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  • I’ve been getting a lot of emails concerning what specifically a client receives when they sign up for online training services with me. So I decided to outline precisely what you can expect to receive. Here’s how it works: Step 1 – After our initial contact, I will email you a questionnaire that asks about […]

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  • Body Image: Healing From the Inside Out

    By Raphael | In Motivation | on April 30, 2011

    Body image. It can be a pain in the ass. We have a warped societal standard as to what constitutes beauty and then you have your own unique perception of your own beauty.  And to add fuel to the fire, people become enamored with Photoshop images of celebrities and models and then try to look like […]

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  • Super Set Abs Blast Workout

    By Raphael | In Fitness | on April 15, 2011

    “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” — Albert Einstein Before you do one crunch, let’s get to the truth and nothing but the truth about getting great-looking abs. Great-looking abs begin in the kitchen. Your nutrition is the place to start. The abdominal area does not flatten from […]

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  • Aging and the Big Fat Lie

    By Raphael | In Fitness, Motivation, Nutrition | on April 8, 2011

    “Most people work at dying. I work at living. It’s a pain in the ass. You have to eat right and exercise. Most people, when they reach a certain age, let down and talk about what they used to do. Well, who gives a damn about what you used to do? It’s what you’re doing […]

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  • No Equipment Boot Camp Workout

    By Raphael | In Fitness, Motivation | on March 29, 2011

    For those who haven’t seen my latest guest blog on Diets in Review, please check it out. I designed a boot camp workout for the person with very little time available, no equipment, or just for someone who wants to try something different.

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  • Come and Get Your Kid!

    By Raphael | In Fitness, Motivation | on March 24, 2011

    My training partner, Jimmy, is a physical education teacher at a high school here in West Palm Beach. For the past few months we’ve been working out with five of his seniors — 17-year-old kids loaded with energy and overflowing with testosterone. Sounds like a lot of people, but with our respective backgrounds, we keep […]

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  • Women Don’t Give A Sh*t!

    By Raphael | In Motivation, Nutrition | on March 14, 2011

    Two weeks ago I wrote a guest blog for Diets in Review. It was an entertaining blog in which I discussed cellulite and the ways to diminish it. The inspiration for the cellulite blog came from a conversation I had with my wife, Pam, before a presentation I was to give on the subject in […]

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  • Fat Blast Cardio Workout

    By Raphael | In Fitness | on March 7, 2011

    One of the things you have to be careful of with the stuff that rolls around in your head is that you can’t be consumed by it all the time. It can drive you nuts. You have to have moments where you’re in a zone, having fun, feeling your body moving and sweating, and when […]

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  • The Perfect Diet

    By Raphael | In Motivation, Nutrition | on March 1, 2011

    One upon a time there was a magical land that created the magical diet. This was like no other diet because this diet was perfect. It was flawless in every respect. And when you were on this diet, you were perfect, too. Let’s take a journey through our magical land so we can finally experience […]

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  • Buddy, You Don’t Know What Bloated Is

    By Raphael | In Nutrition | on February 21, 2011

    I’ve been a natural competitive bodybuilder for ten years. Two years ago, after competing in a show, I heard one of the greatest lines in the history of one-liners. Immediately after a show I’m depleted due to low body fat. This allows me to eat a lot of food for about two days without feeling […]

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