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  • The Diet Hideout

    By Raphael | In Fitness, Motivation, Nutrition | on June 30, 2011

    Sometimes what you don’t say says more than you realize. The diet hideout. See if this sounds familiar. You courageously declare that you’ve had enough, and you’re going to lose those haunting, pain-in-the-a** pounds that have been teasing and calling you names for so long. Enough – you’ve had enough with the overanalyzing and excuses. […]

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  • 3 Steps to Killer Legs

    By Raphael | In Fitness, Motivation | on June 16, 2011

    What would you be willing to sacrifice for great-looking legs? I’m not talking about a little bit of improvement. I’m talking about a transformation. Would you clean up your nutrition and be consistent? Would you commit week in and week out to your weight training and cardio workouts and challenge yourself? Would you work to […]

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  • Over the past few weeks my mother has been experiencing a popping in one ear. On Monday, May 17, she was rushed to the emergency room as she experienced some of these pops, felt dizzy and then fainted. As soon as I was notified, I rushed to the emergency room.  As I walked into her […]

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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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