How To Dine Healthy At A Chinese Restaurant


If you’re someone who often finds yourself craving Chinese food, don’t let yourself come to believe that you have to completely abandon this favorite dish in order to stick with your nutrition plan. Eating healthy at a Chinese restaurant is definitely possible if you know what you should be choosing and make some smart menu selections. With almost any restaurant you eat at, with careful … [Read more...]

Food Cravings: Your How To Handle Guide


Food cravings.  Everyone gets them at some point or another but only a few are able to get past them.  If you often find yourself giving into your food cravings on your diet program, it’s time that you put together a plan to get past them. Constantly giving into cravings is going to have you taking in a much higher sugar intake than you should, which will no doubt leave you struggling to see the … [Read more...]

Bed Time Snacking: 3 Snacks To Get You Leaner

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  If you’re someone who’s seeking fat loss and always going to bed hungry, you may want to rethink this practice.  Far too many people mistakenly believe that you must avoid all food before bed if you want to reach your fat loss goals. The thought process here is that by eating before bed, you’re just going to set yourself up to experience fat gain as all the calories you consume will be … [Read more...]

Letter to a Client or Why I Don’t Believe in Barre Classes


Today, we have a guest post from Emily Socolinsky who is the owner and Head Coach of FiveX Training in Baltimore MA. She was in the trenches on a very important topic that I feel very strongly about educating women to understand. You see, the market of "fitness for women" is so misguided, it is the whole reason I started Memphis Adventure Boot Camp. While I take people where they are and move them … [Read more...]

Exercise Versus Nutrition Modification For Fat Loss

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If you’re someone who’s looking to shed a few pounds and get down to your goal weight, one thing that you might be questioning is what is more important – getting a good diet in order or performing some intense workout sessions. While there’s no question that a combination of both will yield the best possible results, if you had to choose between one or the other, is one more important? Let’s … [Read more...]

Dear soon-to-be fellow boot camper,

Dexter Tenison - Germantown Personal Trainer

My name is Dexter Tenison and I want to be radically honest with you. I am NOT one of those "skinny" guy, only been an athlete, can't relate to you fitness trainers that has never had to deal with a weight issue themselves. Those trainers will never be able to relate to you nor know about the inner struggles you face. I have a story about myself that deals with weight throughout my childhood. At … [Read more...]

Go Beyond Any Memphis Boot Camp with Memphis Adventure Boot Camp!

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Are you looking for a Memphis boot camp that is different from all the rest, but at the same time you're frustrated that it seems as if all Memphis boot camps are the same? If so, you should look into the Memphis Adventure Boot Camp, which has been voted “Best Health Club” by the Commercial Appeal's Memphis Most for 2011 and 2013. If you want to lose weight or get toned up fast, Memphis Adventure … [Read more...]

Office Workers: It’s Time To Move!


Working in an office setting is great for creating a sense of camaraderie. It’s horrible for those who are trying to get into shape or just stay that way. After all, sitting at a desk all day is tedious and the sedentary lifestyle promoted by working in an office can lead to an increase in snacking and a decline in physical activity. So, how can you work in an office and still battle the bulge? … [Read more...]

Delicious Ways To Eat Cottage Cheese


One highly nutritious food that many people are often avoiding on their diet plan simply because they don’t like the taste or texture of it is cottage cheese. This is a big shame because cottage cheese is loaded with protein, high in calcium, low in fat and carbs, and will make the perfect weight loss slimming snack on the go. So how can you overcome this? With a little creativity in your … [Read more...]

Get More From Your Workout By Using Proper Form


Working out by just going through the motions is all too easy to do. After all, most of us really would rather do anything other than exercise. Not paying attention, however, can take away some of the benefits of exercising in the first place. First, when you exercise without some concentration, you might lose enough focus to cause yourself injury. Second, there’s a fairly good chance that lack … [Read more...]

Katie Christian Boot Camp Benefit

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This past Saturday, we had our Benefit Boot Camp for Katie Christian at our Primacy location. Over 35 people came and celebrated this event by giving generously and participating in a kick butt workout in her honor. Without you, we would not have been able to give the donation of over $1,000 to her help and her family during this trying time. Leigh Epsy spoke with me before class began. I … [Read more...]

Easy Ways To Stay Fit While Traveling


Far too often travelers return home with the unwanted souvenir of a few extra pounds.  One way to prevent the post-vacation flab is to keep from gaining that weight in the first place. Since sampling new food is often a major part of the travel experience, it is extra important that travelers keep exercising during their trip. Here are four easy ways you can stay fit while traveling. Work Out … [Read more...]

