Fitness Routines Should Be Unique And Challenging For You

Your best friend works out six days a week, looks great and is almost ready for that upcoming marathon. You’re ready to start working out, but that routine sounds too intense to meet your tastes. How can you select a fitness routine that fits you, your lifestyle and your personal physical abilities? The key lies in selecting a routine that does, in fact, fit your personal needs. It’s best to … [Read more...]

Quinoa with Baked Apples

Ingredients: ½ cup quinoa 1 cup water 2 eggs 5 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce pinch of salt ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 2 teaspoons chopped pecans ¾ cup apple, chopped 1 teaspoon honey   Directions: Boil water; then add quinoa, eggs, applesauce, salt and cinnamon to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Pour into oven-safe bowl and broil in oven for 7 minutes. Top with pecans, apple and … [Read more...]

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

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...]

How Much Exercise Is Right For You?

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...]

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...]

Homemade Chicken Soup

Makes enough to fill a large soup pot or crockpot. Mom's timeless recipe will put a smile on your face and warm you up from the inside out! Ingredients: 1 whole chicken—organic, free range or kosher chicken 3 to 4 quarts of cold, filtered water 1 Tablespoon raw apple cider vinegar 4 medium-sized organic onions, coarsely chopped 8 organic carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped 6 organic … [Read more...]

“He retrained my attitude towards fitness in such a way that I now work out more efficiently.”

John Spongberg is an excellent trainer. I worked out with him twice a week for 11 weeks while staying in the USA. He retrained my attitude towards fitness in such a way that I now work out more efficiently. He has a perfect combination of diverse training methods, challenging yet achievable goals and a wealth of knowledge of holistic well being. He is committed to his work and his gentle, friendly … [Read more...]

Seasoned & Raw Taco Wraps

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...]

One of the Best Ways to Crunch Your Abs…Laugh… A Lot!

Trying to get healthy, get and stay fit, and enjoy life more? That’s what we all want, right? Diet and exercise will only take you so far. If it’s time for an added boost, just laugh … a lot! Laughing is life preserving and definitely therapeutic. Laughing is a great exercise for the body, mind, and the soul. When a person is happy and laughs heartily the action releases endorphins. These are … [Read more...]

Motivation – It Will Run Out, But There’s a Solution!

You’ve joined a gym or gotten into a regular exercise routine and you’re all set to drop those 20 pounds you’ve promised yourself you’d lose for years. Your motivation is high and you know you can do it! That is fantastic news, but it’s time to temper your enthusiasm with a bit of reality. The fact is your motivation is very high right now and that’s a good thing. Your motivation, however, … [Read more...]