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 spared, … [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...]

Zippy Mulligatawny Soup With Turkey

Makes 2 quarts of soup - 6 to 8 servings. Turkey broth Two large turkey wings, 1 to 1/2 pounds 4 small yellow onions, about 10 ounces 1 inch fresh ginger, about 1 ounce 4 large garlic cloves, peeled and smashedSpice mix 1 teaspoon powdered turmeric 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon ground black … [Read more...]

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

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 cortisone injections in the affected areas AFTER I had begun to lose … [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 lies … [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...]

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 halibut fillets … [Read more...]

A Successful Fitness Routine Does Not Have To Be Complicated

The hardest part of getting fit involves taking the first step. You must be ready to challeng e yourself. While most people think exercising is hard and getting a routine together is difficult, the simple reality is that neither of these things are true. Working out doesn’t have to be tough, boring or impossible. Getting fit should be fun and energizing, so don’t let fear stand in the way and your … [Read more...]

Personal Training In Marin Success Story Jesse Manek

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Hawaiian/Carribean Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs

Makes 4 to 6 kabobs Ingredients: 2 pounds boneless, skinless organic chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces 2 cups red and green organic bell peppers, cut into 1-inch squares 1 cup organic cherry tomatoes 2 cups organic pineapple, bite-size chunks Marinade ingredients for veggies and fruits: ½ cup organic chicken stock ½ cup organic pineapple juice 2 Tablespoons lemon juice 2 Tablespoons … [Read more...]