Transformation #2: Singular Focus – To Build Muscle or Shed Fat?

In part 2 of our transformation series, we’ll take a look at Adam, a 37-yr old male who lost 20 lbs. and over 4 inches in his waist… all while holding down a stressful job and full family life with a wife and 2 little boys at home. Weight & Fat Loss Is Rarely...

The Grass Is Always Greener Myth

Here’s a funny story. After 5 years living abroad in Costa Rica, Julie and I picked up and moved back to the US, to sunny San Diego because we thought the grass was greener. The San Diego grass looked really green in contrast to the sun scorched earth of Northwest...

2 Simple Solutions to Healthy Eating When Dining Out

Imagine this...You’re sitting at a local Chinese restaurant close to work when panic hits. The waiter hands you the menu and you open it anxiously reading it in search of the healthiest option.You read it over and over..Chicken fried riceBarbeque ribs with riceEgg...

Rock Your Backside With This Killer Workout

I absolutely love to train my backside. Admittedly, it is my favorite muscle group and I train it multiple times per week. A few months back I wrote a post about why it is important for runners to train their glutes. (If you didn’t check it out you can here.) And...

Ladies: Avoid These Common Training Mistakes

Back in the days before Netflix and Apple TV, I used to watch actual TV. Remember? Those times when we were all forced to watch commercials and even infomercials. Ugh! If you were up past 10 PM it seemed the only available option was some sort of infomercial trying to...

10 Ways To Get Out of the Grind and Take Back Your Health

If you’ve ever felt stuck, in pain, or overwhelmed about how to get healthy and feel good in your body, then keep reading.    The Grind For most of us, living in today’s world is a freakin grind. It's the cultural default setting that we're exposed to at all...

Refuel Your Buckets With The OverFlow Effect

When we better understand the hidden forces and unseen factors that determine the overall quality of our lives — we have much more power and control over how we feel, think, and perform each day. Ok, roll with me for a second… Call to mind a time when you had a really...

The Key To Vitality: Exercise Less & Move More

You want to know the key to long-term health and vitality? Hint..It's not exercise. In fact, more exercise might just make you less healthy, especially if you're not doing it correctly. Instead, the most powerful aspect of long-term health is movement. Yes, that's...

The Bullshitery of Transformation Pics

We've all seen the fitness transformation pictures before, right? Heck, the whole fitness industry is based on these transformation pictures. Here's a quick question. Looking at the above picture, can you pick the true statement, A or B? A) PICTURE ON LEFT   DAY 1:...

Active Passion: Exercise That Needs No Motivation

It’s 5AM in the morning and quiet, besides the sounds of monkeys howling and birds calling in the distant background. There is not a cloud in the sky and all I see is blue. I can feel the sand between my toes and a light breeze on my face. I am at the my favorite...

How To Stress Less About Food

San Francisco, 2008. It’s 11am on a brisk Saturday morning and I’m sitting at Millers Cafe on Polk street. I look at the menu and I want to order everything RIGHT NOW. Stress is high.  To say I’m hungry is a huge understatement. I’m ravenous. Ok fine, I’m hangry! I...

3 Reasons Glute Training Improves Running

I absolutely love to train my backside. Many of you that have been following Saltwater Fit for a while know I am all about the glutes. So when I was recently asked to write a post about strength training for runners, of course I opted to talk about the importance of...

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