Training for Optimal Health & Performance

Are you an individual looking to lose weight, relieve stress, improve your energy level or become pain free?  Are you an athlete looking to get stronger and faster, become more explosive or maximize your full potential?

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Training for Optimal Health & Performance

Training for Optimal Health & Performance

Are you an individual looking to lose weight, relieve stress, improve your energy level or become pain free?  Are you looking to lose weight, relieve stress or improve your energy level but need the additional support of your friends?

Who are you?

 

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Training for Optimal Health & Performance

Training for Optimal Health & Performance

Are you an individual looking to lose weight, relieve stress, improve your energy level or become pain free?  Are you an athlete looking to get stronger and faster, become more explosive or maximize your full potential?

Who are you?

 

Individual   |   Athlete

Training for Optimal Health & Performance

Training for Optimal Health & Performance

Are you an individual looking to lose weight, relieve stress, improve your energy level or become pain free?  Are you an athlete looking to get stronger and faster, become more explosive or maximize your full potential?

Who are you?

 

Individual   |   Athlete

Training for Optimal Health & Performance

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Check out our extensive collection of fitness videos. We have instructions for athletes looking for an edge and individuals looking to get healthy.

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Fit Talk

Some of our thoughts on being a fitness trainer and some tips to keep focused on your training.

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Kale, Andouille, and White Bean Stew

Kale, Andouille, and White Bean Stew

Serves 6-8 Ingredients: 12-16 ounces andouille chicken sausage, sliced 1/4 inch thick 1/2 – 1 pound chicken thighs, diced 1 medium yellow onion, diced 3 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 teaspoons dried thyme 1 bunch […]

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 4 large carrots, peeled and cut into chunks 1 – 16 ounce package frozen pearl onions 4 to 8 ounces crimini mushrooms, diced 1 cup shredded red cabbage 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 pounds stew meat 3-5 medium red potatoes, washed and cut into chunks 1-2 teaspoons sea salt 1 teaspoon black […]

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2017 PPT Client of the Year

Before I introduce you to our newest client of the year, I need to mention that it was hard (really hard) to choose one person to single out.  Why, you ask?  Because unlike previous years (and we’ve been in business for over 10 years now), we currently have more clients making big time changes in […]

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It’s Never Just 30 Days

Greetings!  Hope you all had a joyous holiday season and that your new year is off to a great start.  By now, most of you are probably aware that I don’t tend to be very vocal on our blog and social media platforms.  However, I had a moment the other day and felt compelled to […]

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2016 PPT Client of the Year

When we were looking for our 2016 PPT Client of the Year, we didn’t have to look further than the Boys Basketball Team at Benet Academy.  The Redwings exceeded all expectations to have their most successful season ever at 31-4, and ending with a Class 4A State Basketball Runner-Up Finish in 2016. Benet Academy is not only one […]

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Last Race

I decided that the Lake Bluff Pumpkin Chase 5K on October 29 would be my last race of the season. (Sounds intimidating, right?) This was the final race of the 2016 CARA (Chicago Area Runners Association) circuit, and I had used these races as the basis of my running schedule. Going into the season, I […]

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Youth Performance Training: “A Broken System, Breaking Young Athletes” Part 1: How Do I Differentiate

In 2000, I took the steps to become nationally recognized as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  The foundation of what was taught started and ended with 2 main objectives: 1 – increase performance, and 2 – reduce incidence of injury. So why does the rate of […]

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Pressing On

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s been a few months since I’ve posted to this blog. This was due to a combination of work getting busier, me getting lazier, and feeling a bit unmotivated. I didn’t want writing this blog to become a burden or just another thing I had to get done. I only […]

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Fit[ish]

You may have seen the word “Fit[ish]” referenced, with a definition of “semi-fit; kind of fit; someone who likes the idea of being fit but equally likes food.” When I first saw this posted on Facebook, I literally laughed out loud because that’s me! I’m a foodie. I love to eat all sorts of foods–healthy, […]

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