Sunday, December 28, 2008

First Post

For my first post, I thought I would lay out some of the issues I will be addressing in this blog.  There is so much information available on the internet regarding health, nutrition and fitness.  Much of it is free, some of it can be quite costly.  Often, there is little correlation between the quality/value of the information and the associated cost.  For instance, there are some great blogs out there, written by some of the top performers in the industry which don't cost a cent.  Then there are cookie cutter programs marketed towards exercise newbies which prescribe advanced movements with little technical coaching that can be quite costly when compared to a gym membership that includes small group training with a highly qualified trainer.  The same can be said of products being sold on tv, articles in "fitness" magazines and equipment available for use at your local gym.  One of my goals with this blog is to help you, the reader sort through this information, helping you find the best information at the best value.

I am also passionate about cooking, and will be sharing healthy recipes, both those created by myself and others shared from some of my favorite healthy cooking sites.

As a trainer, I wish I could tell you that by paying me my monthly fee, and doing the workouts I prescribe, I can give you the body you want.  The fact of the matter is that you can work out all day, but if you keep putting crap in your face and don't get enough sleep each night, you will never get the results you want.  Again, I will help you sort through the muddle that is currently the world of nutrition information.

If as a reader, you have questions or issues you would like me to address, please e-mail me at the address listed in the side bar to suggest topics.

Train smart, eat right!


  1. Sounds like "sane" training, Pete. I like your approach. I teach my athletes the 3 B's: (1) Be there-train smart and consistently. (2) Before midnight-every hour of sleep you get before midnight is worth 2 after midnight. (3) Breakfast-whatever you eat at breakfast is your fuel for any afternoon or evening workouts/games. BBuckley

  2. Go! Pete, John hear. My first 4 minut intesive. Im typing this as fst a as I posiblyy can. I am not a fast tiper nbut you should see my finngers now baby. Holly Cats they are flyin! Iam a minute and 45 seconds in and sweat is abslutely poring from my time i will need to wear won of those whyte Jimmy Conors head bands to keeeep the the sweat from running off the end of my (big ) nose onto the kkeybord. Now with just 30 secons left I am in excrusicating pane. I should have done the warnm up you sugested but Hollly Catts did not have time. five, four and and half, four, threee and a half, threee, twwo and and a haf, 2, one rollll!...............................

  3. Dear Mr Janson,

    Did you know that 2 hours sleep is better before midnight than after? I just read that on your site, but noticed that you emailed me at about 12:30 AM. If I sleep from 8 PM to midnight would that count as my eight hours? That might be better than the 2-7 AM that seems to have become more of a norm than I'd like...I also don't eat breakfast and have just started exercising (tonight). That means that I have a lot of latent potential. I am encouraged and appreciative of the helpful reminders. Thanks for your investment in my well being! John H(olly Cats!) Gibbel