Your Roadmap To Better Health

Your roadmap to better health isn’t easy, but it is possible and worth more than everything you have. Have you ever heard the saying, “Health is wealth”? Or how about, “If you don’t have your health, you have nothing.” There is truth in those sayings. Just ask anyone who has experienced a life-threatening emergency or has had a life-altering and debilitating illness or injury. In these situations, fear becomes real and it takes some people those very instances to wake up to the reality that when their health is under attack, they lose out on many important things in life. It’s incredibly frustrating and difficult to manage life in these states not just physically but also emotionally. You might be someone who is able to imagine this.

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The Basics of Sled Workouts

Sled workout

A sled is one of the most versatile and unique tools for working out. In this article, I’ll talk about the proper techniques, the low risk of injury and the sleds overall versatility. I’ll also describe how a sled workout will improve on your strength, power, and speed! You will learn how sled training helps you get back to working out if you’ve had certain injuries or problems with your back.

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The Revolution Has Begun.

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The Revolution Has Begun. Really.

Literally, decades of time and experiences have lead me to this Revolution, and yet it feels like a blink of an eye. Before I get ahead of myself though, I need to tell you where it all began.

Throughout households across America, children started coming home from school to a house empty of adults. Upon entering they immediately turned the television set on and grabbed the processed packaged and yet so convenient snacks from the cupboard. Heck, a soda goes well with this also, so better grab that as well! The fast convenience food revolution began its path towards our destruction.

On televisions sets, commercials were directly marketing to children, alerting them of the next toy or snack they needed to have. Though, not all kids stayed watching. They found the new shiny thing – the internet. A place they can go to watch any video they like or read anything they stumble across before their parents walk into the room. That is certainly a scary thought, isn’t it?! Introducing the 1980s-2000s.

Now that I have your attention…I’ll name a few of the other issues that have since developed further and are grounds for joining the Revolution:

  • Our physical beings and the widespread development of diabetes, cancer, hypertension, and other diseases related to poor diet, lifestyle, and lack of physical fitness.
  • The American diet and the real cost to our health.
  • Our emotions. The importance of emotional intelligence in our personal and professional relationships that aren’t brought to light in schools.
  • Our medical system. For-profit health and the consequences of an industry led by insurance and pharmaceutical companies. We do not have a wellness industry, but rather an illness industry.
  • Media, Marketing, Internet and Social Media
    • People are stressed for time and are being bombarded by constant noise.
    • Everyone’s an expert and yet no ones an actual expert.
    • Values that are born out of consumerism/debt that cause depression and loneliness.
    • Misinformation is everywhere regarding health & wellness.
    • Body images portrayed as healthy, strong, or beautiful are giving false impressions and bad messages.

When I started down this journey, I began with nutritional therapy. It seemed like the right step as I was leaving a long culinary and restaurant career. After working with so many clients on their nutrition, I knew I wanted to create something more.

The first step was the decision to improve the quality of my life.

I decided to move from Las Vegas to the slower paced German town of New Braunfels, Texas. Who doesn’t like The Wurstfest!?

The second step to my journey was to change the concept of my business and then to also modify the approach that I’d been employing towards my clients. I had success with clients but I also realized that people become resistant when being told what to do when they don’t want to do it. It’s just natural. A person needs to learn the lessons for themselves to really learn them. My job is now of a coach. I’m here to guide you towards seeing your “truth” and to show you ways to get to where you decide you want to go.

Now, what I’m talking about is dealing with our overall well being. This means that I work with the little picture where it’s connected to the bigger picture of your health – through your mind, body, AND nutrition. Why? Because it is all connected, silly.

You see, working with your physical fitness won’t get you peak results unless we also work on your nutrition. You might be having problems with your weight due to your ideas surrounding food that you’ve always had. We would work together to help you change your thoughts into more positive and unlimited ones through the use of cognitive behavioral techniques (the mind). Do you see where I’m going here?!

The change to Revolution Wellness is the next logical step to my journey of learning and compassion for myself and to others. Come join the Revolution!

Are You Thriving in Life?

Are you thriving in your life?  Thriving is all about growth, flourishing and prospering.  The spring season reminds us of how nature thrives.  However, when I look around most humans are not “thriving”.

Research on well-being concludes that only about 20% of adults have a strong sense of purpose and are fully satisfied with their lives. Less than 10% strongly believe their lives are ideal and most people are stressed out and burned out. Unfortunately, all of this stress harms biological function and increases susceptibility to chronic diseases.

