Workout and Nutrition Tips

How to Create a Sustainable Fitness Lifestyle

We’ve all been there… tons of motivation and excitement with your new gym membership card in hand. You can almost envision all of the incredible workouts you’re going to have, and how strong, fit, and healthy you’re going to be!  This time, you’ve got it!  There’s no going back… you are starting your fitness journey…
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Is Intermittent Fasting Good for Weight loss?

The age-old practice of fasting is historically done for religious reasons, but fasting for weight loss is all the hype nowadays. You can find many claimed benefits such as “expelling poisons”, “promoting autophagy”, “ ”MELTS Fat away”, “builds muscle”, and the list goes on!  For our purposes here we are just going to discuss the…
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Why Fad diets don’t work

Why Fad diets don’t work, and how they actually are making us sick and fatter.   Too many “Fit” Influencers with alluring advertisements and immense followings sell “get fit quick” programs that put trainees on protocols that emphasize more training and less food.  Problem is: there is no such thing as a “get fit quick”…
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Are You Ready To Start A Contest Prep Diet?

Am I ready to start a contest prep diet?   Congratulations!  If you’re reading this article, you have likely already made great strides in your fitness training program and you are considering taking the step towards competing in a fitness or bodybuilding contest!     Training for a contest is both challenging and rewarding and is…
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How Much Does Personal Training Cost?

Personal Training Cost So you’re considering personal training… but wondering “holy moly, what is this going to cost me???” Maybe you have shopped around a bit and are even MORE confused because you’ve heard everything from $99/month to $1999/month! Let’s thicken the plot by adding that some programs have lengthy contracts, some are online only,…
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Resistance Training for Better Grades

Some may be asking, “how could resistance training, or exercise in general, improve my child’s grades?” Well, let’s talk about that! Read on as we dig into some of the evidence and the practical takeaways as to why you should incorporate physical activity in your son or daughter’s daily routine. First, let’s explore some of…
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Eat colors for your best health “EAT THE RAINBOW”

Eating a wide range of colorful fruits and vegetables is the best way to stay healthy, build up a strong immune system, build and diversify your gut microbiome, and live your best life. My interest in optimizing my health started after getting very sick for several months after I competed in my first bodybuilding competition,…
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Top 5 Weight Loss Myth (According to Tom)

Before we get started, we must establish that weight loss and fat loss are different beasts.  When it comes to weight loss, the three things that we have control over are muscle weight, water weight, and fat weight.  Do we want to lose muscle?  I would hope not…Do we want to lose water weight?  Perhaps we might if we’re…
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Cardio vs Resistance Training

For weight loss and for general health, which is best??By Success Trainer: Hunter Colvelski HunterC@SuccessFitnessMN.comMarch 7th, 2021 After years of working in gyms, I started to wonder why people that came in every day and did hours of cardio looked the same for years. Conversely, people who came and consistenly lifted weights changed their bodies dramatically over…
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Nutrition Tips

Eat breakfast – Starts the metabolism which will allow you to burn more calories, and have increased energy. Eat a combination of fat, protein and carbohydrate each time you eat – You will feel more satisfied, stabilize blood sugar, increase energy and get a variety of vitamins and minerals. Drink water – Water will help you feel satisfied,…
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