Want lasting and abrupt weight loss, then skip the gym and hit the great outdoors. As a Personal trainer here in San Diego and Orange County California, I have worked with literally hundreds of clients over th span of my career. Many come to me because they struggle to nail down the proper fitness program and lose unwanted body fat. I have composed a list of cardio gym equipment that you typically see in a gym. Some work and others don’t.

1. Treadmills –

2. Stepmills –

3. Elliptical Trainers

4. Stationary Bikes

5. Recumbent Bikes –

6. Rowers –

The common denominator is all these cardio apparatus are boring to do, so gyms have attached TV sets, or integrated a Blue Tooth to a big TV set for everyone to view. This causes the masses to lolligag and drape themselves over the cardio machine as if they are quadriplegic! People focus more on the visual stimuli than the actual cardio workout. Crazy but true!

All these cardio machines run on caloric burn algorithms which embellish caloric expenditure. Compared to may expensive and accurate Polar Heart Rate monitor. I have found a 27-40% margin of error with these machines. Your living the lie if you record the true values in your training diary.

Conversely, doing high intensity cardio training like Spinning, Kettlebells, Jump Roping, and Boxing will amp up your cardio thresholds. If being in the gym is where you need to be, then implement these tried and true cardio movements. Forlorn the other crap!

In my opinion, getting outdoors and running, cycling and swimming is what is all about. This is real life sports related cardio that will put you up against the wall with aerobic threshold training. From a  personal perspective, I have gently transitioned from doing an average of 9 hours of gym cardio per week, to road biking 4-7 hours per week. The results are a whopping 25 pound of weight loss over a 3 month period, and far less boredom than being in the gym. Now it is a given that everyone is different and results could vary from person to person. However it is important to look at this contrast in training regimen.

I still do my 5 day per week of strength training, but the only difference is the quality of cardio. My hypothesis is greater attention to the actual cardio and better results. Plus its easier to gauge improvements in running, biking or cycling performance, through time improvements and decrease in exertion as fitness builds.

Moreover, I have seen many clients that integrate outdoor running and cycling programs lose a ton of weight compared to other clients who simply glue themselves to elliptical trainers for an hour or so per workout!

Something to think about. Besides, isn’t it nice to get out doors when the weather is nice? Here in So Cal we have no excuse because we pretty much have perfect weather year round.

For more information on training strategies contact Rivak at 760-271-3064 or go to www.rxfitnesspros.com

I have been a personal trainer in San Diego since 1999, and I can say with conviction that its Sugar in the diet that leads to weight loss failure. Not so much mega caloric intake. Its more about energy balance of nutrients and the affect on the pancreas and liver. What I have seen repeatedly is massive weight loss when people titrate down off the simple sugar carbohydrates. This is the sensible diet folks.

Sugar has a profound impact on your health and wellness. Here are ten situations you may encounter if you don’t give it up! I personally feel it has no place in the diet of the lay person who doesn’t expend enough energy each day to use it as a proper fuel source. if your an endurance athlete and require some pre workout priming before your long 5 hour bike training ride then i believe a modicum of simple carbs is reasonable. For those who rarely workout, then its best to filter out as much sugar in your diet. Proteins and  good fats can be very satisfying. Give them a chance!


New research has show that sugar itself contributes to diabetes more than just being obese. So perhaps you may want to ditch the sugary sodas!

Impaired Learning and Memory: A major study conducted at UCLA has show  that a diet high in fructose corn syrup can impair the ability to learn and remember. Versus a diet high in omega-3 can reduce the damage.

Tooth decay:  Maintaining an intake of less than 5% sugars in your diet will help you avoid cavities!

Asthma: in a 2012 Australian study of children who consumed half a liter of soft drinks or more, they found a correlation to the sugar consumption and Asthma and or COPD.

Cardiac Disease:  We have recently learned that sugar has an inflammatory affect of the lumen of blood vessels therefore leading to atherosclerosis. Studies have showed that those who consumed 25% of there diet in sugar doubled there risk for heart disease!

