All About Fitness

Are you active? Do you like to exercise? Do you want to know the best fitness plans for your goals? All About Fitness is here to help you identify the most effective workout programs for your needs. Pete McCall has been educating personal trainers around the world for more than twelve years and is now using that experience and knowledge to help you with your questions about exercise. The primary purpose of All About Fitness is to explain how exercise can slow down the aging process allowing you to add years of enjoyment to your life. A longtime spokesperson and media resource Pete has been quoted in Men's Health, Shape, Muscle and Fitness Hers, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and numerous other periodicals. In addition, he has written textbook chapters for two of the largest personal training certifications and works with many popular fitness brands as a consultant and educator. If you want to maximize the results from your time spent sweating then be sure to catch each episode of All About Fitness.
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Dec 29, 2016

If you're a longtime fitness enthusiast then you no doubt know that exercise is only one component of what is required to achieve the results you want. Unlike many common gym myths, the phrases, "You can't out-train a bad diet," and "Abs are made in the kitchen" are two sayings that, unfortunately, are more reality than myth.

Here to help provide some no-nonsense, evidence based ideas for how you can change your diet to change your body is Sohailla Digsby, a Registered Dietician who is the author of the books: Countdown to Your Best Body Success Journal and Best Body Cookbook and Menu Plan as well as the leader of the Best Body in 52 online nutrition coaching program.

On this episode of All About Fitness we discuss nutrition, the difference between a nutritionist and Registered Dietician, how you can make healthier nutrition choices and 5 simple steps that you can take to change your diet. Today. 

Don't let your nutrition choices hold you back from seeing the results you really want from your fitness program; this episode will help you understand the role of nutrition as well as help identify some simple changes that you can start making to your diet.

As always, a big THANK YOU to the sponsors of All About Fitness:

ActivMotion Bar - the FIRST weighted bar with a shifting mass that has been found to be 170% more effective than traditional weighted bars. 


Vicore Fitness - the makers of the Terra Core, a workout platform designed specific to help you enhance your fitness through the science of movement variability.  use the code AAF to save 20% on a Terra Core of your own!


If you are interested in seeing fitness and nutrition educators like Sohailla and I in person we will be appearing at SCW MANIA Fitness conferences in 2017. You do NOT have to be a fitness professional to attend, in fact we love it when the general fitness enthusiast comes to the events. In 2017 I'll be teaching workshops on kettlebell training, core training, dynamic anatomy and the role of recovery in fitness  Look for the link to the MANIA events to find one near you.

Dec 23, 2016

As a fitness professional my primary focus is on enhancing physical performance through movement-based strength and conditioning programs. What that means in plain English is that I help people move better first before helping them to become stronger or more powerful.

A well-known joke among fitness professionals is that the most common workout goals are to: "lose weight" and "tone up." If a personal trainer received $1 for every time he or she heard that phrase every single one of us would be a multi-millionaire. The fact is that most people start a workout program in order to look better, not move better. With that in mind I plan on regularly interviewing guests with a background in bodybuilding, whether as a competitor, researcher or coach.

On episode 18 of All About Fitness I interview former professional  bodybuilder Tamer ’The Razor' El-Guindy.
Our conversation focuses on how setting exercise goals, especially the strict ones required for success as a bodybuilder, can help you prepare for success in your professional life. Let’s face it, if you can compete in bodybuilding then you are driven by setting and working towards challenging goals which is an important trait required for any type of professional success. Tamer is an excellent example of an individual who has turned the drive and determination that led to his success on the competitive stage towards a career working in the fitness industry. Tamer is a former IFBB 2-time Mr. USA who is now working for UFC Gym as the vice president of global franchising and the director of the UFC Gym University. 
My initial perception of UFC Gym was that it was going to be focused on the tribal-tatood, Ed Hardy t-shirt wearing crowd that frequent MMA events. However having met and done some work with both Tamer and the director of Fitness for UFC Gyms Rob McCullough, who I interviewed on episode 16 of All About Fitness, I have been impressed by the all-inclusive approach the company has towards it’s fitness programming. 
This is not an informercial for UFC Gym, however when I come across a company that I feel is doing fitness the right way, whether it is by manufacturing equipment or operating a health club, I want to share that it with you. If you’re like me than you may have a certain image of what working out in a UFC Gym looks like, but after listening to our conversation today you may realize it’s a place worth checking out. 
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A big THANK YOU to the sponsors of All About Fitness:
ActivMotion Bar - Let the Resistance MOVE YOU!
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Vicore Fitness - makers of the new Terra Core workout platform 
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