Your Top 5 Mistakes That Absolutely Stop You From Seeing and Achieving Serious Transformations and Results!

You’ve been busy busting your hump for the last 3 months, yet you aren’t really seeing your body change. You’re frustrated! You wonder what you’re doing wrong or what you need to change to get your body looking good again or even for the first time. Over the years of personal training I have seen it all. Very seldom do people and clients put it all together on their own.  Let me save you some … [Read more...]

Scallion, Garlic, & Ginger Cashew Chicken in Lettuce Wraps

Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons tamari 2 Tablespoons raw honey 2 Tablespoons coconut or grapeseed oil 1½ pounds chicken breasts, cut into ¾-inch pieces pepper and sea salt, to taste 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 Tablespoon grated ginger root 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and sliced 1 8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, drained 1/4 cup roasted, unsalted cashews 1 small head … [Read more...]

“…realistic with how we live. He’s a great educator…”

“John is an exceptional fitness trainer and his approach and style were a refreshing surprise. Rather than ending up with really sore muscles, John put me on a workout plan that toned me up really quickly while also improving my fitness level. All without feeling sore! His style is really laid-back and realistic with how we live. He's a great educator about food and physiology if you want it, but … [Read more...]

Stress Can Seriously Prevent You From Losing Unwanted Pounds

If you’ve been trying to eat right to lose weight, but haven’t seen the results you’re after it might be time to check your stress levels. Stress, if left out of control, can seriously harm your chances of successfully shedding pounds and reaching your goals. It can also cause a host of other problems you don’t want to deal with! So, why is stress a roadblock for weight loss? Stress in and … [Read more...]

Chicken Pesto Pizza

Ingredients Boneless skinless Chicken breast (170 g) 6 oz Salt ¼ tsp Pepper 1⁄8 tsp Olive oil cooking spray Whole wheat tortilla/Pita bread/Indian bread/Healthy low carb flat breads Pesto 3 tbsp Broccoli florets (small) ¼ cup Sundried tomato (thin sliced) ¼ cup Asparagus (cut into ½ inch pieces) ½ cup Aged white Cheddar ½ cup Serving Size Serves 1 large or 2 small. Preparation … [Read more...]

“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...]

Are You Too Busy To Exercise?

Do you think it’s necessary to carve out two hours to go to the gym to work exercise into a routine? Think again! Everyone has different amounts of time available. Some of you have morning time open and others only have the afternoon and evening. No one is technically too busy for starting a fitness routine that can have a positive impact on health. Even when only 10 minutes a day can be … [Read more...]

Working Out Your Core Is Essential, But a Whole Body Routine Is Critical

All too often, we try to target our workouts to take care of problem spots. Big thighs, flabby arms, fat rear ends and other very specific areas get the bulk of our exercise attention while the core is overlooked. The truth is this is not a wise way to proceed if real results are desired. Targeting is fine to some degree, but it won’t get the job done on its own. The core – the back and stomach … [Read more...]

Why You Need Restorative Sleep

Your entire body suffers from a lack of REM sleep (rapid eye movement sleep). This is restorative in nature, so if weight loss and health and fitness are concerns you need to prioritize ample amounts of REM sleep. Even the best diet and exercise plans can be easily derailed if REM sleep is neglected or even sleep in general. Medical researchers say that poor sleep is one of the most prevalent … [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...]