I almost died, But I lived my dream…Have you?

Posted in Breakthroughs To Fitness News, Inspiration, Just a Serious Topic, Motivational, Resolve and Motivation on January 28th, 2009 by RahzS

Message from the President

The Breakthrough Specialist

A Strength Coach for your Mind and Body

This article will be featured with many more great article on health and wellness hitting in boxes next Tuesday February 3rd, 2009 to get your copy visit www.b2finc.com

Breaking News……………………………..

Everyday we are challenged to learn new and exciting lessons. This morning I learned a painful lesson of patience and better time management. I would like to start this month message with a quick story of how quickly life can hand you an uncomfortable situation and opportunity to grow.

I woke from a very deep sleep after a extremely exciting few days working with clients and preparing for the How to Make 2009 Your Healthiest and Best Year Charity Event. I thought this was going to be another wonderful day and at 7:06am that all changed within 10 second. I lost control of my car and slid into coming traffic hitting one car and just missing another. Why am I sharing this story? First it’s moments like this that make you really appreciate living. Last night I had the opportunity to live a dream; I hosted an event where I was the featured speaker and if I say, I did pretty well. The scary point to this story is less than 9 hours later I was in a situation where I could have lost my life. Yes that real as it get, Time is precious, so it my mission to inspire, educate and empower people everywhere to make the necessary changes in there lives to live everyday as if it where there last. I want people to feel, look, and experience everything life has to offer because only the higher powers know when all of this we call LIFE can END…

As I write this I’m living the most amazing dream anyone could ever ask for and I hope to never wake from it. I have great friends, thriving business with a truly wonderful partner, and most importantly a loving grandmother. This morning I wrecked my car, and less than one hour later I was back living the dream.

You may be asking how he can do that. Its simple just understand there is a lesson in every situation and experience in life. Always look for the positive and stay focused on your dreams and goals. As long as I have my health and breathe in my lungs I will continue to live with passion, excitement, and enthusiasm.

2009 is going to be a wonderful year, but it will only become what you desire if you set yourself on fire with passion and stay Positive. We look forward to continuing to deliver our best and most up to date health and wellness information every Month. Thank you for continuing to read our newsletter and as always please feel free to email us with suggestions.

Get you Free Copy of the B2f Wellness Newsletter at www.b2finc.com

Dedicated to your Results,

Rahsheen D. Slaughter

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Biggest Loser Champ Gains Back 122…Part 1

Posted in Breakthroughs To Fitness News, Inspiration, Long Island Health News, Tips and Strategies, Wellness on January 21st, 2009 by RahzS

The Slide back Effect Hits The Biggest Loser Winner

Erik C

Why has Erik Gained 122 pounds back?

The answer is simple, without his T.V Trainers he just did have the following….

  1. Not having the knowledge of how to put a complete program together
  2. Not having having a workable plan that irrigates all components required for your success long term
  3. Not having the support system requires to make the lifestyle necessary to not only achieve your goals but also maintain them for Life

So let me tell you a little about our programs and how we’re going to help you solve these problems…

5 Keys to Reclaiming your Body in Record Time

Part of the B2F Training Systems

  1. Define your goals, motivation, and commitment
  2. Evaluate where you are right now
  3. Design a COMPLETE program to achieve your goals
  4. Take ACTION and implement your program
  5. Regularly assess your progress and update your program
If you’re ready to reclaim your Body Back, release unwanted body weight, tone up, or gain some hard lean muscle we can assist you in your journey.
Visit us at www.b2finc.com and sign up for our Free News-Letter where we will be discussing the
6 components of success necessary to reach success and keep it!!!
You will be able to avoid the slide back effect and hit your goals in record time.
So if you’re serious about your results Sign-up for February’s Free Newsletter which hits email in boxes Tuesday Febuary 3rd, 2009…
You Don’t want this to be your Story Line ” Biggest Loser Winner, Regains 122 Pounds Back………”
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This Isn't How Erik Looks Today Add 122 Pounds...Not Good

Dedicated to your Results, Coach Rahz Slaughter

“The Breakthrough Specialist”
Allow me to assist you in your next Breakthrough in Health and Life….
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Avoid These 8 Time Wasters at The Gym

Posted in Tips and Strategies on January 21st, 2009 by RahzS

Don’t Be like the Guys/Girls who spends 2 hours everyday at the gym and never changes.

