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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

Categories: Exercise, Health & Fitness, Motivation

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Lipozene…shypozene

I’ll evaluate this later…

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Friday, August 7, 2009

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Is it genes or habbits?

I am often mystified by the phenomenon of the human mind. We all have the ability to rationalize things to ourselves. I know that I have done so on occasion. Maybe it’s part of being human. One of the most powerful things you can do is tell yourself the truth. If a situation is messed up, it is ok to say that it is messed up. You have to see situations as they are. However, you also have to see them as you want them to be. The cartoon in this post is a perfect example. The guy is complaining about the “fat gene” as he wolfs down a table full of burgers. He is not being truthful. Whether it is weight loss, finances, relationships career, it doesn’t matter. Do yourself a favor by telling yourself the truth. Then claim your power by envisioning how you want it to be. Next, go out and doing something to change it.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Thursday, July 23, 2009

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Chances Are…

If you leave it to chance. Chances are you’ll leave.
Don’t leave your day, your dreams, your life to chance.

Take the time out to make plan. You and your future deserve it.
Do it today. Monday is always a good day to start.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, July 20, 2009

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True commitment

I remember hearing about this man and his commitment to his son years ago.
His name is Dick Hoyt. He performs The Ironman Triathlon with is
physically challenged son in tow. That is that daunting, almost superhuman,
combination of 26.2 miles of running, 112 miles of bicycling, and 2.4

I often think of them when I get fatigued and don’t want to train.
Someone shared this video with me so I wanted to do the same.

Think about them when the seeds of doubt tell you that you can’t do something.

Tony

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Sunday, July 19, 2009

Categories: Health & Fitness, Motivation

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Mondays

I can remember when I was working as a vice president
at a major bank. I made great money. I was very popular.
And I was miserable. Why? Because I was not doing
what I love. Mondays became so horrible to face because
I was waking up to go somewhere I hated.

I took a leap of faith and decided that I would dedicate
my life to helping other people become their best.

I have been unbelievably blessed in my decision.
Is there something that is calling you?
Have you not aswered the call because you are afraid.
Eventually bridging the gap from where you are to where
you want to be will require a leap.

Sometimes you have to jump and grow your wings on the way down.

I leaped and Mondays aren’t so bad anymore.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Monday, July 13, 2009

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1st Boot Camp Ending

The first Staten Island boot camp Has only one week left.

Here are some of the comments:

“Camp is great…i enjoy it so much, the people are great, and i cant think of a better way to start my day. True getting up at 5:30am is for the birds…but after working out with you, i feel like i can soar like an Eagle thru my entire day. ”

“I am really enjoying boot camp, although getting up in the morning is rough. My fitness level is not so great but I hope in time it will improve. If you decide to offer another session I would definitely be interested.”

“The camp is great and it is everything that I thought it would be.”

I also had one camper say she lost 6 pounds in the 1st week and a half.
One person says her aggravating knee pain is now gone.

What type of people enjoy boot camp? Well, this camp has a school teacher, nurses, a retire police officer, a mortgage expert, some high level corporate execs, bankers, a hair dresser and a guidance counselor and business owners.

As you can see, there are people from all walks of life getting together to get fit and live better. If this sounds good to you, give fitness boot camp a try.

The next camp on Staten will start on Monday August 18th. I highly recommend to sign up early because this last one sold out quickly.

For information visit www.StatenIslandBootCamp.com

If you are not on Staten Island I recommend finding a boot camp near you.

All the best,
Tony Books Avilez

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Sunday, July 12, 2009

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Oprah Embarrassed

An embarrassed Oprah Winfrey says she’s “fallen off the wagon” of healthy living and has ballooned to 200 pounds. In January’s “O” magazine, Winfrey, 54, details her recent struggles with an out-of-balance thyroid and how the condition made her develop “a fear of working out.”
She says she’s gained 40 pounds since 2006, when she weighed 160.
“I look at my thinner self and think, ‘How did I let this happen again?’” the talk-show queen says in the article provided early to The Associated Press by Harpo Productions.
“I’m embarrassed,” she says. “I’m mad at myself.”
Winfrey told AP last week that she has yet to choose a gown for President-elect Barack Obama’s inaugural ball next month.
She should consider StatenIslandBootCamp.com

Most people can’t afford the luxury of private chefs and trainers.
Oprah obviously can. However, I remember when she had her trainer, Bob Greene on a year or so ago. She stated that she was training her herself and would not need his help. He looked her right in the eye and said something like “What happened to you. You are going to need some help.” She bashedly look back and said,”I am considering working with you again.” Imagine the most powerful woman in show business, a Billionaire looking bashful on her own show. Weight issues can do it to you.

