This Is Cheaper Than a Funeral accountability mindset Jan 10, 2022

I was on the phone with an over-40 guy, "Achilles" (not his real name obviously), who had a pretty big health scare.

He felt chest pains and was rushed to the Emergency Room at his local hospital.

Fortunately, for his wife and kids and many...

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How to Stick to Your Meal Plan nutrition Jan 05, 2022

There are habits that will give you more bang for the buck.

For example, I've said many times that training is the anchor to your day.

The anchor keeps you from drifting.

Similarly, establishing a portion-control habit that will automatically keep...

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How to Be Mindful of Portion Size nutrition Jan 04, 2022

Simplicity always wins.

The whole idea of using a daily habit-based approach to create your Ideal Body (the leanest, strongest, most athletic version of you) is to start small and keep it simple.

Everything I'm suggesting is backed by research in...

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The Truth About Failure mindset Dec 16, 2021

Fear will paralyze to roll over in bed and hit the snooze on your alarm clock when it's time for an early-morning training session.

As a result, fear will squash your dreams of being strong, lean, and happy.

Sure everyone gets scared.

Everyone...

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How to Overcome Fear mindset Dec 16, 2021

Ever wonder why some folks fall into the same proverbial potholes every now and again?

Binging on food and drink, oversleeping, and other things that my sixth-grade teacher, Sister Anita Joseph, would classify as “Deadly Sins.”

Hear me...

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How to Complain Less mindset Dec 11, 2021

It’s usually never as bad as you make it.

I’ve delivered over 100,000 transformation programs since 1996.

And, truth be told, not every one of my client-athletes followed my plan.

Some simply never took action or failed to show up and,...

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How to Live With No Regrets mindset Dec 10, 2021

When you’re going through tough stuff, it can seem like you’re alone with no one around who can relate.

This is especially true for high-achieving 40-plus men and women who look like they have everything figured out.

Let me share the...

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7 Steps to Boost Happiness mindset Dec 09, 2021

No one ever complained about feeling too much joy or contentment.

Satisfaction is the benchmark of success in most things.

But here's the rub: You can't achieve long-term goals if you always default to things that provide short-term gratification....

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How to Lose 14 Pounds In 30 Days #arangiohero mindset Dec 08, 2021

Not every guy, over the age of 40, comes to me looking to drop 50-100 pounds.

Some are much closer to their ideal body. Maybe 5-10 pounds away from excellence.

But they're stuck and need the guidance of a professional.

Just like you hire an expert...

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How to Cook Tasty Meals nutrition Dec 07, 2021

If you're like most folks I've talked to, you're moving a little slow this week.

Perhaps the Thanksgiving-feast leftovers are weighing you down?

Maybe it's the snow or, depending on where you live, a tornado or tsunami?

Maybe your favorite sports...

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How to Take Care of Yourself stress management Dec 03, 2021

Super proud of our clients, Ray & Alison Benedetto.

I talk about them a lot because they're leading by example.

You can watch their incredible story here.

I'm not sure most of us think of things this way, but today is really just your life.

In...

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5 Lessons From Abdominal Surgery mindset Dec 02, 2021

It has been a few years since my abdominal surgery.

Man, I'm happy that's over.

Specifically I had laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. It's a robotic procedure with less cutting and, as a result, less downtime.

The picture at the top of the page...

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Who's On Your Team? accountability mindset Dec 01, 2021

The most difficult part is not the goblet squats or the planks.

The toughest part is not whether you do strength training or conditioning.

Do you know the hardest part?

If you can master this area, you’re pretty much guaranteed success.

And...

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What Does 250 Calories Look Like? nutrition Dec 01, 2021

Watch out. Don't fall for it. It's a trap.

The trap of "tomorrow." Tomorrow becomes next week, next week becomes next month, next month becomes next year.

You hear people say this all the time.

"I want to lose this weight but I'll start...

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How to Become an Arangio Hero #arangiohero Nov 30, 2021

What exactly is an #ArangioHero?

If you’re somewhat new to the Arangio Athletic Fitness Family, you’ve probably come across us using this term in one way or another.

An Arangio Hero is a person committed to the path of health. You are...

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Breakfast Hash Recipe nutrition recipes Nov 29, 2021

You travel to the market with grocery list in hand.

As you walk down the aisle, browsing the orderly rows of fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and fish, and everything else available to you... you pause and stare in amazement.

Hundreds of healthy...

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Don't Boil the Ocean mindset Nov 28, 2021

Are you making this common mistake?

Over the years, I’ve talked to a lot of over-40 men and women who want to get healthy and lose weight.

And I’m betting the majority of them made the same mistake at one point.

You know what?

...

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How to Change Your Behavior mindset Nov 23, 2021

The key to building lasting habits is focusing on creating a new "identity" first.

Let me explain.

Your current behaviors are simply a reflection of your current identity.

What you do now is a mirror image of the type of person you believe that...

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Turmeric Ginger Lemonade Recipe nutrition recipes Nov 22, 2021

Lot's of "holiday" parties equals boozy temptations.

In truth, even though I no longer drink, it's a challenge for me to avoid alcohol during this time of year.

Sometimes it feels weird to be at a party drinking water when everyone else is, to...

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How to Avoid This Common Mistake mindset Nov 20, 2021

Why is it so hard to stick to good habits?

It seems to be remarkably easy to fall into unhealthy routines...

Eating junk food mindlessly. Watching TV instead of doing your workout. Showing up to a job that brings you no joy. Biting your nails....

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How to Jump Higher train Nov 19, 2021

It's a sunny Saturday morning and I'm at the local playground with my seven-year-old son, George, and his nine-year-old sister, Giavanna.

So far it's been a busy day of bike rides and seeing who can swing the highest on the swing set.

"Dad, see if...

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How to Be Happy and Less Stressed stress management Nov 17, 2021

Ever stop to think? And forget to start again? It might be stress.

You see, stress affects all of us at some point.

Health, relationships, and money problems are often the root cause of worries.

You choose the unhealthy habits that could be...

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How to Handle Tough Times mindset Nov 16, 2021

The idea that "change is hard" is an age-old myth about human behavior.

The truth is, you change effortlessly and all the time.

Your brain's job is to adjust your behavior based on your environment.

If you create a better environment for yourself,...

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How to Evaluate Your Corporate Wellness Program corporate wellness Nov 15, 2021

I spoke to a client who is struggling with his health and, as a result, having problems at work.

His job requires long hours of sitting and very high stress.

When he does leave the office, he's entertaining potential customers and...

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