Bring a Friend Day!

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Tips From Peter

Here is a tip - Tea, green or black 3 to 5 times/day will help with the fluid replacement and assists in the fat mobilization. If you don't like tea try putting a little cinnamon in your coffee, no more than 1 1/2 teaspoons total for the day. Do not exceed this! Stay Strong and Healthy,Peter Holmes … [Read more...]

Colors That Make You Skinny

Check out this video link (below). Do you think that color can suppress your appetite? … [Read more...]

Quote Corner.

"The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince." - Vince Lombardi … [Read more...]

Why a Calorie Isn’t a Calorie.

Rule #1: It is not what you put in your mouth that matters, it is what makes it to your bloodstream. If it passes through, it does not count. (19th century chemist Wilbur Olin Atwater created the “calorie” by incinerating food. BUT incineration does NOT equal digestion.) Rule #2: The hormonal responses to carbohydrates, protein and fat are different. Study by Kekwick & Pawan – 3 … [Read more...]

The Inconvenient Truth About Carbohydrates. February 22, 2012.

The history of science is filled with brilliant discoveries that were not warmly welcomed. In fact, it’s almost a truism that it takes about 50 years before a revolutionary concept is truly accepted by the mainstream, particularly when that concept challenges prevailing dogma. Take vitamin C and scurvy. Although the first documented experiment showing that fresh fruit or lemon juice could … [Read more...]

Exercise Makes You Tired and Hungry. February 16, 2012.

Dieting : Calorie restriction makes your body worse at burning fat. Leptin plummets, the metabolism regulating thyroid hormones T3 and T4 go down, the appetite stimulating hormone gherelin goes up, the abdominal fat boosting stress hormone gradually increases, 24 hour energy expenditure and metabolic rate decreases. Insulin is the adjustable regulator. Increase or decrease the … [Read more...]

Not sure what to do now? February 15, 2012.

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Valentine’s Day! February 14, 2012.

Whether you love it or hate it Valentine's Day is here. On the menu? Chocolate.  Check out John Robbins' article, "The Health Benefits of Chocolate" below. Bon appetit!  The food police may find this hard to take, but chocolate has gotten a bad rap. People say it causes acne, that you should eat carob instead, that it’s junk food. But these accusations are not only undeserved and inaccurate, … [Read more...]

Quote Corner. February 13, 2012.

Happy Monday. I found this quote over the weekend and it made me stop in think. What ARE you eating? "If its made in a factory, then it's not food. If it grows naturally it will nourish the body."  - Unknown … [Read more...]

Periodization Principles for Strength. February 9, 2012.

Law #1: Develop Joint Flexibility Use the entire range of motion of major joints. Especially knees, ankles and hips. Plantar flexion is a key. Law #2: Develop Tendon Strength Muscle strength improves faster than tendon and ligament strength. Training tendons and ligaments causes them to enlarge in diameter, increasing their ability to withstand tension and tearing. Law #3: Develop Core … [Read more...]

Wednesday Motivation. February 8, 2012.

It is Wednesday and 34 degrees F in Providence . . . and I need a little motivation. Cue The Who. Have a lovely week! -Shannon G. … [Read more...]

Natural Fat Burning Foods. February 7, 2012.

What will you give me if I tell you that burning fat is the easiest thing in the world? And I am not kidding. By eating the right food items you can easily burn fat and reduce weight in a matter of a few months. How you ask? You will just need to change what you eat. Replace unhealthy toxic food items with healthy natural ones. In this article we are going to look at a free list of fat burning … [Read more...]

The Superbowl Ruined My Body. February 6, 2012.

It is a small-known fact that Superbowl Sunday is the second largest day for consumption in the United States. The first? Thanksgiving. To be fair, I was ill-prepared to face the Buffalo Chicken Dip with Lays Potato Chips, the Macaroni and Cheese covered in cracker bites and the Double Chocolate-Fudge Brownies with M&Ms on top. I was full after the dip . . . and before the Kickoff. But I … [Read more...]

Inspiration Corner. February 3, 2012.

It's Friday. You know what that means:  time to get inspired. And in honor of the Superbowl, I decided to dedicate this one to football. Will history repeat itself? What do you think?   … [Read more...]

The Fake Salad. February 2, 2012.

I recently went out to Chili's with a friend. We both were attempting to be healthy so we began to peruse the salad section. After looking over the options, I settled on the Quesadilla Explosion Salad.  Here's how Chili's describes its salad: "Layers of flavor make this our most popular salad. Includes grilled chicken with cheese, tomatoes, corn relish, cilantro and tortilla strips. Served with … [Read more...]

