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Healing With Small Steps After a Loss

When you’re grieving, it’s challenging to think about anything else but your loss. When you’re ready to heal, there are steps you can take. These don’t need to be huge leaps and bounds. Minor changes can make a significant impact. Start by spending time with loved ones. Here are a few tips from Heroes Training. Spend Time With Loved Ones No one can fully understand the pain of losing a loved one. The hurt is deep and lasting, and the healing journey can be long and difficult. Spending time with loved ones can be an essential step toward recovery. Being…

Why Some New Years Resolutions Don’t Work According to Benjamin Franklin

I remember the beginning of 2019, before the quarantine; when I was still meeting with friends and one of my friends asked me what my resolution was. I said something along the lines of overcoming my fears and learning to take more risks. He scoffed. I think he wanted me to have a more specific goal in mind. Yet, that year I accomplished so many things I never thought I would just because I resolved not to let fear hold me back. I have other friends who say that new years resolutions are dumb because most people fail at keeping…

The Pros and Cons of Wearing a Mask During Exercise

Now that the mask ordinances are back in place, a lot of my students are concerned with the ramifications of working out with a mask. Training with a mask is nothing new and has been done for years in elite training circles to increase cardiorespiratory capacity.  Recently, I took the liberty of researching the medical journals to see what studies and experiments have been done on this subject; so this blog is about the pros and cons of wearing a mask during your workout and tips on how to deal with any discomfort. Pros of Wearing a Mask Improves aerobic…

Be the Peer

I was reading the biography of Nelson Mandela, “Long Walk to Freedom.” There was a part in the book when he was an outlaw. He snuck out of the country to go to a meeting with other political groups who were fighting for equality in Africa. He said that he felt a strange sensation. He saw that the pilot was black. He actually felt like he shouldn’t trust a black pilot. He had to stop himself and realize that even he, a lawyer who put every ounce of his being into freeing blacks from oppression was hypnotized by the negative…

Meditations and Tips for Emotional Eating

Mindfulness Let’s face it. Most of us know how to lose those unwanted pounds. We have to change how we eat. We have to shift our habits We know those cookies and that ice cream won’t help us lose weight but why do we eat it? Well, humans aren’t as rational as we think we are. We’re emotional and eating is often an emotional act. And yes, this has been a stressful year. Recent studies on psychology point to one personality trait that is most successful in helping people lose weight and maintain it. This trait is awareness or mindfulness,…

Remember That Something Inside you is Stronger Than Your Circumstances

And Happy Holidays! The holidays are coming up as we reach the end of what some would call the worst year ever! For this holiday season, I wish you peace and good health. The fitness industry has taken one of the hardest hits from the lockdowns and quarantines. I have not been able to return to my jobs as the facilities have been closed due to government sanctions. Plus, dumbells and weights have tripled in price! Still I know that my industry is not alone. Restaurants, live events, retail and many other businesses have been shut down and or forced…

How to Cure Neck/Shoulder and Lower Back Pain Quickly

This is one of the most successful, yet simple mobility exercises for healing hunched shoulders, neck pain and lower back pain all at once. I can’t tell you how many people it has helped, including me. The lower back will bend backwards in order to move your arms to the side or up if you lack shoulder mobility. Tightening the core can prevent this, while at the same time strengthening the transverse abdominal and correcting lower back compression. This also gradually stretches the shoulders for optimal alignment. Also, if you feel pain while doing this correctly, use a massage ball…

Why Does My Neck Hurt When I do Crunches?

For people who are not strong in their core, activating abdominal muscles may not happen automatically. For these people, you need to be taught how to do a proper crunch step by step, starting with proper core activation. Core activation is important for protecting the spine from injury any time you move or carry something. Your abdominals are also responsible for keeping your internal organs from bulging out. A hernia (disorder where the intestines push through the weak parts of your abdominals) can be prevented with the right kind of core strengthening. Please watch this short video on how to…

Is it More Expensive to Eat Healthy?

COVD-19 has changed our culture quite a bit and it has made us look at how we shop and how we eat. This week, I’d like to challenge the popular paradigm that it’s more expensive to eat healthy. Our attitude towards food is often the main cause of weight struggles; so if you can change your mindset, that’s a huge step towards changing your body, your health and your lifestyle. So I’m writing this blog with your financial, mental and physical health in mind. I want you to question this idea because, personally, I think its a false rationalization. However,…

I’m Giving Away Free Fitness Videos!!!

This week, I was thinking that cardio might be harder for those of you who live in towns that have made wearing a face mask outside the law, so I have taken the time to create 3 cardio videos, one low impact video for beginners and older adults, one intermediate video and one advanced video. Links below. I’m also giving away videos on proper push ups, one for beginners who can’t do push ups or aren’t sure if they know how to do proper push ups and one for advanced practitioners who want more variety and strength. Links below. While…