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  • Should I work out when I’m sick?

    By Travis Steffen on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 No comments

    fluHow sick is too sick to work out? First you must ask yourself (and be honest with your answer) are you really sick or just feeling a little lethargic and less than motivated to get to the gym? Being tired and ‘not feeling into it’ is one thing…we all have those days. Illness or being over worked and over tired is another issue altogether. We’ll start with the general rules when it comes to exercise during illness. First of all there a few circumstances where exercise is an absolute no-go, the biggest of which is having a fever. If you’re struggling with a fever a workout is completely out of the question. Your body is already overheated and dehydrated and exercise will simply compound that no matter how much air conditioning you are exposed to or amount of water you consume. A fever is a sign of infection and is your bodies way of fighting that infection so let it do it’s job by resting and drinking plenty of fluids.

  • Biggest Losers. Losing weight, gaining illness.

    By Travis Steffen on Friday, May 14, 2010 No comments

    Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook which eventually leads to success.

    - Bryan Adams

    blWhen the infamous weight loss reality show The Biggest Loser premiered in 2004, I will admit I was a huge fan. I loved the premise, the trainers and the motivational inspiration. As a trainer myself I found the weight loss expectations and the workouts to be realistic and contestant appropriate…in season 1. Fast forward 6 years and my opinion has changed dramatically, so much so that I know entirely discourage my clients or anyone else for that matter from watching it and feeding into the propaganda. Over the years the show has completely lost it’s focus and has gone from being a positive, health conscious public service announcement to an overly dramatized (Jillian), sponsorship sick, dangerously unhealthy hour of unrealistic expectations based solely on shock value.

  • Post Vegas weight loss

    By Travis Steffen on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 2 comments

    wbMy apologies for the number of days since my last post. My schedule has been jam packed for the past 2 weeks in preparation for my wedding which took place in Las Vegas last Wednesday!! Yes I married the man of my dreams in sunny, hot Nevada at the Valley of Fire national park on Cinqo de Mayo. It was the perfect day and a week filled with love, romance, food, ¬†mushiness, food, booze, shopping, booze, ¬†gambling, food, shows, booze and…more food.