- In movement every day
- Abs are made in the kitchen
- Fitness is 90% nutrition
As a child, I played little league baseball. But as an overweight kid, I found myself spending most games sitting on the bench. And, I was bullied for my weight. Then, I saw the movie Rocky, which inspired me to become the underdog that beat the odds! I became passionate about surfing at age 16, and about weight training around age 20.
Now, I’ve been working out about 35 years. When I first started training 35 years ago, it was all about very heavy weights: basic movements like bench press, squats, and deadlifts. Today, after two shoulder surgeries and herniated back and neck discs, I have learned that moderate weight, great form and intensity are much better for my body. I plan to utilize this formula for the next 35 years! I have learned that fitness is a marathon, not a sprint.
Over the years I have developed an understanding of the value of life, work, family, fitness, and spiritual health. They are all intertwined for me. I also have seen too many people spend most of their life building wealth at the expense of their health, then the remaining years of their life spending their wealth trying to regain their health.
I have made a commitment to having the fullest life possible!
My workout routine is consistent; I work out every day. My morning workouts are what actually get me going for the day. My typical schedule includes 5 days per week of weight training, 1 day per week of cross/functional training (sled, boxing, ropes, crawls, etc.) and 1 day per week of outdoor stairs. This daily routine of mine has been a saving grace throughout the years!
Gyms I recommend:
From classes to personal training to spa services and the LifeCafe; LifeTime Fitness has it all!
Lifetime Fitness Laguna Nigel
25600 Rancho Niguel Rd.
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Fitness on Fire
Private, semi-private, or group training classes will push you beyond what you thought you could accomplish! Fitness on Fire provides the community you need to reach your fitness goals.
Fitness on Fire
1350 Reynolds Ave #105
Irvine, CA 92614
Dynamic group training classes and highly personal nutrition coaching for a sustainable healthy living. Circuit style, high-intensity interval training workouts developed for maximum caloric burn in under 60 minutes.
140 E. 17th St. Ste B
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
My favorite workout wear:
Vuori: A small, local California company, I appreciate the west coast aesthetic and that the clothing is designed to move and sweat in, while still being fashion forward.
Under Armor: Once the underdog to Nike, I like what they stand for: the underdog, being hungry, and the “I Will” attitude. Plus, they have fantastically innovative fabric technology.
Lululemon: Though it’s mostly thought of as a fitness brand for women, they do make a great men’s line. I choose it for the high-quality fabrics and workmanship, even in the details.
Rhone Apparel: I love that this is a small company making a big impact with high-quality activewear for men. Their clothing is great; I’m a big fan!
ASICS Gel Nimbus: ASICS has been taking a scientific approach to shoe development for over 60 years. This is the shoe I wear and love.
My Favorite Fitness Gear
Harbinger Workout gloves: It’s the brand of choice for weightlifters and those who do a lot of strength training. I like these gloves because they offer great protection during weightlifting.
Harbinger Straps: As I said above, it’s the brand of choice for weightlifters and those who do a lot of strength training. Straps are typically only used for a few different lifts; they serve the purpose of keeping the grip strong and secure so that the bar does not slip.
MYZONE heart monitor: The MZ-3 is a heart rate tracker that helps monitor your exercise and track the improvement in your fitness by tracking your heart rate, calories and time exercising that convert into MYZONE Effort Points (MEPs), with a focus on rewarding effort rather than fitness.