Sugar Free Healthy Thanksgiving Holiday Solutions for Diabetics

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Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and we all like to enjoy the foods and flavors of the holiday season. This is the worst time of year for the average personal trainer when dealing with American clients. Increasingly people around the world are joining in to the holiday eating frenzy. This video did a great job of explaining some easy alternatives for people during the holidays with regards to food choices, moderation and activity. Here at Active Lifestyle, we don’t promote or endorse the sweetener featured in the video, however there are some great tips. As I have mentioned before, there are tons of alternatives to sugar out there, from using fruits like banana, to using honey or agave. Whatever you decide, enjoy your holiday and remember that making the right choices, practicing moderation and remaining active are the keys to making it through the holiday season without gaining an extra body fat.

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Welcome to the Bangkok Personal Trainer, Bangkok’s number one resource for health, fitness and personal training information. This blog is brought to you by Active Lifestyle which is Bangkok’s most complete personal training, health and fitness company. By focusing on a holistic approach to health, including nutrition, exercise and lifestyle management strategies.  We provide everything you need to reach your health, fitness, fat loss and weight loss goals from personal training and group fitness training for everyone from the stay at home spouse or busy executive; the golfer,  the youth athlete or weekend warrior as well as corporate health programs to increase your company’s productivity. Whatever it is we’ve got the solution for you. Subscribe and stay up to date with the latest nutritional information, fitness and recipe ideas and training advice.

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Funny Fitness Fridays Episode 1: Fat people are harder to kidnap

FAT PEOPLE ARE HARDER TO KIDNAP

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It’s Friday and the weekend is almost here. We’d like to thank all of our regular readers, comment contributors and those of you who simply stop by from time to time. As our blog has taken shape over the past 4 months it has evolved, not only providing informative information, but sharing ideas and broadening awareness. Continue to follow us in the upcoming months  as we have something new and awesome lined up for the new year. We can’t let the cat out of the bag just yet, but we know you’re going to like it.

Anyhow, one thing we’ve decided to do is broaden this site a little bit. We take fitness very serious, but we do realize then need for a laugh or two along the way and so we’ve come up with Funny Fit Fridays. Today’s installment comes as a direct result of a personal training client and good friend. As he was walking home he spotted an overweight man here on the streets of Bangkok wearing a T-shirt that said “Fat people are harder to kidnap.”  My immediate thought was if this is the only reason to be fat then I’ll pass. Obviously this guy was content with himself, but I challenge you not to settle and strive to change your lifestyle, get active and be healthy.

However, I thought it was interesting so I went home and typed it into Google in search of a logo and up came tons of images and video.  This particular video is apparently from a Marriott commercial shot in Singapore advertising an all you can eat buffet. God bless Singapore because you could not get away with this commercial in the United States, but let’s learn to laugh a little more as humor is the best medicine for us all sometimes.

Humor is a major part of a person’s overall health. According to Elizabeth Scott, M.S.

Here are a few links about the benefits of laughter…

http://stress.about.com/od/stresshealth/a/laughter.htm

http://www.helpguide.org/life/humor_laughter_health.htm

http://www.themedguru.com/20090721/feature/laugh-more-laughing-matter-86125496.html

TRX Training in Bangkok

 

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Often times when I say TRX to someone they look at me like I’m crazy and wonder was I talking about a prehistoric dinosaur or training equipment. I’ve written articles about travel training and portable equipment and the TRX is by far one of those “no brainer” devices that makes exercise easier for the traveler. The TRX is a suspension trainer that allows a person to do body weight exercises while suspended. By varying the angles and speed of movement you can work on strength and power and with most exercises the TRX challenges stability.

In Bangkok, there are very few places that maintain authentic TRX products, but fortunately for us at Active Lifestyle we get the real deal at Studio by FIT in Ploenchit. Studio by FIT offers TRX group classes which are always fun and enthusiastic.  The large metal frame allows for multiple TRX’s to be suspended from it which is awesome.