How to avoid wasting time at the gym and get the most from your workouts.

8 tips for Staying Focused and Getting serious results and avoiding time wasters at the Gym

  1. Go to the gym with a Plan
  2. Put your I-pod on before you walk into the Gym
  3. Schedule appointments within 30 minutes of your scheduled workout
  4. Set Short term goals and Get a Accountability partner
  5. Don’t talk to the Talking Big Guy Who never Lift any Weight
  6. Don’t try and Pick-up the Opposite sex during your workouts
  7. Bring you own Post Workout Shake
  8. Hire a Fitness Processional to assist you and keep you on track

If you follow these 8 tips you’ll get more from your workouts and spend less time not getting what you went there for in the first place. The gym is a place to get work done and then move on with your day. Leave the social stuff for another location. Results only happen when you put your full attention to a focused plan and taken action.

Dedicated to your Results,

Coach Rahz :-)



Long Island Fitness Experts Give Back during Tough Economic Times

Posted in Breakthroughs To Fitness News, Inspiration, Long Island Health News, U.S Current News on January 19th, 2009 by RahzS

‘How To Make 2009 Your Healthiest and Best Year Ever’

Health & Fitness Seminar To Raise Funds For

Coalition Against Child Abuse and Neglect



Port Washington, NY- On January 27th, at Harbor Links Clubhouse, five leading North Shore health, fitness and personal care professionals will deliver the seminar, ‘How to Make 2009 Your Healthiest and Best Year Ever,’ as a community awareness and fund raising event for Coalition Against Child Abuse and Neglect.

“The purpose of this event is to kick-off 2009 by teaching North Shore residents a proven strategy for achieving their New Year’s Resolutions of health and fitness and raising money for a great charity that I feel strongly about,” explains Breakthroughs To Fitness owner, Rahsheen Slaughter, a certified fitness and nutrition professional with 10 years experience serving over several hundred people both nation wide and internationally.

“Most people set health and fitness goals for the New Year, and start off with full momentum, but burn out quickly and never reach their goals. At this seminar, we will reveal how anyone with the desire can make 2009 the year their weight loss and fitness goals are finally achieved,” says Slaughter. “The line-up of health, fitness and personal care experts I’ve assembled is formidable. We’re all very confident we can have a real impact on the health of our community – and raise money for a worthy cause at the same time. We intentionally chose the name of the event because of its big promise. North Shore residents have supported our businesses over the years, and now we want to give back by showing them how to make 2009 their best year yet,” explains Slaughter.

Dr. Fred Blum, Dr. Edward Rubin, Joe Kasper, and Joe Kasper will also be in attendance to share tips and information on their programs for making 2009 the best year ever for all in attendance.

The ‘How to Make 2009 Your Healthiest and Best Year Ever’ seminar and fund raising event for Coalition Against Child Abuse and Neglect will begin at 7 p.m. in the Harbor Links Clubhouse. All North Shore residents over 15 years of age are invited. There is no cost to attend other than a small $10 donation to Coalition Against Child Abuse and Neglect at the door. Additional information about the event is available at www.NorthShoreChallenge2009.com.

Dedicated to your Health and Serious Results….

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Breaktrough Competition, Long Island Personal Trainer-Day 43 of 185 Coach Greg Discusses The Importance Of How You Train Not Where You Train

Posted in Uncategorized on January 14th, 2009 by Greg

Wondering how the energy is going to be in the gym?

Concerned that your gym isn’t that great?

Do you blame your gym if you do not create good results?

Too many time people blame others or other things besides themselves for lack of results. It’s true a gym with high energy helps out, but a person with high energy creates greatness and can go anywhere.

There are some who understand this concept and practice it, but then there are others who refuse to believe that it’s within them to control the outcome. My test or shall we say challenge is to put yourself in an environment that isn’t the most upbeat for you to workout and dig deep to motivate yourself. Find that energy and have a killer workout. Once you can master this, no matter what situation, you will have more success with your results.

Watch the video below as Coach Greg explains the importance of how you train not where you train:

What type of environment do you train in? Do you require a huge mass gym or a smaller private gym? We value your comments.

