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

“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...]

Are You Too Busy To Exercise?

Do you think it’s necessary to carve out two hours to go to the gym to work exercise into a routine? Think again! Everyone has different amounts of time available. Some of you have morning time open and others only have the afternoon and evening. No one is technically too busy for starting a fitness routine that can have a positive impact on health. Even when only 10 minutes a day can be spared, … [Read more...]

Working Out Through Your Injury

It can happen to anyone even you. Your fitness routine is created and you are seeing real results. Your muscle strength and tone are improving and you're dropping serious pounds. Everything’s going great! Then an injury occurs and staying on your intended course seems next to impossible. There’s good news though. Depending on your injury in question, there may not be a reason to derail your … [Read more...]

Zippy Mulligatawny Soup With Turkey

Makes 2 quarts of soup - 6 to 8 servings. Turkey broth Two large turkey wings, 1 to 1/2 pounds 4 small yellow onions, about 10 ounces 1 inch fresh ginger, about 1 ounce 4 large garlic cloves, peeled and smashedSpice mix 1 teaspoon powdered turmeric 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon ground black … [Read more...]

“John designed a diet regimen and a training program specifically for me… I hit my goal of losing 50 pounds!”

After & before photos... 50 pound weight loss in 7 months! After several visits to resolve nagging back pain, my orthopedic surgeon told me that, at the age of 53, the only real cure for my chronic, severe lower back problems was to lose 50 pounds and get my core strength back. He told me that he would only consider giving me cortisone injections in the affected areas AFTER I had begun to lose … [Read more...]

Delicious Healthy Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients 3/4 cup coconut palm sugar (low glycemic index sweetner) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 2 large eggs 1 can (15 oz.) pure pumpkin filling 1 can (12 fl. oz.) evaporated milk 1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell Unbaked pie shell can be replaced with whole wheat flour, spelt, or a combination of almond … [Read more...]

You Have To Get Underneath the FAT To See Your Abs!

Crunches can only take the abdominal muscles so far. When a six-pack or chiseled look is the desired outcome, more needs to be done to tone and strengthen that belly for optimum appearances. One of the most important things to not overlook when working out the abs are the “invisible muscles” that lie in this area. Yes, that’s right – the invisible abdominal muscles. The transversus abdominis lies … [Read more...]

“He tailored the workouts to my fitness level and my knee problems.”

After being a weekend exercise warrior due to work constraints and not seeing any results with my goal of losing weight or feeling more energized,  I decided to hire a personal trainer to jumpstart my quest of improving my overall health.  After interviewing a few trainers, I decided to work with John since he talked about many different ways he would help me obtain my goals. I made the right … [Read more...]

Fresh Halibut with Assorted Summer Squash

Make sure you're using multiple types of summer squash. Keep it exciting! 4 servings Ingredients 8 spring onions or large scallions, bulbs separated from tops 4 tablespoons (or more) olive oil, divided 1 1/2 pounds assorted summer squash, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 tablespoon thyme leaves plus 4 sprigs Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 6-ounce halibut fillets … [Read more...]

Your Top 5 Mistakes That Absolutely Stop You From Seeing and Achieving Serious Transformations and Results!

You’ve been busy busting your hump for the last 3 months, yet you aren’t really seeing your body change. You’re frustrated! You wonder what you’re doing wrong or what you need to change to get your body looking good again or even for the first time. Over the years of personal training I have seen it all. Very seldom do people and clients put it all together on their own.  Let me save you some … [Read more...]