For the clients of Active Lifestyle this is also great because whether we’re in a personal training session or a group training session we can utilize this frame for both demonstration and activity all at once. Our clients love the TRX as they’ve seen it on The Biggest Loser Asia. It’s a great device to integrate into your workouts for variety, a little bit of core and stability challenge. If you haven’t tried the TRX before then it’s high time you did.

By Rich Thurman, B.Sc., MA, CSCS, CPT

Health & Performance Coach

Active Lifestyle Co. Ltd

With a degree in Physiology from UCLA and a Masters Degree in Sports & Fitness Management from the University of San Francisco, Rich combines his knowledge of rehabilitation and sports performance as well as nutritional studies to provide a complete and holistic approach to training clients. The focus is on lifestyle change which creates long term health.

Top 10 Tips for Your Fitness Success

 

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In order to be successful within the realm of fitness, whether it’s to lose weight, gain muscle, fit into those old jeans or just get healthy, we need a little help. So here are some tips to keep you moving towards your fitness success. Remember success belongs to you and no one can define it for your life but you!

1.  Set a goal – we can’t start a journey without a clear destination or set of destinations to reach along the journey right?

2. Prepare – If I want to travel the world, I don’t just show up at the airport without any cash, luggage or necessary items to successfully complete the trip. I should prepare a few things. In the case of your fitness goals you should prepare clothing, foods and modes of exercise. Read more of this post

10 Tips to Lose Weight this Month

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Losing weight is tough to do, but your weight loss mission should not just be about the weight itself. You should be thinking about the quality of weight loss. Losing muscle weight is no good and will only set you up for a yo-yo back to your original weight. The goal is to lose fat weight and maintain muscle at the same time, but how can you do this? Have a look at 10 Tips that can help you lose quality weight this month! Read more of this post

Female Fitness Model Ava Cowan Discusses Her Training


It’s important to have inspiration for anything that you do. Ava Cowan is a fitness model and fitness champion. Understandably, not everyone wants to be a fitness model. However, it’s important to get key tips from people like this in order to better understand how to reach your goals. Women in particular think that heavy weight training is going to make them big or bulky. The truth of the matter is that a woman can not naturally get big and bulky. Notice the word “naturally”. This means that women who are big and bulky are taking substances to get them to that level.

Another thing that most women don’t understand is that the physique of fitness models during competition is at the pinnacle of Read more of this post

Increase Fiber for Fat Loss (via Bangkok Personal Trainer)

If you missed this post you may want to look back and have a look at how fiber impacts fat loss. Most people don’t consume enough fiber each day and as a result are not only subject to an increase in body fat, but an increased risk of cancer and heart disease.

So you’ve been working out at the gym for months now; you’ve increased your protein intake and you’ve been doing cardio like a madman or woman, but you’re still not getting the fat loss results that you desire. This is happening to countless people around the world as they strive for that dream body and those six pack abs. As a personal trainer living in Bangkok I can’t tell you how many people tell me that they want to lose inches around their m … Read More

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Less Stress, Lose Fat & Maintain Muscle (via Bangkok Personal Trainer)

Are you stressed on a daily basis from your job? From your relationships? Due to financial problems? Everyone deals with stress in a different way, but the chemical response in the body has a direct impact on your overall health, fat loss and ability to lose weight.

Less Stress, Lose Fat & Maintain Muscle At Active Lifestyle, we often talk about stress levels and how they affect your body, health and overall fitness gains or fat loss. Stress is a serious roadblock to most gains both physically and internally. When your body is under stress, it tends to react neurologically in ways that can affect our fat loss or muscle gains, strength gains as well as mood and energy levels. Usually people talk about the release of cortisol during stressful situat … Read More

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My Active Weekend Episode 1

My Active weekend began with some 5K interval training on Saturday and  ended with a Sunday of Salsa.  Dancing is a great way to be productive and remain active, burn some extra calories, while socializing and making new friends.  A few hours of Salsa dancing is fun and it really gets the heart rate going. It’s exercise without feeling like you’re exercising. Not only that it challenges your mind to learn new things, new patterns of movement and also frees your mind to be creative while expressing your emotion. Check out the video below.

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