April is National Stress Awareness Month: Do Grateful, Not Just Feel Grateful

According to a recent study by the American Institute of Stress, nearly 90% of all primary care doctor visits are related to stress. Ranging from stomachaches, back pain and heart disease, it has been estimated that stress costs American companies over $300 billion last year last year. Numerous research studies have shown that feeling grateful and acting in a grateful manner help to reduce stress dramatically. Being grateful for what you have in your life lays the foundation for [...]

By | April 9th, 2018|Motivation|0 Comments

Who is the Fittest Leader?

According to a study in the Journal of Managerial Psychology, regular exercise correlates with higher leadership ratings in senior executives. A National Institutes of Health study found exercise and nutrition can prevent stress-induced career burnout. Do these studies prove themselves out in the real word? And…who is the fittest leader? Asking this is, of course a trick question, as there are eight different dimensions that constitute being fit. Unless your name is LeBron James or Odell Beckham, no one [...]

By | March 7th, 2018|Fitness, Leadership|0 Comments

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