A Successful Fitness Routine Does Not Have To Be Complicated

The hardest part of getting fit involves taking the first step. You must be ready to challeng e 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 … [Read more...]

Scallion, Garlic, & Ginger Cashew Chicken in Lettuce Wraps

Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons tamari 2 Tablespoons raw honey 2 Tablespoons coconut or grapeseed oil 1½ pounds chicken breasts, cut into ¾-inch pieces pepper and sea salt, to taste 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 Tablespoon grated ginger root 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and sliced 1 8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, drained 1/4 cup roasted, unsalted cashews 1 small head … [Read more...]

“This is why you want John!”

If you want the best, John's education and knowledge will get you the best results FAST. In exercise, fitness and nutrition there are so many ways to train, work out and eat that will get you good to great results. John knows the most efficient and effective ways to get you the best results as quickly and safely as possible. This is why you want John! Jennifer Ward, Corte Madera, CA … [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...]

Tasty Chicken, Zucchini, & Mushroom Omelette

Serves 1 Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 ounces mushrooms 2 ounces zucchini 3 ounces cooked chicken 3 organically raised eggs 2 ounces white cheddar cheese ½ ounce sunflower sprouts   Directions: In a sauté pan, sauté the vegetables and the chicken in the olive oil. Mix the eggs and cook in separate pan. Place cheese in the center of the eggs. Add the … [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...]

Are Squats The Best Exercise For You?

Are you about ready to give up on squats all together since you’re not seeing the results you want? Squatting is an amazing exercise for you if you have adequate range of motion of the ankle, knee, and hip. But there’s a pretty good chance you’re missing out on the benefits of this exercise or causing yourself pain and injury if you’re just too tight to gain the proper form to produce effective … [Read more...]

Arugula, Goat Cheese and Balsamic Peaches

Ingredients: Salad: 1 Tablespoon honey 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 peaches, cut into wedges 1 pound baby arugula, rinsed 1 shallot, sliced thin 1 cup sliced almonds, toasted 1 bunch purple basil, cut into thin strips 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled Dressing: 1/3 cup yogurt ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons honey 2 Tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons … [Read more...]

“I have really enjoyed my trainings with John.”

I definitely have noticed results and what’s better is other people have noticed I have been working out too. It’s so nice to fit into the clothes that I had stopped wearing because I didn’t like the way I looked in them. My work with John has inspired me to keep fitness as a priority in my life. My metabolism has changed and I feel stronger and healthier than I have in a long time. I highly … [Read more...]

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

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...]