No Diets, No Gimmicks – Just Real Food and Real Life Issues

Christine OToday we have a guest post by Christine M. Okezie (Nutritionist) on her approach and methods for our upcoming Adult Transformation Program (please click here for more on the program).  She has an extremely holistic approach to health and wellness which I really appreciate.  Take it away Christine… [Read more…]

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Athletes Eating for Success – Nutrition Program

Off-Season Nutrition - 1We often get highly motivated athletes coming into RPP asking if they can gain that “5-10 lbs” of lean muscle during the off-season. Our simple answer?  “Yes”.

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Input Controls Output… Six Great Foods for Athletes – Part 2

By Doug Corbett (NASM, FMS, NS, PES, Fitness Nutrition Coach)

Athlete Eating Food

Today I am going to post Part 2 of Doug Corbett’s (NASM, FMS, NS, PES, Fitness Nutrition Coach) article on Six Great Foods for Athletes.  Please click here if you would like to review Part 1.

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Input Controls Output… Six Great Foods for Athletes – Part 1

By Doug Corbett (NASM, FMS, NS, PES, Fitness Nutrition Coach)

Input Controls Output TopToday I am going to post another article on nutrition prepared by Doug Corbett (NASM, FMS, NS, PES, Fitness Nutrition Coach) for our athletes.  We often get so many questions about nutrition and what athletes should or shouldn’t eat.  Here in Part 1 of this article, Doug lays out three great foods for athletes. [Read more…]

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Nutrition Basics for Athletes… Carbs, Fats and Protein

By Doug Corbett (NASM, FMS, NS, PES, Fitness Nutrition Coach)

Nutrition Basics Top

Today I am going to post another brief article on nutrition prepared by Doug Corbett (NASM, FMS, NS, PES, Fitness Nutrition Coach) for our athletes.  We often get so many questions about nutrition basics that I thought a primer could be of help.  Remember, a great training program should always go hand-in-hand with an excellent nutrition plan in order to unlock the athlete’s potential to get “bigger, faster and stronger”.  

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10 Steps to Losing Body Fat… and Keeping it Off!! – Part 3

By Doug Corbett (NASM, FMS, NS, PES, Fitness Nutrition Coach)

Lose Fat - Part 3

In Part 3 of this 3 Part Series I am turning to one of our trainers at RPP, Doug Corbett (NASM, FMS, NS, PES, Fitness Nutrition Coach).  Doug is going to uncover and review Steps 7-10 of our fat loss program with some excellent suggestions.  If you haven’t read Part 2 (Steps 4-6) or Part 1 (Steps 1-3) please feel free to read them by clicking here and here.   So, here goes…

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10 Steps to Losing Body Fat… and Keeping it Off! – Part 2

Lose Fat - Part 2 - 1By Nunzio Signore (BA, CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

In Part 2 of this 3 Part Series, we’re going to continue to uncover  not only how to get started on a fat loss program but how to stay there.  If you haven’t read Part 1 (where we covered steps 1-3) please feel free to read it by clicking here.   Here we go.… [Read more…]

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10 Steps to Losing Body Fat… and Keeping It Off! – Part 1

By Nunzio Signore (B.A., CPT, NASM, PES, FMS)

Adult Blog 1 - 1

Exercise is most effective for reducing body fat when you pair it with a smart diet that leads to a reduction in energy intake.  This is not as easy as it seems only because we have a hard time getting the two to work in sync with each other.  [Read more…]

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Nutrition – You Are What You Eat!

You Are What You Eat Image 1By Doug Corbett (NASM, PES, FMS, CET)

Beginning this week we will be starting to feature blogs on nutrition from time to time by RPP coach Doug Corbett.  Doug has been working at RPP since September of 2011 and has played a big role in speaking not only with athletes about their nutrition, but our adult clientele as well.

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From working with hundreds of athletes over the years, I can tell you that almost all of them have one thing in common when it comes to the way they eat.  Mostly they eat garbage.

Breakfast is usually skipped or it is carb and sugar loaded such as cereal or a bagel with cream cheese.  Lunch might be a sandwich with pretzels or cookies.  And dinner is pasta, pizza, fast food, and maybe a few meals throughout the week that are perfect for an athlete.  The problem is a few meals throughout the week are not good enough.

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Proper Post-Workout Nutrition

By Doug Corbett (NASM, PES, FMS, CET)

The following is an article written by Doug Corbett about proper post-workout nutrition.  Doug has been working at RPP since September of 2011 and has played a big role in speaking not only with athletes about their nutrition, but our adult clientele as well.

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Over the years, many of my clients have asked me about what to eat after a workout to optimize your metabolism and increase lean  muscle mass.  Here’s a quick summary of what a proper post-workout nutrition should entail:
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