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Virtual Training / Coaching WORKS!

Virtual Training: provides much more freedom and is becoming an extremely popular option for those wanting the guidance and support of a personal trainer, but who also live very hectic lifestyles. With online virtual training you are not required to meet me at the gym at a specific time each week. Perhaps you don’t even like to go to the gym or perhaps you prefer to work out in the comfort of your own home. No worries! I will design a program specifically for you, based on your goals, wants, and needs.

Exercise and Breathing

Time Management Tip of the Day: YOU'RE LYING TO YOURSELF...

YOU KNOW YOU GOTTA EXERCISE, you know that don't you??? Yep, sure you do! And the #1 comment every women makes is, "I JUST DON'T GOT THE TIME, after the kids, the house, the dog, cat and everything in between, I'm pooped!" YOU DO HAVE THE TIME! YOU'RE JUST NOT SCHEDULING EXERCISE INTO YOUR WEEKLY TO DO LIST! That being the case you're CHEATING on the CEO of your ohana.

Bloating, Dehydration, and Hang Over, Health Tip of the Day

After yesterdays festivities, all the extra food, beer, wine and late night partying, you're going to feel a little bloated, drained and may be even hung over. 1) Make sure to drink lots of water and rehydrate yourself. 2) Choose light easy to digest foods today, since you probably over did it yesterday. 3) To help with the bloating, drink some GINGER, MINT, or CHAMOMILE TEA. Iced or hot, is up to you, but try to stay away from sweeteners, it will only add to inflammation and bloat.

Brian Donovan Fitness Wins Chicago Reader Best Of Chicago 2014 "Best Personal Trainer"

Thank you to everyone who voted for me for the Chicago Reader

Bone Basics for Men Following Cancer Treatment

Maintaining bone health is essential throughout cancer treatment for both men and women. A nasty side effect of Intermittent Hormone Therapy is bone loss. Aromatase Inhibitors (AI’s) block the production of estrogen and are associated with an increased risk of osteoporosis sand fractures.  For many men following prostate cancer bone loss is not explained by the oncologists. A simple sneeze or couching fit can break or fracture a rib. Vertebrae can break for no reason, causing a curved spine.

Taking The Risk

Some people are risk takers and some are not.  Research shows it's not just a behavour but a personality.  Are you a risk taker?  It appears that I am although I never would have considered I was.  My career in the fitness industry began in 1985 and through the years my personal accomplishments have been extremely rewarding.  Recently I decided to 'go for it' and open my own facility. After all, why not?  Do I want to always wonder about the 'what if's'?  Bam...

Summer is here! Breathe it in, move powerfully and heal!

Summer has arrived, with its brilliant sun, sparkling waves, shimmering sand and glorious hiking trails all around us. May you find time to enjoy them and breathe in their beauty.

Life Lessons From Running

Healthy Habits Challenges 2014 - Abs and Water

I’m trying something new. Some of my clients asked for a challenge, so I created Healthy Habits Challenges for the rest of this year. The first challenge starts this month. We’re doing a 21-day AB Challenge and a Water Challenge. Why not a 30 day challenge? Because it takes 21 days to create a habit and most people fall off after 2 weeks, so let’s see if 3 weeks works.I’ve posted the 21-Day AB Challenge here and on my other social media sites: