Delicious Healthy Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients 3/4 cup coconut palm sugar (low glycemic index sweetner) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 2 large eggs 1 can (15 oz.) pure pumpkin filling 1 can (12 fl. oz.) evaporated milk 1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell Unbaked pie shell can be replaced with whole wheat flour, spelt, or a combination … [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...]

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...]

What Can Jump Rope Training Do For Me?

I remember trying to jump rope as a kid. I was awful and for that reason never wanted to try much... let alone practice. My timing was completely off and my two left feet were getting in the way. I may not be the most coordinated person, but when you have a good teacher it makes it so much easier. My teacher eventually came to be Buddy Lee the official jump rope conditioning consultant to 25 U.S. … [Read more...]

“John was instrumental in helping me regain my health, strength and energy.”

Enjoy better health and wellness and generate the energy for a fun and full life! I've worked with John for almost ten years. At first, he helped me adopt a more active lifestyle after spending a working lifetime at a desk. John designed a program to get me fit and moving, lose weight and build my stamina, strength and balance. Finally, I was able to enjoy my new retirement status. Last … [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...]

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 … [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...]

“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...]

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 … [Read more...]