Got To Be In It To Win It

"You Got To Be In It To Win It: The Lesson of Wally Pipp" It's early February and oh and Baby, it's cold outside! Yet in just a few days, Mets and Yankees pitchers and catchers will report for spring training. The start of a new season reminds one that there are many life lessons to be gleaned from baseball lore. One exercise question that is often asked of personal trainers is, "Should I exercise when I have a [...]

By | February 4th, 2018|Fitness|0 Comments

Resolve to Evolve

Resolutions – we always make them and usually break them. What looks good on paper doesn’t always work in real life. If your resolutions for 2018 include getting fit, reducing your weight, or developing healthy habits that will last a lifetime, then the following seven small, evolutionary changes will yield big results over the course of this year. Small Resolutions That Will Yield Big Results “I resolve to understand why I want to make these resolutions.” Knowing your motivation will [...]

By | January 7th, 2018|Fitness, Leadership, Success|0 Comments

Hacking the Thanksgiving Food Fest

OMG, where did this year go? Can you believe it will be Thanksgiving in a few days? This is the time of year many people start to panic about how the start of the Holiday Season will impact their waistlines. If this describes you, take a deep breath in through the nose and out through the mouth. In the famous words of Patriots QB Tom Brady, “R-E-L-A-X.” The good new is it matters less what you will eat between [...]

By | November 9th, 2017|Motivation, Nutrition|0 Comments

5 Health and Fitness Tricks and Treats

Trick or treat? Where is it written this is a binary choice? Why can't our tricks help manifest our treats? As we approach Halloween, the following hacks, or should I say tricks, are offered to help you navigate the scariest time of year. Oh, this is a scary time, not because of things that go bump in the night. But rather it's the start of the pre-holiday eating frenzy that causes your weight to bump up on the scale. [...]

By | October 11th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

The Best Non-Medicine Medicines

There is no doubt that the medicine prescribed by your physician is the best cure for what ails you. Or is it? Could the folklore of non-medicinal antidotes have their bases in truth? Let’s explore some popular non-medicine fixes for those human conditions that afflict many of us: Pets are the best medicine. I love it when my dog Daisy greets me at the door after a long day of training and coaching. There is something soothing, even Zen-like, [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|Fitness, Nutrition|0 Comments

Health & Fitness Acronyms

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) the influence of social media and texting on our language is ubiquitous. As we prepare for the new school year, I1DR (I Wonder) if there are any acronyms that are key to having a GR8 (Great) first semester. Below are my top five health and fitness acronyms essential for passing your next exam with an A. MIND Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) This is a brain-healthy eating plan that includes a variety of [...]

By | August 5th, 2017|Fitness, Nutrition|0 Comments

National Men’s Health Week is June 12 Through 18

Since June 12 through 18 is National Men’s Health Week, the following action plan is offered to help keep guys fit and healthy. To make this easy to digest, lots of guyspeak, sports metaphors and simple language will be used. Ladies, if you have an all-star guy on your team, tape a copy of this to his locker. Avoid accidents. According to research published by the Centers for Disease Control, accidents are the leading cause of death in men [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Fitness, Motivation, Success|0 Comments

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

As perennial flowers and plants come into full bloom at the Jersey Shore, people are thinking getting their bodies into beach ready shape. Fitness is also a perennial subject that  arises this time of year. Quite timely as May is officially “National Physical Fitness and Sports Month” according to the US Government Department of Health and Human Services. But what is fitness? Is it more than just having a well-toned beach bod? Being “fit” is not a single state [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|Fitness|0 Comments

Spring Cleaning and National Old Stuff Day

When Andy Warhol posited, “…everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes” was he thinking about specific days of the year, too? Believe it or not, March 2 was “National Old Stuff Day.” It’s a day to appreciate the difference between wonderful treasurers and worthless trash. It’s a day to declutter and make space for the new. With the vernal equinox occurring on March 20, let’s commence our emotional and spiritual spring cleaning today, starting with the safe disposal of [...]

By | March 3rd, 2017|Burnout, Leadership, Motivation|0 Comments

The Top Seven Healthy Heart Hacks

On December 30, 1963, President Johnson signed Proclamation 3566, which established February 1964 as the first “American Heart Month.” Every year since, the current President has proclaimed the same thing. The importance of having a month dedicated to heart health awareness cannot be overstated. Nearly a million Americans will die of cardiovascular disease each year, vastly exceeding any other cause. Cardiovascular disease includes heart attack, stroke, hypertension, coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease. Research indicates that seventy percent [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|Fitness, Nutrition|1 Comment