MetaBurn Fitness Studio | Guest Post Rajdeep Paulus

Posted in Guest Post, Locust Valley Personal Trainers, meta burn on March 15th, 2012 by admin

Hello and Wzup it’s your Coach Rahz Here and I am fired up to Bring you another great Guest Post from one of our outstanding and amazing MetaBurn Clients. She’s really shown what it mean to live the Meatburn Effect and embrace living a healthy and positive lifestyle. Raj is a super person and a amazing writer that’s why I’m so super she decided to share her Metaburn experience in her own word. Without further ado I give you Rajdeep Paulus. Enjoy

“Digging deep in 2012” by Rajdeep Paulus

Personal Trainer, Long Island Personal Trainer, Metaburn Studio, Rahz Slaughter

MetaBurn Fitness Studio Locust Valley NY

I love to work out. Well, not exactly. But I do love the side effects, the after effects and the future effects.

I began to take my health more seriously after my fourth daughter was born. When my back decided not to wake up one morning, only days after giving birth, and it took me over twenty minutes just to sit up in bed to nurse my newest princess, I had no choice. I had to go to the doctor. When you’re married to a doctor, you triage ninety per cent of ailments, and save yourself the trip and just detour to the nearest Walgreens. This time, the card I picked up said, “Straight to the MRI center, do not pass go or collect any Advil, until you know what the heck is going on with your back.” Or something to that effect. Come to find out I have four, not one, not two, but FOUR herniated discs in my lower back. Which when aggravated, can make my life a living hell and keep me from doing just about anything.

This was my red light moment. Everyone has one. The point at which you have to stop ignoring your health and take action. I called up my primary care physician and discussed the results. She happens to struggle with back issues as well, and told me the exact words I needed to hear:

“Well, you can get several epidural shots for a temporary fix, you can have a very complicated surgery on your back, or…I’ll see you at the pool.”

“I’ll see you at the pool.”

I knew that I had no choice. If I wanted to continue to do the things I love like hiking, kayaking, and playing basketball, I had to take care of my health, especially my back. And the truth of the matter is, every less inch of unnecessary weight you rid yourself of also decreases the stress on your back.

I’ve worked out pretty consistently for the last four years, but I’ve yet to shed all the prego pounds that have accumulated over the last ten, during which I had my four children. In a recent decision to change gyms, I have yet again made a life altering turn in my progress. When I first walked into the Metaburn studio, I was skeptical, wondering how different could it be from all the other gyms and classes I’ve taken. The first trainer I saw was Greg, and immediately, I laughed. I know this guy. When he used to run classes at the YMCA, he kicked my butt every time. I’d be hurting for days afterward. In a good way.

And sure enough, in a matter of thirty minutes, I probably burned a thousand calories. Okay, maybe closer to four hundred. He also works with your nutrition, helping you to tweak your eating for maximum results. That first day, he had us doing a buzillion squats, lunges, push-ups, weights, and ten burpees to finish. What are burpees you ask? They’re like push-ups power packed inside jumping jacks if you ask me. And I love them! NOT! But they do what Greg and his team argues give you the cardio-metabolic finish that helps you burn fat all day. Now that’s what I’m talking about!

Greg’s three words that ring in my ears during his sessions are “You Got This!” And he’s with you till you get there! With a high five in one hand and a protein shake in the other. Well, not really [about the shake], but his enthusiasm brings you back week after week.

Then there’s Rahz. He’s actually a walking miracle. I hope someday I can interview him and give you the lowdown of his humble beginnings to the strong man that he is today. He runs the place, and when you walk in to his class, you know there will be no apologies, no whining, and no excuses. He’ll work you hard and you’ll thank him when you finish.

Rahz says the two words that are my words for 2012. Since my name is Rajdeep after all. Those two words are “Dig Deep!” And when he says them, you just want to dig a little deeper and finish the race.

Another trainer I so admire is Ann-Marie. She’s the female strong woman I aspire to be. She’s gentle yet firm, pushes you to your limits, but also helps you to listen to your body and adjusts your work out to prevent injuries. She always has a smile on her face and her story is also an inspiring one. I hear she’s planning to share it someday on her Blog! So I won’t steal her thunder.

Her three words that she’ll say as you turn the corner and see the finish line ahead of you are “You’re Almost There.” Because she’s not settling for you to give up half way. She sees you through and her voice of encouragement fuels your weary muscles to keep going.

