Monday, March 16, 2009

Moved To

I moved!

My new health, weight loss, mindset, and motivation blog will be at

I'm not a techie, but it's up and running!

Now you'll be able to leave comments without having an account, watch videos even if you've blocked youtube on your computer, and do all sorts of other cool stuff.

Pretty soon, there will even be interviews with my most successful personal training and bootcamp clients...

I'll see you over at !

Thursday, February 12, 2009

How To Prevent Heart Attacks In Carson City

Want to prevent a heart attack?

Eat walnuts.

Researchers even found an inverse relationship between eating walnuts and ALL deaths

Now, I'm not entirely sure how eating more walnuts will protect you from a poorly packed parachute, but it IS a super healthy food.

Walnuts Help You Survive Everything!

Here's the deal: Walnuts are a rich source of plant-based Omega-3s. (Remember those? We talked about the benefits of Omega-3's yesterday)

Not enough? Walnuts are also chock-full of sterols, which reduce cholesterol, and arginine, which is good for your blood vessels.

And antioxidants? Walnuts got 'em! The highest of any nut, in fact.

Magnesium and copper? (Two things you're probably deficient in...) Walnuts are a good source of both.

How to eat them? On salads. In oatmeal. Or, my favorite, plain.

How much to eat? 7 ounces, or an ounce a day, on average.

Now, make sure to take a minute and think of all the ways you can add walnuts to your eating plan next week.

And tomorrow I'll help you find another SUPER food.

Until then,

~ Luke Wold

Special Thank You Letter

Check out this great email I received from one of my personal training clients:

Thank you very much, this is definitely what I have wanted and needed to do for myself for a very very very long time but needed someone like you to push me and hold me accountable. “YOU ARE THE BEST” Thanks again, Joey

Here's a video of Joey in action at our Carson City Gym:

Stay tuned to this blog for more great info!

Carson City Fast Fat Loss Plan

There is a reason few people reach their goals and make their dreams come true.

Know what that reason is?
It's because they actually HAVE goals written down. The vast majority of people on this planet don't.
And not only do people that achieve goals actually set goals, they also create a a plan to make sure they make things happen.

So where does that leave you?
Do you keep telling yourself you are going to "lose some weight?" Or do you have specific goals and a plan to reach them?

Do you have a plan for what you're going to eat each day so you're not tempted to fill up on fast food? Do you have a deadline for when you're going to reach your goal?

Here's another one: you KNOW you need to be eating breakfast every day. Do you have nutritious food in the house you PLAN on eating each morning?

If not have you looked into taking advantage of a meal replacement shake like Prograde Lean?

This is YOUR life. Whether you want your body to look better naked, you want to improve your health, you want to have more energy, or whatever your goal is, you MUST have written goals and a plan to achieve them.


~ Luke

PS - Fail to plan, plan to fail. Life is easy when you plan for it to be.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

How To Lose Ugly Body Fat With Natural Foods

Yesterday we covered a very simple 3 step nutrition plan:

1. Find the very best foods for a lean, toned body and vibrant health.

2. Buy a week's worth of these foods on Sunday

3. Eat them all by the next Sunday

Simple AND effective!

Today's great food choice is Wild Salmon.

You see, regular salmon get good grades, have lots of extracurriculars, and are college-bound.

Wild salmon, however, drive a Pontiac Firebird, listen to Journey, and go drinkin' by the resevoir on the weekends.

Any Way You Want It, That's The Way You Need It

Just kidding.

You want to eat the kind of salmon that come from the wild ocean, not from a farm.

Here's the deal: Farm raised salmon are fed corn and grain (basically they're eating cat food) and they develop fatty acid profiles that aren't much different then most farm-raised animals.

What I'm saying is that farm raised salmon is deficient in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which is the main reason you should be eating salmon!

I've written about the benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids before, but here's a quick refresher:

  • Turn on fat burning genes
  • Turn OFF fat storing genes
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Fight stress
  • Reduce carbohydrate cravings

Now, how can you eat wild salmon?

  • Bake it.
  • Broil it.
  • Steam it.
  • Sashimi it.
  • Or else buy salmon oil or other omega-3 capsules
How much should you eat?

Aim for three 8-ounce servings every week.

I really want to help you get the body of your dreams, so keep checking this blog every day and you'll be wearing a swimsuit without shame before you know it!

