The Psychology Of Fitness

Mindsets, Body Types and Everything In Between
Why Gluten Intolerance has Increased

Why Gluten Intolerance has Increased

Over the past 10 years, I’ve avoided specifically talking about gluten in a public forum.  I’ve had my opinions on it, and those opinions have vacillated over the years, but I could never put my finger on whether or not people should avoid gluten.  You see, I’ve read the research that 6 out of 7 people develop increased inflammation to gluten, that gluten  isn’t the only problematic protein in wheat… Continue reading

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Why We Eat: 3 Aspects to Consider

Why We Eat: 3 Aspects to Consider

French Fries, Chocolate, Ice Cream, Bacon, Caramel Frappuccinos, Pizza, Cookies.  All of these things are the foods most often cited by my clients that is “their thing.”  You know that “thing,” the one food you don’t want to live without and the the thought of sacrificing while on a diet feels like torment.  The one that if it’s in front of you  is a challenge not only to resist but also… Continue reading

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Principles Versus Methods For Fat Loss

Principles Versus Methods For Fat Loss

If there is one thing that the fitness and dieting industry are notorious for, it’s conflicting information.  Should I eat a lot of protein or should I go vegetarian?  Should I try a, b, c supplement or x, y, z?  What about jogging?  I heard it’s good for fat loss.  What about jogging?  I heard it makes you gain fat.  What about Paleo…do you think I should try that?  And… Continue reading

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Three Rules of Fitness Success

Three Rules of Fitness Success

Although I put “fitness” in the title, I feel as though these three rules are needed for success in any endeavor.  They are fairly simple to verbalize, but not always “simple” to actualize.  Within these three rules, are the only things I ask from my clients.  Within them, you’ll see every success with body transformations along with every failure.  In other words, there isn’t any success or failure where these
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Is Encouragement Always Beneficial?

Is Encouragement Always Beneficial?

People who are positive all the time really get under my skin.  They’re always saying things such as, “You just need to focus on the positive.”  Although this may sound like good advice (and at times it is), when it comes to working out, following that advice has, on more than one occasion, completely zapped my motivation to workout.  In fact, when people tell me anything good about my physique… Continue reading

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How to Change Any Habit

How to Change Any Habit

This is a brain-dump on everything I’ve been researching when it comes to habit change.  This post contains many methods researchers are studying with what you can control to change habits – especially harder, deeply engrained habits.  Every single thing written in this post is backed up by at least one scientific source and real-world results.

The bottom line when it comes down to habit change or changing in

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Change Your Habits: 3 Steps to Breaking Your Self-Defeating Habits

Change Your Habits: 3 Steps to Breaking Your Self-Defeating Habits

If you had to guess what was more important in being able to succeed when it came to willpower or re-structuring your habits, what would you choose?  If you choose willpower, you would be wrong.  Many people assume the only way to change your habits is to use brute force, better known as willpower.  The problem though is willpower can be fickle and as such, it is the systems we… Continue reading

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Psychology Post ~ Bystander Effect

Psychology Post ~ Bystander Effect

Often times, we are confronted with right and wrong decisions.  Decisions that we know we should make, but won’t.  The biggest reason why personal training can be so effective, is because you are accountable to someone other than yourself.  The reason why people will often work harder in a group setting is because they are lifted up by those in the class.

Sometimes we just need an impetus to… Continue reading

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