The Ultimate Fitness Motivation QUIZ?

July 16, 2009

Out of all the quizzes you’ve ever taken, if you want to get leaner and develop a body that looks good in shorts, turns heads on the beach and makes you feel totally confident – even out of clothes – then this is one  quiz you’ll want to take right now… and consider

Why Some People Quit And Some People NEVER Give Up

April 7, 2009

By Tom Venuto, CSCS, NSCA-CPT Throughout my 18 years in the fitness industry as a trainer, nutrition consultant and motivational coach, I have noticed that some people who start a nutrition and exercise program give up very easily after hitting the first obstacle they

Your Fitness Future Foretold: 20 Predictions for the New Year

January 4, 2009

Check out this New Year’s article from my partner Tom Venuto. Tom is better writer than I am and I am so grateful that he lets me share all this awesome content with you on my site. Your Fitness Future Foretold: 20 Predictions for the New Year By Tom Venuto Happy New

Inspirational Quote of the Day

July 2, 2008

Seek out inspiration each and every day. Set realistic goals, and take the necessary steps to achieve the goals you have set for yourself. Surround yourself with people that motivate you to be better. Our mind is the biggest obstacle we face and it is also the most powerful weapon that we

What Is A Workout?

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.

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How to Get Everything You Want in Life

May 25, 2008

Are you getting everything you want in life?

If you’re not, then raise your standards.

Most gym goers I know probably think they’re trying hard to reach their goals. But, how do you really know?

Are you *really* working hard enough to reach your goal? Do you compare yourself to your friends, co-workers, and/or your peers in/out of the gym?

How do you know if your routine and efforts are truly effective? And is that effort going to take you to your desired goal?

After going to the gym for the first day, or the first week, month, year, or years, you have in your mind an idea of what your standard is. The word standard is defined as “a degree or level of requirement, excellence, or attainment.”

Your standard basically becomes the minimum amount of effort that you’re willing to put forth into your life and your workout each time you get out of bed and each time you enter the gym.

People who’ve earned their wealth and fortunes, and people that worked hard for their bodies have a lot in common.
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Craigslist and Personal Training Clients

March 26, 2008

A big thank you to craigslist for offering me the opportunities to reach people. I’ve been able to reach quite a few people through craigslist that I might not have otherwise.

I am always looking for people that are serious about making a change for the better.

Here’s how one of the latest new clients that signed up with me via craigslist is doing.

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Inspirational Quote of the Day

March 25, 2008

I love inspirational quotes. A lot of wisdom in very few words. Here’s the inspirational quote for today… “The key is not to prioritize your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” –Steven Covey

Are You Ready to Donate Your Fat Pants?

March 25, 2008

I want you to reach all your goals; fitness and otherwise. This site is meant to help you do just that. I am still adding information all the time– some in the background, and some that you are reading here in the form of blog posts. Some of what you’ll read about is intended for

Check Yo’ Self

March 19, 2008

Being a subscriber to a blog or an email list is a great way to learn from other people and/or to communicate ideas with those having similar interests, or goals. Here’s part of an email I received from a fellow fitness professional, Jim Labadie. “You’re never going to believe

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