Tag | exercise


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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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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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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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 to LOSE the progress we’ve made. It helps to bring into perspective the […]

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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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The REAL reason people fail in fitness

Most people are struggling… Here’s what I’ve learned in 24 years of being in the fitness industry: Most people are struggling with exercise and nutrition Most people think everyone else has it wired and there’s something wrong with them (and only them) They think there’s something deficient in them that is resulting in their lack […]

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Tone Up! And get the body you desire

CLICK HERE AND THE E-BOOK “TONE UP! GET THE BODY YOU DESIRE” WILL OPEN ON A NEW PAGE! Stronger, faster, leaner, more muscular, more toned – we all have an idea of our dream body, but how many of us know how to achieve that dream body? You’re probably aware that it takes a combination of diet and exercise, […]

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Why Chimpanzees Don’t Need Personal Trainers

By Jonathan Aluzas I’m no scientist, but I can read and write. ?So, when you read this, you’re reading conclusions based upon other people’s research and my assumptions. ?But I think there’s room for common sense conclusions in this world, despite our need for a scientific rationale. ?I tend to be a guy who appreciates […]

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2012 Fitness Formula for Success: The Basics

By Jonathan Aluzas 2011 is almost over. ?Did you reach your health and fitness objectives? ?If so, then congratulations on achieving something that very few others did. If not, and if you want to get different (better) results, then it’s time to apply a different approach. ?Let me break it down into the simplest of […]

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