Happy Halloween!

healthy lifestyle Oct 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Sarah, Jeremy, and their little cupcake Anna Grace
Now for the scary video...Watch if you DARE!!
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The Jeremy-Sarah Story

healthy lifestyle Aug 21, 2013

The Sarah and Jeremy Story


God has blessed me with an amazing woman.  She stretches me to be better.  I love her like crazy!

We have now been married 4 years though both Sarah and I both agree it feels like 10!  But in a good way.  I cannot imagine life with out her and it feels like we are old friends, like I’ve known her when I was a kid.

Here is a quick story of our adventures up to this point:

How we met -

Actually online.  I had joined match.com and put a profile together because I was so busy working I was never in a social situation to meet someone.  I was planning on going on several dates just to see what was out there.  I went on one before Sarah and we had very little in common, and the whole dating thing didn’t seem so fun then.  Sarah saw a commercial and was curious that she went on “just to look”.  She saw a few people she knew that were definitely NOT the type of guy she wants.  She...

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Creamy Veggie Fun-gry Buster

Uncategorized Jul 25, 2013

Creamy Veggie Fun-gry Buster


I get the "fun-gries" all the time. That is my term for funky-hungry. I feel hungry but I know I really shouldn't be. This is usually because (even though I know better) I haven't had enough protein or fat and have gone on a little carb freenzy. This snack is SO yummy and keeps the fun-gries away:) ~Sarah


Serves 1

 1/2 cup chopped cucumber

5 cherry tomatoes

1/4 cup chopped avacoado

1/2 cup 4% milk cottage cheese

Black pepper to taste


 191 calories Carb=12g Prot=14g Fat=9.4g


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How I stayed in the fat burning zone for 23 hours and 26 minutes!!!

weight loss Jul 02, 2013

How I stayed in the fat burning zone for 23 hours and 26 minutes!!!

If you are fast at math you might have asked, so you were out of the fat burning zone for 34 minutes?




This is one of those “things” that get’s people confused all the time.  We see this fat burning zone everywhere.  On magazine covers, in conversations, and even on exercise equipment. 


Now I don’t know about you but if I see the words fat burning zone that sounds pretty attractive to me.  Who wouldn’t want to be there?  Burn fat in the fat burning zone!  It sounds almost like paradise.  So how did I spend all those hours in the fat burning zone?


I went for a 34 minute run.  (well 33:54 to be exact (I rounded))


I got one of those heart rate monitor watches for fun and this is what it told me:


I was in “fitness” for 33:40 and “fat burn” for only 14 seconds?



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#1 strategy to eliminate a craving, works 100%

weight loss Jun 18, 2013

#1 Way to Eliminate a Craving

Everyone has them from time to time.  Why is it that some people do better with them than others?  If there was a way to effectively deal with them every time wouldn’t that be great?

Well here is!  The best way to deal with a craving is to eat what it is you are craving. 


Eat the naughty food that I’m craving?  Yep!  It sounds like a recipe for weight gain and it could be of course let me explain to you how you can do this and begin to lose weight. 
What people normally do when they have a craving.
The first step is to fight it.  Usually this involves eating something healthy or trying not to eat at all.  Usually this still leaves hunger, so you might eat another something to try to “fix” it.  Then that doesn’t take so you wait awhile drink some water wait awhile more and then still hungry you eat again.  If you get frustrated enough by...
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Knees Hurt?…My advice

injury prevention Jun 04, 2013

Knees Hurt?…My Quick Advice


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You aren’t alone! According to a CDC (center for disease control) survey, 18% of adults over 18 years old reported to have experienced knee pain in the previous 30 days.  We deal with an older group than that,  so we see people with knee pain all the time.


Of course this advice would need to be tailored to you specifically and we can do that in a one-on-one session, but this is my quick advice to you.  These are things I look at and encourage for all our clients.




This is #1 – There are some instances of knee pain that you can get to go away almost instantly with just one good stretch while others will take weeks of stretching to go away.  If you are having knee pain,  you might try stretching.  (if you just blew out your knee going to a doctor is a WAY better idea than stretching).


Here is a video of a little known technique that we use with...

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I can’t believe he’s dead…

healthy lifestyle mindset Apr 15, 2013

I can’t believe he’s dead…


I can’t believe he’s dead.


Am I allowed to say dead?  I don’t know the right thing to say.  Passed, deceased, at rest, no longer with us.  All I know is he is one of those.  And that news hit me like a punch to the stomach.  I’m still reeling from it at it’s been almost 12 hours.


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Arlen (Dr.) Snyder

A dear friend and boot camp member is dead.  Arlen Snyder (of our 5:30 pm class), husband of Debbie Snyder (of our 6:30 am class).


He died over the weekend.


I found out when I was just checking in on Debbie as I knew she was out of town.  >


On Apr 15, 2013, at 7:50 AM, <[email protected]> wrote:
>> Hey Debbie,
>> When do we get you back? How was your training? When does this new job start? So many questions! Hope you are doing well. I look forward to seeing you back in here!

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Nike stole this guys idea! and 9 other things I learned at the conference...

mindset Mar 20, 2013

Hello Friend,                                                   

It's been a busy month here at tall trainer.  I wanted to send this too you real quick because I found it so motivating. 

This speech is where I think Nike stole the "just do it" slogan. 

(someone played it at the personal training conference we went to last month.  I also have 9 other things I learned there that you can read real quick below the video.)

I hope you find this video as motivational as I did. 

CLICK HERE>>http://youtu.be/G05QtiHP1lI


10 things I learned at the IDEA personal training Conference...


We went to a personal training conference last month in DC to make sure we stay at the top of our game and...

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29 Things I’ve Learned in my 10 Years as a Personal Trainer

29 Things I’ve Learned in my 10 Years as a Personal Trainer


This month marks 10 years that I have been training people.  I have learned, unlearned, and relearned many things it that time.  Research has added a lot to our understanding of how the body works and changed many things.  Plus I’ve grown personally.  I went from working at a club as a trainer and group exercise instructor, to managing the personal training department, to moving back home and starting my own training business.

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Me in my role as new Dad!

Now as a husband and father I’ve grown even more.

It is said that to become an expert at something you need to put in 10,000 hours.

In these 10 years I have gotten my 10,000 hours of training people.  It’s been fun and I’ve come to refine my training philosophy and understanding.

It just turns out I used to be a boob.  I still have more growth and I am excited to take on another 10 years with you!


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Burn 600 Calories by eating differently?

weight loss Jan 09, 2013

Hello Friend,                                                   

Happy New Year.  Hopefully you are already finding yourself successful.  If not maybe we can help with a couple of these articles. 

How to burn an additional 600 calories by eating?...  


>>>Watch a 2 min 54 second video <<<

or read below. 


Sounds too good to be true?

Thankfully it isn’t!

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So we all know staying alive takes energy and that energy is measured in Calories. We use energy for new cells, body temperature regulation, Movement, Breathing and heart rate, Digestion, Etc. What we are going to talk about is using more energy in digestion.

600 calories per day is the equivalent of running 6 miles...

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