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14 Foods to Add to Your Diet in 2019

When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, we often hear all about what people are giving up. Instead, for 2019, we’d like to add a little something to our routines. We’ve come up with a list of foods that you can easily integrate into your current diet to help make 2019 a little bit healthier. … Continued

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How to Start (and Stick with) a Back to School Fitness Program

  • September 24, 2018

  The back to school season introduces a mountain of change to our lives. Whether you’re sending your kids back to school, or going back to school yourself, our routines are totally altered by the arrival of August and September. In order to achieve our fitness goals we have to consciously make fitness part of … Continued

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MURPH Challenge

Memorial Day Murph Challenge Another Spring season has sprung and we’re excited to be the studio that provides personal training in Parkville and services all of Kansas City. This good weather can only mean one thing, and that’s a new opportunity to tackle the MURPH challenge this Memorial Day weekend. What is the MURPH Challenge? Originally … Continued

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5 No-Effort Healthy Breakfasts

  • September 18, 2016

A healthy breakfast is a great way to kick your day off. It’s also the easiest meal to mess up. Donuts, breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, waffles, hash browns, sugary cereals…there are so many ways to start your day off in a fattening way. Read on for 5 No-Effort Breakfasts that deliver in taste, nutrition and speed. … Continued

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Question Time with Kansas City Personal Trainer David Oquendo 22/8/2016

Question Time! (With Kansas City Personal Trainer David Oquendo) Hi there! The most important factor in losing weight, of course, is calorie deficit, so you need to eat less than you burn. The only real true way to make sure you do this is to measure your food out. I do this, even with my … Continued

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Avoiding Diet Plateaus (With Kansas City Personal Trainer David Oquendo 26/8/2016)

  • August 27, 2016

Hey, today I’m here to talk about plateaus. A lot of people hit plateaus because they are so low on calories for so long that it causes them to build up cortisol. When you have a low amount of calories and you work out a lot, you don’t recover well. The cortisol starts to build … Continued

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12 Tips for Your Best Body

You know that diet and exercise are important when it comes to creating your best body, but you may be overlooking other techniques for getting into the best shape. Turn the following 12 simple tips into habits and watch as your body transforms. 1) Eat a Smart Breakfast. Most people load up on carbohydrates and … Continued

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Nutrition Myths With Kansas City Personal Trainer David Oquendo 8/11/16

  • August 12, 2016

Today I’m going to talk about the supposed ‘anabolic window’, where you are supposed to eat within an hour of working out. We often hear, “You’ve got to eat right after a workout or you’re going to lose muscle and you’re not going to gain as much.” Or, “You’re going to go into a catabolic … Continued

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Nutrition Myths With Kansas City Personal Trainer David Oquendo 08-04-16

  • August 5, 2016

OH YEAH! Today I’m going to talk about ways to keep yourself fuller, or feeling full when you’re on a diet. Feeling full when you’re on a diet can be one of the biggest issues with trying to lose weight. You want to feel full enough when you’re dieting so that you’re not constantly snacking … Continued

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Nutrition Myths With Kansas City Personal Trainer David Oquendo 06-02-16

Okay, so I am going to discuss some myths about diet and some questions that kind of are heard over and over again in the nutrition world and from our clients. “What’s wrong with certain nutrients? When to eat? When not to eat?” Just an overall general discussion…Kind of the things that get passed around … Continued

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