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For Stronger Living

This title is the tag line for Functional Fitness of DuPage. I company that made sense to start in 2007 when I recognized there was a need for more trainers who emphasize improving the aspects of your life through better health, better movement, and more passion. 

Where Did We Go Wrong? - Part 2

Last week I discussed in brief detail on where we are going wrong, but that still doesn’t answer where we went wrong.As you know, there is a TON of information out there.  If you’re looking for answers, you can simply type something into Google and watch the auto-fill and links all start to pop up.  A lot of those links will have different similar, but different information.

Shamrock Marathon 2015

The Shamrock Marathon has become one of my favorite spring races.

2014 in Review: What I Learned, Part 2

I learned a lot in the first half of 2014, and then I bought a puppy. ..So how about that puppy?Meet Maximus Decimus Meridius (I’ll save the rest). Because you can’t have too many puppy pictures.

Spoiler: A New Year Does not Mean a New You

A couple years ago I wrote a status on Facebook that went a little something like this:New Year's Resolutions are a joke. You shouldn't need a new year to bring upon a better life for yourself or a better you in general. You should be living to the best of your ability each and every day. Whether it's being kinder, healthier, or more spontaneous, you should be doing these things at every moment. Be the best person you can be. Love what you do. A new year is not a new beginning. Be thankful for who you are and what you do and strive to be better at all times.

Holiday Survival Guide

We’re just a couple weeks away until we get to enjoy the company of family and friends for Thanksgiving.  Even better is the fact that most of us have multiple families to go visit, which means we have multiple meals to feast on.  It’s the best when everyone in the family brings their A-game to the table to make some sort of dish or desert.  THE BEST!So how do you get to enjoy these dishes guilt-free?You have to make something healthy, of course…

Goals and Just Plain and Simply How to Get Sh*t Done (Part 2)

In part 1 of this two-part post, I went over everything you need to know about goals.  I went over why you need goals, how to establish them, what to do with them, and how to achieve them.  In this installment of my Goals and Just Plain and Simply How to Get Shit Done series, I will go over how to get all the other stuff outside of your goals DONE.  I’ve seen plenty of trainers that I look up to write similar articles on getting stuff done and time mana

More Than Just Fat Loss: Metabolic Flexibility, Part 2

In Part 1 of this article I touched on metabolic flexibility to be something more like our ability to stay ahead of our body’s ever-persistent battle with homeostasis.  While part of that statement is true, metabolic flexibility actually focuses on our body’s ability to burn fat and build muscle at certain times.  In other words, our body is flexible in the sense that it can burn fat when we’re away from the gym carrying on with our daily lives as we re

Goals and Just Plain and Simply How to Get Sh*t Done (Part 1)

Alright, alright, I know.  You can give me all the hell you want for starting another blog post that consists of multiple parts before I finished the second part of my “Metabolic Flexibility” post.  Sorry!!  Just be glad I’m writing blogs this consistently, will ya?...

Accidental Results

It’s not very often when you are working with a client to try and resolve another issue and you accidentally find a solution to a problem that you never knew existed.  Huh?  Are we talking about a sales pitch here?  No, no, we’re still talking about results.  For a client.  That we found.  Accidentally…