Talk to you soon,

~ Luke Wold

PS - I just want to remind you that I have probably the best offer I've ever made you. No joke. This new program is like DYNAMITE for blasting off fat. You'll get such a rock-solid confidence in yourself... and you'll learn so many instantly-useful techniques for eating right... and then combine that with my most powerful workout system EVER... that this program will end your frustration with your body for GOOD. Get in on it while there is still room available! Just drop me an email.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

How To Melt Off Excess Pounds With Natural Remedies

For many years now I've had the pleasure of helping men and women get better looking and better performing bodies.

Now, even the people who think they're eating correctly are usually eating like crap.

Seriously, I'll ask someone if they had a healthy breakfast and they'll earnestly reply, "I had a GREAT breakfast! A muffin and orange juice!"

Well, any kind of a breakfast is a start....

Even the dedicated ones, the gals with a kitchen full of cookbooks and the guys with a pantry full of supplements make the same mistakes over and over.

Despite what you've been told, a chicken breast and white rice is NOT a healthy meal.

Hell, it's a lot better than what most people shove into their mouths.

But it doesn't kick your metabolism into overdrive and give you the vibrant health and energy you need to live your life to the fullest.

I know that you can fuction adequately even on a crappy diet. But do you ever feel weak, fatigued, or sluggish?

How much more would you get done if you were full of energy?

How much better would your life be?

My nutrition leaves a lot of room for improvement. But I'm getting better about it, dang it.

I want to help you improve yours, too.

So for at least the next week we're going to share some incredibly powerful foods that will not only help you look better, they'll help you feel better too!

Here's the deal: Each food is chosen because of powerful, almost drug-like effects it will have on your body.

And here's your strategy: Buy a specific quantity of each once a week.

Your goal: To finish off the amount by the end of the week and your next shopping trip.

Simple. And effective. Especially for those of us who have busy lives and can't measure and prepare each meal down to the gram.

Starting tomorrow, each day we'll go over a specific food that will
  • Stimulate your body's own healing and fat loss processes
  • Boost your energy level
  • Restore your vitality
  • Help you reach your ideal weight
  • Boost your endurance
  • Revive your sex drive
And probably most important:

  • Makes you feel good all over
That's all for today!

Oh, one last thing: I'm starting a brand-new training program that's already giving people UNBELIEVABLE results, but I can't write about it on this blog. It's for friends of mine and insiders ONLY.

If you're interested, send an email to LDWold (at) with your contact info.

But hurry, since we're going to get rockin' on this right away!

~ Luke Wold

PS - I've started a youtube channel where I'm supposed to be posting exercise videos and fat loss tips, but instead it's been me acting like a goofball.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

FABULOUS Personal Training

Lots of people tell me how relieved they are to see that I try to be a fun guy during workouts.

That's because exercise is tough enough without making it boring.

Have fun and push hard during your workouts.

So we do fun stuff.

We take turns bringing in our mp3 players and get to hear lots of new music.

We wear costumes....

And we joke, tell embarrassing stories, and generally have a good time while getting a kick-butt workout. (Believe me, it's fun, but it's not EASY)

I couldn't believe that anyone could ever find me intimidating, but I want to make sure you feel at ease when you come in.
To end, here's a short video of me being a goofball....



PS - If you're wondering the story behind this Fabulous Carson City Personal Trainer video, check back to this blog later this week. The hwhole embarrassing story will be revealed!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Michael Phelps, Bongs and 6 Pack Abs

So by now you've probably heard that Olympic champion Michael Phelps has gotten himself into a little bit of hot (bong) water. I felt I couldn't let this opportunity slip by without sharing some lessons from his mishap.

First, we all have to remember that we're role models. Somebody somewhere is looking up to us for guidance. It's a shame Michael Phelps screwed up, but he did. What's done is done. I know it reminded me that as a fitness pro, I MUST lead by example.

Second, again, he screwed up. And while I'm not one to give people a million chances, I do believe in second chances. And forgiveness. Which, when it comes to melting fat and getting fit, is VERY important.

I can tell you from experience working with hundreds of people with similar goals to yours, you WILL screw up somewhere along the way. The key to success is to forgive yourself and move forward. The people who truly fail are the ones that just give up the first time they make a mistake.

Third, this has nothing to do with what Michael Phelps has recently done, but it's another great reminder. If you want a lean, hard body and 6 pack abs, you're going to need to WORK.

Regardless of his recent actions Michael Phelps is an Olympic Champ because he worked his rear end off. Don't fool yourself into thinking achieving your fitness goals is going to be a piece of cake.

This Body Took WORK

Fourth, much was made during the Olympics of Michael Phelps and the massive amounts of calories he was consuming. If YOU want to get into peak condition you need the proper nutrition. Period.

