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...]

Zippy Mulligatawny Soup With Turkey

Makes 2 quarts of soup - 6 to 8 servings. Turkey broth Two large turkey wings, 1 to 1/2 pounds 4 small yellow onions, about 10 ounces 1 inch fresh ginger, about 1 ounce 4 large garlic cloves, peeled and smashedSpice mix 1 teaspoon powdered turmeric 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon … [Read more...]

First and foremost, John has a wealth of fitness and nutritional knowledge

"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...]

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...]