To make matters worse, most people feel too depleted, mentally and physically, to create a healthy way of life that would make them feel better.  A whopping less than 5% of adults engage in the health behaviors that actually prevent diabetes, heart disease and obesity.

People are not exercising regularly, maintaining healthy weight or enjoying plentiful fruits and veggies. Not only do people feel lousy physically and emotionally, but they are also dealing with chronic diseases that cost them financially.

While your doctor wants you to thrive, sadly they don’t have time to help you, other than to prescribe medicine and send you on your way, leaving you to figure out how to do it all by yourself.  We know that there are other dedicated professionals who are well-trained to zoom in on one area such as fitness, nutrition, or emotional health. However, you are navigating the complex web of your life and now you are in pursuit of good health goals too.  Who do you turn to when you feel overwhelmed by it all?

You cannot solve your problems with the same level of thiking that created them.

We also can’t improve health very well when we are in a stressed-out state. Instead, cultivating a thriving mind is necessary to attain a healthy body. Combining a whole-life focus with scientifically validated techniques to change your mind is the work of a well-trained health and wellness coach. Their work is now backed by more than 200 scientific studies.

In 2017, the ICHWC (The International Consortium of Health & Wellness Coaching) consulted widely, developed a broad consensus, created national standards, and formed a partnership with the National Board of Medical Examiners in May 2016 to launch the program and certification in this exciting and growing field.

Here are some tactics to use to get you thriving:

Imagine a life of thriving

A first coaching step is to envision yourself engaged in a life of thriving. A personal vision is like setting a compass. It sets the direction and purpose for your mind-changing adventure. Perhaps you imagine a day where you are calm and energized, enjoying instead of dreading the overflow of work projects, while attending beautifully and creatively to one task at a time.

You are no longer feeling stuck in a chronic state of criticism or self doubt and are feeling grateful for what is good and what you have. Making time most days for physical activity feels good, and you are cooking and savoring delicious and healthy meals with your loved ones on most evenings.

Stretch your mind

The heart of a good coaching session is the mind-stretching part. It’s a creative process whereby your coach helps you experience an insight, or an “aha moment.” It could be a shift in perspective or discovery of a blind spot. Over time these small shifts add up to a whole new mindset, and you outgrow your old one.

The brain can grow new pathways, in fact about 1 millimeter a day. Over time those pathways enable new habits that make a big difference. Think about it, exercise calms you down. Good food energizes your brain.  Now you can focus without distraction and you see more good than bad in yourself and others.  Careful now, you might find out that your life is thriving!

While your mind stretches, so do your capacities. Your new neural pathways allow you to become more creative. You will find strengths and resources that were previously underemployed. You can now leverage positive feelings to balance your stress and and get more done, more quickly, and with more enjoyment.

Learn to coach yourself

What you learn from a wellness coach is how to coach yourself. You learn how to become a personal visionary.  The most effective mix of your personal habits will help to develop your vision.  Then, small daily experiments will lead you to discover your own personal formula.  You will learn how to change your own mind, 1 millimeter at a time.

Now is the right time to engage a wellness coach to help boost you from merely surviving to a life of thriving. The cost is similar to a personal fitness trainer or nutritionist, many of whom also offer wellness coaching. Ask if your employer offers health and wellness coaching services.

If not now, when? Go for now. You will only regret it, if you never try.

If you’ve made it this far down on the page, we have an announcement coming soon! We are in the process of making some big changes!  Check us out very soon to discover the new us!!  

Overcoming the Fear of Working Out

How to overcome the fear of working out?

Are you trying to overcome the fear of working out? Everybody has to start somewhere. Everybody makes the decision at some point to change something about themselves and they want to start a workout program. If this is where you are at, then I have news for you: everybody has been at this point and overcoming the fear of working out is important and doable.

Being afraid to work out is easily one of the most least admitted but most widely experienced reason why people don’t ever start or why they quit a workout program. Working out doesn’t have to be intimidating and can actually be fun! It doesn’t have to be torture and it can actually be something that you look forward to!
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Don’t Let an Injury Stop You!

One week ago while training on trampoline, I rolled my ankle pretty bad. Aside from the fact that almost every time I injure myself it is on a trampoline and I REALLY want to be good on trampoline, the physical pain hurt a little more than the emotional pain. So, I had to take a few days off of training.

After one week, the pain is still there, not as severe, and the swelling has gone down considerably. I’m not ready to get back to training full on yet because I don’t want to risk re-aggravating it, but I can’t let my body simply atrophy in this time off. A lot of professionals I know ALWAYS have to deal with injuries and how to maintain a level of physical conditioning during the down time. Here are a few tips on how to work through injuries and come out on top!

