5 Top Smart Phone Apps To Help Keep You Fit and Trim

Last week I was privileged to be a participant in a wonderful employee wellness fair at Yorktel’s corporate headquarters in Eatontown, NJ. If you haven’t heard of Yorktel, you probably will soon. As their corporate slogan cheers, “…Once called the video industry’s best kept secret, Yorktel makes video work. We are your visual communications partner from end to end and from endpoint to endpoint.”  Demo rooms filled with video technology that make Mission Control look outdated give their headquarters [...]

By |2013-10-31T17:47:02-05:00October 31st, 2013|Fitness|2 Comments

You Are Invited to a Book Signing!

  You Are Invited!Leave the Cannoli, Take the Weights: Practical Guidance on Eating, Exercise and Empowerment. Join me at the beautiful Warren Township Public Library for a Book Signing on Saturday September 28 at 2 pm. There will be readings, lively discussions, demonstrations and a drawing for a free signed copy of my new book, Leave the Cannoli, Take the Weights: Practical Guidance on Eating, Exercise and Empowerment.For more information click here.

By |2013-09-07T15:04:59-05:00September 7th, 2013|Fitness|0 Comments

How a medical procedure put my normal exercise routine on hold

It has been exactly one month since my doctor put me on the injured reserve list as I await my heart catheterization. Doctor G was firm and unambiguous, “No lifting weights at all. You may take your dog on thirty-minute walks but at a stroll pace. That’s all.”  As a trainer who used to go to the gym three times a week to strength train and do cardio interval training, I knew it would be hard for me to [...]

By |2013-08-26T19:32:42-05:00August 26th, 2013|Fitness|4 Comments

How Interval Training May Have Saved My Life

Several weeks ago I was on the treadmill doing a new cardio routine that involved inserting five one-minute interval spikes into my thirty-minute session. For the uninitiated, an interval is a short segment of time where one increases their intensity to boost heart rate. If you are biking on the road, you can go faster or ride up a hill. If you are walking or running on a treadmill, you achieve this by going faster or increasing the elevation. [...]

By |2013-07-28T22:09:10-05:00July 28th, 2013|Fitness|17 Comments

How did a childhood experience with a dragonfly influence conquering my fear? (Fear part 2)

I was sitting on the deck last night with my wife, sipping a glass of healthy antioxidants from the Cotes du Rhône region of France when my English Setter Daisy jumped up and tried to pick a large dragonfly out of the air. This dragonfly was big, single-engine Cessna big. Seeing her react to a large flying interloper brought me back to Franklin Elementary School in Union NJ. It was a warm day in early June as my third grade [...]

By |2013-06-27T10:54:24-05:00June 27th, 2013|Fitness|0 Comments

Fitness Fashion Gone Wild

Fitness Fashion Gone Wild Growing up I was taught there were no scary monsters, no goblins that go bump in the night. Now I’m not so sure. I have witnessed Health Club Hell and I am afraid, very afraid. Listed below are some modern incarnations of Dante’s Inferno of Fitness Fashion: Swamp Thing: In order to exercise at the level of intensity required for the effort to be beneficial, one must perspire. This fact does not give license for [...]

By |2013-02-15T02:25:24-05:00February 15th, 2013|Fitness|0 Comments
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