Dedicated to your results,

Greg Kalafatic
Breakthroughs To Fitness
Long Island Personal Trainer

Breaktrough Competition, Long Island Personal Trainer-Day 39 of 185 Coach Greg Finds That Partner

Posted in Uncategorized on January 14th, 2009 by Greg

We can’t do alone in life…
It is crucial, when working toward your fitness goals, to find that like minded partner that pushes you and shares the same values. If not, you are just asking for a headache.

When looking for a partner, look for these 6 similarities:

1. Has a similar schedule
2. Shares a similar workout philosophy or open minded to new ideas
3. Doesn’t complain or drown you in their misery
4. Is on time consistently to keep on track
5. Does more working out then socializing in the gym
6. Will not let you give up

Watch the video clip below of Coach Greg Finding That Partner:

What do you look for in a partner? How important do you think a partner is to your success? We value your comments.

Dedicated to your results,

Greg Kalafatic
Breakthroughs To Fitness
Long Island Personal Trainer

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Breaktrough Competition, Long Island Personal Trainer-Day 38 Coach Greg Uncovers Motivation

Posted in Coach Greg Kalafatic Workout Video on January 14th, 2009 by Greg

When it comes to having a breakthrough in your workout, many people listen to heavy music or something upbeat. That gets you going for the short term, but what about after the workout? As a Long Island personal trainer, I take a different approach to make sure I maintain a focused mind even after my workout is completed.

What keeps you motivated?

Watch the movie below to see what motivates Coach Greg beyond his workouts:

What motivates you? What keeps you going for your workouts? We value your comments.

Dedicated to your results,

Greg Kalafatic
Breakthroughs To Fitness
Long Island Personal Trainer

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10 Exercises I Hate!

Posted in Uncategorized on January 8th, 2009 by Greg


This was inspired by a client who handed me a sheet of paper with a list of 10 exercises she hated.

They weren’t just listed, but drawings and descriptions of why she hated them.

It amused me and had me thinking, were there exercises I so called hated?

I think hate is the wrong term, rather uncomfortable.

So here is my top 10 list of exercises I “hate”:

  1. Burpees-they absolutely drain you
  2. Biceps curl-I know they are loved by all men and women love to hold them, but I just never became too interested in them
  3. Steady state cardio-it has its purpose, but to be used on a daily basis I get too bored. Plus I love my intervals :)
  4. Crunches-never found enjoyment in these. I have more interests in more stabilizing ab exercises.
  5. Pullups-now these are one of the most effective exercises, but I would have to say my weaker area so it made the list
  6. Lunges-again another effective/natural movement, yet something not practiced on a consistent basis so it makes the list as well
  7. Front squats-great to alternated between back and front, however as weight increases, front squats are looked at with displeasure
  8. Flys-whether on pec deck or with dumbbells, they create discomfort in joints so not a favorite
  9. hyper extensions-due to my anterior pelvic tilt this creates more strain on lower back then necessary.
  10. Leg curls on machine-creates a poping sensation in back of knee so I prefer hamstring curls on ball or wheel

So there you have it, 10 exercises I “hate.”

Now do notmisunderstand what I mean. Just because they are termed with the word “hate” does not mean I do not do them. Some of them I see great advanatages in and do them, just not always with a smile.

In life it’s the uncomfortable things that makes us better when consistently sought after.  In terms of fitness, we generally stick with exercises that we are comfortable with and used to.

Try this exercise. write down your top 10 exercises you hate. Post them on the blog and attempt to do all of them within a day period. You may not like doing it, but when you do, you will feel accomplished.

Here at Breakthroughs To Fitness, we explore new experiences with ourselves and our clients.

What Breakthroughs will you have today?


Dedicated to your results,



Greg Kalafatic


P.S. If you live in local area, we are hosting a fitness fundraiser for the Coalition Against Child Abuse and Neglect. It will be held at Harbor Links Clubhouse in Port Washington at 7pm. So if you live near or on Long Island, make sure to visit www.NorthShoreChallenge2009.com to claim your free seats.

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    Are You Over Training? 7 Ways to Test Yourself

    Posted in Breakthroughs To Fitness News, Fitness Indusrty News on January 8th, 2009 by RahzS

    Breakthrough advice for the New Year

    Do not Over Train you Body and Get injured!!!

