7 Secrets to New Year?s Resolutions

Posted in meta burn on January 4th, 2013 by admin

Coach Rahz & Greg

Meet Your Fit Coaches for 2013

With all the talk this past week of “New Year’s Resolutions” I really
got to thinking about a system for setting a goal – I’m big on setting
goals- for the entire year and having 100% success with achieving
it. Here are some observations I’ve made about “Why Resolutions
Don’t Work”

1. Too unspecific: starting the year with a resolution to lose weight
is a recipe for failure. You need to be specific with how much weight
you want to lose, when you want to lose it, why you want to lose it etc.

2. Too far away: setting a goal for the entire year is not bad in itself
but if you don’t break it down into smaller goals with their own individual
deadlines it becomes too large of a task or worse you may feel like you
have all the time in the world to achieve the goals and end up
procrastinating and not achieving any of them.

3. Only solves a tiny problem: setting a resolution like, “I won’t drink
soda all year” is great……for a 1 month goal. After that point it should
be a habit and you should then be focusing on the next new habit. So
instead of one new good habit for the entire year you now have 12.

4. Do or die: most people set out to do a resolution and end up quitting
at the first sign of trouble. “Don’t drink soda for a year” works for a while
until that party comes up that you have a soda and then you go, “damn
I ruined my resolution!” Oh well I guess I can have soda now.” 80% of the
time is better than 0% of the time. Stick to something and realize you’re
not going to be perfect.

5. Resolution boredom: focusing on one singular goal for an entire year
is extremely boring.

6. No Carrot: most people don’t establish the real reason behind their goal.
You set a goal to not drink soda for a year. Why? To lose weight. Why?
Seriously! There are plenty of fat people that don’t care they are fat. Why is
it a problem for you and why is it important for you to change?

7. No stick: Lastly, the big one is that nobody sets a consequence for their
resolution. Establish what will happen if you don’t achieve your goal and
share that with 5 people who will hold you accountable if you fail.

Example: “I want to lose 50 pounds in the next year because I don’t like the
way I look and feel and if I don’t reach this goal I have to take my fitness
Coach Rahz out to a fancy dinner at his favorite restaurant.”

Now that is a resolution?

Go make it happen. I know you can.

Your supporting Coach,

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Locust Valley Hottest Shoulder Workout

Posted in Coach's Workouts, meta burn on May 23rd, 2012 by admin

Sexy, Hot Shoulder without the Bulk

Hey It’s your Coach Rahz Slaughter here. It’s been along time since we talked so I thought I put up a crazy cool shoulder workout video for you today. If you missed me I’ve been hanging out over at www.metaburnfittv.com Come over and say hello, but more importantly subscribe to MetaBurn Fit TV channel and never miss a show. So with out further ado I introduce you you to the Metaburn Newest team member Elaina Estrada WBFF Fitness Model competitor.

MetaBurn Fit TV Presents:

Sexy Lean Shoulder Exercises for Women | Weight Loss | Tighten Up Tips

Click the YouTube Link and Let me know what you think. Leave your comments below the post.

Stay Fit, Stay Firm, The Surgery Free Way…

Coach Rahz OUT!

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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 www.insearchofwaterfalls.com …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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Meta Burn fat loss excite your metabolism

Posted in meta burn on June 12th, 2011 by admin

We are back with some more great content on fat loss you can use today.

Ok so if you are with me that’s great because we have a great video for you on the second phase of the Meta Burn Fat Loss video which is called the EXCITE phase and you will want to watch this video below so you don’t miss out on a key component to fat loss.

But before you do that, if you haven’t read the blog post on the first phase called the IGNITE phase, do so now by clicking this link below so you are clear on how this Meta Burn Fat Loss System can work for you.

IGNITE the Burn

Watch this video on EXCITE the Metabolism

As a bonus gift, we actually attached a PDF to this blog of a Meta Burn Fat Loss Workout you can do at home when you are low on time. Remember these are only 30 minute workouts!