Finally, there’s John. What can I say about the guy who greets me when the sun still hasn’t risen three times a week when I make it to the gym at 6:30 in the morning? He’s all about the mapped out workout. He lays it out on the board so you know exactly where you’re going and he helps you get there. He tells you that you’ll be glad you came. Just not before or during the workout. But definitely afterward. And he’s right. Every time.

John’s two words that remind me time and time again that my health is ultimately in my own choices and in my hands are simply, “Challenge yourself.” Because the truth of the matter is, if you don’t challenge yourself, no one else can do that for you. You have to want it that bad.

And I do. I want the health. The body. And the strength that I am willing to fight for. Cuz it’s a fight. But I’m getting back in that ring every week. Because it’s not about four months or fifteen pounds for me. It’s a lifetime commitment to my family and to myself. I plan to hike mountains on my fiftieth wedding anniversary and run around with my grandkids. I’m planning for that now. Plus, doesn’t hurt to look good. Gotta think about my picture on the back of my book after all.

So what are you waiting for?

Challenge Yourself!

Dig Deep!

You’re Almost There!

You Got this!


For other writings by Rajdeep Paulus, come dive into her Blog at …she warns…you will get wet!

Hey Coach Rahz back again, wasn’t that great? Don’t forget to show some Love and leave a comment below in the box you know how I love to hear from my loyal MetaBurn Readers…

See you Soon!

Let’s Burn!

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Hollywood Turmoil Reflective of National Problem

Posted in Uncategorized on December 23rd, 2009 by Greg

A tragic ending for a star that shone brightly, Brittany Murphy’s career was cut short when news broke that the star had gone into cardiac arrest while at her home in California. While early reports have stated that Murphy’s death came from natural causes, many are looking at the star’s history which depicts her in an unhealthy and overly skinny light.

While Murphy has always been depicted as a slight and thin woman, pictures have chronicled what appears to be the stars battle with numerous weight issues.
Rumors of the star abusing diet pills, like the late Anna Nicole Smith, are reflective of a widespread national problem: movie stars are abusing their bodies and health to get skinny, why not me?

While it may not be in direct correlation to this stars death, the abuse that goes into being a highly envied Hollywood star’s body is very indicative of the lifestyle that many of our nation’s citizens want to live.

Stars are portrayed as having some of the best bodies and lifestyles of our nation, but also are reported as having some of the craziest, unhealthy and dangerous diets of all.

While we can award Hollywood with being the top producer of new diets ever, we cannot ignore the fact that stars are looking increasingly unhealthy and dangerously underweight in recent years.

The recent string of celebrity deaths coming to an all time high raises the question: Could Hollywood’s glamour be negatively affecting stars’ health?

Every time South Beach comes out with a new flavor of weight decreasing, toxin cleansing formula, the masses rush out to be the first on line to purchase the new concoction or when we hear about the latest diet tip from an A-list actress, we storm markets to obtain this new fat burning ingredient.

Recently stars we’ve wanted to look like have ribs protruding from their torso, or we can count the bones from their spine yet they continue to grace various covers of magazines.

These markers indicate an unhealthy and dangerous trend that should not be followed or idolized.
While the Hollywood crowd dives further down into the realm of unhealthy diet secrets and tips, why must we go down with the ship?

Health and fitness coach Rahsheen Slaughter reminds our readers to be wary of any diet plans or exercise regimens that try to appeal to the general public. He says you should always consult with a professional before starting any new diets or fitness regimens.

Remember that not all diets follow a healthy and nutritious plan that would be recommended by a doctor, and many fitness routines can often be too strenuous or not be appropriate for your skill level so consulting a health professional can avoid serious injuries or health risks.

Dedicated to your results,

Breakthroughs to Fitness

Long Island Personal Trainers

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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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We’re Baccck With a Whole New Blog System

Posted in Fitness Indusrty News, Fitness Stimulus Package, Long Island Health News, The B2F Wellness Show, Wellness on April 5th, 2009 by RahzS


Best Kept Secrets Revealed!

Best Kept Secrets Revealed!

This post is going to be short and strait to the point, We’ve been away creating a really amazing life changing program for the past 6 weeks. We are really sorry we didn’t post regularly  but it had to be that way till we figured out what direction we want to take the Blog. It’s clear now and we’ll begin posting all new Blog Post starting Tomorrow Monday April 6, 2009…

The b log will be going through a few changes to to the topics and material we post, but it still going to be in your face, real fitness, from real fitness professionals.

