Fitness Tips Blog

Nutritional Adjustments based on Individual Needs

Posted by on January 31, 2015 at 8:14 pm Weight loss doctor explains her individual nutrition plans for East Bay Boot Camps Coach Terry.

I hope you got some good info from yesterday’s article. If you haven’t watched the video it’s still up in the previous blog post. In this next video Dr Anne goes into why even though we are all similar biologically, we are all have some major biological individuality that requires adjustments if you want to [...]

Meet Dr Anne Gartner This Tuesday.

Posted by on January 30, 2015 at 9:43 pm

I had the pleasure this afternoon of interviewing one of the finest weight loss physicians in the country. Dr Anne Gartner (or Annie as she likes) graciously made time in her day to agree to spill the beans on real life weight loss. I broke up the interview into 4 parts due to time restraints [...]

Increasing Push/Pull and Core Strength

Posted by on January 28, 2015 at 2:21 am

There are so many benefits to using a dual stack cable set up for the push pull that I’m excited to finally write about it. If you have a Vortex, Free Motion or similar cable machine in your gym, you have all you need for these conditioning progressions. To begin, you simply choose your directions [...]

Long But Worth The Read

Posted by on July 28, 2014 at 12:29 am

Many of you who know me well as a trainer, coach and friend have heard me mention the name Phil Kaplan as someone for whom I have great respect as a personal trainer, who has built several successful businesses and mentors others to do the same with the Be Better Project, ALIVE and owned and [...]

How Diet Sodas Fool Your Brain into Getting Fatter

Posted by on July 21, 2014 at 5:10 pm personal trainer in East Bay appreciates diet product evaluation.

I remember hearing similar info from Dr Bhat a Medical Doctor specializing in fat loss who said that just the taste of artificial sweeteners on the tongue disrupt the system. Excellent article from Charles Poliquin….. The irony of diet sodas, is even though they have zero calories, they actually are responsable for making you gain [...]

Best of the East Bay….Shani Studios

Posted by on July 3, 2014 at 6:02 pm
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What can I say that would accurately describe what you get by blending that which can’t be taught, (the eye/heart of the artist) with the technical expertise of getting a highly respected degree in her field ? (Brooks Institute Graduate) Meeting with Kate Krutzner might have seemed like an intimidating moment except that several seconds [...]

Practice a Perfect Swing

Posted by on June 9, 2014 at 2:55 am

There have been hundreds of videos on kettlebell technique and scores of books written. I have my favorite instructors and will get to that later but today is a good day to focus on the noble swing. As explained in this video the swing is a lot more complex than it looks. The man I [...]

Why I Love Safe Plyo Jumps

Posted by on June 2, 2014 at 1:01 am

As far as developing explosive power in the hips and hamstrings, there are very few movements more effective than simply jumping up on a box. The benefits from being able to quickly get two feet off the ground at the same time and stabilize a landing are critical for all ages, especially seniors. This gives [...]

360 Degree Core

Posted by on January 26, 2014 at 10:40 pm personal trainer in Clayton shows how to align a side plank at Clayton Fitness Center.

If you were asked if you would rather do hundreds of repetitions of an exercise, or a few that would challenge you for 8-12 reps. and get superior results, which would you prefer? All of the members of East Bay Boot Camp have heard me say “Everything is an ab and glute exercise if done [...]


Posted by on January 16, 2014 at 3:24 am personal trainer in Walnut Creek lists a great kettlebell article from Pavel on fat blasting lifts

Being that I have a ton of respect for Pavel, and his wisdom is very direct so here’s how he answers a question from a “smart” person who decided to repeat a statement that I know he heard from a speaker at a seminar. You still absolutely must have perfect form on every rep of [...]