Heirloom Tomato Salad With Avocado

tomato and avocado

   2 medium ripe yellow heirloom tomatoes 2 medium ripe red heirloom tomatoes 2 small ripe avocados 1/4 cup(s) chopped fresh basil leaves 2 teaspoon(s) cracked black pepper 1/4 cup(s) extra-virgin olive oil Directions Cut each tomato crosswise into 6 slices. Peel and cut each avocado lengthwise into 9 slices. Divide sliced tomatoes alternately with … [Read more...]

Heirloom Tomato Salad With Crabmeat

heirloom tomato salad with crabmeat

Total Time: 20 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 6 heirloom tomatoes (ideally, a mix that is varied in size and color) 1 small shallot, finely minced 3 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar 6 tablespoons olive oil Flaky sea salt (such as Maldon) and freshly ground black pepper 2 small firm cucumbers, peeled like a zebra, halved and seeded 12 ounces jumbo lump crab meat 4 large … [Read more...]

Your Feet, Legs, and Hips- Definitely Your Foundation Should Serve You A Lifetime

Leg Strength

Getting your lower body strong and keeping your legs and hips fit for your lifetime is essential for your daily life. From running and cycling to just lifting heavy objects around the house, the legs especially your hips provide a firm foundation for getting it all done. When your lower body is weak, your performance in life tends to be, as well. Coming up with viable, easy and repeatable actions … [Read more...]

“I consider my workouts with John to be a basic necessity now, up there with water and air…”

Lisa Suennen

I have been working out with John for about 5 years and it has made a tremendous positive difference in my life. After cycling through a few trainers, I found in John someone who genuinely cares about me and who focuses real time and energy to customize a program to help me feel healthier, stronger, and generally better. John has basically eliminated the pain in my back through exercise and he … [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...]

Fresh Halibut with Assorted Summer Squash

halibut with 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 … [Read more...]

Personal Training In Marin Success Story Danielle & Olivia

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Are You Ready to Lean Out and Become Stronger, More Capable, and Feel Great?

lean and fit

Losing weight and losing fat are similar, but they do have some clear distinctions. When you’re shooting for losing fat, toning up and building muscle is one of the most helpful things you can do. Learning how to build muscle, however, is not exactly as easy as it sounds. You have to train effectively as well as consume enough calories to get your muscles to grow. Muscle mass is extremely … [Read more...]

Grilled Chicken with Strawberry and Pineapple Salsa

grilled chicken with strawberry and mango

Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 teaspoon coconut oil Salsa: 2 slices fresh pineapple, each 1/2-inch thick, patted dry 1 cup whole strawberries (about 5 ounces), diced 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 3 to 4 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves 1 to 2 teaspoon sugar 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 medium lemon Chicken: 4 -- boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 4 … [Read more...]

“Thanks to John, I’m in the best shape I’ve been in since I was 20 years old.”

tracy weir

I have worked with John for the last eight months — and enjoyed every minute of it. He is an expert trainer who fully understands that achieving fitness is not just about being able to lift weights, run on the treadmill, or do 50 million push-ups. Rather, it's about getting your mind and body to work together to achieve the results you want. Thanks to John, I'm in the best shape I've been in since … [Read more...]