Crockpot Kidney Bean and Butternut Squash Chili

Serves 8 to 10 Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil 2 large organic onions, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 organic green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 organic red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 4 large organic tomatoes, diced 2 quarts of organic kidney beans, rinsed 2 Tablespoons organic chili powder 2 Tablespoons cumin powder 2 teaspoons dried oregano 2 … [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...]

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...]

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...]