Kids Counting Steps

“I don’t want to workout.”

“I am too tired.”

“My elbow feels swollen and besides I might be getting sick.”

These are all lies we tell ourselves to get out of something we really DO want to DO. WORKOUT.

Have you ever finished a workout and said, “Oh shit, I wish I hadn’t worked out.” No. You are always glad you did. You always feel better, it never fails you, not once. So why don’t you do it?

You fail yourself by believing your own stories about how it’s impossible to commit to a routine.

I was astounded when I saw a new product on the market, a pedometer for children. With mixed emotion I looked at it and wonder when did we get so backwards that our children are counting their steps. I remember as a kid being outside playing ghost, an elaborate game of  night tag with the entire block of kids, and when my mother called us in for dinner we were begging ..read more

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Death of the Bench Press

By Susan Howard

Back in the olden days Bros would go to the gym with a single goal, to get HUGE. The crown jewel of dudeness was the amount you can press. Football players, body guards and regular Joes where all trying to increase the one rep max of their press. What happen to the press and why is what we are going to look at in this article.

The bench press is where you lay on a bench under a bar stacking a bunch of plates on both sides perhaps engaging a spotter to help you stabilize the load, and so you don’t crush your own sternum, lowering the bar maybe to your chest and extending your arms. The idea was to get a huge chest, triceps and anterior deltoid. Guess what, it worked. Guys got a ton of hypertrophy in those areas. Yes, they may have had difficulty scratching their backs from just about any angle because of their anterior ..read more

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Pick up something you always loved

By Susan Howard

As an adult, I can’t believe I am calling myself that, I have a ton of responsibilities.   My brain is constantly tasking and prioritizing and organizing.  Even my own workouts are planned and set.  It seems this is the best way to function, schedule everything out and plan.  The problem with this is it’s boring.  When your mind is bored, then likely your body is too and if your body is bored it is not improving from a fitness standpoint.

As a kid, there is always new data coming in; one because everything is new to you and two because you are being challenged and introduced to a wide variety of things to see what may interest you.  You are expected to try and learn, that is the norm.  As we get older we have already decided what we are good at or not good at and we tend to repeat the things we are good at and ..read more

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Private Training

MUSCLE BUILDING IS THE #1 WAY TO BURN FAT

Susan Howard Fitness is located in Los Angeles, CA.  Susan is a well-known trainer on the Eastside.  Her gym is in Glendale, where most of her clients train.  She also works in clients’ homes and outdoors in the canyons of Griffith Park.  She has been in the fitness industry for 11 years, consulting for Target C9 fitness line, featured on TV Guides “Hollywood’s Hottest Bodies”, working on Wii fitness games and has published several featured articles on her training methods.

Each session lasts one hour, contact for rates and availability.

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