Welcome! Oh, did I mention I was a fat guy?

Welcome! Oh, did I mention I was a fat guy?

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Hi everyone, Get ready for a lot of blogs that may or may not make you feel guilty. I hope they don’t. I want you to feel inspired! I want you to feel great! I want them to make you WANT to make time to take care of yourself. My entire goal for starting this […]

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My goal for you

We’ve talked about goals here quite a bit. My clients often (and should) have goals of their own whether it’s weight loss, toning, or simply stress relief. I have goals for them too. They’re not always about weight loss or waist measurements. They’re often a little more intangible but I feel that they’re important nonetheless. […]

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Stress and Fat Retention

Aloha! I’ve blogged many times about how hormones are the true things that control our weight gain and loss. We know by now that (and I’m simplifying) Ghrelin triggers your hunger; leptin triggers your fullness; and insulin manages the glycogen storage and blood sugar levels. So, to lose weight you need to manage these hormones […]

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You’re doing it wrong if…..

Aloha everyone, This will be a quick post just to try to keep the basic tenets of your workout on track.  So, make sure you’re not “doing it wrong.” You are doing it wrong if…. You pull your phone out of your pocket “to just check Facebook really quick.”  Yes, because you may have missed […]

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Warming Up

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Aloha! Before you begin any true workout, you need a warmup. Warmups are important to prepare your body for the stressors that you’re about to put it through in the gym. I’ve been watching people “warm ups”recently in my gym and they’re so….BAD that I thought I should talk about how a good warm up […]

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Goal Setting

In order to actually make a change in your life you have to set goals. As trainers, we’re taught to us the SMART method as a way of helping people identify and reach their goals. SMART is: Specific: Exactly what are you trying to achieve? Is it a pounds goal? Outfit goal? Be specific about what […]

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How Not to Superset

Warning: Nerdy weightlifting post ahead.  I’ll get back on the nutrition bandwagon here in a minute, but I wanted to address something in the gym I’ve been seeing far too often lately and that’s really bad super setting. First of all, what is a super set? A super set is doing two exercises back to […]

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My Grocery List

Aloha, My low carb diet has worked incredibly well so far. In fact, I’m getting a lot of people asking questions remotely and trying this out to see if it will work well for them or not. Let me answer this now: If you have weight to lose, you’ll  lose it on following this diet. […]

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Dumb Diets

Aloha! We recently launched our new Inspire Your Energy Wellness menus at two of our restaurants here at the Kea Lani. As part of that, I mentioned that servers were now going to get questions about “Hey, I’m on XYZ diet. What dish works for me? “. To educate our staff, I began researching the […]

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You need more than Yoga

Aloha everyone, I often advise my clients and my SPIN classes to vary their routine; to try something new and get outside of the box. In fact, I often recommend yoga as a nice “side B” to the cardio and weight routine. I also run into a lot of people who believe they will stay […]

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Hawaii News Now

Aloha everyone, By now many of you have seen my appearance on our local morning TV show Hawaii News Now: Sunrise. If you haven’t, click the following link:  http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/34324451/hot-fitness-trends-for-2017-wellness-and-fitness This was indeed a lot of fun. Before I get to the studio stuff, here’s a recap of what I talked about. For most of you, […]

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