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Pilates and HIIT – Using the Best of Both Worlds to Create a Leaner and More Functional You!

I like functional training. I like the type of workouts that either teach me something or challenge me in a new way. For me, I’ve found this to be a great way to not only stay in shape, but to stay interested in staying in shape. Doing the same thing for long periods of time, is not fun. Also, doing the same thing over and over, day after day, doesn’t benefit your body for a number of reasons. We get stuck! Creating variation in a workout program that efficiently targets different aspects of your body’s ability will create a very effective program that will continue to yield results as long as you stay with it.

In my training and teaching, I have seen that Pilates mixed with some High Impact Intensity Training (HIIT) can accomplish the goals of many as well as keep people engaged in working out.
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New Partnership with David Barton Gym, Las Vegas!

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We are sad to be leaving our partnership with David Barton Gym but very excited to experience all the newness in our new home at Revolution Wellness in New Braunfels, Texas!

Nutrition Services 

are now also available through your membership at

Located in Tivoli Village 410 S. Rampart, Ste 200, Las Vegas, NV 89145

If you’re not already a member of David Barton Gym, check them out here:  DBG 

Then, go to the gym and ask for the General Manager – Ryan.  He will give you an amazing tour and probably let you try out the gym!

In addition to many other great perks you will receive when signing up for a membership, you will also receive a FREE 1/2 hour consultation from EatRightLife!

You Can’t Exercise Your Way Out Of A Bad Diet

You can't exercise your way out of a bad diet

You can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet.  You just can’t. We see it all the time.  We work out hard, but that doesn’t give us the green light to eat poorly.  Of course, you can eat a diet that is unhealthy and you’ll wonder why you’re not getting the results that you want.  Blame it on not getting to the gym, or you can blame it on your diet.  This is most likely the main reason (although getting to the gym regularly is also important!).

“I usually eat really well!”.

We hear this all the time.  After digging deeper, it’s usually another fad diet someone has recently finished.  In these diets there is usually too much juicing, cutting out meat and fats, or even fasting while beginning to work out.  The truth is that most people don’t understand what a healthy diet is for them. Often, they try one diet after another and if they find results – then they say it worked!  The problem is that once they go back to their regular life they also go back to their old eating habits as well.

This is what we call, The Circle of Dieting Fad Disorders.

Each person is unique.  You are unique in every way, down to your cells. We are certified in nutrition and fitness.  That means we studied long and hard to learn how digestion functions down to the cellular level.  We studied the anatomy and physiology of the human body as it relates to digestion and to fitness.  Simply stated, we understand how our diet affects the systems of our bodies. You can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet.

We have over twenty years in the fine dining industry as a professional chef and restaurateur.

We know how to work with food of all kinds (not bugs…sorry that’s just gross!).  Our motto is “eating healthy doesn’t have to taste bad”…because it’s true if you know how to.  We teach this.

Amongst other things, we work with you to specifically find the right combination of macronutrients for your specific body based on your goals and health needs.

If you’re thinking about making some long-lasting changes for your health and fitness, here are some basic principles to start with on your own:

Eat high nutrient whole foods, they compliment fitness goals for weight loss or gains.

Digest protein after working out.  It will prevent your body from using its own muscle tissue for energy and help encourage muscle synthesis.

Eat adequate good fats and limit simple carbs which can produce fat loss and improve metabolism so you can maintain optimal body composition in the long run.

Use healthy fats that are good for you such as unrefined extra virgin coconut and olive oils, avocado and nut oils (walnut, pumpkin seed, sesame seed & hazelnut oils, cold-pressed flaxseed oil), grass-fed butter, clarified butter & ghee, pastured lard & bacon fat.

Use MUFAs (Monounsaturated Fats), which raise good HDL cholesterol, lower bad LDL cholesterol. They also help prevent belly fat.

Use Polyunsaturated Fats, which in addition to lowering your LDL, these fats contain essential omega-3 fatty acids — which boost brain function and may help strengthen your immune system and improve your mood — and omega-6 fatty acids, which in small amounts can keep skin and eyes healthy.

Restrict your sugar intake.  All of it (this includes dairy, simple carbohydrates and anything refined).

Remember, you can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet. There is a lot you can do to get the most out of your workouts.  Our programs are customizable based on your unique needs.  We help all walks of life – from the new to fitness person to the competitive bodybuilder.  Take a look at our programs – there is one for everyone!

Learn more about our coaching programs!