Right click this link and save as to download your free workout ====> Earn the Burn Workout

I hope you take advantage of all this information and content because I want you to feel confident with your body and looking good going into the summer.

Dedicated to your fat loss results,
Rahz Slaughter
Locust Valley Personal Trainer

P.S. If you haven’t seen the Meta Burn Fat Loss Studio in action, we are located on 480 Forest Ave, Locust Valley, New York. You can either experience a trial workout or just come watch one in action to learn from.

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21 Fat Burning Tips, Strategies, and Best Practice to get you leaner, Toner, and Sexier this Summer

Posted in meta burn on May 24th, 2011 by admin

Hey Coach Rahz here,

21 Fat Burning Tips- Locust Valley Gym

This post is going to give you my top 21 tips for burning fat, getting lean, and dropping that extra winter weight fast. Over my 11 years helping thousand of clients, friends, and family members transform their bodies I’ve realized that there is a common trend that happens around this time every year. I start getting calls and emails asking me how can I lose 10 pounds, tone up, or get ripped in 6 weeks? In this post I’m going to give you my favorite and best 21 tips and strategies you can start today to burning fat, and getting lean. These are tips I use with my private Locust Valley personal training clients everyday to help them achieve amazing body transformations.

Here The Magic List….

1. Drink more Water (my guess is you may not be consuming enough)
2. Portion control is King: Eat Less each Meal, and never eat Seconds
3. Protein, Protein, Protein ( Whey or Egg Whites) Lean Meats
4. Eat More Fresh Greens: Spinach, Kale, Collard Greens (I love making Green Machine Shakes with Spinach)
5. Sleep is the key to recovery and growth ( 7 Hours Per Night )
6. Post Workout Nutrition
7. No Boring Cardio, Smart Cardio Only…Example Concept 2 Rower (Intervals)
8. Daily Multi-Vitamin
9. Resistance Training with Weight (i don’t mean 1-5lb weights)
10. Short Intense workout 4 days per Week (our 30 minute Meta Burn Workouts work wonders)
11. Muscle confusion: Change your workouts up weekly
12. Carbs are Fuel, Eat more on training days, less on Rest Days (they aren’t your enemy)
13. Muscle Connection: Slow your reps down. Don’t rush the contraction
14. Big Muscle Training: Legs, Back, Chest, Shoulders Vs Bicep and Tricep
15. Ab Training: Do very little if any: Eat clean and do more Smart cardio For 6 Pack Development
16. Train with a partner
17. Keep all workouts to 60 minute or Less
18. Use the Metaburn Carbs Cycling method to keep your Metabolism Guessing
19. Add Cayenne Pepper to favor you healthy meals
20. Drink 2-3 cups Green Tea per Day
21. Incorporate The 80/20 Principle into your Fat Burning Program 80% all meals are clean, 20% Fun Foods

The list could go on forever but what I can guarantee if you start using just a few of the above tips you’re going to accelerate your fat burning, and muscle toning so fast that you’ll be fitting into your skinny jeans and hot sexy bathing suit in no time. If you have questions leave them in the comment box and I’ll get back to you in a New York minute. If you found value in this post please share it with friends and family and make sure to (like) us on our facebook fanpage http://tinyurl.com/5vds6sn
As always Train Hard, Eat Clean, and Keep Smiling :-)

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Locust Valley Personal Trainer interviews female fat loss expert

Posted in meta burn on April 27th, 2011 by admin

Have a great video for all the females on fat loss and some solutions when you go through your menstrual cycle. Here at the Meta Burn Fat Loss Studio, we educate and equip you with you the information to create the fat loss results you desire.

Listen to what female fat loss expert Sylvia Nasser from The Fit Fem has to say on the topics of weight training, fat loss, and your menstrual cycle. There are 2 videos so watch them both. Please leave a comment below on what you would like to learn more about. We will do further interviews with Sylvia.

