Weight Training Pays Off In The Boardroom

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Research at VU University of Amsterdam has been looking at how people make judgments about leadership potential based solely on visual assessments of physical traits. This is a topic they have studied for some time, refining their process of creating faces for analysis. Smart Vs. Attractive: Who Wins? Their most recent study was designed to test whether people preferred intelligent looking leaders or leaders that looked very physically healthy. To begin they created four faces out of a composite of volunteers. Each face was a white male with no jewelry, glasses … Continue reading

7 Secrets of Lean Bodies

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My client asked me what I considered the single most important element in achieving and maintaining a lean body. I know what you are thinking but I didn’t tell her that it was working out or cutting out sugar, fat, carbs, etc. What I consider the most important ingredient is consistency. It’s impossible to stay lean without consistent training, proper nutrition and a few tricks here and there. Here is my list of what you need to keep up with when working to achieve and maintain a healthy lean body. … Continue reading

Metabolism Boosters – Los Angeles Personal Trainer

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With all the talk about metabolism, can we trick our bodies to burn calories more efficiently? Apparently we can! People with high metabolism burn more calories that those with low metabolism. Because every time we eat, our bodies rely on the energy provided by the metabolism of the calories we consume. The enzymes in our body’s cells break down the food and turn it into that energy that also keeps our heart beating, our mind thinking, and our legs moving. The more calories we burn, the easier it is to … Continue reading

3 Simple Weight Loss Tips – Personal Trainer Los Angeles

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Daylight savings time is finally here. The days are getting longer, the sun is out later. Time to get out of hibernation and mix up your workout routine. Have you spent your winter cardio routine stuck on a treadmill or stationary bike?  Get outside and go for a run, a bike ride, a swim or a hike.  Near a body of water?  Try rowing or stand up paddleboard (SUP).  Snow still piled on the ground where you live? Why not head out for some cross country skiing or snowshoeing?  You don’t need an expensive lift … Continue reading


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What’s Your Motivation? Last week I started thinking about motivation. What is it, exactly? Why are some people motivated to do things, but not others? I thought about asking some of my clients to get a better perspective on this. I’m ALWAYS motivated to achieve my best, and it’s my job and privilege to motivate others to achieve theirs as well. This blog is their forum to talk about what motivates them to exercise, eat right and maintain their optimal weight. Dan: I’m motivated every morning. I wake up with … Continue reading

My Secrets to Looking Lean and Toned

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The good news is that anyone can look great if they set their mind to achieving that goal. The tricky part is that unlike many people think, you have to eat a lot to lose that body fat and grow lean muscle. Because just exercising is not enough. Training alone won’t even get you halfway to being lean and achieving the results you want. Want to know the secrets? I tell my clients that there is no secret and no magic to a beautiful body. It’s all about hard work … Continue reading

5 Tips on How to Resist Peer Pressure to Gain Weight

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Some of you are probably laughing at this headline, saying how much peer pressure is out there to be thin and good looking. But if you’ve ever reached your goals and emerged lean, toned and size 0, you know exactly what I’m talking about here. “You are too thin!” you hear from your girlfriends you used to go out with. “Oh, come on, one glass of wine won’t kill you,” your guy friends tell you. “Just enjoy, you only live once,” your family keeps saying. Now you know what I … Continue reading

Best Foods For Fat Burning

We know that not all foods are created equal but some have the power to spike metabolism, trigger hormones that burn fat and eliminate toxins that make it so difficult for your body to lose weight. A word of caution: you have to combine these fabulous foods with a clean eating plan and exercise. And not only will you slim down, but you’ll lose weight where you want to — your belly. So, here are five belly-fat-fighting power foods. FISH and LEAN MEATS Protein is the base of any diet … Continue reading

How Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight


So you are finally working out regularly, you are eating right but are you getting enough sleep? If you thought that groggy mornings and cranky days are the only side effects of not getting enough ZZZs, think twice. New research shows that missing out on sleep can also lead to weight gain. Why You Need Enough Sleep Researchers from Columbia University found that people who slept less than seven hours per day have a harder time losing weight and are on average heavier than those who got at least eight … Continue reading

Why I like eating eggs


Eggs are a great source of protein and they are so easy to prepare, it’s easy to understand why I encourage my clients to eat eggs for breakfast, snacks and anytime they want to. I believe that eggs should be a part of every person’s healthy diet. I’m also talking about egg whites not yokes. Yokes are rich in cholesterol and American Heart Association recommends only one yolk per day. The good news is that when it comes to egg whites, you can have as many as you’d like. Just … Continue reading