Five tips to survive your new year’s fitness resolution

By Boko Suzuki, N.A.S.M., C.H.E.K. and Z-Health certified personal trainer Start with Why. What I’ve learned from hundreds and hundreds of fitness consultations is that the number one reason people fail to reach their fitness goals is not clearly identifying why they...

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Training the Young Athlete

By Brian Snow NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Youth Exercise Specialist and Senior Fitness Specialist   Coffee and the newspaper - my idea of a relaxing, good start to the morning.  I start with the sports page, of course, before embarking on the more often...

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Train Your Brain!

Train Your Brain! by Boko Suzuki ©2017 How often have you heard people say something at the gym like the following? “Time to work the chest!” “It’s arm day – gonna work the bi’s and tri’s.” “Oh boy – leg day!” Okay, nobody says the last one. But many of us tend to...

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Challenging your fitness assumptions: Ask yourself WHY?

By Boko Suzuki © 2016 I was working out at Red Rocks Amphitheater the other day (pictured above) as were many people of all different fitness levels. I couldn't help but notice some people doing things to make their workout more difficult; one was holding planks for...

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Motivation: how to get it and how to sustain it

Photo by robertsrob/iStock / Getty Images by Boko Suzuki © 2016 I've consulted with hundreds of people who are unhappy with their health and fitness and when I dig into the causes, the three most common are: time, money and motivation. Let's look at time. We all have...

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Fitness Myths

Photo by nzphotonz/iStock / Getty Images by Boko Suzuki © 2016 Maybe you believe in the Loch Ness Monster. Or Sasquatch. Or the Tooth Fairy. I’m not going to tell you that you’re wrong. But I will tell you that you’re absolutely wrong about the following fitness myths...

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CORE CONDITIONING: What the heck is it?

Photo by ValeriyLebedev/iStock / Getty Images by Boko Suzuki © 2016 Just about everyone who works out talks about training their core ("I gotta do some core exercises. Not sure why, but I gotta do it!") but hardly anyone knows what that actually means. It might be...

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5 Common Fitness Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Photo by grinvalds/iStock / Getty Images by Boko Suzuki © 2016 So you’ve decided that it’s time to get into shape. Maybe you’ve bought yourself a gym membership and made a commitment to yourself that you’re going to go three times a week. You’re trying not to listen...

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