Tis the Season to be Sick?

Posted in Uncategorized on October 29th, 2009 by Greg

As we enter this period of frigid months, when it seems everybody is sneezing in your direction, we have compiled a short list of things people can do to better fight off flus and colds. Swine flu (H1N1) being of particular concern this season, should be enough motivation for our readers to heed our warnings and make every attempt to follow our advice. You don’t have to wait to get the dizzy, congested sniffles to think I have to fight off this sickness and get medicine. No, you should prepare to fight off sickness even before you feel warm.

The first recommendation is to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. The antioxidants and vitamins they provide are key players in the fight against infections and bacteria. Vitamin C is one of the strongest immune boosters naturally found in citrus fruits, green peppers and broccoli. Eating whole grains and vegetable oils replenish Vitamin E reserves that strengthen cells that combat infection. Carotenoids found in carrots, tomatoes and leafy greens also assist in strengthing the immune system so a well proportioned salad can provide more than enough of these vegetables to munch on and provide excellent protection.

The second recommendation is to make sure you are getting enough minerals which help the immune system synthesize protein, increase antibodies and promote growth of immune cells. Zinc, Iron and Selenium are of particular importance to overall strengthen the immune system and can be found in a range of food from whole grains, nuts and beans to meats, fish and tofu.

If for any reason you believe your arsenal is lacking firepower we also recommend looking into purchasing a multi-vitamin here at Breakthroughs to Fitness we recommend to any client who would like added support for their immune system to try Shaklee’s Nutriferon. A blend of plant extracts that has been proven to increase the bodies natural production of interferon, a protein that signals the immune system to reinforce itself when under attack from an infection. More information is available on Nutriferon if you log onto Shaklee.net and look up its product information.

Dedicated to your results,

Rahsheen Slaughter

Breakthroughs To Fitness

Long Island Personal Trainer

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Are you the lion or gazelle?

Posted in Uncategorized on October 20th, 2009 by Greg

Just got back from a wonderful trip in Orlando Florida.

For the first time I was able to experience Disney World and try out all the rides at the theme parks. An experience I will not forget.

But the purpose was not to play all weekend. The B2F team was there to learn from great business men in the fitness industry. Star players like Sean Greeley and Eric Ruth from NPE, Juan Carlos Santana from IHP, John Du Cane from Dragon Door , and many more.

One of the great lessons that I learned was from Eric Ruth who came out with an African parable that goes like this:

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle awakens. He has only one thought on his mind: To be able to run faster than the fastest lion. If he cannot, then he will be eaten.

Every morning in Africa a lion awakens. He has only one thought on his mind: To be able to run faster than the slowest gazelle. If he cannot, he will die of hunger.

It doesn’t matter whether you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up , you’d better be running.

If you look at your life are you the lion (the hunter) or the gazelle (the hunted). Both have focus when they first wake up, but the lion goes after what they want versus a gazelle runs away from what they don’t want (to be eaten)

When it comes to fitness and your health those who constantly run away (gazelle) from being over weight, having high blood pressure, etc, typically do not succeed in the long run. Eventually they get eaten.

However, those who chase after (lion) what they want on a consistent basis typically succeed in the long run and get more out of life.

So I ask you again, do you run away from things you fear or that make you uncomfortable, or do you go after what you want out of life.

For new clients only, we are opening up 11 spots for a metabolic kickstart program to assist you in getting that kickstart for the winter where most people hibernate and gain weight. This program will expire November 13th so claim your spot now by visiting www.b2finc.com/freeconsult.html.

What’s included in this kickstart program is 8 fat blasting workout sessions with a B2F coach, 1 metabolism analyzer, done-for-you meal plans, and unlimited e-mail coaching for just $297. This package is valued at $569 but we are slashing the price down for new clients to $297 to assist you with staying in shape when winter hits.

Are you the Lion who will go after what they want, and succeed by visiting www.b2finc.com/freeconsult.html, or are you the gazelle who runs away from your fears and makes excuses that it’s too much money or you do not have time?

Either way at least you are running, but choose wisely because one path will lead to a solution to your challenges and the other will lead you to exactly what you have now and the possibility of being caught by the Lion.

As always…

Dedicated to your results,

Rahsheen Slaughter

Breakthroughs To Fitness

Long Island Personal Trainer

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Walt Disney’s Biggest Mistake That Affects Your Health

Posted in Uncategorized on October 15th, 2009 by Greg

If you haven’t been to Disney World, it’s truly amazing. We decided to come to Disney World a day early before our mega training fitness event to enjoy what Disney had to offer.

Being my first time here, I was blown away by what these parks had to offer. They underpromise and overdeliver in every aspect. They overdeliver so much that I will be a customer for life.

