Hey Team, healthy, tasty eating is the name of the game and lucky for us, Team Member Diane who has become a Certified Nutritionist has been very generous in sending us a whole cookbook full of healthy recipes that she has learned in Culinary School! Here are 6 delicious recipes here in the “Healthy Eats” corner of Big Mike's Health and Fitness Blog. Thanks Diane, you’re the best!Read More
Come join the Team for a hike to Mandeville Canyon in beautiful Brentwood. This hike has 2 levels of difficulty with with an easier fire road next to a more challenging hill climb. Either way you will get a workout in. Feel free to bring your dog on a leash. We’ll grab lunch afterwards at Brentwood Country Market (nice food court).Read More
Just had to share with you, all theTeam Photos (mostly at Santa Monica Pier) that I have taken over the last few months or so. Very proud of all of your accomplishments during your time in my Beach Workout Program, you guys have shown unbelievable heart and conviction on your journey to a healthier, athletic you — thank you for all your hard work.
Big Mike’s Ultimate Beach Workout boot camp is now being featured on local Santa Monica television show Get Out! The episode will be airing on Channels 16 & 20 in Santa Monica, at 11am, 5pm & 10pm everyday for the next 30 days! Take a look, many of your Team members are in starring roles!Read More
Come join the Team for a hike to the historic Hollywood Sign! The Hollywood Sign is Los Angeles' most iconic symbol, not to mention the most famous sign in the world. Originally erected in 1923 and then rebuilt in 1979, each letter is 50-feet high and 30-feet wide and the full sign spans 450-feet across the 1,675-foot summit of Mount Lee, overlooking the entire LA basin. Located within Griffith Park, an urban wilderness right in the heart of Hollywood, this strenuous, 5-mile hike will lead you to an overlook just above and behind the sign.Read More
The holiday season is behind us (thankfully) and right NOW is the time to decide whether all of that holiday poundage makes a home on top of your well-earned fitness results or get's blasted-off in a sweaty re-commitment to your best body ever. There's no way around it, the beginning of the year becomes the 6-month countdown to summer, when all of our winter clothes are packed away and swimsuits and boardshorts come out. If the shorter days, cold weather and layers of sweaters and jackets are making it tough to get back into your boot camp workout routine, here are a few tips to get you back on track...Read More
All my boot camp clients, who are trying to lose weight, know it's all about burning off their unhealthy extra body fat. But as it turns out—not all of our body fat stores are created equal—and not all people who need to drop body fat even know they need to do it. To get the inside scoop on which type of body fat that you need to lose, you need understand the difference between the two kinds of bodyfat: Subcutaneous Body Fat, is stored between your muscle and skin; and Visceral Body Fat, which surrounds your internal organs, predominantly your liver. Visceral Body Fat (which can’t even be sucked-out by traditional liposuction), is much more dangerous than your Subcutaneous Body Fat.Read More
Hey, I hear that all the time from my boot camp clients after about 3-4 weeks into beginning their workouts. What's happening is that most of our over-eating is stress-related, we use food to medicate and calm ourselves from the continual onslaught of our daily pressures.Read More
Vacationing in Santa Monica and still want to keep up with your workout routine? May I suggest the Ultimate Beach Workout, a challenging and effective fitness boot camp conducted entirely on Santa Monica beach. Burn fat and build lean toned muscle as participate in the #1 boot camp on Santa Monica beach. Easily offset the vacation pounds with this dynamic fusion of exercise modalities—while enjoying the picturesque view provided by the Santa beach location.