I’m a very big proponent that you should surround yourself with like minded individuals who push you to do better, not the ones that just cheerlead you even when what you’re doing is wrong, but those who aren’t afraid to tell you the truth when no one else wants to. Those are your real friends. I also believe in protecting your energy. If you are constantly around people who have a problem for every solution, are looking for for a pity party instead of a better way, then even
You think waking up at 4am for work is hard? Try being in debt, out of work, and trying to figure out where the next paycheck is going to come from. You think meal prepping and eating nutrient dense food is hard? Try being 400lbs, spending nights in the hospital, and having health issues from being overweight. You think going through a challenging workout is hard? Try looking back and saying I could have done better but I settled on average. They say I made it look easy, but
When we started the 40 day Fittest loser challenge, I started a separate little experiment with my 7pm group class. The particIpants in my 7pm group class all varied in starting weight from 164lbs to 356lbs, and have female and male participants. The only thing that each participant had in common was that they all have struggled with weight loss. They were given weekly challenges to complete. They didn’t know this, but I was basing these challenges around each participants we
lunch time trainer thought of the day: Fats! Fats seem to be on the trendy food lists for everyone lately. From avocado toast, to hummus on everything, nuts and of course everyone’s favorite, peanut butter. Quick macronutrient breakdown: 🔺protein provides 4 calories per gram 🔺carbohydrate provides 4 calories per gram 🔺fats provide 9 calories per gram As you can see, fats have more calories per gram. So even though, that avocado toast, that hand full of nuts, are “healthy”
Fit foodie Friday! Today on the lunch menu: 🔹spinach base 🔹zucchini,yellow squash, grape tomato 🔹English muffin w/ 1/2 tablespoon guacamole and two eggs with a drizzle of sriracha. 🔹chicken breast lightly bread with half a piece of whole wheat toast, pan seared, then placed in the oven for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. 🔹1/2 tablespoon of guacamole on the side for dipping A plate full of deliciousness! I lift, I cook, I clean. If healthy is “boring” you’re doing it wrong. Ta
I wasn’t suppose to make it this far, and for that reason I take in every moment for what’s It worth. I feel everything 100x’s more than most people. I’m passionate about everything from, weightlifting, to family, to what I’m cooking for dinner. I love madly, I give selflessly, and don’t regret things, if anything I’ve learned and grown from the experiences. Life is a precious gift, and we only get one shot at it, I’m just making sure that when it all comes to an end, I can s
If you’ve trained with me you know I’ll randomly drop into the bottom of squat while holding a conversation, grab a pvc pipe, do some lunges , I try to move and stay mobile, instead of just sitting. A common misconception I hear often is that squats are bad for the knees, squatting low is bad for the knees, heavy squats are bad for the knees, etc. The truth is, sitting at a desk for 8 hours every day will do more damage to your knees than any squat ever will, and if your knee
Fit foodie Friday! Couple different meals from the week. 1. Protein packed omelette. Chicken, spinach, onion, tomato, peppers, with a side of sliced avocado, and wheat toast. 2. Herbed Citrus salmon, with a side of cauliflower rice and black beans, and Brussels sprouts. 3. Smoked salmon on whole grain rye, with a dairy free organic tablespoon of cream cheese, with two poached eggs over it and side of yellow squash, zucchini, and grape tomatoes cooked in olive oil and garlic.
Between my own weight loss journey and turning this into a career, I’ve been around this industry for a very long time now. I’ve seen just about every fad diet, every bullshit product to make weight loss “fast”, every must have shake and detox, every scam come and go. When it comes to fat loss, the only constants that have remained are: 1. Creating a slight calorie deficit that gets you to lose 1-2 pounds a week is the best way to see consistent result 2. Veggies and fruits a
Voyage Chicago article So I was given the opportunity to be featured on Voyage Chicago as a small business, which is a huge deal to me because, we are just a small business, we’re not Xsport or Orange theory, we don’t have any corporate backing so we rely heavily on our communities, social media, all you guys, to get the word out on who we are as a company, and to be able to flourish and grow. Thank you guys for all the love and support, for constantly sharing my posts, givin
Some words to cap off a week of body positivity..... No product on the market will help you own who you are, give you a sense of confidence that attracts people to want to be around you like health and fitness.
Sure the right outfit might make you look good for a couple hours but, health and fitness, well, that will make you feel and look good naked no matter where you are in your journey 😉. My body is not perfect, I have stretch marks, a little lose skin from losing so mu
Losing weight definitely didn’t make me a better guitar player, but it did make me healthier, and that brought a bout a better quality of life. That’s where I found my happiness. Do it for your health, because you are more than a number on the scale ♥️ 💪🏽 #transformationthursday #tbt #ownyourbody #ownyourhealth #ownyourlife #bodypositive #celebratemysize #allbodiesaregoodbodies #bodyacceptance #chicagofitness #chicagotrainer #motivate #tattoos #chicagotattoo #tattoosandmusc
You’ll see a slightly different approach to some of the posts going on this week. It’s something that I wish more people involved in the Fitness industry talked about. Body image and acceptance. Over the years of training clients and battling with my own weight loss, I’ve learned that the majority of people trying to lose weight also struggle with self image issues that often lead to depression. These same feelings usually lead to some form of binge eating, and furthermore we
Alright ladies and gents! I’m bringing back our fittest loser contest! This will be called, the 40 days of fitness edition! We will start it Monday August 27th and finish Friday October 5th. You'll be able to gain points in two ways for this challenge. The first will be weight loss. You will get a point for every percentage of weight you lose, i.e. If you weigh 200lbs and lose 20 pounds you have lost 10% of your body weight and would receive ten points. This evens the playing
I aim to do two things professionally, Set the bar and Lead by example. That is the standard, anything less is unacceptable. I’d like to thank all of you who continually support everything we do, by offering you free tank tops. I printed up 100 of them and they will be first come first serve, by whoever DM’s me first. Yes I will deliver or ship to you. Sizes available are XS-XXL It amazes me how far our reach is without the backing of any big sponsors or any help from corpora