Laura and I had a GREAT time in Orlando. We got to surround ourselves with some of the brightest minds in the fitness industry, learn a bunch of stuff, and spent a day at Animal Kingdom. Best of all the studio didn’t burn down while I was gone ;/) While our workshop was on “business”… [Read More]
An Attitude of Gratitude
Hey everybody! Today I just want to take a minute and talk to you about an attitude for gratitude. The research shows, as one would expect, that how we interpret situations that happen to us really effect our health, our relationships, how happy we are, etc… Being thankful for those things that we do have… [Read More]
3 Quick Tips To Stay Fit During The Holidays
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45+ Year Old Beginner Workout: Joint Friendly And Works!
Laura and I are already on season 6 for Game of Thrones. Hard to believe. We can just demolish a television series when given the chance. Not too hard though in reality. Just watch 1 and maybe 2 episodes in a night for 5 out of 7 nights. Another week and we will be all… [Read More]
45+ Year Old Beginner’s WarmUp: More Than Just A Warmup; It Is Your Fountain Of Youth
I had promised to finish walking you through our warm up procedure and beginner workouts this summer….and simply got distracted! They say better late than never though…. So here you go! The world’s greatest warmup for making you more heroic and a smell good too ;/) In the previous post we said that we: FOAM… [Read More]
How do I Meal Plan with a Variable Schedule?
How to Meal Plan with a Variable Work Schedule The gym is busy today so I am unable to continue with our exercise progression system…it will just have to wait until it’s a little quieter tomorrow. Instead I thought I would answer a client question I got last week. “I struggled with my meal planning… [Read More]
What to Strengthen First?
What to Strengthen First? The other day I touched on that we prefer to strengthen the “weak” muscles before stretching the “tight” muscles. That begs the question of which muscles should we strengthen first? At Stowe Training we target the abdominal and glute muscles. The body is a kinetic chain; meaning basically your thumbs are… [Read More]
Last Week to Register
***Last Week*** Friendly reminder that registration for our Week Test Drive at the studio ends on Sunday June 2th. If you are interested in resistance training but aren’t sure what to do or how to do it then this is a perfect opportunity for you. 6 weeks of customized programming backed with our nearly world… [Read More]
Should You Strengthen First or Stretch First?
Should I Strengthen First or Stretch First? A follow up to a post from the other day; Common Exercise Mistakes #1. Not addressing posture. During the prior video I mentioned that certain muscles are generally “tight” and need to be stretched while other muscles are “weak” and need to be strengthened to help with better… [Read More]
Common Exercise Mistakes #1
[Common Exercise Mistakes #1] With our 6 Week Test Drive coming up at the studio I thought it would be fun to highlight some common mistakes that most people – including myself – make when starting a new exercise routine. These will not be in any particular order; just whatever pops into my head when… [Read More]
How Cholesterol Works and How You Can Lower Yours
[How Cholesterol Works and How You Can Lower Yours] When it comes to cholesterol I always think of a hole being dug on the beach. When sand is placed in this hole; that is “bad” cholesterol. It is filling up the hole. When sand is removed from the hole; that is “good” cholesterol. To be… [Read More]
What if I’m not feeling motivated?
[What if I’m not Feeling Motivated?] Our 2 year studio anniversary is coming up this Friday. It got me to thinking about the fact that I have been lifting weights for around 15 or 16 years old. Besides making me feel old I also was thinking about what has kept me motivated… [Read More]
Its not your fault
It’s not your fault. Having addictions to certain foods and binge eating them is not your fault. Food companies spend ridiculous amounts of money figuring out how to perfectly engineer foods so that you can’t stop eating them and develop cravings. This is how they generate sales and profits. Think for a minute about that… [Read More]
My family doesn’t want to eat what I cook; what should I do?
“I’m trying to eat well but my family doesn’t like what I want to cook and I don’t want to make 2 meals. What should I do?” There are 2 basic strategies I would use here. 1) Get them involved. Look through recipe books together and get their input. People hate being told what to… [Read More]
How Low Should I Squat?
As always it depends…. Check out todays quick 3 minute video to see what it depends on and how to assess your self in like 10 seconds. How Low Should I Squat? [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIVjn7CEuSE[/youtube]
The Hierarchy of Fat Loss
If I have _____ hours per week, then what should I do to lose fat as efficiently as possible? That in a nutshell is what today’s video is about…. About 5 minutes long but after watching you will know EXACTLY what you should be doing to lose in the most efficient manner possible. The… [Read More]