Tag Archives: obesity

5 Unusual Reasons Why You’re Not Losing Weight

In an earlier post, we looked at some of the most common reasons why people struggle to lose weight – mainly related to exercise and nutrition. But what if you’ve tried all of those things and are still struggling? Then it’s time to consider more unusual reasons why you’re not losing weight. Stress Cortisol is […]

Are You Ready to Make Lifestyle Changes for Better Health?

We’re midway through the first week of the New Year when many people have resolved to “get healthy” in 2015. The problem is, most people don’t really have any idea what “get healthy” means to them or how to measure it. One of the most common goals that people have is to lose weight. The […]

How Much Exercise Do I Need to Do to Get Results?

One of the things that I ask prospective clients during their initial consultation or fitness assessment is how much time they are willing to devote to their exercise program? This isn’t how often they’re going to meet with me; this is how often they are actually going to engage in meaningful physical activity appropriate for […]

Best Predictor of Weight Loss Success

What good is losing excess body fat if you can’t keep it off? In order for weight loss to be meaningful, it needs to be permanent! I’m not going to go into the “what you should be eating” or “when you should be eating” or “how much and how often you should be eating” in […]

The Resolution Solution – How to Enjoy the Holidays Without Gaining Weight

It’s the most treacherous time of year for those who are trying to lose weight: the Holiday Season! The weeks of overindulgence between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve are the time when people manage to pack on 5-10 pounds of fat to their waist lines, only to promise themselves that they will start a healthy […]

Doctors – Do You Refer Your Obese Patients to Fitness Professionals?

One of the most important things that I have learned as a professional Personal Trainer and business owner over the years is that I frequently can’t get my clients the results that they want on my own (beware any Personal Trainer who claims that they can); I need to maintain a network of other qualified […]

A Movement for a Fit and Healthy America!

I am proud to be an ambassador for the PHIT America Act and PEP, which are two separate pieces of legislation on the table in Washington D.C. that will help us become a more fit and healthy America! So, what are the Personal Health Investment Today Act (PHIT Act) and the Physical Education Program (PEP)? […]

Health Care Reform Starts in the Gym

It’s coming soon, whether we like it or not. The Health Care Reform Act, aka ObamaCare, is set to begin open enrollment in Minnesota in October 2013 with coverage starting on January 1, 2014. Nobody really knows at this point what the costs to consumers will be, especially those like myself who have to purchase […]