Whether your goal is to lose weight, increase athletic performance, or just exercise, recovery is key. I cannot stress this enough. The more active you are, the more you need when it comes to recovery. The world’s top athletes spend more time recovering their bodies to not only perform at the highest level but prolong their career. Most of us spend the majority of our days sitting. Eating, driving, working, socializing, watching television, video games, etc. All sitting. So w
What is something that we have to do regardless of how we are feeling? Work. It’s Sunday night and you’re feeling dreadful because Monday is coming up. “Ugh, I don’t want to go to work.” Sound familiar? But you still have to go, right? At times, we go in sick (maybe not anymore due to Covid), depressed, angry, sleepy, etc. It is our responsibility to show up to work so we can pay for our living expenses. This is the same mentality I want people to approach exercise. Here are
Did I get you? These types of advertisements are everywhere. If you clicked on this blog post, then it worked right? I wasn’t trying to trick you, but I want to explain why ads like this work but are short-lived. First and foremost, following a structure makes it simple. The hardest part about fitness is staying consistent. It makes it easier to follow when everything is written down for you. From what workouts to do to what types of food to eat. These are everyday struggles.
“I’m so tired.” I cannot tell you how many times I have heard this during my 14-year career as a personal trainer. On occasion, this is the first thing people say before they say hello. I get it. We all need sleep and rest. However, I will explain why this mindset needs to change if you want results. First, is to be in charge of your schedule. Juggling between work and life, it seems like we have no time for ourselves. Do you feel like you are always in a hurry? Our days are
This past Sunday was my first Father’s Day. My son was born in October last year and boy has my life changed. During the first 2 months, I had zero time to exercise, as I was barely sleeping and adjusting to fatherhood. It’s amazing how this tiny little creature (my wife and I call our son “the dinosaur”) can change your life. I realized I wasn’t taking care of my body and I FELT it. You notice things that you do routinely get harder and this is where you need to take the ini
Will you compromise your favorite craving to save calories? First of all, ice cream is my number one guilty pleasure. Love the taste of it: creamy, yummy, delicious, and melts right when I scoop up for a taste. This past weekend I came across “Halo Top Ice Cream”, which is advertised as a low-calorie (240-320 for the whole pint! That’s low), low sugar, high protein option. I gave it a try and the initial response I thought was, it tastes different. Of course they had to do so
First of all, who do you see staring back? Everyday we look at ourselves in the mirror when we get ready in the morning. Some of us check ourselves out in great detail. Some of us check to make sure we don’t have snot coming out of our nose (this is definitely me. Don’t judge, hah). The mirror can be your best or worst friend. When you feel bloated or inflamed, the mirror will tell you that you are the biggest person on Earth and start playing mind games. Making you think tha
Student of your craft Always learning, just like this bear You must be thinking. Wait Kei, didn’t you already graduate college and you’re a gym owner now? So why are you studying? Here’s the thing about learning; it doesn’t necessarily have to stop at college. However, as professionals we can always do MORE. As a gym owner, I can ALWAYS learn how to manage better or create more effective workout programs or market better. For me, being complacent is something to AVOID. I alwa