Fitness Insight Podcast | Clients Dealing with Cancer

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Clients Dealing with Cancer In this week's episode of Fitness Insight, Jamie Atlas (, Pharoah Kafele ( and Andrea Oh ( take on one of the toughest topics to openly discuss ... cancer. In a fitness environment, where the goal is to remain motivated and positive, the "C Word" isn't something you hear on the weight room floor or in a group fitness class ... but is one that needs to be addressed as … [Read more...]

The Waiting Game – Losing 20 Pounds or More

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With the beginning of a new year, many of us take the courageous leap back on the weigh scale to face the reality of ... our actual weight. If the number staring back at us is much higher than we had hoped, it may lead us to a frenzy of thoughts surrounding losing 20 pounds or more in the next 12 months. Although the number may seem daunting at first thought, small changes in diet and exercise (every single day) can lead to very REAL success! Time is the Enemy - … [Read more...]

Fitness Insight Podcast | 50+ Fitness and Active Aging

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50+ Fitness and Active Aging In this week's episode of Fitness Insight, Jamie Atlas (, Pharoah Kafele ( and Andrea Oh ( address questions and concerns around the needs and expectations of the active aging population and what personal trainers should think about when working with these specific clients. They discuss the physical, mental and emotional aspects of exercise and training and their … [Read more...]

Absolute Best Butt Exercises

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Absolute Best Butt Exercises from TodaysFitnessTrainer Glutes, Buttocks. Booty. Bottom. Derriere. Bum. Backside. No matter what you like to call it ... there seems to be a universal intrigue with the butt (and butt exercises). Whether you like looking at a nicely shaped butt or you would like your butt looked at ... the backside of the body is a focus for anyone who goes to the gym. The idea of a perfect butt is what motivates us to get to the gym and spend hours … [Read more...]

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...]