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Mr. America Speaking at Bunche Elementary School in Carson

elementary school kids

A while back I did a talk at Bunche Elementary school in Carson, CA for the kids.  (I didn’t know where to put it on the site, so decided to post it on the blog.)  They were so excited and made a big deal about Mr. America coming to see them.  I talked about weight training, sports, nutrition and lead them through a little boot-camp style workout.  Good day!

Thanks to Sujay Jaswa of Dropbox.com for setting it up!

Motivation – Winning Attitude

A wise person once said “Attitudes are free, so pick one you like.” I agree. For those of you who know me, you know I’m always kickin’ A$$. I don’t even bother to take names. You know why? When I wake up in the morning, I’m ready to go. I sleep well, I eat a very healthy breakfast, get a great workout in and have energy to burn all day. Those of you who train with me, or my team of world class personal trainers, know I practice what I preach. Those of you who haven’t trained with us yet are really missing out. It’s never too late to contact me for an appointment. We will transformyou – body, mind and even attitude!

Workout Gear

Workout gear. I’m sure you’ve all seen that guy or gal around the gym. You know the one: Baggy sweats, holes in their shoes, a poor excuse for a sports bra. Now, I’m not a fashion expert, but I can tell you with authority to keep your gear in good condition. Whatever pair of shoes you wear to work out should ALWAYS be replaced within 6 – 9 months or less. Even if they don’t look too worn out on the outside, the support and cushioning do wear out on the inside. This can cause injury to your feet, ankles, calves or legs and is no laughing matter. Gals, replace those sports bras every 6 months. The elastic wears out every time you wear it and wash it. As far as the baggy sweats go…splurge on some great looking and great fitting workout gear. You’ll be happy you did. When you look good, you feel good… and when you work out, you look even better!

Bodyweight Exercises

You know, you don’t need a lot of equipment to get a good workout. There are plenty of effective bodyweight exercises you can do. Some of my clients are on the road all the time and may not even have a gym available when they want to work out. There are a lot of great exercises you can do with just your body weight for resistance. Crunches, anyone? Sit ups. Push ups. One of my all-time favorites: Planks. All of these use just your body weight for resistance and give you a great workout. Squats and lunges work the lower body. Bring along some resistance bands for additional chest, shoulder, bicep and triceps work and you have an on the road workout that even I would approve of!

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