What is Man’s Best Medicine?

  “Exercise is man’s best medicine.” -Hippocrates, 400 B.C. That statement was said over 2,000 years ago and still holds true. Exercise helps almost every medical condition and chronic illness. Researchers in England found that those participants in...

Who Wins? The Battle of Exercise versus Genetics

Is it genetics? Or is it your physical activity levels? That is the question I hear the most when it comes to a client’s body composition.  Body composition is one part of the overall equation to being in tip top shape (the other four being muscle strength,...

Does Going on a Diet Actually Work?

Turn on the TV. Listen to the radio. Go on the internet or social media.  If you did any of these you will find advertisements and information about the next type of diet.  You may even find the next “diet to end all diets.”  A study examining weight gain...

What is Medical Fitness?

Whenever I meet a someone for the first time and we begin talking about what I chose to do for my career (I consider it more fun then anything else) they assume that as a personal trainer I do the following: yell, make people sweat and inflict pain on clients.  They...

Is Some Exercise Better than No Exercise?

I’ve had a number of clients tell me that there isn’t enough time to complete a full workout or something came up that they couldn’t do their full workout.  Lack of time can also be used as an excuse to not exercise at all.  Clients will always find...