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Fitness, diet, and training advice from an AFAA Certified instructor who walks the walk.

Anyone who trains with me, or has ever seen me train knows that I am the king of perspiration. I sweat so much that I soak the floor and have to wipe it down to prevent slipping. My clothing...
I think we all know that water is essential to life. Our bodies are made up mostly of water, it sustains life on our planet, and it's also becoming a scarce commodity. Some parts of the world do not...
I love and hate the Zumba world. I can often be seen mocking Zumba and the antics that some ZIN partake in. I do this in a tongue in cheek humorous type of way, but some of the stuff...
Recently, I had gotten my weight down to about 195 pounds. It fluctuated up and down between 195 and 205, but I was consistent there. Then I got sick. Now I'm really struggling with weight loss. I'll explain. The first...
Did you ever vomit while training? I did! Some years ago I tried to get in shape again. I hired a personal trainer at Equinox by the name of Tom Ram. We worked really hard for a few months...
Last night I almost cried in a hiit class. I don't think people understand how hard I push my body. I push so hard when I train that it becomes an emotional experience. Unfortunately, not every workout hits this...
Sometime ago I covered the topic of how to become a Zumba ZIN. You can read that somewhat in depth article here. Today I'll be covering the steps to being a successful Zumba instructor. One of the first steps that...
Can you make a living teaching group exercise? I've had this discussion with several group exercise instructors who do this full time. I say full time, because some of us have day jobs and only teach a couple of...
I thought that I should take a moment to share with you folks what I have learned regarding the complexities of spinal cord injuries and disorders. I work with an organization that advocates on behalf of people with spinal cord...
If you are following my journey, you know that I recently experienced a major setback in my training. I had two bouts of what I think was the flu, and a serious throat infection, all back to back. It...
Listen to a young man speak briefly about how he handles dating, friendships and living in this world while HIV positive. This is a heavily edited excerpt from a much longer interview. The original ran about one hour and...
Before I got my Zumba License, a few arrogant Zumba instructors tried to play it up like this is some really big achievement that I had to be worthy of. Somebody spoke to me in a way that said,...
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