Cary Personal Trainer

Hey, Craig here and I am BACK! I am back to share my health, fitness, and sport advice, opinions, and expertise with YOU. I will also be running little competitions, challenges, and giveaways,

Before I go any further, I want to update you all on the past competition we were running with my three friends from high school! The contestants were Chunk, Big House, and Big “S”. If you scroll back through the posts you will see the updates. It was actually going really well in the beginning and we were all doing great…however, then life happened for the majority of the crew! Between sickness, new work loads, babies, and babies on board. Having said that, there was one of the crew that stayed the course and continues to ROCK it today! The winner of the Weightloss/Muscle Build challenge goes to BIG HOUSE!

If you remember correctly he was the one that had the least amount of weight to lose and was more interested in gaining muscle. Well he lost the weight he needed to and has since bumped his muscle mass up and is doing AWESOME! Great job Brother.


First of all this is how it will work…I am going to post a question or challenge and You need to do the following two things 1. Post your response on the comments at the end of this BLOG 2. Link this blog to your Facebook Page with the same answer! Sound fair? Good. The winner of this week will receiver one of our PREMIER ROCKSTAR shirts that look simply AWESOME!

We are in search of the healthy, tasty, and just flat out GREAT RECIPES. Please provide us with a healthy option recipe that will have us saying “That sounds amazing, lets eat!” The person that submits the best recipe will receive the winning prize. Remember it needs to be healthy, tasty, and have us ready to eat! Best of Luck and I look forward to your responses!

I will be back throughout the week to update you ALL and share new and exciting news around the gyms and to lay down some solid health and fitness information with you. Until then, I hope you have a wonderful weekend and hope to see some great recipes when I check back.

I have some more work to do, some Cary Personal Trainer to train, and if any of you are in the area and want to see some solid football…I play this Friday night in Round Lake. I am playing for the Lake Shore Lynx (3-0) and we will be facing our toughest competition yet in the Lake County Cowboys (3-0). If you are interested be sure to let me know and I would love to see you there!

It is good to be back and remember to MAKE IT A GREAT DAY!

Kastning Out

12 Ways To Healthier Holidays

The CDC released a new video loaded with tips to help everyone stay healthy during the holiday season. Watch an absorb the health tips for the entire family.  What tricks do you have for making it through the holidays? Share in the comment box below or connect with us on  Facebook or  Twitter and don’t forget to sign up for all of The Transformation Spot bonus material at the top of the page!

Is Sugar Toxic?

On May 26, 2009, Robert Lustig gave a lecture called “Sugar: The Bitter Truth,” Since then, it has been viewed well over 800,000 times, gaining new viewers at a rate of about 50,000 per month.

The viral success of his lecture, though, has little to do with Lustig’s impressive credentials and far more with the persuasive case he makes that sugar is a “toxin” or a “poison,” terms he uses together 13 times through the course of the lecture, in addition to the five references to sugar as merely “evil.” And by “sugar,” Lustig means not only the white granulated stuff that we put in coffee and sprinkle on cereal — technically known as sucrose — but also high-fructose corn syrup, which has already become without Lustig’s help what he calls “the most demonized additive known to man.” Read More


Foods That Help You Live Longer

Aging tends to take its toll on every part of your body, but with the right nutrition and a healthy lifestyle you can put up a good fight.  We found some foods that can help different parts of your body with healthy aging.

Bones – String cheese is not just for kids.  A great source of calcium and protein to help keep your bones strong and your body going.

Muscles – Look for a nutrition bar with added soy protein.  You can also add whey or soy protein to your favorite smoothie.

Eyes – Pack in all the vitamins your eyes need with spinach salad with sliced oranges.  You can usually get a dose of the needed lutein and zeaxanthin in your daily multivitamin.

Heart – Popcorn is actually a great source of whole-grains.  Try keeping mini-bags around the office and home for a quick snack.  You can add some extra nutrition and flavor by sprinkling on garlic powder and cinnamon or rosemary and parmesan cheese.

Mind – Salmon or tuna that is canned in water or stored in a shelf stable pouch can make an easy and affordable meal.  You can add some flavor with olive oil and salt and pepper or wrap it in a lettuce leaf with fresh tomatoes. Read More.

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