Lose the fat around the…

If you live in the Atlanta area and are looking to lose fat and inches around the midsection, belly, hips, thighs, or any other body pat I can help.

Through bodyweight exercises, weight lifting , and some hard work I can help you get the body you want and have imagined.

Send you contact info to weightworkout@yahoo.ca to get the help you deserve.

Atlanta Personal Training For Fat Loss of the THIGHS, HIPS, and STOMACH

Nutrition tip of the Week

Mood Eating

Most people eat based on their mood and/or some subjective feelings of hunger. They don't eat based on what their bodies need. Think of it this way: you're about to take a long drive on a stretch of highway with no gas station. Do you fail to stop for gas before you hit the road because you're 'not in the mood?' Of course not. Think of eating in the same way. Eating fuels your metabolic engine. So it's time to start feeling like eating so that you can stop feeling like you're scrawny. by Dr. John Berardi

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

For Atlanta and Coffee Lovers

Atlanta, roast and brew your own coffee for the best taste

Whether it’s the rich taste; the feel-good effects; or the health properties - Atlanta and the rest of the US love our specialty foods.

Especially foods like chocolate, tea, wine, and coffee.

For some reason these foods bring out the inner connoisseur in all of us. And once we get a taste of the really good chocolate, coffee, wine, or tea, it’s hard to go back to the corner store variety.

That’s why I’d like to share with you an excellent way to roast and brew your very own tasty, and healthy coffee.

If you like coffee, this is a must read.

Just click the link below.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

How much Ab Work is Needed?

Everyone wants to know how much work is need to build a ripped, flat stomach. They are looking for the number of reps, how many times a week, do I need to use weights, etc...

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If you are asking
  • how do I get that V shape line from my abs down and around my waist
  • what muscles do I need to work to get a great mid section and flat stomach
  • how do I work them
  • how many ab workouts do I need to do each week

These are all great questions, some if not all may be on your mind as well.

The key to a great mid section is diet. Endless amounts of sit ups and crunches will not make a difference if you are over weight and need to some help with fat loss. Low body fat will help you get the shape you are looking for. Low body fat for guys is around 12%, and for the women under 17% once you reach this point you can expect to see your top abs.

If you want to those lines that run from your lower abs and disapear into you pants you will need even lower body fat numbers.
A good place to start with the diet is with lots of whole, natural foods, including lots of fruits and vegetables, and you have to eliminate all the processed foods in a bag or a box.

With a good diet taken care of it is time to get some cardio in. For that interval training is the best method to burn the most belly fat possible and get a flat stomach.

To answer the question, all you need is just a tinny bit of ab work, 2 or 3 times a week get in 5 minutes of ab work and you will have a fit flat stomach.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pizza as diet food

About a month ago friend and fat loss nutrition guru Joel Marion released a program called “Cheat Your Way Thin.” It is a system that scientifically teaches you how to use your favorite foods such as pizza, ice cream, pancakes, burgers and the likes to accelerate fat loss. His program works by overriding your body’s starvation protection mechanisms. So when done strategically you can actually lose fast FASTER by CHEATING.

As crazy a claim that may sound, let me assure you, it’s not!

Joel has done his homework. After 6 years and 308 research papers on the regulation of human body weight and metabolism plus years of working with “real life” clients Joel has developed the complete Cheat Your Way Thin system.

Now, when Joel first released the full 7-component package (including manuals, audios, video, workbooks, and checklists) last month, he also ran a special 3-day promotion in which people were able to get the entire package at less than half price.

Unfortunately, I didn’t have a chance to thoroughly review the product until just a couple weeks ago, now that I have had the chance to I can say that he has put together a great package.

BUT, check this out:

I just spoke to Joel and he’s agreed to open up that same less than half price 3-day sale again for my readers since we missed it the first time around!

Pretty sweet, huh?

if you want to learn that full system that Joel's clients use to literally eat whatever they want while stripping away fat faster than most "dieters" ever could, you CAN--but don’t pay full price.

In fact, don’t even pay HALF price.

As my subscriber, for the next three days you have the opportunity to grab hold of this ground-breaking fat loss information at LESS THAN HALF PRICE.

