The Effects of Those High Blood Pressure Meds on Your Exercise Program:

Before we talk about the different types of medications, let’s talk about Hypertension, a.k.a. High Blood Pressure, first. There is a trend of increasing incidence of hypertension with increasing age. A part of this can be genetic, but for the most part, this one correlates very well with lifestyle choices. Remember though, if we are…Continue reading The Effects of Those High Blood Pressure Meds on Your Exercise Program:

Are You Having Problems Getting a Workout Program to Stick?

Try these great tips to increase your adherence. I’ve touched on this topic before, but adherence is your ability to stick with something. It can be applied to almost anything, but it is especially useful when creating exercise goals and expectations. One of the biggest pitfalls of exercise adherence is setting goals that are too…Continue reading Are You Having Problems Getting a Workout Program to Stick?

Improving Type 2 Insulin Resistant Diabetes and program design with the Lock and Key Approach

Before I was a medical doctor, I was a fitness professional. After I left medicine, I became a fitness professional, a fitness professional who now knew the why’s and the how’s of fitness. I decided that my passion for fitness and my understanding of how the body works is more useful outside of an ICU…Continue reading Improving Type 2 Insulin Resistant Diabetes and program design with the Lock and Key Approach

Program Design 101: Six Expert hints, the Answers are here and easy to fix.

Whether you are new to exercise or have been doing so for years, I bet there is something you are not getting from your exercise program that you really want. There are just so many magazines and such, and they all seem to contradict each other. I’m going to lay out the basic steps of…Continue reading Program Design 101: Six Expert hints, the Answers are here and easy to fix.

Difficulties Building Your Personal Training Business: Try this Fun Game to Meet Your Business Goals!

Throughout my years as a leader in the fitness industry, I have seen a range of ways that personal trainers try to increase their client base. When they succeed, personal trainers often become comfortable with their current clients, and often stop talking to new prospects. I have been that trainer who lost 5 clients in…Continue reading Difficulties Building Your Personal Training Business: Try this Fun Game to Meet Your Business Goals!

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Why is this autoimmune disease one of the toughest for program design?

While Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a systemic disease that can affect the heart, lungs, blood vessels, skin, and eyes, it’s effect on joints is what makes it so well known and quite difficult at times. It is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease. The human immune system creates antibodies to protect us from infections. It becomes…Continue reading Rheumatoid Arthritis: Why is this autoimmune disease one of the toughest for program design?