March 30, 2019

“ Just write me a workout program” is akin to “just tell me what to eat and I’ll follow your meal plan”.

Both aren’t going to truly help the client, and are a matter of ‘instant gratification’ the client craves.

The role of trainers/ coaches is to understand what the clients *want*, but give them what they *need*.

Here’s why:

1. There are literally thousands of free programs on the internet for free. 
Why would you want a trainer to write you a program when you’re not proficient with the form and ex...

March 28, 2019

"I knew I needed a trainer when I bent over to pick up my one-month old grandson and could not straighten up. Sivan was the perfect solution. I already knew that strength training was the way to go, especially for women. My work schedule was crazy, and she worked around my availability. And she made me commit to working out twice a week with her, which was absolutely necessary. We started out slow, and I began to realize how so many things that I did in my everyday life was contributing to my ba...

March 26, 2019

Love your body, regardless where you currently stand as far as aesthetics and physique goals.

Loving your body doesn’t mean you’re being complacent, or accepting your body as is; it means you’re operating from a place of compassion and appreciation for your body, for all the sh*t you’ve put it through throughout the years.

It means you value your body, and when you value something you invest in it.

This means growth, 
This means getting stronger,
This means getting fitter, 
This means wanting...

March 24, 2019

I’ve been on a fat loss diet for the past 4 weeks.
 

We all know desserts are forbidden when our goal is fat loss because the calories from the fat and sugar specifically increase fat deposits. 

JK. I'm just trying to test you 😉

 

I posted this *mouthgasm* yesterday on my IG story, and was asked how come I’m able to eat this high calorie dessert if I’m on a diet.
 

Here’s the thing-
yes, this is a caloric bomb, but I *planed* for it.
 

We know we need to create a caloric deficit to lose fat. 
We...

March 22, 2019

Listen, 
 

There is no deadline.
 

Stop putting your body on a deadline.
 

'I need to lose x amount of weight in x amount of time'.
 

'I only lost 1 lbs this week, what am i doing wrong ?' (nothing)

'I need to change, and I need to change quickly because I want to see fast results'.
 

You know what?
 

Slow progress is still progress.
 

Slow progress is more likely to stick.
 

And good habits are what going to stick for the long term (and isn't that what you want? You want *long* term results, not *a few...

March 22, 2019

unhealthy and unhappy as a result. we definitely don’t want that. We want to strive for improvement. We want to strive to make our bodies better than they were ‘meant to be’. We want to get our bodies strong AF. We want to get our bodies fitter, healthier, more mobile. We want our bodies to reflect our values when we value HEALTH. Aesthetics benefits will come along the way too, these are just the additional perks. But the real benefits are the quality of life and your sense of being, your i...

March 22, 2019

We all have a limited amount of will power.

The secret to making a diet work for you is to reduce the amount of decisions you make on a daily basis. The less you need to decide about what to eat in each meal, the more convenient the diet is for you. Thus, you’d be more likely to stick with it.

This is the reason why meal plans work so well for people. There is no thinking involved, there’s just following the menu.
 

However, 2 aspects of why following prescribed meal plans isn’t a great idea :
 

1....

November 17, 2018

Some thoughts on fat loss/ dieting success:

1. Diets don’t work. 

Well, they might ‘work’ for a short period of time, but what happens post-diet era?

Unfortunately, most people regain all the weight they had lost, plus more.  

And this is why...

Healthy eating habits > any specific diet. 

Cultivating healthy eating habits and a positive relationship with food, both, take time. 

Changing habits is hard work. 

Changing mindset and emotional attitudes towards food is hard work. 

Understanding how...

November 17, 2018

This is extremely paramount to understand:

Any movement is better than no movement .

People that perform any type of cardiovascular exercise on a regular basis , may it be walking; jogging; running; swimming; cycling and so on, are more likely to be in better health and shape than those who don't .

Common sense, right? 

However, strictly  practicing cardiovascular exercise, without resistance training, is definitely not the optimal route to good health, longevity, and quality of life....

November 3, 2018

I wrote an updated version to my article from 3 years ago-->

"Lessons I've learned in over 10 years of strength training"

Click here to check it out at bodybuilding.com, and let me know what you think :)


 




 

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