Blogs about Nutrition Coaching

got [Insert Type of Milk] milk?

We didn’t have it too bad when we were kids.  We had cartoons, toys, and milk break.  The hardest question we had to decide was, “Chocolate or White?”  Well, for me it was anyways, and I almost always went with white milk (because I genuinely liked the taste of white milk, not because I was a weird kid or anything...), which then presented the question, “Skim or 2%.”Yeah, back in the day…

New Program!!!

Get Fit For Summer!!  This 8 week nutrition and fitness program includes an optional 14 day detoxification ($99 additional cost) online food and nutrient logging, 1 nutrition coaching session per week, and an opportunity for 5 fitness classes per week.  Classes are 45 minutes and include weight training sessions, metobolic workouts, and heart rate monitored cardiovascular classes. Program dates: Tuesday March 3rd - Thursday April 30th. Times: Tuesday/Thurs: 10am and 5:30pm, Saturday: 10am. Call the BridgeMill Athletic Club for more details. 770-345-2990

Do You Want to be Fitness Famous?

✔Does this view look familiar? ✔Do you feel you could make it BIG? ✔Do you want to be able to IMPACT more people lives on a bigger scale?

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.

for what it's worth

This past week, the company that I have found to deliver the highest quality nutritional supplements, of which I am a distributor, has just become a Trusted Partner and Sponsor of the Dr. Oz Show.  For more information, please contact me. tanner@fitdupage.com or just sign-up and order at tanner.usnana.com. 

The Importance of Fueling Before Exercise

The answer is yes!!  Food is energy input and exercise is energy output.  If you don't have fuel in the tank, how can you expect to spend fuel that isn't there?  When we wake up in the morning, our bodies are on empty and we are in starvation mode.  Our bodies use energy at night even when we are sleeping to repair muscles, burn fat, and if needed, burn lean muslce mass if there wasn't enough fuel from the day before.  There are many dangers of working out on an empty stomach.

XTREME Fitness Makeover - Balance Personal Trainings FIT LAB

Tomorrow we kick off a challenging six week program.  2 teams of 7 will work individually and as a group to rally up by improving their body comps and weight. The person who creates the most change will win a years membership to Balance Personal Training's FIT LAB.  Throughout our journey I'll be blogging our progress.  Let's all rally around all these hard working individuals!  

The Path of an Optimalist VS the Path of a Perfectionist

Not too long ago, a fellow trainer and coach extraordinaire, Eric Cressey posted about “How Being an Optimist Will Help You in Strength and Conditioning”.  I read the blog post and definitely agreed how Cressey relating strength and conditioning and being an optimalist will create a better overall environment.  A better environment means more results.

Ab Training is Overrated (Most of it, Anyway)

The rectus abdominis is quite an extraordinary muscle.  They are so nice to look at!!  Sooo nice!  The rectus abdominis is also known as the abs.  Ah…now I’ve got your attention.  I’ll refer the rectus abdominis to “abs” from here on out because that’s how the muscle is typically identified. The abs are indeed a pretty damn cool looking muscle. 

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…