Ask the Expert – Personal Development with Eli Wilhide

Eli Wilhide

As one year comes to an end and a new year is about to begin many of us find ourselves thinking about resolutions and potentially making major changes to our lives. Unfortunately, long term change requires more than just writing a goal down on paper and hoping you have the strength of will to make it a reality.  For people who are serious about making major changes to their lives working with a lifestyle coach is the next logical step. Eli Wilhide knows this better … [Read more...]

Fitness Insight Podcast | Dealing with the Holiday Season

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Dealing with the Holiday Season In this week's episode of Fitness Insight, Jamie Atlas (, Pharoah Kafele ( and Andrea Oh ( get into the holiday spirit and discuss the dreaded holiday "trifecta" of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.  They discuss the challenges they (and their clients) face during the holiday season when it comes to the pressures of partaking in the abundance of food … [Read more...]

Burning Calories Over the Holidays

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Burning Calories Over the Holidays from TodaysFitnessTrainer Have you ever wondered how many calories you consume during the holidays ... and how many you need to burn to avoid gaining weight? If you've worked hard enough (and burned enough calories) at the gym you'll maintain your weight.  If not ... you end up starting the new year with yet ANOTHER resolution to lose the holiday weight! Unless you're a total recluse (and never leave your house) it's incredibly … [Read more...]

Fitness Insight Podcast | “Unique” Tools In Our Tool Belt

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"Unique" Tools In Our Tool Belt In this week's episode of Fitness Insight, Jamie Atlas (, Pharoah Kafele ( and Andrea Oh ( provide some insight on some of the unique tools they have in their arsenal to help their clients and athletes get results.  And ... these are your typical pieces of exercise equipment and standard issue dumbbells!  We're talking HALO, TRX Suspension and Rip Trainers, ViPR … [Read more...]

Ten Ways to Prevent the “Nasty” Holiday Bulge

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Ten Ways to Prevent the "Nasty" Holiday Bulge from TodaysFitnessTrainer The last few months of the year marks the beginning of an epic battle for those of us working towards a personal fitness goal ... "The Battle of the Bulge". Thanksgiving (whether it's celebrated in October or November) triggers a series of events known for their excessive calorie consumption, high stress levels and ability to distract even the most devout gym member. In the end, ten months (or … [Read more...]

FREE Fitness Ideas for Everybody

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Is there a difference between free fitness options (i.e., at home workouts) and paying for a fitness membership to a health club when it comes to getting real results?  You would think there would be considering the annual U.S. gym and health club revenues exceeds $21.5 billion (click here for more information).  Unfortunately, people who pay for a membership are still NOT working out!  In fact, according to, 67 percent of people who pay for a gym … [Read more...]

Fitness Tracking Devices and Online Tools

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When it comes to any fitness goal, numbers play an important role if you are looking to get effective results. They help us to acknowledge improvement (or not) and assists in keeping us motivated and on track to reaching our end goal. In the last few years, increasingly more fitness tracking devices and tools have flooded the market (from fitness tracker mobile applications to the online calorie count tool and heart rate monitor watch). Let's take a closer look at a … [Read more...]

Fitness Insight Podcast | The Fear of Personal Training (and Trainers)

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The Fear of Personal Training (and Trainers) In this week's episode of Fitness Insight, Jamie Atlas (, Pharoah Kafele ( and Andrea Oh ( take a hard look at how fear of personal training (or a specific trainer) may get in the way of someone getting the help they need to reach a health and fitness goal successfully (and for the long term).  They also dive into recommendations … [Read more...]

Preventing Heart Attacks in Men

There are many contributing factors that increase risk of heart attack in men

The American Heart Association has estimated that as much as 80% of all cardiovascular disease is preventable. Recent research confirms this to be true when it comes to heart attacks in men. In the September 30, 2014 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers published results of a study that examined the effects of healthy diet and lifestyle habits on the prevention of heart attack in men. This study looked at nearly 21,000 Swedish … [Read more...]

Fitness Insight Podcast | FITNESS 911

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FITNESS 911 In this week's episode of Fitness Insight, Jamie Atlas (, Pharoah Kafele ( and Andrea Oh ( dig deep into the challenges people face when they decide to reach a fitness goal on their own and how the "fitness system" fails them.  They also announce their involvement in the FITNESS 911 Project (through and the upcoming launch of the FITNESS 911 podcast, a … [Read more...]