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  • Show and Tell…the Truth

    By Raphael | In Fitness, Motivation | on January 14, 2013

    Perplexed, startled. That was my reaction when my friend Scot recently told me that I have to stop hiding. And that I have to start telling the truth. Wait, what?! Me, who prides himself on being honest and on having the utmost integrity, being accused of hiding out? Being dishonest? Sometimes it pays just to […]

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  • No Time? No Excuse: The Workout!

    By Raphael | In Fitness | on July 29, 2012

    Time has you by the neck, and it’s squeezing the air out of you. Your latest claim to fame is, ‘I just don’t have time to work out .” Err, sorry, but you do have time. You have time because you’re going to make time. I’ve designed a sweat-producing, calorie-burning, muscle-pumping workout that will take […]

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  • Look at one of your legs. I mean really look at it.  Now, imagine waking up and not having that leg. Visualize it. Think about what your life would be like. How your life would change, how you would feel when you looked in the mirror. How friends, family and even strangers would treat you. […]

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  • Free Weight Loss eBook

    By Raphael | In Fitness, Nutrition | on January 3, 2012

    I have teamed up with mydailymoment.com for a free ebook! I have designed a 30 day Beginners workout and 30 day meal plan (1200 and 1500 calories). You’ll find them in the “bonus” areas of the ebook. All you have to do is sign up for their newsletter and you gain instant access to the […]

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  • Fight Fat During the Holidays

    By Raphael | In Fitness, Motivation, Nutrition | on November 10, 2011

    Beware.  You are about to enter the most difficult time of the year from a nutrition and exercise standpoint. It’s the time of the year when temptations abound, your mind plays tricks, hectic schedules and family gatherings stress you out, and you start thinking that maybe you’ll just face your weight issues in January. After […]

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  • Must-Have Shoulders: Dumbbell Lateral Raises

    By Raphael | In Fitness | on November 3, 2011

    If you’re interested in shoulders that look great in a sleeveless dress or tank top, I’ve put together a brief video with my two favorite ways to perform lateral raises. The first is seated with chest high. The video fast forwards to the conclusion of the set to show that I never get sloppy with […]

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  • I was approached by the editor of Latino Perspectives Magazine, and asked to be the sole fitness source for this article, “Fuel up for fitness”. The article discusses how to eat before and after workouts…

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  • Shed the Fear of Fitness

    By Raphael | In Fitness, Motivation | on October 12, 2011

    I recently read a study posted on Science Daily about the amazing benefits of exercise and how a 50-year-old can be just as fit as someone 30 years younger. It’s an excellent article and something I’ve been telling people for years. But what happens when articles like this just aren’t enough? There are thousands of […]

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  • Gym Fear: Because I’m Fat

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

    I was working out in the gym this morning and a very overweight woman was working out close by. She was about 5’2″ and it appeared she needed to lose about 100 pounds, though that’s not what really got my attention. What I noted was how focused and intense her workout was, and how she […]

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  • Hung Up On Abs – Video Demo

    By Raphael | In Fitness | on July 28, 2011

    “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” –Alice Walker While at the gym a few days ago I decided to film a couple of exercises that focus on the lower abdominal area.  If you belong to a gym, hopefully they have support straps to perform the […]

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