    January is the month everyone sets off to recapture there former greatness. Gym memberships are up, personal trainers are busier than any other time of year, and group classes jammed packed. This is where the problem begins. Excitement set in and people lose there minds. After eight weeks of stuffing themselves with every type of holiday food possible, now these New years revolutionizers are ready to get in shape in 12 strait days.

    I’ve seen the same thing happen each year where the first 4 to 5 weeks of a new year people are super pumped up to workout and loss the holiday flab, but they forget they didn’t gain all that weight over the holidays. It was a cumulative effect and it will not just melt off because they go to the gym for 10 days in a row.

    Here lies the problem with this theory. 95 % will fail to lose the weight they are wishing to lose in the 10 days they set out to and get discouraged. Many will get hurt and stop going to the gym all together, and the rest well they stop by the gym every few weeks to talk to the front desk staff girl.

    Now you’ll get the person who is really determined to make it happen this time. This is the person I’m writing about today. This person sign up for a membership, buys a personal training package, and start taking classes. This new gym goer hasn’t step foot into a gym in three year but is approaching the tender age of O’ Sh*t I better get in shape. This is the person who started out 40 pounds overweight then loses 20 with diet modification and really wants to look like the person on the cover of Shape magazine.

    This is a reciped and crash collision with over-training and injury.

    Below I’ll give you 7 ways to test if you’re over-training and should Take a rest from you current training routine. The Breakthroughs To Fitness formula is simple………………

    R+RN= TBYD  Success  Rest + Recover Nutrition= The Body Your Deserve

    Seven Ways To Test if you’re Over Training

    1. Interrupted sleeping Patterns Insomnia
    2. Joint Pain
    3. Headaches
    4. Decrease Performance
    5. Depression
    6. Mood Swings
    7. Decreased Appetite

    Conclusion:  If you’re experiening any of these syptoms seek the advice of a trained fitness professional to assist you in designnig a program that works for your current fitness level. These will get you the best results in the shortest time without running the risk of injury or worst.

    Dedicated to you Result,

    The B2F TEAM,  Let’s make 2009 your Healthiest and Best Year Ever

    If you have questions you can reach Coach Rahz by email @ b2f@b2finc.com

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    18 WAYS to UNLEASH THE POWER WITHIN and Have a Breakthrough Year

    Posted in Breakthroughs To Fitness News, Inspiration, Motivational, Nutrition, Personal Development, Resolve and Motivation, Tips and Strategies on January 3rd, 2009 by RahzS

    Coach Rahz’s 18 Ways to Unleash The Power Within

    and Create The Body and Life You Deserve

    Breakthrough To Fitness

    The Next Evolution in Wellness

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    1. Set Written Short, Medium, Long Term Goals
    2. Surround yourself with Positive People
    3. Schedule Reflection Time into your Life Daily
    4. Implement The 80/20 Rule into your Life
    5. Find someone to Model your Success after ( Mentor )
    6. Learn to Discipline you disappointments
    7. Focus on you Strengths
    8. Eat 6 Meals per Day every 3 Hours
    9. Exercise/ Move Daily
    10. Read from a Positive or uplifting book Daily
    11. Do something everyday that stretches or Scare You
    12. Eat or Drink Green Vegetables
    13. Schedule Recreation Relaxation time into your Week
    14. No TV/ NEWSPAPER/ OR MEDIA FOR 21 days
    15. Give a sincere Compliment to 5 People per Day for 21 Days
    16. Practice Smiling throughout your Day
    17. Turn your Car into a Moving University ( Listen to Uplifting Music and Talks )
    18. Thoughts are Things: Write 5 Personal Positive Affirmations

    You can unleash your power when you start working on yourself and becoming everything you desire. If you want to release 10 pounds then you have to create a plan to make that a result. Set serious committed goals that stretch and get you out of your current comfort zone. I look forward to sharing more content that will assist you in unleashing your power.

    Till next the entire B2F Team wishes you all the Best.

    Dedicated to your Result,

    “The Breakthrough Specialist”

    Rahsheen D. Slaughter

    Long Island’s Premier Wellness Coach

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