A previous post covered ways that sugar can increase fat consumption. One way is that fat makes sugary foods taste sweeter. That may mean a sugar/fat combination tastes preferable to a sugar-only food, such as hard candy. Clients have told me that, when they eliminate sugar from their diets, they can actually enjoy snacking on a brown rice cake topped with a slice of tomato or sprouts. When they’ve been
Being an effective Indoor Cycling instructor is all about engaging your participants.
ICI/PRO members do that best.
Principles to being a successful Group Fitness Professional You have your Mic on, your equipment is all set, you have new killer choreography, and your class is packed! You head over to hit play and start class… What’s going through your head? For me personally when I head over to my IPOD to hit play, I take a deep breath, clear my mind and focus in on what, Don Miguel
This short post covers 6 relatively unknown – and odd – tips that can help us control how much we eat. Odd Tip #1: Hide Your Breakfast Cereal This first tip comes from Brian Wansink, PhD, who is well known for his work on food psychology and eating behaviors. His research has revealed that simply keeping breakfast cereal in full view throughout the day – say, on the kitchen counter
John, I’m still confused by this power stuff… where should I be riding? How many watts should I be seeing on my monitor, because I’m no where close to my body weight? I get questions similar to this frequently from members. My answers has evolved over time: I used to give into the pressure; “please tell me a number” and would throw out a vague target – “your first goal could be
Frequently, I recommend protein powder to supplement dietary protein, but my clients aren’t always sure exactly what to do once they have it. That’s the topic of this post. Why Protein Is Important Protein has numerous functions in the body, starting with the obvious one that it can be converted to glucose for energy. Because I’ve covered protein in previous posts, I’ll keep this part brief. Protein is used to
Talking after class with members, is an infinite source of feedback for me. Today was a great example. My friend Georgia Green and her friend Mark were in class this morning. You met Georgia and learned about her and Mark’s plans to ride 10,000 miles this summer in Podcast 342. After class Georgia commented; “how do you (meaning me) ride with such a stable upper body?” I don’t see many Instructors, or participants
Georgia Green is a regular participant in Amy and my cycling classes at Life Time Fitness. I’ll never forget the first day she walked in > tall, strong, with a great big smile – she looks like a fitness instructor – and came right up to me, with her hand extended; “Hi, I’m Georgia!” What she didn’t share with me, during our initial meeting, is that Georgia has committed to
I’ll let you in on my little secret. I edit many of my interviews. When my guest misspeaks, has a few too many ums/ahs/likes/you knows or they run off topic. They tend to say “stop” and then ask “please edit that out”. Although I’ve been asked multiple times, I never agree to let a guest listen and then approve the final recording. I also never agree to edit or delete
This week I have the extraordinary privilege to be working from my balcony in Punta Cana. I have never been to an all inclusive resort before, and it is quite the experience. The grounds are beautiful, you can go to any of the many restaurants or bars on the property, and there always seems to be a smiling face nearby ready to wait on your next need. Last night we
I’m sure I could list 10 or 20 clichés that everyone reading this could relate to, but I’m only going to do a couple. “If I knew then what I know now,” and then one of my personal favorites in this genre “You don’t know what you don’t know.” Being that this is only my third post, you may not yet know that much about me, so let me summarize
Clients ask me about lactose all the time. A brief survey of facts about lactose had to begin with milk. Many books and articles exist on the health problems associated with milk. They include breast, prostate and ovarian cancers; allergic reactions in infants; and increased risk of bone fractures, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, acne, ear infections, and constipation. Obviously, the health hazards of milk deserve a full discussion of