stated another way, it is ONE PART PHYSICAL EXERTION and THREE PARTS SELF-DISCIPLINE. Doing it is easy once you get started.
A WORKOUT makes you better today than you were yesterday. It STRENGTHENS THE BODY, RELAXES THE MIND, and TOUGHENS THE SPIRIT. When you WORKOUT REGULARLY, your problems diminish and your CONFIDENCE GROWS.
June 15, 2008
Some of my very best memories are with my Dad. My Dad is a great man. He’s genuine, charismatic, intelligent, good looking, and very outgoing. And by outgoing, I mean the guy will talk to anybody. He treats everyone with respect. He displays the same assured, intrepid, yet inquisitive demeanor, whether he’s having a conversation with a billionaire or with a homeless person. My Dad took me to professional sports games as a kid and even coached my soccer team. My Dad has always been there for me if I needed him.
I didn’t like following my parents rules; I refused to eat vegetables, I played video games without finishing my homework, I snuck out of the house when I was grounded, I made some bad choices, and I got into lots of trouble. The more my parents told me to do something or to not do something, the more I did the exact opposite. By age 16, I moved out for the second, and final time.
Let me tell you, I was quite a handful.
Rewind to a few years before I reached my angry, rebellious teenager years.
June 2, 2008
Time is the most valuable thing you have. You have a very limited amount in your lifetime. Once it’s gone, you can never get it back. That time is gone forever. You shouldn’t waste it and you should definitely never let anybody else waste it. Especially if you’re paying for it.
I was working out at my “other” gym here in Honolulu this morning. In the middle of my workout, I saw a personal trainer working with a middle aged woman. I have heard her talking a little about her goal before; losing weight and getting more muscle tone. It was pretty obvious to me that she was new to working out. I’m guessing her body fat % was in the low to mid 30′s.
The trainer was having her perform a single arm dumbbell lateral raise. Now, why in the world would a trainer of all people choose this particular exercise for this person. This lady wasn’t a bodybuilder.