Oct 26

I’m wondering if the recent Reebok Easytone settlement will open the floodgates for suits of other products whose advertising claims promise the moon. After all, what product really delivers on its promises anyway? My lashes are still not great or stiletto. Eating a NutriGrain has yet to  cause me to eat better all day. Yoplait light yogurt could never be confused with a piece of cheesecake. And while Nike’s ads are truly inspirational, generally speaking, I “just” put Nike on. Doing “it” seldom gets done. Add to that the thing with using celebrities to serve as ad men and women is the implicit promise that you’ll look like them, smell like them, and have some modicum of  success like them in life, love or happiness if you would only use the stuff they’re using. So Kim Kardashian is one of Easytone’s henchwomen. Surely by anyone’s standards, she’s an attractive woman who just happens to have pretty good… [Read more]

Oct 13

There is absolutely nothing more sexy than a grown woman with a figure that’s solid. Think Serena Williams, Melyssa Ford, Vida Guerra, and Jessica Biel. Do you know what these women have in common besides celebrity? They work out. They aren’t disillusioned 30-somethings sloppily wearing the clothes they wore back in their early twenties. Many women who were once “built” or “voluptuous” are now heavy and still dress like the days when they were goddesses. It’s sad to see women dress as if they still got it and I blame us men for perpetuating the facade. The reason this happens is because women neglect their maintenance, all the women I mentioned earlier have a workout regimen. The only people that can get away with eating and living without workout maintenance are ex-athletes with godly metabolism, genetic freaks of nature or full time dancers. This isn’t… [Read more]

Aug 05

Hey, I am a pole baby and well on my way to being bi-polar! Let me explain. I just bought into the fitness craze of pole dancing and I am hooked! After each weeks hour and a half class, I am sore in places I forgot existed!! I happily drive 28 miles 2 to 3 times per week to get my sweat on, and believe me when I say, doing the fireman spin or the merry-go-round on the pole is a lot more fun than running 30 miles per week like I used to, or even trying to mount my boring Stairmaster these days. For every routine learned on the right-side, I have to also perfect it on the left side – hence moving me to the perfectly balanced state of being “Bi-polar”. Get it?? I have supplemented these pole classes with the jam-packed “Jiggle-it”… [Read more]

Jul 15

As a writer, one of the most annoying things to deal with is when a favorite topic gets abused by everyone (other writers) to the point where it is no longer worth writing about anymore. This is because readers get really sick and tired of hearing it. One of these topics which I love to write and talk about is obesity, being that I am big into fitness and living a fitness lifestyle. A topic that really gets my blood flowing is a good success story of weight loss or of someone who has overcome the odds to save their life. Hell, who can’t appreciate a story like that? But what I find is that there are a lot of people like myself who are in good standing with their health, that write articles telling those that are overweight what to do in order to… [Read more]

Mar 04

At times when I am in really good shape throughout the year, I get cornered by guys asking me what they can do to get where I am. This question is one that is very familiar to people of the fitness lifestyle, especially the beginning of Summer or after New Year’s Eve. To get to a level of loving fitness one has to undergo a proving, it is a path that I call The Road of Kings. The reason I call it The Road of Kings, is because it’s a path that few travel, fewer stay on it and the ones who make it are rewarded with a physique that others will envy. Just like a fighter who has won many battles and utilized his victories to woo the people into making him king. Everyone can envy a story like that, just like everyone can… [Read more]

Jan 14

Listen if you’re working out and missing sleep, you are performing like a race car that’s stuck on a road laced with oil – You are on a disastrous path, going nowhere and very unlikely to reach your perceived goal!  Let’s pretend that our bodies are machines fueled by rechargeable batteries that deplete every 16 hrs or so, your reserves are deep but when the battery uses the reserves the machine is unable to improve and instead uses sacrifice to keep it functioning. This sacrifice comes in the way of exhaustion, mood swings, complexion and of course strength. With diet and supplements we try to replace the items sacrificed and it works but the body will still refuse to improve based on the status of that battery life. As a workaholic, grinder and bodybuilder, I know all the excuses for missing sleep. Hell give me… [Read more]

Jan 07

If getting fit and losing weight is your new year’s resolution for 2011, let me assist you with a few steps that’ll help make it painless and rewarding for you. Give away the left-overs That’s right, the eggnog, the Oogie Boogie cookies and grandma’s spice cake needs to be out of your refrigerator before you start trying to diet. If you leave the bad food in there you will feel obligated to “not let it go to waste” and you will eat it and cheat when you run out of food. Spare yourself the temptation by giving it away to kids or your 90lb cousin Mary. Don’t get a trainer unless you can afford him/her for the year Please don’t get a trainer using the little bit of money you got as a gift for Christmas. If you are going to get a trainer, please… [Read more]

Dec 24

To promote health and a strong heart I would urge that everyone that is physically able to do so – take the long way whenever possible. This means parking in the far lot and briskly walking in to work, opting for stairs over an elevator ride and taking the mail to the mailroom yourself. While the norm is to temper the day job during the week and hit the treadmill on the weekend, you will find yourself more energetic and happier when you’ve incorporated more movement into your work life. As a person who stares at a computer screen 98% of the day, I find that the excuse to walk and exercise is a welcome one at any time. In the mornings I park a couple blocks away, walk briskly to work and take the stairs up to our floor. On the way I run… [Read more]