Category | Lifestyle

evolutionary mismatch

Mismatched: It’s not your fault!

What is “evolutionary mismatch?” If you struggle with your fitness, your health, if you struggle to exercise consistently and eat the right foods, to get enough sleep and manage your weight, it’s not your fault. Consider this question: If you pluck a zebra from it’s natural habitat and relocate it to New England, will it […]

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Bill Gates 4 steps to being happier at any age

We are all searching for happiness Some people find it more easily than others, but it’s safe to say that humans, as a species, crave contentment. Yet rates of anxiety and depression are higher than they’ve ever been, and increasing every year! Technology, medicine and standards of living generally improve year over year, so why […]

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Positive Mindset

Maintaining a Positive Mindset

Creating a positive mindset is possible… The notion of creating and maintaining a positive mindset can be cringe-inducing for a lot of people. Images of Stuart Smalley from SNL come rushing to mind and the entire topic becomes a punchline. It would be a mistake to dismiss the concept, though. A TON of science and […]

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brain science

(Part 2) There’s nothing wrong with you!

Why is change so difficult? I’m pretty sure Thomas Jefferson wasn’t citing research into brain science and the neurobiology of behavior when he wrote, in the Declaration of Independence: “…accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which […]

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brain science

There’s nothing wrong with you!

Why is change so difficult? Dozens of people. Times 12 months. Times 15 years. That’s how many people I’ve spoken to about their fitness needs since Arena Fitness opened in January of 2003. People inquiring about membership. Members sitting down with me for consultations. People outside of work, picking my brain. People hoping that personal […]

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3 Steps to Managing the Life You So Desire!

We all have the same 24 hours in the day… Whether you’re Beyonce or just some guy on the street, the clock works the same. We all fall prey to the “I don’t have enough time” syndrome. And, certainly, our lives are very hectic. But are they as hectic as we believe them to be […]

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healthy lifestyle

The 3% Solution

What’s the 3% solution? Practice + Time, that’s the solution. Wait, let me back up and clarify what I’m talking about. I’m into reading health and wellness studies… I’m a geek like that. It’s relevant to the industry I’m in but I also just have a fascination with health and human behavior. There was a […]

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Success Story: Nora Apelian

“Arena has changed MY LIFE!” I love the vote of confidence and am very proud that she feels that way. But the truth is that Nora has changed her OWN LIFE. The path that led her to change was personal training and group training in Northridge with Will and Phillip, but the effort, the willingness, […]

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5 Tips for Staying Healthy This Summer!

Summertime and living’s easy… Or is it? I was driving home from work today and was listening to the radio.  All the commercials were advertising how to accomplish having a lazy summer by drinking their soda or buying their outdoor furniture.  Listen, I too enjoy a day or two to just relax by the pool, […]

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7 Things Healthy People Do…

The following are nutrition-related habits of healthy people. Hopefully, you already have a battery of healthy behaviors in your life; you do group training in Northridge or Encino (with us, of course, or even with someone else!), personal training, follow a nutrition program, manage your stress and get a lot of rejuvenating sleep! But here […]

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