“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...]

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...]

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...]

Tahini Chicken Salad

   Ingredients 1 clove garlic crushed 1/4 cup tahini Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon 1 Tsp. apple cider vinegar 1 tsp. low-sodium wheat-free tamari 1-3 Tsp. water 2 cooked boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, diced or shredded 1 1/2 cups raw or blanced green veggies (1-inch green beans, mini brococoli florets, chopped sugar snap peas, diced bell pepper, etc.) 1 cup grape … [Read more...]

Working Out Through Your Injury

It can happen to anyone even you. Your fitness routine is created and you are seeing real results. Your muscle strength and tone are improving and you're dropping serious pounds. Everything’s going great! Then an injury occurs and staying on your intended course seems next to impossible. There’s good news though. Depending on your injury in question, there may not be a reason to derail your … [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...]

Grilled Chicken with Strawberry and Pineapple Salsa

Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 teaspoon coconut oil Salsa: 2 slices fresh pineapple, each 1/2-inch thick, patted dry 1 cup whole strawberries (about 5 ounces), diced 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 3 to 4 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves 1 to 2 teaspoon sugar 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 medium lemon Chicken: 4 -- boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 4 … [Read more...]

“I recommend John without reservation.”

“I have been working with John for a little over 2 years now.  Before this all someone had to do was mention the word “gym” to send me running in the opposite direction as fast as possible.  I am an avid walker as long as I can be outdoors, however, I have been aware that my upper body strength has suffered.  John has been an invaluable help and support in working with me to develop this … [Read more...]

Seasoned & Raw Taco Wraps

Makes 6 to 8 wraps Ingredients: (use organic) 2 cups walnuts 1 Tablespoon cumin ½ Tablespoon coriander 1 teaspoon chili powder pinch of cayenne pepper (or more, if you like a kick!) 2 Tablespoons low-sodium tamari collard greens, washed with stems trimmed about 2 inches from bottom of leaf salsa Directions: Put the walnuts in a food processor with the blade in place, and process until … [Read more...]

You Have To Get Underneath the FAT To See Your 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...]