Don’t Believe The Hype

More Sweat = Better Workout -> False

Lie you’ve been told: Heated workouts are better for you because they cause you to burn more calories.

Fact: Sweating more might make you think you’re working harder, but in order to burn more calories and fat, your muscles have to put out more effort.  The benefits happen to be more psychological than physical; Sorry Bikrams.

When the scale says you’ve dropped a few pounds after a serious sweat session, it’s just water weight.  As soon as you drink something, you replace the water weight.  Just ask any wrestler or martial artist whose had to cut weight for competition.

Sweating due to the intensity of your workout is one thing, but adding external heat sources in order to burn more calories is completely unnecessary!

Women: Lift Light Weights To Tone Up

Lie you’ve been told: To avoid bulking up, do a lot of reps with light weights.

Fact: Most women don’t have the hormones (testosterone) or the muscle mass needed to get really big bulky muscles.  The women that look like body builders have tried to do that to themselves (steroids and testosterone boosters).

Don’t shy away from lifting  heavier weights that challenge you!

You will firm and tighten all around.  Your new found muscles will increase the rate of your fat loss.
Incorporate heavy weight lifting into your workout routines.  Always practice proper & safe lifting form and technique. If you’re not sure how to perform a certain move, ask a professional.


Lies you’ve been told: For abs, you should work them everyday & crunches are the best for shedding fat around your mid section.

Facts:  While ab specific exercises have their benefits, there is no need to perform them everyday.

You can’t spot reduce fat in any other part of your body. The only way to truly lose belly fat is by reducing overall body fat!

Focus on total-body moves that work multiple muscle groups at once; Deadlifts, hanging leg raises, etc..

The “Fat-Burning” Zone Is The Best For Weight Loss

Lie you’ve been told: The “fat-burning zone” is where you should get your heart rate to burn the most fat.

Fact:  You burn more more fat & calories by exercising harder. “Cardio” workouts can be extremely time consuming.  You need to train with some resistance, even if it’s your own body weight!  To burn the most fat, create a well-rounded workout schedule that mixes strength training and “cardio.”


Review – Maggie K

Maggie is truly an inspiring woman.  She makes progress every single time she steps foot in the gym! When I asked her to do a testimonial, I never expected this.  She had my jaw open and feeling blessed.  Enjoy.

Thank you Maggie!

Goal Setting

setting goals for your exercise program help you stay on track! 

  • set up your calendar to work out.  Make working out part of your regular schedule!

  • Establish long-term goals!

  • Make your goals specific and measurable.  Keep a training log!  Track everything (weights, reps, sets, time,etc…).

  • Make your goals attainable and realistic.

  • Make your goals relevant to living a healthier, longer life.  Focus on making daily improvements, get better everyday!

  • Set realistic time frames for achieving your goals.  Success doesn’t happen overnight, it takes time and effort.

  • train smart!


Review – Matt W

Matt is an excellent athlete with an amazing work ethic.  It’s great to see his progress and I look forward to seeing more.

Call now!!! 952-942-7227

Start making progress today!

Review – Lorie P

Here is the first review video filmed, plenty more to come! Lorie is a winner in so many ways, she gets stronger and makes improvements every time she’s in the gym.  Can’t say enough about her!

Push Up Variations

Recently I posted this picture to Facebook…

When I first checked the list of “likes” it was at 156.  I filmed a video showing some push up variations to hold up my end of the bargain; I rounded up to 160.  As of today it’s closer to 200.  I’ll do the next set very soon, I promise.  For now here is the video. Enjoy!

New Years Resolutions

Every year people come up with something they’re going to do different this year.  Either they want to give something unhealthy up or they want to achieve some goal(s). 

If you’re like most people, you have a “make-‘em-and-break-‘em” attitude toward your New Year’s resolutions.  You have noble intentions, you believe you will make more time for yourself this year, and lose that weight, exercise more, and give up those bad habits.  No more laying around and being lazy for you, 2012 is the year when you will accomplish it all!

Sadly, a good percentage of people give up their resolutions before truly giving them a chance, pushing their resolutions aside and falling back into old habits without putting in the effort and seeing results.

The key to success is specific and attainable goals! If the goals aren’t realistic, then you can never truly believe in them or obtain them.  The only good resolution I can think of is… giving up excuses!  Excuses are the start of bad habits and take you down the wrong path.

Make 2012 the best year of your life by giving up excuses and putting in the time and effort to succeed, you’ll be happy you did, I promise.   We all have more time than we think.  Get organized and stay focused. 

Elevating your fitness levels = Elevating yourself to new heights!