Protein Pancakes

This one goes out to Lisa Hsu, of www.lasvegaslifecoaching.com (site still under construction). She gave me a great recipe for protein pancakes and I got to admit, I’m hooked! It’s a sweet alternative to traditional pancakes and it’s ultra-healthy. Here’s the recipe: 1 cup of low-fat or non-fat cottage cheese 8 egg whites 1 cup of oats blend all 3 …

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You just need to tighten up your abs huh?

by Tony Cress OK.  So, I get an email today, well, it was a message on facebook or myspace, now i can’t remember, but it went something like this.  “Hi Tony, my name is so and so, and I see that you are a personal trainer.  You got a mad tight body yo!  How do i get abs like yours?  …

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Spaghetti For Breakfast?

by Tony Cress So, here i am, at two in the morning, writing a blog.  Wow.  I should be sleeping, but i gotta get this outta my head!  So the other day, Josh, a friend of mine, asked me this question.  “What can I eat for breakfast besides eggs and oatmeal?”  or something like that.  I have to, by the …

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What Should I Eat Before I Work Out?

by Tony Cress This is a question that definitely plays a role in the effectiveness of that upcoming workout.  Eat too little, and you’ll have no energy to put forth into a hard, intense workout.  Eat too much, and you’ll end up in the bathroom, or if unlucky enough, just over the garbage can by the water faucets for everyone …

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like late night snacking? here’s the best options..

This one goes out to Sabiy!  She wants to avoid eating unhealthy snacks at night (like cheezits!) so this is for her..   I love snacking at night, who doesn’t!  Here’s what I eat to try to keep lean and healthy: 1)  brown rice cakes unsalted or celery with almond butter spread 2) frozen fruit (frozen makes you take longer to …

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Romanian Tomato & Cucumber Salad

This is a great recipe, it’s simple and easy to make, tastes great and is super healthy for you. I’ve been leaning out fast lately and this change in my diet has helped a lot.  Six to eight hours before bed, you want to cut out carbs like rice or pasta and instead, just eat vegetables. I’m not a big …

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Recovery and Injury Prevention with Massage

by Mel Fabros Massage isn’t just an amenity to make you feel good, but can actually help you recover faster from workouts  and prevent injuries! Let’s face it; we push our bodies to the limit every day.  I’ve trained with Bodysport for the last year and know just how beat up your body feels on a daily basis.  Overusing your …

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Obesity and Stupidity Study From UCLA

Obesity linked to stupidity, brain scans show by Kate Melville A person’s risk of cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes and hypertension is known to be linked to obesity, and now researchers have established that being overweight can also affect a person’s brain. In the journal Human Brain Mapping, Paul Thompson, a UCLA professor of neurology, and colleagues compared the brains …

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What to look for in a Personal Trainer

A good personal trainer should have the following traits: – reliable – honest – experienced – dedicated When looking for a personal trainer, be sure to take your time and get to know them first. The last thing you want to do is waste money by throwing it at some kid at the gym who claims to know what he’s …

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Personal Trainer Las Vegas – 10 Reasons Why!

by Mel Fabros We have some of the best personal trainers in Las Vegas, Nevada!  Stop by our gym and get to know the staff. We are dedicated to providing you with the best quality service in the industry.  Your goals are our goals.  Come see us today! Personal trainers aren’t for everyone, but a trainer provides certain benefits that …

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Green Lemonade: Healthiest Juice Ever!

Ingredients for one serving 1 head romaine lettuce 4-5 stalks of green kale 1 lemon 2 SWEET apples 3 inches or more of fresh ginger The above amount is for one drink.  This is how I make it instead. I buy 3 heads of romain lettuce, 20 stalks of green kale, 6 apples, 3 lemons, and 9 inches of fresh ginger. …

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how to organize your pills (vitamins, supplements, etc)

It’s easy to organize your pills/vitamins/supplements! I take over 14 kinds each day and that can be a lot to keep track of. You don’t want to forget to take a pill but then you don’t want to take too much. How do you remember when it’s time to take them?

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Steve Kim – Personal Trainer

Steve Kim Certified Personal Trainer – Newport Beach 24 Hour Fitness – 1998 Sports – Football, Basketball, Track & Field Dance – Performer for seven years with four male revues MMA – Experienced in Shorinji Kempo, BJJ and Boxing

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What to do before you pig out (thanksgiving, xmas dinner, etc)

Okay, let’s face facts.  Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, 4th of July BBQ’s… these aren’t the times to worry about your diet.  They are the special times when you need to stuff your face to the max!  So what precautions can you take so that all that food doesn’t become a spare tire. Simple lesson.  Go workout out right before you eat.  …

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Broccoli Salad

So I got this new magical broccoli salad you gotta try! First its got carrots. Yuck. Second its got broccoli. Double yuck. Next its got purple onion. What, are you kidding me? Sounds pretty nasty so far eh? Well wait cuz I gotta way to mix these up with some secret ingredients that’ll make your mouth water!

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Can you take too many vitamins?

Yes but the repercussions are usually mild-much like when you eat a very rich meal, according to Dr. Geo Espinosa, director of naturopathic medicine at the Center for Holistic Urology at Columbia University Medical Center.  Larger problems can arise, though, when you mix vitamins or herbs with prescription meds.  Garlic pills, vitamin E, fish oil, and saw palmetto can enhance …

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Staying lean with Green Tea

Weight loss is never as s imple as popping pills.  All fat-burning supplements are more effective when you add exercise.  So how does Green Tea help?  According to a 2008 study,men who were given the extract and did an hour of cycling burned 17 percent more fat than those given placebos.  And there are reports of a decrease in heart …

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Mel Fabros – Biography

American Council On Exercise Certified Personal Trainer Mel graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. He originally thought he wanted to be a doctor, so he took all the prerequisite biology, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and chemistry classes. Circumstances change and thinking he wanted to be a lawyer, he ended up with a degree in Political Science with …

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Life Changing Book, “The Mind-Body Connection” by Dr John Sarno

This book is amazing.  Changed my life.  I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis back in 2000 by orthopedists in Washington.  One specialist recommended a discotomy, a surgery where they cut out part of your discs in your vertebrae.  A major operation that has long-term negative side effects.  I was devastated by this news.  I looked for other options.  Howard Stern …

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