Just use the below special link to access the “hidden” page on Joel’s site:

Again, do NOT go to CheatYourWayThin.com and pay DOUBLE like everyone else is doing right now. Instead, use this special link:

[[firstname]], if you've ever hit a diet plateau, if you've ever struggled to see the number on the scale change, or if you've ever felt guilty after eating something you "shouldn't have" while dieting, then you owe it to yourself to check out this powerful, game-changing information.

Frankly, I’m excited to share Joel's program with you because I know it’s going to help so many people finally "click" with dieting and fat loss.

Here’s to your upcoming success!

Jason, CSCS

P.S. Get ready to see some powerful testimonials and before and after pictures when you visit the site. Not only is this program scientifically based, but it’s been proven to work in the REAL world with real people time and time again.

Eat Pizza and Lose Weight Diet

P.P.S. One last thing: Attached to the "Add to Cart" Button on the site is a little icon that I want to specifically point out to you--it's a 60 Day, Money-back Guarantee. This way, you KNOW when you click “Add to Cart”, you're protected.

Essentially, you can try Joel’s entire system for a full 60 days completely risk-free. With that kind of guarantee, the only thing you’ve got to lose is your stubborn body fat!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

10 Things to Do To Have A Great Workout

As a Personal trainer in Atlanta making sure everyone has a great workout is very important. Below are a few tips I sometimes use to as a Trainer to help people get the best fitness workout.

By Charles Staley, B.Sc, MSS
Director, Staley Training Systems

A warm-up is to prepare yourself adequately for the intense work to come, without fatiguing yourself.

Get into it mentally first: The Mental Warm-up

The experienced athlete has been thinking about the impending workout all week. He’s rehearsed the workout dozens of times in his mind, and is already aware of the possible problems he might encounter (such as dealing with rush hour in the gym or a nagging hamstring pull that might kick up during the workout).

A novice trainee, on the other hand, can be identified by the fact that he doesn’t even know what he will do until he gets to the gym (and maybe not even then!). Since novices typically get novice-level results, I urge you to explore visualization and autogenic training, both of which are established methods of maximizing physical performance both in training and in competition.

Some people learn these techniques on their own, others need instruction. Either way, USE them!

  • If you’ll be training early in the morning, and/or if it’s cold out, beef up the warm-up process commensurately.

  • Training in dry climates requires a more thorough warm-up than training in humid surrounds.

  • Older trainees generally profit from more extensive warm-ups.

  • If you are otherwise healthy but have “creaky” joints, err on the side of being too extensive with your warm-up. After all, the goal of being able to train takes precedence over the fact that you might fatigue yourself slightly with an extensive warm-up.
  • The closer you venture toward 1RM in your workout, the more extensive your warm-up should be. In other words, do a more thorough warm-up for 5×5 than you would for 3×12.

  • You can accelerate your warm-up through passive means such as a hot bath or shower. Although active means are superior to passive, often, a combination of the two leads to great results.

  • On exercises where your own bodyweight is the minimal load possible (chins, dips, etc.), first warm up with similar exercises that allow lesser loads (e.g., lat pulldowns and decline bench presses), and then proceed to the target exercise, using multiple sets of 1 rep. As soon as the next set of 1 does not feel any easier than the set before it, you’re ready to proceed to your work sets.

  • If you are executing exercises for antagonistic muscle groups “back to back” (such as training seated rows with triceps extensions), do your warm-up sets for these exercises in the same pattern that you’ll use for the work sets.

  • If you’ve done it right, your middle work set(s) will feel the easiest. For example, when performing 5×8, the 3rd set should feel the best, and sets 4 and 5 should feel progressively more difficult. If your last sets feel the best, it indicates that your warm-up was not thorough enough. If your first work sets are easiest, you may have warmed-up too much.

On to the Heavy Metal…

If you’ve followed my suggestions, you should now feel warm, strong, loose, and enthusiastic about training hard. It’s kind of amazing, isn’t it? Fifteen minutes ago you could barely tolerate the thought of a hard workout; now you’re looking forward to it!

