Hydration is central to the most elemental functions in every cell in our human body and is essential to the success of our health and fitness. From keeping our tendons strong and flexible, regulating our blood pressure to aiding our normal digestion, here are the 8 top benefits of drinking up:Read More
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
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
My clients ask me all the time about cleansing products. “Does my colon really need cleansing, or is it just another trendy gimmick to separate me from my money”
According the National Institutes of Health (NIH), no, your colon does not require that at all. The reason behind the virulent popularity of colon cleansing enemas, diets, and supplements is that, is that most people are looking for a quick fix to weight loss, and when this happens diet shucksters will only be too happy to sell you one.Read More
I’m asked all the time “what should I eat before boot camp in the morning”, I would like to suggest good old fashioned oatmeal kicked up a couple notches—Ultimate Oatmeal!
With this version of oatmeal, I cook-in frozen blueberries and then add protein powder after it has cooked. The blueberries give it a great taste that’s good for you and the protein powder gives a creamy vanilla texture. Mmm!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
Every Ultimate Beach Workout Member now will have access to their very own personalized Results page that will allow them to track their Weigh-Day fitness testing. The custom pages include before and after photos, calorie targets with macronutrient breakdowns, a history of their physical measurements as well as graphs of their physical fitness testing. This is just another way that UBW tries harder to help our clients stay on track to getting to their best bodies ever!Read More
Like me, you may have passed by fruit carts on the Westside hundreds of times without actually considering eating at one. Not any more, now I have to admit that I’m addicted to the insanely fresh and delicious $5 bags of every type of fruit that I love. I finally stopped by one last week that was parked near my bank in Venice Beach. Wow! Wow!Read More
If you’re like me, trying to stay within your Calorie Target for the day can be difficult. You find yourself scrambling to find healthy calorie-controlled snacks that will bridge the hunger gaps between the bigger meals of the day. Throw in a little emotional stress, challenging traffic or erupting family issues and all you can think about is a quick satisfying carbohydrate or fatty fix to calm the nerves and feed the “beast”. Ugh!