Working Out Your Core Is Essential, But a Whole Body Routine Is Critical

All too often, we try to target our workouts to take care of problem spots. Big thighs, flabby arms, fat rear ends and other very specific areas get the bulk of our exercise attention while the core is overlooked. The truth is this is not a wise way to proceed if real results are desired. Targeting is fine to some degree, but it won’t get the job done on its own. The core – the back and stomach … [Read more...]

Why You Need Restorative Sleep

Your entire body suffers from a lack of REM sleep (rapid eye movement sleep). This is restorative in nature, so if weight loss and health and fitness are concerns you need to prioritize ample amounts of REM sleep. Even the best diet and exercise plans can be easily derailed if REM sleep is neglected or even sleep in general. Medical researchers say that poor sleep is one of the most prevalent … [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...]

Greek Chicken Stew With Cauliflower and Olives

Cinnamon adds a subtle sweetness to this stew. If salt is an issue, omit the olives; the stew will still be delicious. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 large red onion, chopped 2 to 4 garlic cloves (to taste), minced 6 to 8 chicken legs and/or thighs, skinned 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 28-ounce can chopped tomatoes, with juice, pulsed in a food processor 1/2 … [Read more...]

I Want To Enjoy My Retirement! Even If It’s A Partial One

You're retired now or at least your work schedule is finally down to a few hours. You want to feel better and have more energy, right? You're tired of looking at your body in the mirror or not being able to fit comfortably in the jeans you used to look so good in. Let's face it... none of us are getting any younger. We have to step out of our comfort zone and take action to get what we really … [Read more...]

“workouts are always different, fun and challenging. John will keep you motivated and headed in the right direction!”

I'm a swimmer, cyclists and massage therapist so I'm using my body all the time. I have been working with John the past couple of years he's helped me stay strong and injury free. His workouts are always different, fun and challenging. If you're looking to improve your fitness on whatever level that might be John is your guy! His knowledge is extensive so whatever your need is to improve your … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

Crockpot Kidney Bean and Butternut Squash Chili

Serves 8 to 10 Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil 2 large organic onions, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 organic green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 organic red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 4 large organic tomatoes, diced 2 quarts of organic kidney beans, rinsed 2 Tablespoons organic chili powder 2 Tablespoons cumin powder 2 teaspoons dried oregano 2 … [Read more...]

Develop Your 6 Pack Without Causing Injury

Dreaming of having tight, six-pack abs that turn heads? If so, exercising is a key component to your chiseled abs. Be careful though, overdoing it can cause injury, bulk up muscles you want looking lean, and might sideline plans to lose weight while improving muscle tone and strength. I often see people focusing too much on their abs. This will lead to your frustration! Avoid overworking the … [Read more...]