More Than a Number on the Scale

Posted by on July 17, 2014 at 3:49 pm

A post from Sarah (tall trainer's wife)

One of the hardest obstacles of boot camp for me was the SCALE.  I was (and some days still am) a person whose day was ruled by the number on the scale.

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Knees Hurt?…My advice

Posted by on May 16, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Knees Hurt?…My Quick Advice


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You aren’t alone according to a CDC (center for disease control survey) 18% of adults over 18 years old reported to have experienced knee pain in the previous 30 days.  We deal with an older group than that so we see people with knee pain all the time.

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The Arlen I Knew

Posted by on April 16, 2013 at 3:26 am

I heard about Arlen’s passing this morning from Sarah over the phone. I felt sick to my stomach and like I was in some kind of surreal dream. After hanging up the phone, I sat in my car and cried for some time until I felt exhausted and drained of tears. I just couldn’t believe I wouldn’t talk to him again.

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Out-Train the Trainer Part 3

Posted by on February 5, 2013 at 1:20 am

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It’s close
to the end of our second month of our
our new stats and photos are in!

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The results speak for themselves!


We have one month left to go and it will be our most challenging and difficult month yet. It’s crunch time and now is not the time to slack off! Cue “Eye of the Tiger” sound track.

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29 Things I’ve Learned in my 10 Years as a Personal Trainer

Posted by on January 20, 2013 at 11:34 pm

This month marks 10 years that I have been training people.  I have learned, unlearned, and relearned many things it that time.  Research has added a lot to our understanding of how the body works and changed many things.  Plus I’ve grown personally.  I went from working at a club as a trainer and group exercise instructor, to managing the personal training department, to moving back home and starting my own training business.

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Out-Train the Trainer Part 2

Posted by on December 27, 2012 at 2:22 am

So it has been two weeks (approximately) and we have taken our next set of photos and stats. In only two weeks of watching our food intake and consistent exercise, we have already begun to see significant improvements.

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Out-Train The Trainer Part 1

Posted by on December 17, 2012 at 4:51 am

With the arrival of the cold comes the arrival of the excuses:

  • Are you crazy?—it’s too cold to run outside today.
  • It’s just too hard to resist all those darn Christmas cookies my co-workers bring in each day.

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The Package Has Arrived!!

Posted by on September 24, 2012 at 10:47 pm


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8 pounds 3 Ounces

20.5″ long


Those are the stats.  If you want I’ll tell you the story (worst couple days of my life) and share a couple of my favorite pictures so far.

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MORE Weight Loss Plateau Busters!

Posted by on August 23, 2012 at 9:45 pm

If you’ve read my first article entitled “Busting Through Weight Loss Plateaus,” then you’ve already received some major ammunition to use in combatting the bulge. However, there is still so much more you can do to make your progress even better. Now is not the time to come up with excuses and just allow those extra pounds to accumulate—You worked hard to get those first inches off!!  If anything, this is a time to get some of your best results yet!

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The “no I can’t” lifestyle

Posted by on August 17, 2012 at 1:17 pm

One of our beliefs at tall trainer is in a “no I can’t” approach to life.  This means believing in your self that more is possible for you.  I was put to the test recently.

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