Category Archives: Exercise for Beginners

Top 5 Ways to Make Exercise a Habit

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How do you make exercise a habit?

This question is one I’m faced with daily and I’m constantly trying to find the best answer.

Making exercise a habit is challenging for many people – especially if you have never had any success exercising consistently in the past.

Heck, even if you have exercised consistently at a previous time in your life it can still be difficult to make it a habit now. Continue reading

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2 Books You Absolutely Must Read

There are two books I’ve read recently that have forever changed my life and will change your life too.

What books am I talking about? Continue reading

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3 Steps Towards Improved Nutrition

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From the time I was in the 4th grade all the way through college I have played sports.

I’ve played baseball, basketball, football, and done track and field.

One of the luxuries of being this physically active growing up was the ability to eat pretty much whatever I wanted and stay lean – not the same story today. Continue reading

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Progress Pays: Brian’s 1st Month

Throughout my blog I talk a tremendous amount about working on progress.

Progress really is the key to achieving your goals – whether they are fitness related or something completely different.

My client, Brian, is the perfect example of you can achieve results by focusing on progress. Continue reading

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The Number 1 Key To Exercise For Beginners

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When I first began working out I had no idea what I was doing.

I’d throw together a bunch of random exercises, work until I was really tired, and call it a day.

I tried to do way too much at once and within a few weeks I stopped all the exercise I was doing. Continue reading

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14 Minutes, 8 Exercises, 1 Killer At-Home Workout

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You may not always make it to the gym, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get one hell of a workout done at home.

I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m a huge fan of using free weights to lose weight, gain muscle, get stronger, or accomplish any other fitness goal. However, I know that you may not always make it to the gym – life happens, I know.

For those of you who already tried my 21 day beginner workout challenge this workout is the next step for you. Continue reading

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3 Simple Reasons To Exercise This Wisconsin Winter

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Today in Milwaukee it is a brisk 7 degrees outside right now – another below freezing winter day in Milwaukee.

Though it may be a bit below the average temperature this time of year, this cold is expected. Those of us living in Milwaukee know that in winter it will be cold – rather obvious.

With the cold weather many people go into hibernation mode. I mean, let’s be honest, it is a whole lot easier to just stay at home, stay warm, and not worry about staying fit . Lazy days are the norm for many people during Milwaukee winters. Continue reading

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1 Simple Trick to Avoid Weight Gain

There are plenty of people out there who want to lose weight, but what about avoiding weight gain?

If you are sliding down a hill and want to go back up it wouldn’t the first step be to stop sliding?

Weight loss works in the same way. Continue reading

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Celebrating The Small Victories

219.6.

For most people this number means absolutely nothing.

For one of my clients, Mark, this number represents a great deal – hard work, dedication, a changed lifestyle, and a small victory.

This number, 219.6, is what Mark currently weighs – a weight he hasn’t been at in more than 20 years! Continue reading

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4 Things To Understand About Weight Loss

I was talking with one of my clients today and she was really down in the dumps.

She started working out again recently and after losing some weight the first week she ended up gaining a couple of pounds in the next week – this was very upsetting to her.

She had tried losing weight before, had some success, and then fallen off. She felt like her hard work wasn’t paying off and she thought it was hopeless for her to actually eat healthier and make the changes she knew she needed to make. Continue reading

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