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the definition of insanity

The definition of insanity? Or are you just human?

What is the definition of “insanity?” I have been locked in a lifelong battle with personal finances that I have been losing over and over and over. I CAN NOT seem to implement and maintain responsible behavior when it comes to managing my money. I feel like a failure. I feel defeated. I feel hopeless. […]

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fatigue

Some days you just suck

It happens to ALL of us Some days you just don’t have it, no matter how hard you’re trying. Yesterday was that day for me. I was about 10 minutes into a boxing class when I realized I was not going to be setting any world records. I was sluggish. I was fatigued. And when […]

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at home workout

Quick and dirty at-home workout

Running low on time? Don’t have time for a group training class or a personal training session today? No problem. Don’t have a gym membership or a package of group classes at Arena Fitness? No problem. Do you have a floor? Then drop down and knock out this full body at-home workout! Remember, every minute […]

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core training encino, core training northridge

Try the Core Training Challenge!

Everyone love core training, right? Well, even if that’s not true, there’s great value in core training. You can have rock-solid limbs, but if the trunk of the tree is weak, the tree will fall! There are a lot of great ways to implement core training, but if you’re doing it on your own you’re […]

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walking for fitness

Walking for fitness: How many steps will save your life?

Walking for fitness? By now, we’ve all been indoctrinated into the notion that we should aim for 10,000 steps per day. 10,000 steps per day equates to roughly 5 miles of walking but will vary slightly depending upon your height and stride length. And it’s a good enough goal. Walking 5 miles per day would […]

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calories in vs. calories out

7 simple calorie clean ups

Calories in vs. calories out…again? I have to be honest, I’m worn out by “calories.” I’m tired of the “calories in vs. calories out” conversations, tired of breaking down food into simple units of energy. Food is so much more than just calories. It creates an environment in your body. It creates a conversation between […]

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exercise intensity

The one where I admit I was wrong

I was wrong. Flat out. I harbored a belief. I promoted it. I even got rewarded for it. And then I grew up (grew older, more accurately) and I learned that I was wrong.Here’s the set up.I used to be a “beast mode” guy. I came from the hard-charging mindset that all workouts needed to […]

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success formula

Everything I know about life I learned in the garden

Wisdom is found in unlikely places… My wife and I love to garden. On weekends we can be found wrist-deep in dirt, sunburned on the backs of our necks, planting, pruning, fighting off the neighbor’s bamboo. It’s a great way to throw off the worries of the week, to invest yourself in participating in something […]

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get in shape

How long does it take to get OUT of shape?

We obsess about getting INTO shape, but…. We often wonder how long it will take to improve some aspect of our health; to lose fat, to gain muscle, to build a habit.But I think it’s also important to know how long it takes┬áto LOSE the progress we’ve made. It helps to bring into perspective the […]

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self reflection

What I learned from getting my email hacked!

I had a rough weekend It started great Saturday morning with me teaching classes in Encino and then getting the chance to deliver my “5 Pillars of Health” presentation to members. I love getting to present new and (at least to me) exciting ways to improve health and wellness, so I was feeling really good […]

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