Bad Gut Flora:  High sugar ingestion weakens the good cut flora which control immunity and digestion. The end result in inflammation and a host of GI diseases.

Obesity: Numerous clinical studies have well defined the link between sugar sweetened beverages and weight gain with children. Now the obesity center has redefined there guidelines for recommended intake of these drinks!

Cancer:  Big correlation between sugar consumption and high risk for ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer and esophageal cancer. Sugar leads to getting fat which has a direct correlation with cancers.

Hypercholesterolemia: Researchers at Emory University have found that sugar consumption leads to an increase in bad LDL cholesterol.

Aging Effect: The advent of glycation. This is when the sugar binds with amino acid molecules. The end result is the premature aging of our skin. One of many factors that represent the aging process.

So with all this information in mind isn’t it more than enough to inspire the deletion of sugar from the diet? I really don’t see and benefit to having it in my diet. From a personal perspective, i don’t appreciate the hypoglycemic spikes that occur when consumed leading to lethargy and fatigue. Its just not worth it! Below is a GREAT video and must watch if you want more detail about the problems with sugar. Enjoy!

For more information on Rx Fitness Pros and what we, click on the link. Rxfitnesspros or call 760-271-3064

I just viewed the most profound video on Facebook which spurred this post The video portrays the evolution of heart disease and the causative effects of bad eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle from early childhood until adulthood. A shocking video, so watch at your own risk.  The video spurred some emotion in me as my company, RXFitnesspros has a plethora of young to middle age clients with heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and orthopedic issues. Many of them have undergone Coronary Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery,have had strokes (CVA) and or on copious amounts of medicines to  try to stabilize there particular health issue. Unfortunately taking prescription meds often come with a big price. Lots of side effects leading to lethargy, depression, low libido and weight gain.  Is this the life you signed up for?

Unfortunately,  early heart disease  is a grim reality which todays youth are now facing. Consuming processed foods laden with  high sugar, fat, sodium and cholesterol is a huge problem. The youth of today are making almost no effort to eat clean and healthy. They claim to be too busy. Is this the sign of progress or regression in America?

According to the American Heart Association 787,000 Americans died from Heart disease or stroke in 2011, That’s equivalent to 1 out of every 3 deaths in America. About 2,150 Americans die every day from heart disease or about 1 person every 40 seconds.. Sad but true, cardiovascular disease claims more lives than all types of cancers combined..

The causative life factors are 1. Smoking 2. Inactivity 3. Unhealthy eating habits,

So what can be done to reverse the negative ramifications of unhealthy behaviors?

1. Make a decision to change or die.

2. Seek help from a professionals who excels at changing unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. A nutritionist, personal fitness trainer, a medical exercise specialist,  and perhaps a physician to monitor your internal medical health progress periodically.

How can RXfitnesspros help?   Improve health related problems and amelioration of them through properly prescribed diet and exercise is what we do. And we do it well. To find out how we can help you improve your current medical issues contact us at 760-271-3064 or send us an inquiry through the RXFitnesspros website.


As a 50 plus year old San Diego personal trainer, I can can say with conviction, that the human body requires more maintenance in its 50s than in our 40s and 30s. Like a car that has lots of mileage on the odometer, some intervention and big changes need to take place. It’s a must for those who live a sedentary lifestyle, as well as those who are very physically active such as myself.

If you are sedentary the ramifications occur primarily form an internal body systems perspective. One gains physical fat weight, damaging the liver, heart, kidneys and pancreas. the medical ramifications can entail high blood pressure, fatty liver disease, diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease, cancer and osteoarthritis. For more information check out the research on the most comprehensive study on medical risk factors leading to death. The Framingham Study Moreover the human joints suffer the massive assault of arthritis from carrying around excess weight in the form of fat. All these debilitating situations will lead to a very uncomfortable lifestyle, often accompanied by pain, disability and depression. It really doesn’t have to be that way with a proper shift in your mindset. knowledge is power!

