Creatine for Chicks?

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I took creatine for a little while when I was in high school. I’d gotten into weight lifting, developed a crush on the guy at the local nutrition store, and started taking it at his suggestion. I remember becoming noticeably stronger within a few weeks — but I didn’t stay on it for long. Creatine put a couple pounds on ... Read More »

BullFitness Spin Playlist for 1/10/13

Crush It! Okay, here you are my little spinning sadists: Thursday’s class where we CRUSHED IT!!! 1. Not Your Fautl – AWOLNATION 2. No One Knows – Queens of the Stone Age 3.  Last Resort – Papa Roach 4. Enemies – Shinedown 5. Battle Flag (feat. Pigeonhead) – Lo Fidelity Allstars 6. Castles In the Sky (De Donatis Remix) – ... Read More »

Need some sick new workouts to shock the system? Meet HIIT 100s

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I recently read an article on Bodybuilding.com by Jim Stoppani called “Six Week Shred: Torch Fat With HIIT 100s.” I was looking for something new to shake up my workouts, and as a believer in the power of HIIT (high intensity interval training), my interest was piqued. The concept is simple: there are three workouts, each performed twice a week, ... Read More »

35 songs to get you through any workout

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Music is a necessary component to my workouts. Whether I’m teaching a spin class, running outside, or training in the gym, I’ve got music. It’s amazing how motivating the right tunes can be – there have been many times when the perfect songs carried me through a workout when my ass had been dragging. There are SO many songs that ... Read More »

Eat fat to burn fat? You bet!

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It sounds counterproductive, right? Well it’s not. Fat is a nutritional essential, but thanks to bad publicity from questionable diet plans, its long been viewed as the enemy. But in the last few years, people seem to be coming around to it. Fat doesn’t have to sit alone at the lunch table anymore. It’s no longer ridiculed for looking different. ... Read More »

Wimp Nation: Do you embrace your fitness challenges or run from them?

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I teach spin classes four days a week at BullFitness, a personal training and group fitness/spin studio in downtown St. Pete. The following is mostly made up of people who like hardcore fitness. There is no hand-holding or coddling here – people come to BullFitness to get their asses kicked. Last week, I walked into the spin studio to teach ... Read More »

5 Diet Apps That Don’t Suck

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From the helpful, to the funny, to the moderately disturbing, there’s an App for everything. There are hundreds of apps in the “health and fitness” category in Apple’s iTunes store – some of them awesome, some…not so much. The following list contains my top picks for diet apps aimed at helping you reach your fitness and weight loss goals.   ... Read More »

How to lose weight when your impatient for results

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We are a society of instant gratification. Advances in technology have programmed us to expect instant results with everything:  information, communication, food, travel…you name it. We want what we want and we want it now. Sure, you may like to think you’re patient, but think about the last time you were put on hold for more than 30 seconds – ... Read More »

10 Gift ideas for the fitness junkies in your life

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Some of the most difficult people to shop for can be fitness nuts. And although there is a ton of cool fitness gear and gadgets on the market, most of it may be more than you want to spend. To help out, I have put together the following list of ten awesome gifts for the fitness junkies in your life. ... Read More »

Eating healthy when you’re broke

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Is it impossible to eat healthy when money is tight? It frustrates me when I hear people say that it’s impossible to eat healthy on a budget, which is why obesity is so prevalent among the poor. Having been on a tight budget, well, all of my adult life (still seeking independent wealth or a handsome rich man – whichever ... Read More »