Welcome to my new website! I would like to thank everyone for their support and enthusiasm as I built my private business over the past two years. Thanks to you, I’ve been able to help hundreds of people in New York City become more active. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that I get to help others become healthier! My clients and colleagues have been tremendously inspiring and I’m so grateful I get to work with so many amazing people.

Many of you already know about my own personal weight loss journey. If not, you can read about it here. When I weighed nearly 200 pounds, I sought information from the usual sources: fitness magazines, celebrity trainers, and the mainstream media. I tried fad diets and all sorts of other quick fixes, but it wasn’t until I started integrating sensible, healthy habits and changing my overall lifestyle that I finally lost the weight. The permanent changes I made have kept the weight off for over seven years now, and it’s never coming back!

During my six years as a personal trainer, I’ve studied with some of the top leaders in the fitness industry and worked at several elite gyms. I was shocked to discover that many of my own perceptions about exercise were completely wrong, and to see how many basic principles of exercise science are misrepresented in pop culture and the mainstream media. I help my clients reach their fitness goals by shattering these myths and I hope this newsletter can do the same for you. My goal is to provide you all with the latest news in exercise science as well as practical ways to apply it to your life.

I am always looking for suggestions for newsletter topics, so if you have an idea or question, click here and leave a comment. Next week, I will discuss a recent study about the Hazda tribe in Tanzania. The surprising results have been widely reported over the past few weeks, and the findings gave me an idea about how I can help you avoid plateaus in your fitness journey.