Learning New Things and Gaining Confidence in the Process

I have officially completed 4 days of P90X, chest and  back, plyometrics, biceps triceps and shoulders and YogaX.  Surprisingly the most difficult was not the pull-ups, but the yoga.  One hour and a half of balance and strengthening yoga poses.  This is not your average stretching class.  It was INTENSE!  After 45minutes I was done.  But I held on and completed the whole cd.  The lengthening of my muscles felt great after 3 days of intense strengthening and cardio.  Flexibility has never been my strong suit and this cd proved this again.  I

Weekend healthy pancakes.

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela Weekend healthy pancakes. Ingredients:1/2 cup cottage cheese1/2 cup oats4 egg whitescinnamonhoneyCoconut oil for greasing panFor the toppings you can be creative with fruit / nuts / honey / yoghurt. I used frozen berries. Warmed them up in a sauce pan to get the juices out :-)Method:

The Most Effecfive Fat Loss Solution Available

As a La Jolla personal trainer I have heard it all. Everyone is looking for that remedy to losing weight and quickly. After years of working in the field, and doing years of countless research and experimenting I have come across a break through solution to quick and effective fat loss. Before my big reveal, let me add that I plan to market and package my solution to the world very soon.

Stress on the body

It's that time of the year......hustle and bustle, crazy schedules, not enough time in the day, finances, etc.  All of this can wreak havoc on our wellbeing.  We all know this....myself included.  However, I was reminded of it yesterday while having a massage.  Michelle is my massage therapist, and I see her usually once a month.  She had given me a massage the first week of October; and since then, a lot has gone on in my life, emotions, etc.  I'm doing well  - have handled the situations - done some detoxing of people who were not good for m

See more results from your workouts

Are you bored with your workout? Have you stopped seeing results? It might be time to switch up your exercise regimen and start seeing results! Your workout should never be a routine. You need to mix up workouts, try new exercises, use your own bodyweight, and add intensity. You don't need a gym to get an effective workout. Cardio machines and strength training machines get boring and won't give you the best workout you can achieve. Try some plyometrics, crossfit training, intervals, and body weight circuit training.

Functional Integrative Training

Hi, I am Jim Fantone, owner of Fantone Fitness a New York City based personal training company.  We believe in the highest quality personal training focusing on Functional training. Training the has a purpose. Let me know what your goals are and I will design a program specifically for you. Visit for more info.

Me Time!!!

One of the things that can derail a training program is not taking enough time for oneself. This is a problem we all face. It simply seems there are not enough hours in the day! WHY? One of the areas we often fail at, and I mean everyone, is that we often are too busy putting others first. Now don't get me wrong, we must take care of others if you are a parent or care giver of any type. And common decency dictates that we must watch over others, yet we must somehow find time for ourselves.

Mind & Body Weight Loss

It is estimated that the diet industry makes an average of $42 billion dollars a year, yet we still have 2/3 of our population overweight or obese.  Part of this is that we put our emphasis on diet and exercise in our battle of the bulge, which are undoubtedly important factors, but they are not the root of the problem.  Weight gain is a symptom of imbalance.   I am sure you have heard the phrase that weight loss is a mere expression of calories in versus calories out.  Maybe on a most simplistic level this is true, but what it doesn’t take into account is the

Rethink Your Strategy

  Can you remember the last time you visited your doctor?  As a country we spend trillions of dollars on healthcare each year, with over 2.3 trillion spent in 2008-more than triple the 714 billion spent in 1990.  As a culture we have locked ourselves into a treat the symptom not the problem mentality.  Got a cough?  Straight to doc for an antibiotic.  Back Pain?  Take 3 Ibuprofen 4 times a day.  Problem with your weight?   Take this pill and try not to eat.  At what point do we stop and say, maybe this approach isn&rsq

Full Circle [Coming 360]

 Someone asked, “Mark, what is COMBINE 360?” My response, “Strength in character!” Beyond that; a community of distant relatives who represent all backgrounds in fitness, and hail all over the world with one equal intent; “PROTECT THIS HOUSE!” And leading up to GTS 4.0, that is exactly what I did.Saturday, July 2, 2011 7:04:54am PST -The Start
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