Look, if you're not eating enough fruits and vegetables you need a Whole Foods based multi like Prograde Nutrition's VGF 25+

If you aren't optimizing your workouts by refueling with the correct blend of carbs to protein (based on scientific research) then you need to start using Prograde Workout like I do.

Anyway, when you see a news story like this one involving Michael Phelps, always remember to look for the positive lessons you can learn.



PS - If you're serious about your training and want the best nutritional products, then use what I use - Prograde Nutrition

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Unbeatable Deal!

An open letter to everyone in Carson who wants incredible results at an unbeatable value…

Who Else Wants An Incredible Body – In Half The Time?

I’m writing this today because of a special opportunity that will never come up again.

It’s a way for you to save 60% over what everyone else is paying for my most popular service… but you must contact me today.

There are only a few spots available at this amount, and when they’re gone, that’s it.

You see, I’m still getting my fat loss training business started and I’m not established enough to use the Yellow Pages, TV, Newspaper, or Radio advertising yet.

And so all of my clients are coming to me through word of mouth.

Here’s the deal:

I’m taking on 12 new personal training clients at the extremely low amount of just $21 per session.

There’s only one small catch to this offer. It’s a small matter and very reasonable. But it may affect your decision.

You see, this great deal is not for everyone.

I’m only going to accept people for this exceptional deal who are willing to become walking billboards for my services.

The only reason for this promotion is I’m betting that once people see the results you’re getting I’ll have more clients calling than I can handle.

But you’ll have a head start on them, of course.

And if you’re a doer and take advantage of this offer, your special rates will not change for at least 12 months.

How many professional services are willing to freeze their SPECIAL rates for a year – just for you?

And if that’s not enough to put your mind at ease, you will also have a 100% Money Back Guarantee.

Check it out…

RISK FREE 30 DAY “You’ll See Results Or We Won’t Keep A Dime” MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!

We’re so confident that you will enjoy the program, see significant results, and have a blast the entire time that we are putting it in writing.

Join today and try it for 30 days. If after following your program as designed during your first 30 days you don’t feel this program is right for you, for ANY reason, just let us know and we’ll issue a full refund. No questions asked and no hard feelings.

There’s absolutely no risk on your part. Just the promise that in 30 days you can expect…

  • Firmer arms, legs, thighs, and buns
  • Increased strength, energy, and stamina
  • Faster metabolism to burn more fat at rest
  • Tighter, flatter abs – which means a smaller waist!
  • Decreased body fat
  • Look and feel years younger
  • Increased muscle tone and flexibility
  • Greater confidence and self-esteem
  • Decreased stress, tension, and anxiety
  • Increased sense of overall well-being
  • Reduced cravings for fats, sugars, and junk foods
  • Better sleep and increased productivity
  • Decreased back pain and discomfort
  • To lose that uncomfortable “bloated” feeling
  • Look and feel better in your favorite clothes

SERIOUSLY: Is this going to be THE year that you finally get it all together… and “tune up” your life so that you achieve your full potential?

Or is this going to be ANOTHER year of accepting the same old mediocre, half-assed results that you get in your life.

Now, I might be going a little bit overboard here…

Who knows.

You might be getting exactly what you want in your life – but if you were, you wouldn’t have read this far.

On the OTHER hand…

If you’ve realized that your body isn’t going to change tomorrow..

That you’re ready to start taking action right now…

And that its time to become the best YOU that you can be, then I want you to seriously consider this opportunity.

Your COUNTDOWN has started – I’m only going to be accepting 12 clients at this rate.

And the opportunity for this unheard-of deal only lasts until the end of January.

Honestly, this is the most powerful fat loss program available.

It WILL give you double the results over the next 90 days.

One thing is for sure: It’s so affordable that anyone can take advantage of it. ($21 a session is so low that other fitness professionals are going to be in tears)

And I absolutely, positively guarantee that you will get the results you want in your life or you don’t have to pay (remember your 100% Money Back Guarantee)

So… Is this going to be the year that you step up, reach your potential, achieve the results you want, and get the body and respect you deserve?

Or is it going to be another in a string of years that ends with no results, frustrations, and feeling like you’re not in control of your life?

I’m serious.

Join me in this program.

It will change your life the way you want to change… for the long term.

It will help you become the person that you KNOW you can become.