About The Author

Charles Staley...world-class strength/performance coach...his colleagues call him an iconoclast, a visionary, a rule-breaker. His clients call him “The Secret Weapon” for his ability to see what other coaches miss. Charles calls himself a “geek” who struggled in Phys Ed throughout school. Whatever you call him, Charles’ methods are ahead of their time and quickly produce serious results.

Click here to visit Charles' site and grab your 5 FREE videos that will show you how to literally FORCE your body to build muscle, lose fat and gain strength with "Escalating Density Training," Charles' revolutionary, time-saving approach to lifting that focuses on performance NOT pain.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Fast Food Fat Loss Failure

There is no question that we live in a busy time and that means we can not always eat what we should. Even a personal trainer in Atlanta, GA I have made a few stops at fast food places to grab a bite to eat.

Think it was sometime in the the nineties that Fast Food companies tried to change their menus. Low fat diets were popular so fast food places tried coming out with lighter and lower fat versions of their sandwiches, tacos and everything else.

That did not go over all that well. You may have seen the "healthier" menus disappear. They were all pulled and replaced by newer options that were bigger, fattier and contained more calories then even before.

This could have been when Triple Burgers and Mega Burgers and tacos wrapped in melted cheese stuck to yet another taco started to take up the majority of the menu boards.

You can still get a grilled chicken sandwich and salads but the dressing and pop that goes with it can easily make your quick snack a 1000 calorie fit body disaster.

There are better choices to be made. And if you plan your day you won't be in a position where you have to gobble a meal down at KFC, McDonald's or Burger King.

Things like:

Low fat cottage cheese

Hard boiled eggs

Fresh fruit and veggies

Raw almonds

Protein bars

Look, the bottom line is simple: A little bit of planning and some smart food choices go a long way to getting that flat stomach you're looking for.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Top 10 Exercises

If you are new to fitness and working out these are the top exercises you can do.

1. Push – Push Up
2. Push – Dumbbell Front Press
3. Pull – Inverted Row
4. Pull – Pull Ups: negatives, assisted
5. Legs – Basket Squats
6. Legs – Lunge: forward, back, side
7. Legs – Romanian Deadlift
8. Core – Plank
9. Core – Side Plank
10. Core – Chop, high to low and low to high

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Recovery Shake March Madness Sale

As an Atlanta personal trainer and fitness coach I feel there are two things you want to know about the Prograade Nutrition sale

1.the better you recover from your workouts the more fat you're going to burn. That's why I recommend Prograde Nutrition's advanced recovery shake, Prograde Workout.

2.to celebrate College Basketball March Madness they are having a sale on this awesome product! Which is great news for you because this delicious shake will help you accelerate your lean tissue growth and fat burning.

A few details about the recovery shake special:

*get 10% off all purchases of Prograde Workout because it is College Basketball March Madness. What better way to celebrate than a sale?

*You can only get the sale with a coupon code. To save the 10% type in the following code at the checkout: NCAA2009 it is UPPER case sensitive so make sure you type just as you see it

*The offer cannot be combined with others from Prograde Nutrition and it ends this Friday, March 20th at 11:59pm EST.

*Prograde Workout is NOT available in stores anywhere. You can only find them online here: Prograde Workout

Look, I'm not kidding about how much Prograde Workout will improve your exercise performance. It tastes great and it's ready to drink in less than 60 seconds.

Yours in health,

Jason, Atlanta Personal Trainer and Strength Coach

PS - Remember, it's 10% off all Prograde Workout purchases this week only. The sale ends this Friday, March 20th at 11:59pm EST.

PPS - Prograde Workout is NOT available in stores anywhere. You can only find them online here: Prograde Workout

Monday, March 2, 2009

The TRX and the Biggest Loser

TRX makes it to Prime Time Weight Loss

For those of you who follow the Biggest Loser you may have notice that the trainers used the TRX in a recent episode.

I have to admit that I do not watch the Biggest Loser, but from what I have heard Bob had the Pink and Blue couples outside for their workouts because they had lost their gym privileges? Not sure why but that is what I hear. Anyway this gave them a chance to use the TRX and get a workout in outside the gym.