Female Fat Loss Interview Part 1

Female Fat Loss Interview Part 2

Dedicated to your results,

Greg Kalafatic

P.S. My video errors are a gift to you. I realized as I recorded the video I meant to say Menstrual Cycle and Energy Dumps.

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Glen Cove Personal Trainer Exposes the untold Secret about Fat Loss

Posted in Resolve and Motivation on March 18th, 2011 by admin

Glen Cove Personal Trainer Exposes the untold Secret about Fat Loss

Coach Rahz here with the untold secret about fat loss.

For some reason, most fitness professionals speak only in terms of nutrition and working out when it comes to fat loss. Great start, but the wrong place to start.

When it comes down to it, most people have a hard time sticking to meal plans and fitness programs.


Because they are programmed to be unsuccessful or to fail!

Seriously. You may not believe it but it is true. Look around you. See how many people are unhappy about their weight, low on energy, or frustrated with how they look. They programmed themselves to fail without knowing it.

I just met a lady the other night. Sweet lady and full of energy deep inside, but because of a tragic incident in her life, she programmed herself to fail on her health and lost all care in the world.

We are not the motivation company (although we provide plenty of it).

We are the WHY company. Why do people do what they do…that’s what we help you figure out and understand so you can move forward in life.

So the untold Secret to fat loss is…


I know sounds like a load of shit but I promise you it’s not. Understanding the why behind a goal is the most important thing. It’s not motivation you need. You have plenty of it. So many people are motivated to do the things they say they don’t want to do.

Instead of motivation seek out the drive. What drives you? Why do you really want to improve your health or lose that weight? We can help you with that. Come on in for a 1 week trial membership and we will help you with your WHY and putting together the 6 components of a program.

Call the office today at 516-203-4534 to schedule a discovery session and 2 training sessions on us!

Dedicated to your results,

Coach Rahz

P.S. Here is another reason people fail in pursuit of the fat loss results they want. FEAR. They fear the unknown or the truth buried deep inside. Don’t be afraid anymore. We can help you, but you have to make the decision to reach out 516-203-4534

Breakthroughs To Fitness, 480 Forest Ave, Locust Valley NY, 11560© 2011 All rights reserved.

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Locust Valley Personal Trainer Addresses Standards In Fitness

Posted in Uncategorized on February 4th, 2011 by RahzS

Hey Everyone. Coach Rahz here with an important message from Coach Frank. This is an important component that will decrease your level of health if you do not raise them… read below…

Today I want to discuss the topic of standards and how they affect your health.  By standards, I am referring to your nutrition, physical activity level, esteem and habits.

We need to keep our standards high in these areas.  While many in the world strive for mediocrity, we need to raise our own personal standards for success.  When you are working out, ask yourself, “Is this good enough?”  If it isn’t then you must raise your personal standards.  Ask yourself if today is going to be a great day or a mediocre day with regard to staying on your nutrition plan and exercising.  If you feel it will be mediocre it will be; that is your standard.  However, living up to a higher standard is easy because you are in complete control of your success; you simply need to recognize what you want with regard to health and fitness.  You and only you set your standards for living.

We live in a time of instant gratification.  To me, this suggests a lowering of standards.  Drive thru restaurants makes eating instantly gratifying when you are hungry.  But at what nutritional cost?  Getting on an elliptical machine for 30 minutes is much easier than intense metabolic training in the same amount of time.  You feel like you worked out on the elliptical and feel immediate gratification for what you did.  However, 30 minutes on an elliptical is the epitome of low standards with regard to exercise.  So what’s the result?  You feel like you did something, but it really wasn’t much at all and then are confused when the results you want are not coming.  Again, it is a matter of standards.
We have standards for most everything.  A standard for the clothes we wear, the car we drive, the places we go and with whom we go with.  We have these standards and they are directly related to our esteem.  My question is, if standards and esteem are connected, then how could we expect low standards to produce optimal health benefits?  Wouldn’t being at the pinnacle of great health make you feel, well, great?  Don’t you believe that it is you, and only you, who can make that happen?
If you are performing at a mediocre (sub standard) level with regard to your health, fix it.

