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Grant Foreman

The secrets to getting that awesome athletic look

Grant Foreman helps San Diego get fit both inside and out.

The aesthetic that most of us respond to nowadays isn't the huge body builder type that was popular during the 90's 

Having an "athletic" look isn't the same as being totally beefed out and thus takes a different style of workout. 

Stop doing the same old moves and hoping for different results. 

Pride and the (im)perfect body

New studies show that exercise actually slows the aging process taking place within our chromosomes. 

The word of the week most definitely is Pride. It's hard to do much without it coming up in conversations. 

A friend's Pride post on Facebook had me thinking all weekend. So what better forum than here to hash it out some more?

He was frustrated because he felt that Pride isn't about "Pride diets" and how many people you have sex with. 

Restarting your routine is an exercise in and of itself

Wellness isn’t a pill you take and then after don’t need to address the subject again.

If you’re reading this, I’d like to think that maybe you’ve also read other pieces from me here and have gained some motivation at least to move more frequently.

Once you start, and you decide you’re worth it enough to keep going and make a routine of it, there’s going to be a time where you take a break for some reason.

Five things that are killing your workout

Small consistent changes in yourself are the gold standard!

You've made it to the gym and really, that's the hardest part. 

But now that you're here there are some things that can easily be avoided in order to utilize your hour (yup it shouldn't have to take more than an hour) most effectively. 

1) Not knowing how long you've been resting for.

Grant Foreman discovers Acro Yoga and so should you he says

During one of my breaks while trying to look like I wasn't as gassed as I felt, I noticed how everyone was interacting over the shared challenges the class presented. 

Finding new ways to be active is as important I think, as becoming active in the first place; it helps keep us interested. 

Gyms get boring. 

Crossfit's soul crushing daily workouts can become... well, soul crushing. 

Running becomes monotonous. 

Take a hike: It's good for you!

Beyond just thinking about bathing suits (because frankly most people in SD aren’t even in one that often for this to be a major concern…I’m not in this category and prefer au-natural if possible!) try setting a different type of summer goal.

We all work better with deadlines.

You can use desire to attain your goals

Desire.

Desire brings us closer to others we are interested in.

It directs our thoughts daily towards what we want. It’s the foundation for the goals we set and thus the parameters of our lives.

Setting your goals out long term is good, but if you lack the intentions in the present moment that support them you won’t be nearly as successful in reaching them.

There's great power in being consistent

Holding ourselves accountable is one of the more difficult things that can be asked of us. 

"A consistent formula gives consistent results."   -Abraham Hicks. Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires. 

This really struck a cord with me today when thinking about some of my training client's progress. 

Ayn Rand follows an even harder line here with:

Hello from the…inside

Not everyone has a platform to share something so powerful and transformative so please know: YOU CAN DO THIS TOO, IT WILL HELP, TAKE THE LEAP!

My role as the fitness writer for SDGLN generally has me working to inspire or educate others on physical pursuits that may better their lives in some way.

Aesthetics and health don’t always go together so I try to keep those standards at the forefront.  For example, achieving visible abs by shaming yourself into starvation is no bueno.

Fitness works if you just stick to your best 'thing'

SDGLN's own Grant Foreman talks fitness and diet.

Taking breaks and enjoying the holidays is part of life and should be celebrated.

If you know what's good for you you'll start working now to keep those extra lb's from sticking around!

Time is of the essence here. 

January is busy for us personal trainers usually, and these past couple weeks have lived up to that.