TRX Suspension Trainer: As seen on The Biggest Loser.

I have been using the TRX Gym Suspension Trainer for a few years now for myself and with clients but never had a chance to be on TV, or any mention, oh well. I think the TRX Gym Suspension Trainer is a great tool that is easy to use and travel with.

Want to see how TRX can help get fit? Check out TRX Home Training Bundle

I guess the TRX Suspension Training program is being incorporated into the The Biggest Loser workouts now. I hear the two trainers like it giving the producers great feedback.

I also hear that if you have been paying close attention to past episodes you could have seen the TRX Suspension Trainer in action before the big ouside episode.

This is a quote from one of the trainers on the Biggest Loser

"I have been a trainer now for almost 20 years and I am constantly looking for new equipment. Now being a trainer on "The Biggest Loser", my workouts have to be effective and on the cutting edge. Thanks to the TRX, I got some really great workouts with my contestants this season. Watching them be challenged by working on something that requires such core strength, as well as shear FULL body strength, I knew I had a great piece of equipment on my hands. I really LOVE this piece of equipment!!! "-Bob Harper

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

10 Best Ab Exercises

Great Ab Exercises that do not include crunches

Here are Men's Health expert Craig Ballantyne's 10 best ab exercises
that you can do without cables, ab crunches, or sit-ups.

1. Plank with your arms on the Ball (30% more effective than plain
ol' planks, according to Men's Health magazine)

2. Ball Rollouts (probably my favorite ball ab exercise)

3. Hanging Knee Raises (classic exercise that most folks do
wrong...but if done right, will work your abs safely and

4. DB Renegade Row (this is the biggest surprise on the list...but
it works your lower obliques incredibly hard)

5. Ball Jackknife (always a tough one for beginners to get the hang
of...but when they do, they get a lot of six pack ab benefits)

6. Ball Jackknife Rotation (a tougher version of the jackknife)

7. Ball Jackknife-Pushup Combo

8. X-Body Mountain Climber (one of my favorites...so simple yet so

9. X-Body Mountain Climber with Hands on Ball

10. X-Body Mountain Climber with Feet on Ball (an even more
effective version of the regular X-Body mountain climber)

All of those exercises are in the programs at:


Use only the best ab exercises to get more results,


5 Six Pack Ab Workout Myths

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Protein Supplement Review Report Card

Beyond The Basics

In This Bodybuilding Supplementation Article:
By The Muscle Nerd, Jeff Anderson

Find out if your protein supplement is:
  • primed to build you more muscle
  • or is it more likely to play you like a chump
Find out if your protein supplement:
  • get's an "A+" on the Muscle Nerd Report Card of supplements
  • or if it needs a tutor to make the grade
Find out:
  • the EXACT time of day it is best to take your protein supplements to gain more mass

We all know that to build muscle, you need protein, right?

And unless you're stuffing gifted enough to stuff down 10 cans of tuna a day, chances are you've figured out that supplementing with protein shakes is an easy way to get in some great quality protein to build muscle.

But WHICH protein should you be taking?

With so many options, it's hard for the "Average Joe" to see through all the marketing smoke and mirrors and determine the best choice that will fit into their diet and meet their mass-building goals.

Well, look no further...class is in session and the "Muscle Nerd" has the podium!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

In search of an Atlanta personal trainer?

If you are in search of an Atlanta personal trainer you may have a few questions and specifications in mind.

Take a quick look through the list to help you on your search for the Atlanta personal trainer that is for you.

Before you hire a personal trainer you should ask the following questions:

  1. What are their qualifications/certification
  • Just about any trainer in Atlanta is likely to have an impressive-looking diploma or certificate indicating that he or she is a personal trainer, do not be dazzled. Find out just what organization performed the certification you will soon find that some ar better than others, some are just weekend classes, so beware.

There are about 400 organizations in the U.S. that purport to certify personal fitness trainers. Of those 400 or so only a handful are considered legitimate. Certifications to consider come form the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and the American Council on Exercise (ACE). The better organizations have specific requirements based on tested and practical knowledge, mandatory retesting at renewal periods, and continuing education. The ACSM has recently begun to require that its certified trainers have a formal educational degree in exercise science or a related field.

