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I turned 42 this past Thursday on January 11, 2018. It was a strange sensation because I don’t feel like whatever being middle aged, in your 40’s is supposed to feel like. Even though the years are flying by, and the faster these years seem to pass by the older I get, I don’t feel much different than I did when I was in my 30’s. Physically I’m still doing the same… Read More

  Last week I attended a two-day professional event hosted by Barilla where we discussed all things food, nutrition, and of course pasta. On the second day we talked about how carbohydrates, specifically starchy carbs like pasta and bread, have been demonized. People have a fear of carbohydrates because they think they will pack on the pounds if they eat them. The truth is that pasta and other starchy carbohydrates are not… Read More

It’s a cloudy day here in Las Vegas. Mild in January at 59 degrees for my Boston blood, but I’m not complaining. This is the view from the parking lot of the MMA gym, Xtreme Couture MMA, that I have been trying out the past few days. As someone who was born and raised in Boston, and who has only lived on the east coast in Boston, Washington, DC/Northern Virginia and New… Read More

Happy New Year everyone! Since I’ve been busy with the move to Las Vegas, I’ve been off the blog wagon. The movers came and went last week and I’m in the middle of driving cross country to Las Vegas. Right now I’m visiting with my friends Chris and Jessica Merritt in Sterling, Virginia. Chris owns Beyond Strength Performance NOVA. I will get back into a writing routine after I am settled in… Read More

Early Bird Registration for I Am Not Afraid To Lift® – THE RETREAT with myself, the amazing “Wonder Woman” Julia Ladewski, and mindset Jedi Dr. Lisa Lewis on May 5-7, 2017 at The Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona ends TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT! Save over $300.00 with the Early Bird Rate. All registration closes on April 2, 2017. You can read all the details about the Retreat and register HERE (.8 NASM… Read More

Hi Everyone! I hope that you’re having an excellent weekend and a relaxing Sunday. I’m getting ready to head out for a walk on this beautiful Sunday to enjoy the unseasonably warm November temperatures we’re having here in Boston, along with the last of the fall foliage, as this is the last fall that I will get to enjoy it as a Massachusetts resident before I move to Vegas. However, before I… Read More

Registration for I Am Not Afraid To Lift® – THE RETREAT with myself, the amazing “Wonder Woman” Julia Ladewski, and mindset Jedi Dr. Lisa Lewis on May 5-7, 2017 at The Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona is NOW OPEN! You can read all the details about the Retreat and register HERE (.8 NASM CEUs approved, I Am Not Afraid To Lift® is a registered trademark.) After you register you will receive… Read More

I’ve had a busy summer of travel and it’s still not over yet. Truth be told I’m a little fried at this point and I’m looking forward to a break in my travel schedule so that I can enjoy the final weeks of summer at home. In June alone I traveled to Palm Springs/Palm Desert for the ReebokONE Fitness Ambassador Summit… Then to New York City to attend my cousin Madeleine’s High… Read More

Did you know that studies have shown that maintaining a waist size that is half of your height can prevent the onset of conditions such as stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and overall add years to one’s life? It’s true. Fat does matter; especially belly fat. In the 6 years that I have been together with Eric Gahan he has struggled with finding the right balance of foods to help him to lose… Read More

After I finished my weight cut with the Renaissance Periodization cutting template on May 14, 2016 (read more in my post Lessons Learned From Cutting Weight) I had some people ask me what will I do next? Will I follow a maintenance phase? Will I post updates after the cut about the maintenance phase? Yes, I have been following a maintenance phase and here are some updates: By “maintenance” that means that… Read More

I do not have a million followers. I am not a fitness model. I am not on TV. I am not a celebrity. I am not known for my “belfies”, nor do I have a coffee table book capturing my best selfies. However, I do have many other professional attributes and do many other things… I am a strength coach. I am a speaker, a presenter, a teacher, and an educator. I… Read More

Does your diet need a little “spring cleaning” right about now? Each year around springtime I unintentionally do a little “spring cleaning” with my diet. “Unintentional” because it happens organically, as a natural course to want to constantly improve my diet; and for some reason it seems to always happen around spring. Last year I re-evaluated the amount of healthy fats I was consuming in my diet and eliminated them along with Lara… Read More