How Fast Can You Lose Your Fitness?

How Fast Can You Lose Your Fitness?

Thinking about taking a nice long break from working out? The holiday season is the best time of year to spend with family, friends, celebrate a little and maybe ease off on your regular workout routing. But if you're thinking about throwing in the towel to start...
This Veteran Broke His Neck, then Re-enlisted

This Veteran Broke His Neck, then Re-enlisted

If there were a real-life Ironman, it would be Neil Gussman.  At first, Gussman's life sounds "simple" enough. He joined the army in 1976 when he was 18. At that time, the Vietnam war was just ending, and Gussman was stationed in Germany as a tank commander. After the...
The Two Week Goal: Put a dent in your fitness before Turkey Day!

The Two Week Goal: Put a dent in your fitness before Turkey Day!

Thanksgiving is officially two weeks away. Before the stress of the holidays hit, give yourself an assignment, a task or a goal to do each and every day for the next two weeks. It can be anything as long as it will result in something better for your body. What you do...
Food, Family and the Fun House Mirror Syndrome

Food, Family and the Fun House Mirror Syndrome

Every now and then, a topic surfaces that deserves a little more than fleeting attention. Anyone who's read this blog for more than a week knows health, fitness and eating clean are always on the table. I want to be abundantly clear, however, that body size is in no...
No Excuses (Rowing) Workout #22

No Excuses (Rowing) Workout #22

If you've never worked out on an indoor rower, you should give it a try. As we head into the winter months, there is no greater way to lose your motivation to workout than getting bored with exercise. Rowing is the perfect solution to doing the same-old same-old day...
Nicotine vs David Allen: How Kicking the Habit Changed His Life

Nicotine vs David Allen: How Kicking the Habit Changed His Life

How does a pack-a-day plus smoker go from living for the next cigarette to dying to teach his next Spinning class? He finally flips the switch and does it. Here’s how. David Allen, 56, started smoking in high school for no other reason than it was the “socially...