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Body Composition Analysis

At OC Fitness Coach we use the InBody570 body composition analyzer to measure body fat, lean body mass and body water. This isn’t a cheap $200-$300-dollar hand-held gadget bought on Amazon or Dick’s Sporting Goods. The InBody is a high-end device commonly used in hospitals, research settings, collegiate and pro sports to monitor subjects and... View Article

Do you need to count calories?

We have all heard the term “calories in vs calories out.” You see articles, social media posts and fitness pros describing body composition as a simple math equation. Further, these pros suggest that to lose weight you just need to move more and eat less while being hyper-vigilant on total calorie intake. While the calories... View Article

Don’t love exercise? Me either

I recently had a conversation with a client about motivation, exercise, and nutrition. She told me that it’s hard for her to exercise because “she doesn’t like it." This sparked an interesting conversation between the two of us. While I cannot speak for all trainers because everyone is different, here is what I said to... View Article

OC Fitness Coach Boot Camp

As a former Paratrooper in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, I wanted to create and implement a military-style boot camp for people. I had a “What the f*** did I get myself into?” moment during my first few weeks at boot camp in Fort Benning, Georgia. It was a major culture shock. As time went... View Article

Client Kevin – What’s the secret sauce??

Reality Check : A lot of people with products and services don't care about anything but your wallet. In fact, a lot of weight loss products and strategies profit off of ignorance and desperation. Fitness marketing is often pushy, salesy, misleading and straight out obnoxious. With our approach, we try and do the exact opposite.... View Article

Can you stay fit over 40?

“Am I too old to make a change in my body and my habits?” This is one of the reoccurring questions we get from potential clients looking to start a training and nutrition program. We live in a world where youthfulness is the answer to gaining a competitive advantage over others and the key to... View Article

Carbs? Yes or No?

Carbs. Yes or No? Low carb, high carb, no carb diet…what is the answer? Although there have been decades of research indicating benefits of low and no carb diets, we usually see clients completely confused and some times ill-informed about the basics of carbohydrate consumption.  Nutrition can be very confusing when there are so many... View Article

The Vegas Diet

VEGAS! What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? Maybe not when it comes to your health. Sin City comes with late nights, heavy drinking, and lots of poor food options. Just because you have a trip to Vegas, doesn’t mean you have to stop working towards living a healthy life. It also doesn’t mean... View Article

20 Tips – Lightning Round!

Good nutrition is more valuable for transforming your body than a good workout Consistency is the number 1 factor that determines success A lot of people underestimate how many calories they actually eat per day A lot of people overestimate how many calories they actually burn per day Abdominal workouts and core workouts do not... View Article

Five Common Questions I Get From Clients

1. HOW DO I GET A SIX-PACK? Most clients have or have had the desire for a flatter stomach or a six-pack.  I often hear people complaining that we are not doing enough abs (crunches, sit-ups etc.…) during the workout.  Doing more ab work will not make your belly fat disappear.  If you want a... View Article

The 2 Key Traits Needed To Be Successful With Transforming Yourself

In today’s world, people want things/results NOW! Health and Fitness Marketing Scams lead people to believe that YOU CAN have results (weight loss and a sexy body) NOW, with little or no effort. Take a look closer and you’ll realize that almost all of these marketing campaigns are too good to be true. Too many people lack the... View Article

The Secret to Weight Loss

Have you ever tired to do a 30-day fix, 10-day detox, or a vegetable only diet? You probably saw some results, but once the diet was over you went right back to your usual ways. This is what you would call yoyo dieting. Lose weight, gain weight, lose weight, and gain weight. It can be... View Article

Essential Tips When Eating Out

Essential Tips When Eating Out Eating healthy doesn’t mean every meal has to be made at home. As coaches we hear many times that people are waiting to start their health journey until things slow down. This can be business meetings, traveling, or your grandma’s birthday dinner. There will always be an event, and there... View Article

Five Tips to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Tis’ the season for parties, warm drinks, and feasting! It’s the time of year when it seems nearly impossible not to gain weight. How can you say no to your grandmas home cooked mashed potatoes? Or your favorite seasonal drink that you have been waiting for all year?? Here are 5 tips on how to... View Article