Thanks to John and PTIM my health and fitness is at an all time high.

Greg & Marissa

“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...]

Quinoa with Baked Apples

baked quinoa with 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...]

You Have To Get Underneath the FAT To See Your Abs!

six pack abs

Crunches can only take the abdominal muscles so far. When a six-pack or chiseled look is the desired outcome, more needs to be done to tone and strengthen that belly for optimum appearances. One of the most important things to not overlook when working out the abs are the “invisible muscles” that lie in this area. Yes, that’s right – the invisible abdominal muscles. The transversus abdominis … [Read more...]

Delicious Healthy Pumpkin Pie

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...]

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

motivation

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...]

“John designed a diet regimen and a training program specifically for me… I hit my goal of losing 50 pounds!”

Michael F.after.cropped

    After & before photos... 50 pound weight loss in 7 months!         After several visits to resolve nagging back pain, my orthopedic surgeon told me that, at the age of 53, the only real cure for my chronic, severe lower back problems was to lose 50 pounds and get my core strength back. He told me that he would only consider giving me … [Read more...]

Lamb/Bison/Turkey Meatloaf

lamb turkey bison 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...]

Heirloom Tomato Salad With Crabmeat

heirloom tomato salad with crabmeat

Total Time: 20 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 6 heirloom tomatoes (ideally, a mix that is varied in size and color) 1 small shallot, finely minced 3 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar 6 tablespoons olive oil Flaky sea salt (such as Maldon) and freshly ground black pepper 2 small firm cucumbers, peeled like a zebra, halved and seeded 12 ounces jumbo lump crab meat 4 large … [Read more...]

Can Light Weights Do Anything For Me?

self confidence

People who feel good about themselves are easy to spot. They’re the ones who look confident, happy and well adjusted. They tend to be successful in their pursuits and they often give others the impression they can tackle just about anything. If you’re ready to boost your self-esteem and create some of the benefits of doing so in your life, just pick up some weights and start training. While this … [Read more...]

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

kelsey and kory

"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...]