Deadlifts, many people do them, many variations exist, and many people get hurt. It is a great exercise, and many people call it the king of exercises because of its functionality and how many muscle groups it activates. The deadlifts we utilize at the gym Kettlebell Deadlift The...

The truth about weight loss by one of the most successful personal trainers in Charlotte I recently read an article on NPR that said that the average American male is 5'9" tall weighs 195.5 lbs, and has a waist circumference of 39.7". Women don't do much better;...

Family Fun or Family Disaster? You are going on vacation. It has been a while. You are looking forward to it, and then you catch yourself being constantly aggravated for no good reason. That was me a couple of weeks ago,  I was going on a trip...

I don’t fit the niche of fitness professionals very well, I don’t fit into the bikini or bodybuilding sector. I don’t do crossfit. I am not an elite endurance athlete turned fitness guru. Instead of that I do martial arts, lift, run, rock climb, & archery....

A lot of people have to travel regularly. They often come to my facility and tell me that they are doing great while in town, but every time they travel, they have business dinners, luncheons, and no place to cook. Bloated Food Intake The USDA posted in 2010...

Join us at Shape Up Fitness and Wellness for a Group Boot Camp! Three female trainers will take you through an hour long fun, sweat filled training session that will feature a full-body workout. We're asking all ladies to come and bring a friend to our Park Rd...

Knee pain is a very general term and can have many causes. One cause would be trauma. For many of us engaged in physical activities and sports that may be the cause. For the majority of people knee issues seem to creep up especially in...

Current Protein Intake Recommendations The general recommendation for a sedentary person is 0.8g of protein/kg body mass. Athletes take anywhere from 1.2-2g protein/kg body weight. Endurance athletes rank anywhere between 1.25-1.75g/kg while powerlifters and bodybuilders take in about 1.75g-2.8g/kg body weight. What does research say? Recommendations for athletes vary...

This question arises quite frequently with our online or offline personal training clients. The concern is real and there are definitely sometimes advantages to supplementing. The problem is that the fitness & supplement industry has muddied the waters when it comes to what you really...

A lot of people are self critical and mistake that with being honest with themselves. A lot of people are deluding themselves into thinking they are doing better than they really are. How can that be - is it not contradictory? Well, like everything life is not simply...

Grocery shopping is a problem for many of my personal training clients. They often go several times a week which is advantageousfor fresh items . Very few though cook on a daily basis. Going out to eat is quite common because they feel that time...

Recently a new posted study gained a lot of attention from the media proclaiming that the Low-Carb Diets are not as effective as Low-Fat diets. I am grateful to the people at Examine.com who looked more closely at the study design to try to figure out...