Your Future Fitness Starts Here

What gets measured, gets managed. Know the five key fitness performance indicators. Do you want to get into the best shape of your life in 2023? Let’s take a data-driven approach to that objective and get a jump on everybody who’s waiting until Jan. 1 to get started. There’s a saying in the business world … Continued

Ruck Off Excess Weight

Carrying weight on your back or chest helps shed pounds  You want to get into shape? Like really, really good shape? To get there, nutrition has a job, weight training has a job and cardio has a job. More specifically, cardio has only one job: to burn calories—that’s it. So, give cardio a boost by … Continued

Sunshine Superman

Vitamin D—either from supplements or sunshine—strengthens the immune system, elevates mood and lowers blood pressure  Let me save you some time: Every single day, take 5,000 IUs of Vitamin D, absorb light early in the morning, avoid light late at night and feel incredible. Now, if you have an extra couple minutes to burn, let’s … Continued

Sunshine Superman

Vitamin D—either from supplements or sunshine—strengthens the immune system, elevates mood and lowers blood pressure  Let me save you some time: Every single day, take 5,000 IUs of Vitamin D, absorb light early in the morning, avoid light late at night and feel incredible. Now, if you have an extra couple minutes to burn, let’s … Continued

Garbage In Garbage Out

Good nutrition provides your body with the fuel to boost energy and promote efficiency   The computer era adage of “garbage in, garbage out” also holds true for the human body. Every single day, it needs adequate fuel to function.  That means constantly balancing the supply of nutrients with the demand of daily activities. In … Continued

Your 2022 Physique

Here’s what will determine how your physical presence will change as another year unfolds The two paths to fitness in 2022 couldn’t differ more. There’s the familiar sun-drenched path that’s littered with the footprints of heavy traffic, while the dimly lit unfamiliar path is overgrown with weeds from lack of use. You and you alone … Continued

Ice Ice Barrel

Find comfort in the uncomfortable by plunging into frigid water Turning the dial, I sent my body into shock and changed my life forever. My immersion in cold water and even colder air began in January 2016 when I moved to Chicago. That’s where I began taking ice-cold showers as part of the hustle and bustle … Continued

Losing the COVID 15

A fitness expert offers advice on losing those pandemic-induced pounds  Pre-COVID, you were cruising: Crushing personal records in the gym and keeping the physique lean and mean. But after a brand new virus, a few citywide lockdowns, and a lengthy quarantine or two, you’re still coasting along—just at about 108% of your former self. Maybe … Continued

Superhero Status

In the world of fitness, speed doesn’t kill, size does. Invincible. Unstoppable. Like Superman flying through through the night, lead arm extended, there is nothing quite like it. Nutrition is dialed in and training is rock solid. Whether the end goal is a little stronger, a little faster, a little leaner, or a little healthier, … Continued

Nutritious Meals and the Markets

Just as fitness devotees ponder the nuances of nutrition, investors consider the subtleties of trading        There’s more than one way to get downtown—the highway, side streets and back roads all lead there. Each has pros and cons, benefits and drawbacks, or gimmes and gotchas. Some are quick, others scenic. Where one zigs, the other zags. … Continued