Here’s exactly what you need to do to take advantage of this extremely limited time offer…

  1. Call me at 509-945-3856 to schedule our free, no risk consultative workout (usually a $147 value). Or email me your contact info to and I’ll call you!
  2. We’ll meet in my gym at 5680 Morgan Mill Rd for a sample workout. If we decide this isn’t for you, we’ll shake hands and no hard feelings.
  3. If we feel we’ll work well together, we’ll get you started and you will be 100% protected by both Platinum Clad Guarantees

Don’t fall into the “trap of tomorrow” by leaving your dreams of a healthy, toned, tight body for another day.

Email now:
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Listen, it won’t get any easier than this.

But I can’t help you unless you’re ready to help yourself. It all starts with you making a decision at this very moment.

Are you ready to change your life forever? Call me now at (509)945-3856

Committed To Your Success,
~Lucas D. Wold
Fat Loss and Fitness Expert

PS – Remember, there’s absolutely no risk on your part. You’re fully protected by your 30-day 100% money back guarantee. So call or email right now and join me for the best workout of your life.

PPS – If you’ve read this far and you’re still unsure of skeptical email me now ( I will answer any and all questions you might have personally.

PPSS – Let me emphasize that my normal personal training fees are $65 a session. And that’s what they’ll be once this special promotion ends. Don’t wait and end up kicking yourself for missing out on such a great opportunity. I’m so confident you’ll love training with us that I’m willing to extend BOTH Platinum Clad Guarantees

It’s all up to you now. But remember… This offer is only open to the first 12 people who go through a sample workout and we decide together that training is right for them.

And the decision is easy. If you’re ready for all of the benefits listed below send me an email now to so we can get you scheduled for your free, no risk consultative workout before the deadline.

In 30 days you can expect…

  • Firmer arms, legs, thighs, and buns
  • Increased strength, energy, and stamina
  • Faster metabolism to burn more fat at rest
  • Tighter, flatter abs – which means a smaller waist!
  • Decreased body fat
  • Look and feel years younger
  • Increased muscle tone and flexibility
  • Greater confidence and self-esteem
  • Decreased stress, tension, and anxiety
  • Increased sense of overall well-being
  • Reduced cravings for fats, sugars, and junk foods
  • Better sleep and increased productivity
  • Decreased back pain and discomfort
  • To lose that uncomfortable “bloated” feeling
  • Look and feel better in your favorite clothes

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Eat, Pray, Love Carson City!

A fit and healthy gal named Elizabeth Gilbert wrote a best selling book called “Eat, Pray, Love.”

In it, the skilled writer Elizabeth chronicles a year she spent divided between:
  • Italy (Learning how to love eating)

  • India (Learning how to love praying)

  • Bali (Learning how to love loving)

If you haven’t read it, don’t worry. I won’t spoil any surprises.

During four months Elizabeth spent at an Indian Ashram a fellow student gave her some great advice…

Indian Ashram

One day she was whining to him about her frustrations.

He could have sympathized with “Boy, that’s tough.” Or he could have criticized with “That’s nothing, stop whining!”

But he didn’t do either one.

Instead he said this…

“It’s a pity you’re the only person in the history of the world who ever had this problem.”

Isn’t what he said great? We ALL have problems, frustrations, fears, and doubts.

The thing to realize here is that problems can be overcome. It it’s been overcome once, somewhere, by someone, it can be overcome by you right here, right now. Her friend was giving her perspective.

She Had REAL Pizza In Italy
He went on to say:

“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select what clothes you’re going to wear every day. This is a power you can cultivate.

If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.

Drop everything else but that.

Because if you can’t learn to master your thinking, you’re in deep trouble forever.”

This is some powerful stuff.

Bali Looks Like Fun

In my Metabolism Makeover course we an abundance of techniques to help you master your thinking and accelerate your results.

Here’s one of my favorite exercises to find where your thinking is holding you back:

We’ll assume a goal of losing 5% of your body’s fat.

Now seriously ask yourself “What could I LOSE while working on this goal?”

Here’s a small sample of answers I’ve seen (with a rebuttal):
  • “I’d have to buy new clothes!” (How can THIS possibly be a negative?)

  • “My kids won’t want to eat healthier foods!” (Hey, YOU’RE the parent. Show them how much you love them by keeping them fit, healthy, and energetic)

  • “I’ll have to invest in a trainer!” (Having a trainer with a proven plan is often the deciding factor between success and failure)

  • “I’ll have to spend hours and hours in the gym!” (It only takes four 30 minute sessions a week. Couldn’t you find a few hours during the week where YOU are the most important thing to do?)

