Fitness Tips


We live in a day and age in which time is of the essence and we seem not to have enough of.  Consequently, when scheduling your workouts into your busy days and weeks, there is a key ingredient necessary to maximize your time and the results you are wanting to obtain from your workouts---giving your BEST effort!  When you give your BEST effort, you not only maximize the time you have set aside for your workout, you also significantly increase the possibility of achieving your fitness goals and your ability to achieve your goals in a shorter period of time, thus achieving your BEST results.  Stop going through the motions and giving a half-hearted effort when working out.  Give your BEST effort everytime and see how quickly you achieve your desired fitness goals!
Michael Brummer

Summer Fitness Tips by Michael Brummer

Now that Summer is upon us, here are a few tips to maximize your fitness during the upcoming warmer months:

1)  Drink at least 6 to 8 large glasses of water a day to keep your body properly hydrated and to maximize your energy output.  Drink more if engaging in outdoor activities or if exercising for extended periods of time.

2)  Apply sunscreen with a SPF 15 or higher when involved in outdoor activities, especially to exposed areas such as your face, neck, arms, legs, etc.  If you are involved in outdoor water activities, make sure the sunscreen is waterproof as well.  Reapply the sunscreen as directed by the manufacturer.

3) If exercising outdoors, try to exercise early in the morning or later in the evening when the temperature is cooler.  This will allow you to get maximum output from your body and will decrease the possibility of experiencing dehydration and heat stroke.

Let's have fun and take advantage of the warmer weather while at the same time remembering these simple tips to maximize our enjoyment of Summer activities!

- Michael Brummer, Certified Personal Trainer

You = Best Reason to Get Fit

Another important factor in making fitness part of your lifestyle is choosing to be fit for YOURSELF.

You must see exercise as a gift to yourself and part of your self-care routine. Just like taking a shower, brushing your teeth, and eating healthy meals on a daily basis, so must exercise become part of your routine.

Avoid the following common mistakes: 1) SPECIAL EVENT FITNESS- This is when one decides to get into shape for an upcoming event, i.e. wedding, high school reunion, etc. Once the event is over, most people fall back to their unhealthy ways since they were getting fit for the event and not for themselves. 2) LOVED ONE FITNESS- This is when a person gets into shape for their spouse, boyfriend, or another significant other. If the relationship fails and the significant other is no longer in a person's life, fitness will most likely go by the wayside.

By choosing to become fit for YOURSELF, you are giving yourself one of the greatest gifts and fitness will more likely become part of your lifestyle!

- Post by Michael Brummer - Project Be Bold Contributor
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Michael Brummer - Certified Personal Trainer

No Excuses!

Michael Brummer, Personal Trainer, Shares How You Can Maintain Excellent Fitness --

An essential ingredient in maintaining one's fitness is having the mindset NO EXCUSES!  No matter what your age, occupation, financial status, daily schedule, etc., there is a way to incorporate exercise into your lifestyle.

BUSY PARENTS: If you're a busy parent, exercise before your children wake-up in the morning, while they're at school, or after they go to sleep at night.

TIGHT FINANCES: If finances are tight and you're unable to sign-up at a gym, you can walk or jog around your neighborhood, purchase a low-cost exercise DVD you can view at home, use the stairs instead of the elevator, or park farther away in a parking lot when you're shopping.

If you have a hectic schedule, you must make exercise a priority.  Schedule it into your day even if it means getting-up an hour earlier or watching less tv, exercise must be a priority!

Remember, if you have the mindset of NO EXCUSES, you will make exercise part of your regular schedule no matter what your circumstances, which will make exercise part of your lifestyle!

By Michael Brummer, Project Be Bold Fitness Contributor
To visit Michael's personal Website go to:

Michael Brummer - Certified Personal Trainer