We Like This. February 1, 2012.

It is a new month and with that comes changing up your workout. Want celebrity arms? Well, you're in luck! Let's end February with arms even Michelle Obama would envy. THAT GYM GUY’S CELEBRITY ARM WORKOUT Workout 1: Bench Dips Standing Dumbbell Curl Dumbbell Overhead Lateral Raise Pulley Push Down Cable Curl Dumbbell Alternate Arm Front Raise Workout 2: Push … [Read more...]

When It Comes to Body Fat, It’s All About Location

Find out why omentum - a type of belly fat - is the baddest fat in town. By RealAge If you're overweight, the extra fat is sure to manifest itself in some outward side effects, like a lack of energy or self-esteem. But many of the risk factors associated with carrying too much fat don't have any outward symptoms at all -- the only way to tell whether being overweight is threatening your life is … [Read more...]

Inspiration Corner. January 18th, 2012.

According to a recent study, 75% of people have already broken their New Years Resolutions. So, I decided to press rewind. Let us breathe, plan and act to achieve our goals. Here is a little Nelson Mandela to provide today's inspiration . . . I hope this helps! “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our … [Read more...]

We Are Famous! December 20, 2011.

Yesterday's Providence Journal had a highlight article on That Gym Guy on December 19th, 2011. Check it out (below): Name:  Leslie Corvese. Occupation:  Hairstylist at Avanti Dezigns in North Providence. Age:  54. Hometown:  North Providence. Family:  Divorced, no children. Workout:  Peter Holmes, known as That Gym Guy at his workout facility at the Regency in Providence, designed … [Read more...]

Hide the Snacks! December 19, 2011.

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Quote Corner. December 13, 2011.

"Every failure is a step closer to success." - Anonymous … [Read more...]

Assess Your Fitness Level. November 29, 2011.

Many people, who do not exercise much, do so on the premise that they are fit and healthy and do not need to exercise. On the other hand, there are those who hate exercise so much that they are ready to avoid it no matter how poor their fitness level. If you feel you are one of those people who are fit enough not to need exercise then it is time that you took a test to assess your fitness … [Read more...]

Food For Thought. November 22, 2011.

Researchers at Yale University decided to see how your thoughts affect your body's response to food. The study, published in the online journal Health Psychology, focused on ghrelin levels in the body. So we're on the same page, ghrelin is also known as the "hunger" hormone. It sends a signal to your brain that makes you want to eat. If your body's ghrelin levels are high, you'll tend to … [Read more...]

552 Million People Could Have Diabetes by 2030. November 18, 2011.

I found this article and wanted to share it with you. The most important way to reduce your risk for diabetes is to eat a healthy diet and EXERCISE regularly. The International Diabetes Federation predicts that at least one in 10 adults could have diabetes by 2030, according to its latest statistics. In a report issued on Monday, the advocacy group estimated that 552 million people could have … [Read more...]

Quote Corner. November 16, 2011.

"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not." -Anonymous … [Read more...]

Have You Seen Our Photos? November 8, 2011.

Have you checked out our photos from our Pushups For Charity Event? Click here to see more pictures. Thank you to everyone who made the event a tremendous success! Your generous support to the Wounded Warrior Project will make a huge difference in our soldier's lives.  Stay Strong and Healthy, Peter Holmes … [Read more...]

Grow Younger With This Special Fat. November 7, 2011.

By Cassandra Forsythe-Pribanic, PhD, RD It starts sometime after you hit 30:  you get out of bed one morning and your back feels like a stiff branch and your knees are more creaky than they’ve ever been. For at least a few seconds, you take slow steps, one by one, until your body loosens up and feels no pain, like it normally felt when you were a younger person. That morning, when you got … [Read more...]

How To Avoid Getting Sick During the Winter. November 2, 2011.

With last weeks snowstorm, I believe it is all too obvious that Winter is on its way. Expect snow, freezing temperatures and high heating costs. What you can avoid, however, is that Winter cough. Here are a few ways to beat your cold during the holiday season. Immune System Booster Charge: Vitamin D in Natural Form (Sunlight). Take that Winter Vacation you have been dreaming about! Egg … [Read more...]

All About Energy Balance. October 31, 2011.

By Ryan Andrews What is energy balance? “Energy balance” is the relationship between “energy in” (food calories taken into the body through food and drink) and “energy out” (calories being used in the body for our daily energy requirements). … [Read more...]