We can learn alot from Walt Disney and his practices of overdelivering is what we install into all of our services here at Breakthroughs To Fitness.
However, there is a big mistake Walt Disney made, but before I reveal that, see a little clip of what we experienced plus a chance to see coach Greg overcome his fear of heights and roller coasters:

Hope you enjoyed that little clip. Now on to where Walt Disney made the biggest mistake and how it affects your health. Walt was great at selling and great at delivering, but what he didn’t realize is how powerful he was in creating a system that feeds into the health problems of many people.

More than half the people we saw were overweight or obese. To top it off, there was not one stand that served anything healthy. They had everything from beer, sugar coated food, greasy hot dogs, tons of candy and ice cream, supersized cola drinks, and lots of pizza. It was horrific.

Walt Disney provided such an experience that people were distracted and not even paying attention to the low quality food.

This is why we created a nutrition system to teach people how to overcome these obstacles and provide them with done-for-you customized meal plans based around an accurate analysis of your metabolism.

To learn how to master your metabolism even while you are faced with horrible nutrition choices on a daily basis, grab your complimentary copy of “How To Master Your Metabolism” by visiting www.WhatsYourMetabolism.com

This is our gift to you in correcting the biggest mistake Walt Disney created. (don’t get me wrong, I love what Walt Disney created, but if he knew the health problems that were around today, I am sure he would have made some changes)

Dedicated to your results,
Rahsheen Slaughter
Breakthroughs To Fitness
Long Island’s Premiere Personal Training and Nutrition Company.

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Being Healthy and Looking Healthy are Two Different Things

Posted in Uncategorized on October 9th, 2009 by Greg

When many fitness and nutrition companies are marketing “sexy” and “chiseled” to consumers of their products, Breakthroughs to Fitness knows that looking good comes as a bonus to being healthy. While many of those companies would be quick to say that these two concepts go hand-in-hand, they in fact do not.

“How to Live to 100″, an article published by Dr. Maoshing Ni, details habits that we have that can actually cause us to age quicker. Lack of exercise and a poor diet are two items on his list but Dr. Mao goes on to list stress, unhappiness and an overload of toxins as culprits that add extra years to the inevitable aging process.

Dr. Mao’s article sheds light on factors that many people do not think of when they prepare to battle their unhealthy lifestyles. While most of us seeking eternal fitness glory know that exercise and diet are key elements to achieving our goals, we might not be aware that things like stress, exhaustion and intake of toxins also play a role in our dwindling health.

While yes, the desire to have abs of steel will motivate us to get to the gym, what about the toxic environments that cause us immense amounts of stress, exhaustion or unhappiness. Things that have been proven to shorten our life spans in the long run are never things we think to take care of when we think fitness. Isn’t the bigger picture to be “healthy” not just “sexy”?

We here at Breakthroughs not only strive to obtain the body you’ve always wanted, but also get the health you so richly deserve. Not only will the outside look great but the inside will feel great. So we remind you to make attempts to reduce stress in your life, try to reduce negative toxins that enter your body (i.e.-smoking, refined sugars and preservatives associated with over processed foods) and remember that a good night’s sleep revitalizes our bodies.

Dedicated to your results,

Breakthroughs to Fitness

Long Island Personal Trainers

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Sometimes You Have To Fight To Survive

Posted in Uncategorized on October 4th, 2009 by Greg

There are times that motivation runs out

There are times we throw the towel in

There are times we have no goals to shoot for

There are times when you have to fight to survive…

Through my personal experiences of training clients and myself we find ourselves at some point in life struggling to achieve the health, body, or fitness level we desire. We question what’s the point and why go through the sweat, tears, and discipline your health requires.

I’m a huge believer on setting goals and creating a strong enough “why” so you wake up every morning ready to go to work on your health.

Media, commercials, and magazines have made it seem so simple to create the health you deserve so when times get a little rough, we tend to give up because we weren’t expecting any hidden challenges.

Sometimes you have to fight to survive. What I mean by survive is to keep on path of long lasting good health.

However, I am literally fighting to survive. Not for myself. I am fighting to help others survive. I was called upon from amongst many Long Island business professionals to Fight For Charity November 23rd at the Huntington Hilton.

This is going to be a great show and more importantly for 3 great causes. All proceeds from this event go to:

The Genesis School, Long Island Community Chest, and Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.

To help support these charities, please visit www.LIFightForCharity.com to make a donation or attend the event November 23rd. Your support for me as well as the charities is greatly appreciated.

Remember I said sometimes you have to fight to survive? Well watch the video below to get a sneak peek of one of my workouts to get in shape for Long Island’s Fight For Charity.

Breakthroughs To Fitness thanks you in advance for your support and we hope to see you at fight night.

Dedicated to your results,

Rahsheen Slaughter

Breakthroughs To Fitness

Long Island’s Premiere Personal Trainer