“Roger, What Exactly Do You Do?”

I get this question all the time and have for last several years. So much so and, with much confusion, I felt I had to write about it to give a better explanation to those inquiring minds that want to know. It’s expected from those that don’t know me or just meeting me initially, and we all ask this question of most we meet for first time at some point. I also know the majority of those that have known me for a long time are still very confused and don’t want to sound “dumb” or inattentive if they were to ask me. Read more

New Study Shows The Benefits Of Working With A Personal Trainer

I have worked in the health and fitness industry since 2001 and during that time it has become obvious to me the benefits that come from using a personal trainer, especially when it is combined with a proper nutrition plan. Clients lose fat, look better, feel healthier and have increased energy.

While I see these benefits on a daily basis when working with clients, a recent study conducted by supplementcritique.com to gauge consumer perceptions of personal fitness trainers reinforces that. Read more

Looking to Do a Low Carb Diet?

Have you tried and failed with weight loss before? Are you just overweight and looking to approach a lower carbohydrate intake for the first time? Do you have a sugar and carb addiction that needs to be addressed before it makes you any fatter?

Low carb diets have often gotten some bad press and negative opinions. I have been one of those people to think negatively about them and still do to some extent. If however, done correctly they can be very effective at decreasing body fat, cholesterol and risk for heart disease amongst other positive benefits – when done correctly and safely. Read more

What Are BCAAs?

BCAAs are Branched Chain Amino Acids which consist of L-Valine, L-Isoleucine and L-Leucine, which is the most anabolic of the 3. The benefits of these powerhouse amino acids include faster recovery from training, muscle repair and helps prevent and delay muscle breakdown. These are just a few benefits out of several.

Those that are dieting in a very strict manor may be putting themselves in a catabolic (muscle breakdown) mode as the body is often very reluctant to break down fat but instead will go after muscle for glucose to fuel the brain and body, etc. BCAAs help to prevent this and preserve our valuable muscle. Read more