So with that said I wish everyone a Happy Sunday, and I look forward to reconnecting with you soon…

Dedicated to changing the Health Mindset of everyone I connect with…

Coach Rahz Slaughter

The Breakthrough Specialist

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Create A Recession Proof Body – The Breakthroughs To Fitness Wellness Show Episode #1

Posted in Uncategorized on September 30th, 2008 by admin

Our economy is in a bit of a slump right now, but that does not mean your health has to be too.

We are the most innovative Country in the world. If we can manage to take care of our health, we will be able to be more productive, have more energy, and reducing the amount of days off we take from our family, job, or business.

Watch below for Episode #1 of the B2F Wellness Show hosted by Rahz Slaughter. He addresses some ways to improve your health in today’s economy:

If the video does not show up please click HERE

Ask us your most pressing questions below or you can email us at We are here to assist you in every way possible. Do not hold back as we will reveal the truth to creating the body you deserve.
Coach Rahz
Long Island’s #1 Wellness Coach
Breakthroughs To Fitness

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Ask Coach Rahz Anything….

Posted in Get your Health questions Answered, Long Island Health News, Wellness on September 23rd, 2008 by admin

I want to inspire you to create the body you deserve...Get your Health Questioned Answered by Long Island’s #1 Wellness Coach would like to open this post with a few simple questions.

Does your health suck?

Would you like to get healthier?

How about feel 10 years younger?

How about having the energy to play with your Kids, without feeling like you’re about to faint?

Are you exercising at least 2-3 times per week?

Do you know what what to eat, and what not to eat?

If you are seeking the answers to the above questions or any other health and fitness related questions please leave a comment on this blog or email Coach Rahz at It is Breakthroughs to fitness’s mission to Educate, empower, and inspire people to achieve optimum health and wellness through using the b2f training systems.

As always Bwell,

Coach Rahsheen Slaughter,

Long Island’s #1 Wellness Coach  Click to Read more About Us

If you know someone who deserves to receive this information, please feel free to forward this blog address to them…We thank you, and wish you a wonderful because you deserve to be fit!!!!

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Fed’s Rescues giant insurer AIG, Who will Rescue your Health?

Posted in U.S Current News on September 17th, 2008 by admin

The Breakthrough to Fitness superstar trainers are ready and waiting to assist all that want to get healthy and fit Fast. The future of the economy looks frightening today, but that can not be an excuse to not take care of yourself. Getting fit and healthy can be an easy task if you know what to do, and when to do it. The B2F Team is here to educate, empower, and inspire you to take the first steps necessary to begin the journey to a healthier and happy life. Without health the economy isn’t really that important of a topic. If you’re sick, and dying what can money do for you? The answer is nothing. So I just want you to think about this, the federal government isn’t going to coming to your rescue and get you healthy like it’s doing for AIG. If you’re serious about getting healthy, losing fat, learning how and what to eat to fuel your ever changing body then stay plugged into the B2f blog, and get the information from the company changing the fitness and wellness industry…

I want to thank you for allowing breakthroughs to fitness the opportunity to educate, empower, and inspire you to create the body you deserve..

As always Bwell because you Deserve to be Fit!

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Is it possible to CHANGE?

Posted in Uncategorized on September 3rd, 2008 by GregK

Some people will argue that the way their life is going is permanent.

When things are not going our way, we feel that we are destined for a long, hard, unenjoyable life.

Look at the economy. I have heard countless stories through personal contacts, the media, and passing conversations that the economy is horrible and nothing will change for a long time. Well thats only the case if you fall into the drama of everyone else.

If we worked together as businesses, people, families, co-workers, you would see a huge change.

Granted some may struggle more then others and change won’t occur overnight. However, taking immediate action will create an unbreakable bond to bring us back to prosperity. Why do you think many are still prospering during these times. They took immediate action and worked together.

This is exactly what B2F is creating; An  unbreakable relationship with each subscriber, client, or customer. We guide you to your goals, stick with you through those challenging times, celebrate with you when you reach your goals, and then inspire you to reach new heights in your health and wellness.

Make that decision to change today and enjoy the journey that follows. Email us along the way with any bumps in the road, areas you are looking to change, obstacles you have overcome. We want to here about your journey and assist you along the way.

Dedicated to your results,


Greg Kalafatic, C.S.C.S.

“Protect like a Father, and Nurture like a Mother”

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