  • “I don’t like to sweat” (Get fat and you’ll sweat trying to tie your shoes)

  • “It won’t be any FUN!” (Find an a fun, energetic, knowledgeable trainer and then enlist a friend to sign up with you. It’ll be more fun than spending the next 20 years avoiding seeing yourself in the mirror, I promise)

  • "I'll lose all my friends!" (If your friends would leave you for accomplishing such a healthy and fun goal, they weren't your friends in the first place)

There are literally dozens of other objections and avoidances people list if they’re honest with themselves.

We subconsciously let these small fears keep us from taking action towards our needs, wants, and goals.

Bali Again!

So make your list of the negatives of achievement. Take a good hard look at it.

Couldn’t you quickly overcome all of them, if you wanted to?

Of course you could.

Don’t let your past control your future.

Re-read the title of this post, get moving, and don’t forget to Eat, Pray, and Love.

Committed to your success,

~ Lucas Wold

PS - Here’s more of wisdom from Elizabeth Gilbert:

“The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams.”

Trust yourself.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I Like Winners: Sport and Selfhood

Where I'll be on Thursday night:

I Like Winners: Sport and Selfhood
Curated by Marjorie Vecchio
Catalogue available, essay by Jesse Aron Green
Designed by Ellen Drewes

I Like Winners: Sport and Selfhood will survey how sports are used as subject matter, thematic material and form in contemporary art.

While most exhibitions about sports center around masculinity, this exhibition will provide a much-needed broader look at how and where sports are utilized in the arts. Each of the twenty-four artists includes one to six pieces of artwork in the exhibition.

The artists live all over the United States, including Reno, and are of very different careers levels and media, including video, photography, painting, sculpture, performance and installation. Some artists will make new work for the exhibition, and others have backgrounds as professional athletes.

Over ten artists will be in town for the panel discussion on Thursday Jan. 22. We hope to see you there for this lively and unique event!

Artists include: Adam Taye, Arthur Gibbons, Ben Coonley, Caitlin Parker, Carlin Wing, Charles Fairbanks, Chris Carnel, David King, James Jaxxa, Jeffrey James Mohr, Jennifer Locke, Jim Finn, Jonathan VanDyke, Judy Linn, Lisa Young, Lucas Michael, Mara Bodis-Wollner, Marie Watt, Matthew Slaats, Project Moonshine, Rob Carter, Tad Beck, William Lamson, and Young Jang

Jan. 20 - Feb. 13, 2009: Exhibition run
Jan. 22, 2009 - Opening reception 5:30 - 6:30 lecture and panel, 6:30 - 8:30pm reception
Both events in gallery
Reception night performance by Matthew Slaats includes 11 runners from Reno

Gallery located in Church Fine Arts Building, North Virginia St, two buildings south of Lawlor Events Center.

Free parking in Whalen Parking Lot after 5pm, East side of North Virginia St, One building south of Lawlor Events Center. Gallery is not responsible for parking tickets regardless of circumstance.

Sheppard Gallery programming is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Nevada Arts Council, City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission, University of Nevada, Reno's College of Liberal Arts, School of Art Visiting Artist Fund, Department of Art, and Friends of Sheppard Gallery.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

How Spare Time Can Keep You From The Body Of Your Dreams

Most people's general approach to starting an exercise program is to stall as long as possible.

That's not the best strategy.

You've probbably heard the old adage saying that if you want to get something done, you should ask a busy person to do it. This same idea is true when it comes to losing weight.

Because here's the thing: However attractive the idea of a fitness retreat may sound, having all day to poke around in the gym would actually HAMPER your getting results.

A nice guy the other day told me that he wished he could quit work for a year and get into great shape.

I understand how he feels. I felt the same way myself. But what I've found after working in many different gyms is that it really only takes a couple of hours a week.

Once, emboldened by some small success at online personal training, I decided to work from home. I figured the only thing separating me from being THE FITTEST MAN IN THE UNIVERSE was a few months of uninterrupted work in my garage gym.

Full of vim and vigor I dove into the deliriously productive life of a full-time at-home worker.

Things went awry immediately.

With nothing to do all day but write and workout, I found myself doing everything BUT write and workout.

Essential comic books were read.

Essential Reading?

My bookshelves were organized by subject.

Less essential comic books were read.

My bookshelves were alphabetized by author's middle names.

A complex system for educating my neighbor's puppy was designed and nearly implemented before the county's animal services unit intervened.

And so on.

The mounting guilt I felt each evening over accomplishing so little exercise during the day would force me to cancel the plans I had made with friends that night. So I could go for a run and get some pushups in.

