A Successful Fitness Routine Does Not Have To Be Complicated

complicated workout routine

The hardest part of getting fit involves taking the first step. You must be ready to challenge yourself. While most people think exercising is hard and getting a routine together is difficult, the simple reality is that neither of these things are true. Working out doesn’t have to be tough, boring or impossible. Getting fit should be fun and energizing, so don’t let fear stand in the way and your … [Read more...]

Seasoned & Raw Taco Wraps

taco wrap

Makes 6 to 8 wraps Ingredients: (use organic) 2 cups walnuts 1 Tablespoon cumin ½ Tablespoon coriander 1 teaspoon chili powder pinch of cayenne pepper (or more, if you like a kick!) 2 Tablespoons low-sodium tamari collard greens, washed with stems trimmed about 2 inches from bottom of leaf salsa Directions: Put the walnuts in a food processor with the blade in place, and process until … [Read more...]

First and foremost, John has a wealth of fitness and nutritional knowledge

kelsey and kory

"Working with John was just the amount of guidance and motivation that I needed to achieve my fitness goals. First and foremost, John has a wealth of fitness and nutritional knowledge, and his emphasis on proper form and technique is unmatched.  From the beginning I was able to setup my own personal goals and he made sure to cater each and every session to my goals/needs. Not only was he great as … [Read more...]

How Much Exercise Is Right For You?

the right kind of exercise

Think exercising isn’t for you? How about finding the right kind of exercise as well as the right amount? Because even a little bit of movement over the course of a week can go a long way toward improving your health in 2013 while boosting your energy levels. Discovering what’s right for you will benefit you the most. Researchers at Oklahoma State University have discovered that even two … [Read more...]

Are Your Workouts Engaging, Challenging, and Motivating? Find Your Right Level!

engaging workouts

Starting a workout routine and sticking with it is hard. Stopping one after it’s become your habit and your results are becoming evident can be even harder. Even so, it can sometimes be very important to take a breather now and again. As much as you would like to get your results quickly, workout burnout could just strike if you push your body too much! What is Workout Burnout? Workout … [Read more...]

Homemade Hummus

homemade hummus

Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients: 1 15-ounce can organic garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained 5 roasted organic garlic cloves (or 2 fresh garlic cloves) 2 Tablespoons organic tahini 3½ Tablespoons olive oil 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed organic lemon juice ½ Tablespoon coconut aminos (or gluten-free tamari, or nama shoyu) ¼ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper Optional: Add one 14-ounce … [Read more...]

Your Early Morning Workout…Can You Do It? Yes…You Can Create Your New Body!

groggy in the morning

It can be hard enough to wake up knowing there’s a full day’s worth of work just waiting to be conquered. Add in the prospect of an early morning workout and the propensity to hit that snooze alarm is pretty likely to rise, right? If it’s time to beat that stay-in-bed mentality and fit a workout into your morning routine, there are ways to make the process a whole lot easier to get going. It’s … [Read more...]

Thanks to John and PTIM my health and fitness is at an all time high.

Greg & Marissa

“I used to be athletic!  Well, after almost 20 years of starting and building two businesses and also raising twins, the combination of stress, lack of exercise, and “eating without thinking” had caught up to me.  The result?  My body was tight, weak, and most problematic was my lower back.  About twice a year without any prior warning it would “go out on me” simply by me reaching for something or … [Read more...]

Lamb/Bison/Turkey Meatloaf

lamb turkey bison meatloaf

Meatloaf Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 1-1½ pounds Lamb/Bison/Turkey or combo 1 egg, beaten 1 cup lowfat cottage cheese 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 finely chopped onion ½ finely chopped red or green pepper 2 tbsp chia or flax seeds ½ cup oat bran 1½ teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 cloves crushed garlic   Topping: Optional ½ cup ketchup 3 Tablespoons rapadura or … [Read more...]

When You’re On The Road Are You Struggling With Your Food Choices?

food choices

Establishing a healthy pattern or sticking to a routine when you’re trying to lose weight and get into shape can be tough. It can be even tougher when eating out and traveling at the same time. You have to develop and practice strategies that will empower you to make good choices. Just because you’re trying to lose weight and get healthier, however, doesn’t mean you need to skip meals out with … [Read more...]