You don’t have to be Oprah to get the assistance you need. Boot Camps are a fun and very inexpensive way to start launching yourself toward your goal. Stop thinking about it and start being about it. Make 2009 your year to shine. (hey that rhymes.)
StatenIslandBootCamp.com

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Friday, December 12, 2008

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The Obama Workout


Here is a scene of Barack Obama walking out of the gym two days after being elected the future president of the United States of America. The guy becomes arguably the most powerful man on the planet and he still heads for the gym. Doesn’t it seem like he should either still be celebrating or working 24/7. Instead he continues with his regimen of consistent exercise. Having accomplished many intellectual pursuits in his life, it seems as though Obama is demonstrating even greater intellectual prowess by continuing his practice of vigorous exercise. The recently released documentary entitle The Brain Fitness Program states that exercise is one of the best habits one can acquire if the desired outcome is increased thinking capacity.

I have personally worked with a great number of professionals, business leaders, entrepreneurs, doctors and attorneys etc. These are very intelligent people. They almost instinctively understand the importance of exercise because it helps them think more clearly.

This documentary gets right down to the science of the matter and proves this is true. It seems as though exercise helps to keep blood flowing throughout the entire body and that consistent and progressive flow of oxygen and nutrients to the brain helps keep it functioning at tip-top condition.

Therefore, the old adage of strong body, strong mind is not some empty platitude, but a living breathing truth that holds the keys to a sharper and highly functioning mind. So it doesn’t matter what your preference is. The true key is to get out there and move your body. You don’t have to play pick up basketball like Obama does, but to get the brain fitness results you have to get out they and do something physical.

Now that you see the President elect is doing it you can relinquish your excuse for not having time. Yes, it does take time to get dressed, travel, train, shower, get dressed again and travel again. However, the benefits so far outweigh the efforts that I know you will find it worth your time.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Thursday, December 11, 2008

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Antonio Update

I am writing this as I sit here in the hospital after spending another night next to baby Antonio. He has been sleeping for about 14 hours. I didn’t see him awake for more than 45 minutes yesterday. The doctors say that he won’t be going home Sunday, probably Monday.

It looks like the worst has come and gone. He will be in need of continued home treatment so I know my schedule will have to adjust in order accommodate him. My wife and I will gladly do all we can. We are incredibly grateful for all the prayers, thoughts and wishes for Antonio’s recovery. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

I learned such a tremendous lesson being here in the hospital. When Antonio was taken out of Intensive Care we were placed in a room with another baby about three months younger than him. She is an itty-bitty thing. It didn’t take long to see that no one was there for here. In contrast, my little guy has someone with him 24/7. The nurses come in to dress her, they hold her, they pass her around and they talk to her. However, no family shows up.

A nurse who came in to give Antonio his treatment said to me “What a shame. She has no family.” I replied, “Really. I haven’t seen anyone here for her.” “Yes she was in a foster home and she was abused. I don’t see how anyone could do that.” “Oh that’s what the all bandages are for. Wow. How could someone do that?”

I glanced over at the little baby girl. Her name is Tina. As I walked over to say “hello”, she covered her face with her forearm as if to guard herself. When I looked at her closer I could see the wounds through her bandages. I could see that she had been burned on her hands, thighs and torso.

When Antonio was on the doctor’s table struggling to breathe I prayed over him and asked God, “Please take care of my son and I promise I will do something in return in your name.” The diagnosis was Bronchiolitis. They still don’t know what caused it, but they know his condition was serious. Had we not acted when we did his system would have eventually gotten tired and he would have not have been able to continue breathing. As scary as this was still grateful because our boy is with us.

I know this blog is supposed to be about exercise, health and good living, but there are bigger things than reps and sets. I believe that I have a new mission. I don’t know exactly what I am to do, but I do know I am to do something. When I reached out to my network, I got no less that one hundred responses of good wishes. Little Tina has no one. My family and my son are truly blessed. I am convinced that my little monster is out of the woods. He has a support system. He will be fine. He came home last night and my wife and I will rearrange our lives to get him back to 100%. However, I have been touched by Tina and other children like her. I know I must do something.

Once again, to all you who have taken time from their busy holiday schedules to think about my family I repeat: Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Posted by Tony Books Avilez    Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2008

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