The Bucket List

I’ve got a a little tool for you to try today, it’s called the Bucket List Tool: 1) Get some post-it notes, or slice up some paper into small chunks about the size of post-it notes. You should have about 20-30 — I like Post-It’s and a wall to put them on personally…

The Best Way to ‘Tone Up’

“I just want to tone up.” This is perhaps the most common answer to the question, ‘so why did you decide to join the gym and hire a trainer?’   Obviously, they didn’t try the ‘shake weight’ first…

Five Steps to Health and Fitness Mastery

I’ve recently read and admittedly, borrowed this idea of mastery from a book by Daniel Pink, called ‘Drive – The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.’ In the endless resources at the end of the book, Daniel Pink called upon Professor Anders Ericsson, a psychologist at Florida State University, to give him 5 great thoughts towards achieving mastery in anything. …

Fitness is a Learning Process

Make no mistake about it, weight loss is a process. The people I see on a regular basis that I would classify as more fit than average, have all gotten themselves to a point where it’s automatic. They just do the things they need to do on a regular basis to be and stay fit. In order to get to …

Six Ways to Make Crossfit Better

 Out of interest, I went through a Crossfit certification in 2009. While it was a good experience to try something new, there are certain things I like about Crossfit and certain things I’m not so fond of. I dig the lack of machines, as I feel people need to learn to engage and train in a 3-D fashion. As a …

The Three Secrets to Weight Loss

Though I called the blog, The Art of Weight Loss, I’m a big fan of calling the process ‘Body Transformation.’ There are three good things that everyone should understand when they start a new exercise regime with the goal of physical change. Many people will tell you that it is all about eating ‘low-carb,’ or ‘weight-lifting,’ or ‘cardio,’ or a ton …

Information vs Education

I realize how ironic this is, me writing a blog, putting more information out there, yet criticizing our access to info. Everywhere I look these days, we’re bombarded by information. With all the access we’ve got these days to the Internet, it’s hard not to be constantly plugged in to the information stream. One of the newest trends I see …