“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...]

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 your … [Read more...]

Personal Training In Marin Success Story Jesse Manek

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Hawaiian/Carribean Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs

Makes 4 to 6 kabobs Ingredients: 2 pounds boneless, skinless organic chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces 2 cups red and green organic bell peppers, cut into 1-inch squares 1 cup organic cherry tomatoes 2 cups organic pineapple, bite-size chunks Marinade ingredients for veggies and fruits: ½ cup organic chicken stock ½ cup organic pineapple juice 2 Tablespoons lemon juice 2 Tablespoons … [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...]

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 not … [Read more...]

Lamb/Bison/Turkey Meatloaf

Meatloaf Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 1-1½ pounds Lamb/Bison/Turkey or combo 1 egg, beaten 1 cup lowfat cottage cheese 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 finely chopped onion ½ finely chopped red or green pepper 2 tbsp chia or flax seeds ½ cup oat bran 1½ teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 cloves crushed garlic   Topping: Optional ½ cup ketchup 3 Tablespoons rapadura or sucanat 2 teaspoons stone … [Read more...]

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...]