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Personal Draining?

Personal Draining?

Just something to lighten the day. I think it’s funny.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, July 9, 2012

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Right Thinking


The Challenge with many people looking to implement fitness and healthy living into to their lifestyle is improper thinking. It is always easy to be fascinated with what is trendy, gimicky or popular. It is vitally important to bring empowering thinking into your exercise choices, relationships and your life. Take this tid bit and run with. You will yield improved results which will bring about even greater levels of motivation. For more information visit: The Body House.com 


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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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The Body House

The Body House Studio

The Body House Studio

I am thoroughly pleased to announce the opening of my new training studio.
We call it “The Body House“. The name is the idea my wife, Kim, came up with about nine years ago. I decided to call it that because it embodies the philosophy of what fitness training is all about to me. Your body is your immediate home and is to be treated with all the respect and love due such a precious gift. My job is to assist you in that endeavor.
My goal is to make the body house the hub of all my training, teaching, caring and sharing for all the people I have the pleasure to work with. I have already had a great deal of clients begin their training in the new facility. I am happy to say we have opened to great reviews.
I welcome you to join us for a class or allow us to be a resource to you making your own personal transformation.
You can get all the information regarding our programs, classes, teachers and schedule by visiting www.TheBodyHouse.com.
Next Saturday June 16,  I will be hosting an open house from 12pm to 3pm so please stop by if you can. Also feel free to contact me with any questions at (888) Fit-5186.
I look forward to seeing you at The Body House.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Saturday, June 9, 2012

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7 minute abs

This is a great scene from one of the funniest movies ever. It also demonstrates the absurdity of most of the fitness infomercial industry.
I love it when the character has a “brain freeze” when a six minute abs program is suggested. They do a great job showing how ridiculous the whole thing is. The challenge is that this theme is most common among most TV fitness solutions.

Not all fitness and weight loss programs are total B.S. However, The truth is most of them are really nonsense.

If you would really like some sound, accurate and powerful information click here: The Nutrition Secret

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009

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The Myth of Exercise?

Time Cover

(This was sent to Time Magazine regarding the cover article dated August 17th, 2009)

I am writing to address the Time magazine front cover article “The Myth about exercise” by John Cloud.

Many if not most of the people who exercise do so for the purpose weight loss or weight maintenance.  Therefore, my first issue is that the title of the article makes the suggestion that exercising is not well worth the effort. Since your article implies that exercise will not assist in the weight loss process it may preclude some people to participate in this healthy practice despite your caveat on the cover stating: “of course it’s good for you.”

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, September 14, 2009

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Take your clothes off


This post is actually a call to get those
clothes off your home exercise equipment.
It’s cliche’ to use home equipment as clothes
racks. I am looking to start a campaign for
people to begin taking their clothes off and start
start using their treadmill, stationary bikes and
pull up bars for what they were designed for.
Join me in taking your clothes off.

Leave a comment letting me know about your experience.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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Be smarter

Here is a clip from a documentary that getting
a lot of buzz. It’s called bigger, stronger, faster.
It’s all about the facade of building the American
dream body and how much of is only chemical,
smoke, mirrors and lies.

I’m not trying to say that you can’t have the body of
your dreams. Just make sure that it’s your dreams
and not somebody else’s. I know all of the hard work
necessary to build a great physique. I have also grown
to know that life is about balance, enjoyment and
love.

Can you have it all? Possibly. I say to just keep in
mind that it will take work and sacrifice. And while
you’re working and sacrificing take time to enjoy it.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2008

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Boot camp saves the day

Rich-MariniThis came from a recent boot camp member:

Your willingness to walk through the fire of your fears will actually douse its flames.

So I took a trip to fire island over the weekend (left Saturday)
I was hanging out on my friends boat…
it was about 630 AM Sunday morning and i was ready to start my workout…
just the way you trained us at boot camp.

i couldn’t think of a nicer location to be at for this workout…
the ocean. the boats. the beach. the seagulls, the sunrise…
so i started to think about all the various exercises you had trained me in…
I started warming up with my stretches…
then my 3 repetitions of jumping jacks, squats, push-ups, sit-ups and then end the workout with a nice run on the beach…
when all of a sudden thunder, lightening and rain started to fall…
it blew in out of nowhere…

I decided to go down below in the cabin and wait for the storm to blow over…
As I descended the 5 steps…the steps were wet from the few drops of rain which had already fallen… the steps had carpeting which was covered with plastic…
not being able to process all this information at 630 in the morning…
I was thinking about seagulls and enjoying the beautiful 80 degree weather
and the warm breezes…
no way for me to realize that the steps were as slippery as a sheet of ice.

so my right foot went from the top step to the bottom step at the speed of lightning…
while my left foot remained on the top step…

that’s when the squats and leap training came in real handy…
this enormous squat/leap and drop of about 4 feet had an incredible pressure on my body..
however my toes somehow bent underneath my left foot on the top step and gravity took over…

my entire body started to lean forward twisting to the right side as my right foot had already slammed the cabin floor…
but because of all those jumping jacks you made me do it was no problem that my right foot slammed on to the cabin floor.
it all seemed to flow in a smooth, slow motion, pattern, as i danced in mid air while the boat was rocking from the wind and waves…

thanks to you Tony I had this unpredictable circumstance under control with great confidence.

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when all of a sudden in the corner of my eye i noticed the kitchen table corner from the cabin below approaching my head… while my left foot remained on the top step above…
i didnt know that all your training would prepare me this type of contortions and
that’s when my push-up training came into play…

I was able to prevent the table corner from piercing my forehead…
I managed to cling onto the table edge with one arm, only because of my push-up training you had us do when we stayed in position for 2 minutes.
except this time it was a little bit more difficult as the boat rocked from left to right.
but i remembered when you would make us do the push-ups alternating arms.
plus staying in position for as long as we could really strenghtened my arms.
i had this puppy in the bag knowing i could hold position for for 2 minutes…
I started to untangle my body in a more comfortable position…
that’s when all those twists you made us do came in handy…

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now i slowly lowered and gently placed my body on my back while my left foot was still up above on the top step…that’s when my sit-up training went into play…
i lifted myself up with no problem and back to the top step where it all started…

now i slowly started to descend once more thinking all was well…
and that’s when I noticed that my left foot would not hold me up and gravity once again did its magic and promptly brought me down to the cabin floor once more…

I instantly realized that all of my 5 left toes that were bent underneath my foot,
through the entire dance, acted as a shock absorber for my 210 lb frame.

My toes started to turn blue, the same tone as the water color reflecting the dark skies above.
My toes started to swell like the waves around the boat…
My toes started to throb like the thunder above…
Finally the pain like lightning rods shooting in my brain…

But i am thankful to you Tony that it was only 210 lbs because 5 weeks ago i was 225 lbs…

by noon i was back on a ferry going to my car for my long, painful, throbbing journey home.

it saddens me to think that i unfortunately may not be able to recover in time to start your new boot camp training in August….

However please share my experience with your new group…

Rich Marini
www.StatenIslandBootCamp.com

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, July 28, 2008

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