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Motivation

Keeping it Simple 101

There really aren’t that many “rules” when it comes to fat loss, building muscle, and living a fit and happy lifestyle. It’s basic math and common sense. You don’t need to go low-carb, gluten-free, eat two cups of kale and acai berries every day or increase your heart rate to its max rate during every…

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Your slow progress is a good thing

You’ve hit a plateau. You’re not losing weight or seeing that six pack as quickly as you thought you would. What are you doing wrong? Well, maybe nothing. Your slow progress is a GOOD thing…for these five, important reasons that Performance Fitness LLC trainer, Elise Miller, shares with you here. Top five reasons your slow…

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Vacations ruin diets and diets ruin vacations.

Before I left for my Germany vacation, I was confident that while away I’d find a way to work out. I researched kettlebell classes in Munich and Frankfurt and at the very least, would work out on my own, practicing the advice I give to clients when they travel—pushups and jump squats. Three to four…

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Strength training? Standing around? Here’s why.

You’re in the middle of a strength workout. You’ve completed your exercises and now you’re waiting to record your number of pull-ups. Or we’re deadlifting and you’re waiting your turn on the barbell. Either way, you are standing there, not exercising. You’re a little worried that you’re not sweating, panting or burning calories. You might…

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So You’re Ready to Track Your Calories. Now What?

A Guide to Documenting Your Food and Drink How many calories should you be eating in order to achieve your desired physique? It all depends on you, specifically, your goals, gender, age, weight, height and activity level. These are all bits of information you will plug into any number of online calorie calculators to find…

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Moderation = Bull

Elise Miller of Performance Fitness LLC dishes up some TOUGH LOVE, and it’s exactly what we (all) need to hear. Listen up! Give it up—“Everything in Moderation” is NOT an Effective Weight Loss Method Are you trying to reach your fat loss goal by the maxim, “Everything in moderation?” If so, I’ll bet you a…

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Motivation vs. Dedication

Elise Miller of Performance Fitness LLC has a confession to make…sometimes she hates training, too! Keeping reading for her insight into this lack of motivation that plagues us all. I started working with a personal trainer about five weeks ago. I’m following a program someone else designed for me for the first time ever. Being…

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Are You Cheating Yourself?

Are You Cheating Yourself? —Elise Miller If you indulge in cheat meals, you might just be cheating yourself out of achieving your body composition goals. In fact, if I had my way, you’d have to fulfill certain criteria before you were permitted to use cheat meals as a diet tool. These criteria would include: Tracking…

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