Night, naturally, simply involved more work on the puppy education system.

After a few months I was frustrated, my friends were worried, and the puppy continued to remain ignorant of the Greco-Roman Classics.

It Was Never Meant To Be...

My experiment in non-stop exercise was a total disaster.

Then I got busy bouncing, working at two gyms, and taking a full load of advanced physics, biology, and chemistry. I only had 45 minutes to workout and not a second more.

And with everything else going on I built the best-looking body I'd ever had. Funny how that works.

The moral of the story is this: A great body is more quickly built in the steam-cooker of an already busy life. If you have a million things to do, adding item number 1,000,001 is no big deal, wouldn't you agree?

When, on the other hand, you have NOTHING to do, getting out of bed and washing yourself before 3:00 P.M. seems like too much work to even contemplate.

Isaac Newton told us that objects in in motion tend to stay in motion.

When getting fit, being busy is more a help than a hindrance. It might be frustrating at first, but having lots going on actually IMPROVES your results.

This is partly because the hectic pace forces you to exercise with a manic intensity.

But it's mostly because exercising in the midst of a chaotic life makes "workout time" a treat rather than an obligation. It's only a small psychological shift, but it makes all the difference in the world.

The truth is that life will never give you all green lights, and if you sit around not taking action because the situation isn't perfect, you will miss out all of the good stuff that life has to offer.

AND, if you're reading this right now ad you're saying to yourself "OK, it's time that I stopped wasting my time screwing around, and I'm ready to GET MY BUTT IN GEAR and start getting in shape," then you need to do yourself a HUGE favor...

You need to TAKE ACTION, and get yourself moving towards where you want to be.

Take today and do one thing. Do any one thing to get started.

It can be something small, like throwing out all the chips in your house.

Or it can be more effective, like signing up for personal training coupled with a wellness program at your gym.

But whatever you choose, do it today.

Especially if you're too busy.

~Luke Wold

PS - Hellen Keller had something to say about taking action...

"I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do."

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

3 Reasons To Stay Off The Elliptical Machine!

I come down pretty hard on elliptical machines.

Elliptical machines may be an option for people with bum knees. BUT, if your knees are healthy, don't squander your gym time on an elliptical.

Don't trust elliptial machines. They routinely over-estimate your calorie burning by almost 40%. Yikes.

That means if your "cardio" machine says you burned 300 Calories, the number you burned is actually closer to 180 Calories.

And I've never like elliptical machines because they're so easy. It doesn't feel like you're doing anything.

But that's the reason the elliptical machine is such a popular choice! Because they're EASY!

The last reason you should stay off of the elliptical is because they're what most people choose.

Think of it like this: Give ten people the choice between a treadmill and an elliptical and guess where nine of them are going?

Right, the elliptical.

Why would they do this?

Becayse they unconsciously want to take the easy way out. And that's why you'll never see anyone doing bodyweight circuits or barbell complexes at the gym.

Everyone wants to be able to say that they "work out" without doing the "work" part of the equation.

So if you want to lose fat, stay off the elliptical machine.

Carson City Organic Fruit Debate

Joe and Jane Average should eat 2 pieces of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables per day - AT A MINIMUM!

People looking to maximize fat loss and lean muscle need even more - I recommend 10 to 15 servings per day to my coaching clients.

Diet books spend too much time arguing about the benefits of organic vs. regular produce.

Listen: Raw, organic fruits and vegetables are best because they have a higher micronutrient content, but ANY fruits and veggies are better than NONE!

Get plenty of fruits and vegetables in your diet before you worry too much about whether they're organic or not.

Only when you've hit at least 10 servings should organic or not be a concern.



Tuesday, January 13, 2009

"I'm The Only Parent My Kids Have"

One of my bootcampers sent me this email today:

"My youngest daughter's gymnastics comes out to about 20 a session.

Let's not even talk about what volleyball costs.

Moms need to get over the boot camp expense.

If moms are so important to ensure their kids are healthy, then why do they risk their own health?

I can't afford to be unhealthy.

I'm the only parent my kids have."

~ Deirdre Reid

Our morning bootcamps come out to about 9 bucks a session.

Come in and try 2 sessions on me, there's no obligation and I guarantee you'll be amazed at how great you feel afterwards.



PS - Our morning bootcamp is at 5am (because that's the only time moms have to themselves all day) in the Silver State Athletic Center (5680 Morgan Mill Rd, Carson City 89701). Just drop me an email at LDWold (at) to let me know you're coming.

See you there!