He Lost 120lbs & So Can You

What does it take to reach your goals? How long does it take to lose the weight you desire to lose? What are you willing to do to reach those goals and how much will you invest in yourself, your health and your life?

I love being a personal trainer because I get the chance to watch you change your life…I have the unique opportunity to help you overcome your battles with food, weight and body image.  The reason I asked these questions above is because while some people are doing it, others are simply wishing and hoping. We have an old saying where I come from and that is “Don’t talk about it. Be about it!”

The truth is that the weight that most people carry and the fat that has been gained didn’t arrive over night. So my news for you is that it’s not going to go overnight either. It’s going to take an effort, some hard work, dedication and commitment. But you can do it if you just take that first step. A wall is built one brick at a time so stop focusing on your wall and focus on each brick. You can do it!

Check out the video “My 120 pound journey”

Four Unexpected Food Facts (via Healthy Benefits of Food)

Each day I designate about an hour to scour the web for useful information and research for personal growth as well as to share with others interested in health and fitness. There is a lot of crap out there these days and finding solid information can sometimes be difficult. Digging through all the garbage to come up with useful information can sometimes be a challenge, but in the end it’s well worth it.

There are some great pieces of information that can help you fine tune your workouts, nutrition and help you modify your lifestyle.

I came across this interesting article with four awesome food facts.

Four Unexpected Food Facts Eat fiber, avoid trans-fat, watch your glycemic load … you’ve got the basics down cold. But nutrition science can be wild and woolly, with more surprises than you might expect. Consider: 1. Mushrooms make vitamin D in sunlight. Most people are aware that the human body makes vitamin D in response to sunlight. Less known is the fact that mushrooms, even picked ones, can perform the same feat – which means that eating mushrooms that have been exp … Read More

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The Functional Training Myth

Functional Training has its benefits and should always be integrated to a certain extent in training programs, but it should not be the bread and butter of your workout routine. The word functional in front of training simply makes the point of giving the idea that the movement that will be done somehow has a function in the person’s life.

What is a functional movement though? Is a squat or a lunge functional or traditional? Well the answer to that depends on the application and how it is explained to the person. Here are a few examples of functional movements as related to our lives. Read more of this post

Calorie Counting 101: Part 1 Busting Myths about Fat Loss

Class is in session guys, so get your pens and paper out and listen carefully. In today’s lesson we’ll be discussing a few myths associated with calorie counting.  Fitness Coaches and Personal Trainers rarely delve into these areas clearly enough for you to grasp, so at Active Lifestyle we’ve made it simple just for you. All weight loss isn’t good weight loss, but if it’s from body fat loss then you’re on the right track. Many Bangkok Personal Trainers are all about Fat Loss or Weight Loss and not about Lifestyle. We aren’t called Active Lifestyle just for the hell of it. Our coaches and clients live it daily. So here’s a few myths cleared up for you. Read more of this post

3 Things to Help You Burn More Body Fat

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Well burning belly fat is going to be difficult any way you slice it. I’m not going to sit here and lie to you about that. The thing about fat is, we have no choice on where fat is removed from our body unless we’re using a scalpel.  So we want to teach our body as best we can to burn a higher amount of fat overall. When your body burns an overall higher level of fat, chances are you’re hitting the belly too. Here are a few things that are a must for anyone trying to lose body fat. Read more of this post

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