Be sure to read those acronyms closely. Some of the more dubious organizations select names that closely resemble the well-known and legitimate certifications.

Maybe the next most important consideration when selecting your personal trainer is whether you and your trainer are a good match. You and your trainer do not have to be the best of friends but do make sure it is someone you like.

It is a good idea to take your time in choosing a personal trainer. Make sure that you feel comfortable with him or her and that you're not afraid to ask questions. Because if there isn't a good rapport there, you're just not going to want to go back to the gym. Personal training should be a positive experience and possibly a lifetime habit. The personal trainer must fit your specific needs, goals, lifestyle, and limitations.

The American Council on Exercise, a certifying organization, suggests that by passing their certification a personal trainer will have a minimum level of proficiency and theoretical knowledge essential to screen and evaluate you, design a safe and effective exercise program, instruct you in the correct exercise techniques to avoid injury, and respond to the typical questions and problems that arise in a one-to-one setting.

Most certifications require continuing education credits which ensures that the personal trainer keeps current with the available body of knowledge.

Experience is an important aspect as well. Often experience and price go together, as experience increases you can expect the price to go up as well. Some will even say that experience is far more important than any certifications.

most important aspect in choosing a personal trainer
  • goals
You must determine what they want out of personal training, that way you will get the most out of your training.
  • For example, if the your goal is in improving sports performance, then a certified strength and conditioning specialist is the most appropriate person for the job.
  • If your goal is to compete in a bodybuilding contest, perhaps having a bodybuilder as a personal trainer will provide you with the best results.
  • If weight loss is your goal, find a personal trainer in Atlanta who also has a background in nutrition and weight loss. You may find that a weight loss boot camp may work for you as well.
You have to choose a personal trainer that can help you achieve your goal. Your personal trainer’s skills should match your needs. The first step there is to have a clear goal as to wht you want.

Where and how do you want to exercise?
In Atlanta there are a number of options as to locations:
  • at home
  • at a gym
  • outside biking or out on the tennis court
  • private studio
  • outdoor boot camp
  • train with a friend
  • a group exercise class
  • weight training
  • cardiovascular training
  • sports specific exercise
  • or a combination
Personal training sessions can cost as little as $30 an hour to over $150 an hour. Some trainers will offer packages and discounts. It is a good idea for you to develop a budget for personal training and try to find someone who meets all of their criteria within that budget.

Finding a qualified personal fitness trainer can be difficult. Some people base more credence on educational background, some want a trainer they can be friends with, and some will base their decisions on how much the trainer costs. Whatever the end result, the process should still be the same.You will need to have a clear-cut idea of your personal exercise goals and should interview trainers like any other job interview.

Guidelines for Choosing a Personal Trainer
  • Set your fitness/exercise goals before meeting with the trainer
  • Determine if certification, education, specialization, or experience is most important
  • Make a budget for personal training and know what your limit is
  • Decide where you want to exercise and how you want to exercise
  • Determine if you want to be alone or with a group
  • Interview the trainer to determine philosophy, personality, and flexibility
  • Rate the Trainer

To help the determine which Atlanta personal trainer is the best for you try this checklist. Rate each attribute on a scale of 1-4, with 4 being the best, and total each column. At a quick glance, this chart can give the client a comparison of trainers.

Trainer’s name:
Years of experience:

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Welch Experience To Train Atlanta's Biggest Loser

Atlanta's biggest loser Mom's edition will soon be here. To local Atlanta trainers will go head to head to help his team lose the most weight and eventually crown one mother they have personally trainer Atlanta's biggest loser.

This year you will notice a slight twist with one of the trainer involves. Sule Welch of The Welch Experience is a martial arts instructor in many different disciplines. He has put together a fitness program, Martial Fitness which is aimed at helping people get stronger and lose weight. Martial arts is not what one typical thinks of when thinking of weight loss. His unique Martial fitness program will get the contestants into shape without getting them to do endless hours of work on a cardio machine. It should be a fun new experience for people to get out of the gym or away from boot camps to have fun, burn fat , and get great results.

Good luck to all the biggest losers moms.

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