Of course we all have different abilities when it comes to strength and stamina but that is not what I’m talking about.  Do not confuse high standards with comparison to someone else.  Your higher standard is usually going to be different than someone else’s.   However, sometimes you can try setting a standard with someone else.  Start easy with, say, the amount of pushups you can do.  If you can do 10 and your partner can do 12 the both of you should set a goal of 20 each.  You just heightened your standard for pushups and you have someone to reach that standard with.  When you reach that standard, the high 5 you give each other will be worth its weight in gold.

Finally, don’t be afraid to voice your standards.  If something is not good enough tell yourself so.  Likewise, if it is good enough be excited and share it with someone.  Setting higher nutritional and fitness standards will help you to look, feel and act great.  If someone questions your drive or motives simply tell them you are living at a higher standard.

You are allowed to be great,
Coach Frank

Breakthroughs To Fitness

Locust Valley Personal Trainer

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Breakthroughs To Fitness Opens Second Long Island Personal Training Studio in Locust Valley

Posted in Uncategorized on November 22nd, 2010 by RahzS

The day has come for the big announcement plus more great announcements within the video below:

Locust Valley Personal Training and Nutrition Studio

Locust Valley Personal Training and Nutrition Studio

Our Meta Burn Fat Loss system is one of a kind that you won’t find anywhere else. It’s guaranteed to work for all who participate or your money back. We are proud to have fine tuned this system over the last 3 years to produce such amazing fat loss results.

Now it’s time for you to experience what our clients are producing in results. Our Locust Valley Personal Training and Nutrition Coaching studio is located within the Forest Executive Center on 480 Forest Avenue in Locust Valley.

We are looking forward to reaching more residents and creating dynamic results. Stay tuned for more information on our Meta Burn Body Transformation contest. If you are not on our notification list, please email us at b2f@b2finc.com so you are sure to know when we are launching the details for the 20 spots available.

Dedicated to your results,

Rahsheen Slaughter

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Fat loss is just about the calories…

Posted in Uncategorized on November 11th, 2010 by RahzS

So we have heard or been told by a friend or even read in what we thought was a credible magazine or tv show. I’m here to tell you it’s not just about the calories. That’s incomplete and these are lies people are spreading that are creating more and more frustration when it comes to shedding the pounds.

Time and time again I see and hear people say when it’s time to lose weight “I’ll just eat less and do cardio everyday.” They do really well in the beginning ONLY to go back to their old ways and gain even more weight then when they started.

Ask the millions of people who go on weight loss programs each year to find out how successful they were and still are. Some small percentage made it because they had a successful model, most don’t make it because they followed something incomplete and weren’t told the truth.

Here are the components that make up a successful fat loss program in regards to just nutrition and I will touch upon each in separate blog posts:

1. Calories In vs Calories Out (did I just contradict myself…no and you will see why)

2. Frequency of meals

3. All 3 Macro Nutrients

4. Portion Size

5. Thermic effect

I will touch upon the first component which is calories in vs calories out. So how many calories should you eat?

Well the best and most efficient way is to get your RMR (resting metabolic rate) tested via the Body Gem device. This is something we have used with our nutrition clients to get them amazing results. On average, our nutrition clients lose 4lbs in the first week and up to 25lbs in only 12 weeks.

However, if for some reason you are unable to get your RMR tested at our facility, the next option (which can be used with success) is to estimate your RMR using a formula. What better way to teach you then to have our Nutrition Coach Greg teach you how to do that and how you can build your own meal plan.

He wrote a post for our Fit Body Bootcamp Blog. Head on over and learn the true method of calories in vs  calories out:

Calories in vs Calories out

Dedicated to your results,

Coach Rahz

Locust Valley Personal Trainer

Breakthroughs To Fitness

P.S. You have to check out our Meta-Burn Nutrition program. It’s insane the results it is producing for clients. Click the link below to register for a complimentary discovery session

What’s Your Metabolism

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