The second scenario, I see quite often, which is the physically abused athlete who has trained improperly or excessively dangerous. Example your triathletes, marathoners and ultra distance athletes. Too much fanatical levels of exercise has a bone crushing joint compromising deleterious effect. the end result is unstable joints, chronic pain and eventual migration to the wheel chair at an earlier age than your sedentary counterparts. I personally have experienced the ramifications of overtraining, until I finally saw the light and made some abrupt changes. I spent 12 years as a competitive Ironman triathlete. Yes, this San Diego personal trainer is subject to orthopedic health problems too!

Exercise is about maintenance of structure and function  in all planes of movements, frontal, saggital and transverse planes. This is how human beings work. many studies have show that doing on specific form of exercise in a single plane does more harm than good on the human body. the end result is muscle imbalance and compromised joints. At RXfitnesspros, we condition human bodies in all planes and focus on your areas of weakness.

Now is the time to focus on patching the leaky boat and keep your bodies healthy strong and functional for the next 40 years of your life. For the athlete too!  Life is about balance and keeping all body systems in homeostasis.

At Rxfitnesspros.com we work with a plethora of human beings, who chose to climb out of their personal doldrums  and make something better at their physical lives. We are here to guide, educate and integrate a new lifestyle that you can live with forever. Life is too short to allow yourself to fall apart.. For more information about what we do and what we can do for you go to RXfitnesspros.com or call 760-271-3064

Orange County, Laguna Beach, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach best personal trainer and sports conditioning trainer for endurance athletes discusses her background as an endurance athlete, triathlete and swimmer.

Nanci Goedecker is Orange County’s expert personal fitness trainer and endurance coach. She has been a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach for over 20 years. If you are an endurance athlete looking to improve your game and start winning, then Nanci Goedecker and her business partner Rivak Hoffman are two talented athletes and experienced personal trainer working both San Diego and Orange County California. Nanci also specializes in working with both amateur and professional triathletes, since this has been her sport of choice and expertise for many years.

For more information go to http://www.rxfitnesspros.com and send and inquiry, or submit a message through this posting.

Orange County, Laguna Beach and Newport Beach best personal trainer and sports conditioning trainer for endurance athletes  Nanci discusses her background as an endurance athlete, triathlete and swimmer. Nanci Goedecker is Orange County’s expert personal fitness trainer and endurance coach. She has been a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach for over 20 years. If you are an endurance athlete looking to improve your game and start winning, then Nanci Goedecker and her business partner Rivak Hoffman are two talented athletes and experienced personal trainer working both San Diego and Orange County California.
For more information go to rxfitnesspros.com and send and inquiry,

Nanci Goedecker, Orange Counties best personal trainer lives the early morning seize the day lifestyle. How she does it is a mystery for all. Now find out her hidden secrets!

There is a lot of truth to the idea that exercising in the morning translates to success in life. Early rising is a common trait among CEO’s, political leaders and other influential people. And morning people, according to Inc. Magazine, have been found to be more productive and proactive. So what are some things you need to do to make this happen?

Start with planning the night before. Go to bed at a time that will allow you to rise before your alarm wakes you up in the morning. Visualize exactly what you are going to be doing when you wake up in the morning so you hardly have to think about it – including how long it takes to drive to the gym, or wander into the spare bedroom for yoga poses. Have your clothes laid out and ready to go. If this is your first go round at it, aim for a short workout, say, of a set of pushups and sit-ups just to get used to moving early in the morning and slowly increase the amount of time and reps each time. Don’t forget to eat something and hydrate – have it ready to grab when you wake up.

Remind yourself that the time spent moving your body before the sun comes up translates to a boost of energy throughout out the day and a sense of accomplishment that will flow over into the rest of your day. Without forgetting that good habits require consistent commitment, you also won’t have to push yourself at the end of a mentally and physically tiring day to exercise, or even miss a workout entirely. And, you’ll have more time at the end of the day to pursue other pursuits or pleasures. Early to bed, early to rise…makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise!

For added tips or help to aid in your success, contact Nanci Goedecker Master Personal Trainer with RXFitnesspros and Total Victory Sports Conditioning of Orange County at


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