Three Reasons Why Cereal Bars Don’t Make For A Good Breakfast – And A Better Option


If you’re looking to firm up and shed fat fast, it’s important that you stop and consider the foods that you’re eating on a daily basis.  What you put into your body each day is going to have a massive influence on how you look in the long-run and those who choose the most nutritious and low calorie foods are going to find that they experience the fastest rate of fat loss. That said, you need … [Read more...]

Fast Switches For Better Nutrition


As you go about your nutritional plan, an important thing you must do is make sure you look at similar foods to the ones that you’re eating right now that offer far superior all around nutrition.  Sometimes the simplest changes can have the biggest pay-offs in terms of your long term progress with regards to fat loss as well as in terms of how healthy you are. Let’s quickly go over a few of … [Read more...]

Four Reasons You’re Not Losing Fat


Struggling on your fat loss diet program? If so, you aren’t alone.  Millions of people everywhere start up on a diet plan only to find themselves having a hard time realizing success. Is it always because they lack the will power to continue? Or is there something else going on that’s causing them to falter in their attempt to shed the pounds? In order to realize why you aren’t looking body … [Read more...]

Fuel Your Health With Whole Foods


You "diet" and even take your vitamins. Despite all of this, you’re still lacking in the energy department and just don’t feel as good as you’d like to. If you’re still eating processed, fried or lots of pre-packaged foods that could be the problem. Trying adding in as many whole, fresh foods as possible to every meal and snack to see if that’s the magic ingredient you’ve been missing on your … [Read more...]

How To Prepare Your Own Gourmet Coffee Beverage


If you’re like many people, you get up with the thought of coffee going through your mind.  If you’ve ever had one of those mornings where you just can’t get out of bed, you know very well just how powerful that cup of coffee can be to get you up and running. For many though, this cup of coffee doesn’t come home brewed.  Instead, they’re turning to the local coffee shop and picking up a gourmet … [Read more...]

Important Tips To Keep In Mind Before Starting A Workout


If you’re just getting started with your journey into the world of fitness, there are some important things that you must remember right off the bat.  Those who rush into a workout program without being fully prepared may find that they make some big mistakes along the way and fail to see the results that they were after. By making sure that you take the necessary steps to guarantee your … [Read more...]

Why You Might Need Egg Protein Powder.


As you go about your diet plan, you’ll likely read some information or come across magazine ads referring to protein powder.  It would seem as though all the fitness models are using protein powder to help get lean and build their best body, so should you consider it as well? Is there something special about protein powder that can enhance the results you see or are you just as good eating a … [Read more...]

Could You Be Gluten Intolerant?

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With more and more people starting to look after their health and fitness, one thing that they’re starting to do is take note of what their eating each day and how the various foods that they consume influence how their body feels and functions. It’s incredibly important that you do pay attention to the foods that you put into your diet because not only will these influence your body weight, … [Read more...]

How To Add Curves To Your Body


If you’re a female who feels like you’re living in a ‘fat loss world’ when all you really want to do is build some curves to your body, you’re going to need to learn how to approach your workout and diet program. While much of the advice you do read about workouts will still apply to you, there are some key differences that you’ll need to make note of.  If you don’t and fail to utilize the … [Read more...]

Alcohol And Fat Loss – What You Need To Know


One question that often presents itself to many boot campers who are trying to shed the excess weight that has accumulated over time is whether or not alcohol can be included in their nutritional plan. Alcohol is something that most adults do like to indulge in from time to time – some more often than others. So what’s the real deal about alcohol and your progress? Is this something that you … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Improved Fitness Results


You know that diet and exercise are important when it comes to creating your best body, but you may be overlooking other techniques for getting into the best shape. Turn the following 10 simple tips into habits and watch as your body transforms. 1) Eat a Smart Breakfast. Most people load up on carbohydrates and simple sugars for breakfast. Cereal, pastries, smoothies and juice are all poor … [Read more...]

What’s Your Trigger?

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It happens to the best of us: you’ve eaten right and exercised hard for weeks, and then one slice of cake at a party sends you into a downward spiral of eating too much and exercising too little. It’s common to experience temporary relapses back to unhealthy ways of eating and lack of exercise, especially while a healthy, active lifestyle is still new. But what triggers these relapses? … [Read more...]

Tips for Relieving Muscle Soreness


You have felt it the worst when you first began exercising and you felt it after a lay off from exercise for any reason. If you are doing exercise correctly, you will feel it again, but it doesn't truly indicate it was a “good” workout every single time. Yes, I am talking about delayed onset muscle soreness of DOMS. Sometimes a little soreness won’t interfere with your day-to-day activities, but … [Read more...]