Take’s Take: Blame it on the Alcohol

I am often asked what is the best drink to have if you are on a diet or trying to lose weight. The answer is simple: water, duh! Unfortunately I don’t think that’s the answer most people want to hear when they are inquiring about drinking alcohol. The truth is alcohol doesn’t make you fat—at […]

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Fit Fast Food: Wendy’s

If you have seen my video “SH*T Personal Trainers Say”, you should remember my fast food scenes–those were my favorite skits to shoot. Of all the fast food joints out there, Wendy’s happens to be my favorite…not that I visit often or anything! Wendy’s actually happens to have some good healthier options on their menu. […]

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Fit Fast Food: Taco Bell

I have to admit that when I first saw the commercial for Taco Bell’s Dorito taco I had to try it. A Dorito taco shell, c’mon?! Hey, if you went to high school in the 90’s—before websites, documentaries and viral videos showed us just how bad fast food is and how it’s made—you know you […]

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Fit Fast Food: Burger King

While watching TV the other day, I serendipitously happened to see the Burger King commercial for their veggie and turkey burger. It’s been a while since I wrote a Fit Fast Food blog so the timing was perfect. Now my first thought was “WTF is Burger King doing coming out with a veggie burger and […]

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Take’s Top Ten: Outdoor Activities

Since its summertime I thought it would be appropriate to write my next installment of “Take’s Top Ten” about outdoor activities. Now many of these activities can be done all year around but depending on where you live, I suggest leaving some of them to the warmer months. Swimming laps in the freezing cold isn’t […]

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Dumbbell Bicep Curls

Dumbbell Bicep Curls is an intermediate level upper body exercise. There are two versions of the dumbbell/medicine ball bicep-shoulder press: Seated: Because you are in a seated position you will have back support and more stability. Therefore I recommend anyone who is new to fitness start with the seated press.   With the dumbbells in each […]

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Dumbbell Crunches

Dumbbell Crunches is a beginner level core exercise. Start on your back with your feet on the ground and hands holding the dumbbell above you. Leading with your chin up, contract your abs and push the dumbbell up towards the ceiling. Come up as high as you can without lifting your hips off the ground […]

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Post-Thankgiving Healthy Game Plan

Now that the Thanksgiving weekend is finally over, the feelings of guilt, self-consciousness and fatness are probably starting to settle in. Many of us will decide “It’s time finally start working out and get on a diet” and become motivated to take action. Unfortunately, once the initial spark has faded and the reality of our […]

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