I created a 32 day health challenge to help people lay the foundation to create a healthy lifestyle. It’s run through Facebook so you must have an account.It’s open to everyone! Sign up here…https://www.facebook.com/groups/298544333528808/ Chris Chouteau Personal Trainer in Santa Monica www.custombodyfitness.com
I just weighed myself and found I’m up 7 ½ pounds from the 4th of July week. The reason is because I made poor eating and drinking choices. I must now correct those choices; I will be eating extra healthy and cutting back on calories till I get back to where I like to be. […]
One of the things I’ve seen as a personal trainer is how exercise and eating healthy changes people. I’ve seen the change when people consistently start to exercise and eat healthy. It’s a positive change and is the reason why I feel exercise is so important to incorporate into people’s lives.
What choices can you make that will help you get more value out of your life? This is something I often think about when I’m working with my clients. My personal goal when I train my clients is to help them add value to their lives by living healthy! It will also add value to yours.
There is always a process to create anything in your life. Whether you want to lose weight, start your own business, buy a new car… there is always a process! Here’s how it goes… Idea You first have an idea. The idea is a thought that comes to your mind of something you want in […]
Do you want to be happy? Do you ever have that feeling that you should be doing something different with your life?
I’m going to get deep here…
I think most people are unhappy because they watch to much TV! ( I know you might not agree but bear with me…. I have some great thoughts here)
Here’s some basic’s to creating change in your life: 1) Want the Change- be willing to do what ever it will takes! 2) BE PATIENCE… this is the most important discipline with change… nothing happens overnight! 3) Know what Actions you need take and take them! 4) WORK HARD… Hard work is necessary… Change is not easy! 5) Understand there will be a process of learning (remember the best learning lessons come from failing… it’s where you learn the most). 6) Be Determined… DON’T GIVE UP!
Here’s something to think about… If you are feeding your kids fast food you may be setting the stage for them to be obese and overweight!… This is something that needs to be considered by all Americans! The percentage of Americans that are overweight is around 60 percent… Think about that… 60%… This percentage means […]
In life, things rarely go as planned and I feel there’s value in that! I think there a couple things happening here. One is that life is making sure your plan is something you really want, and second, it’s helping you learn lessons that will be valuable in the future!
My personal goal is to help clients create long-term results! One of the biggest challenges I face as a personal trainer is teaching my clients to think long term and not expect immediate results. This doesn’t mean that they won’t see result in the short term, but helps them to create the mindset for their long-term success.
I was just talking to a friend yesterday and he told me he’s at his heaviest weight in his life. He went on to tell me what that he wanted to lose weight and get back in shape (which I heard a couple times in the last year) and then told me the things he […]
I want to help you create some awareness about human nature and yourself, so you have an understanding of what it takes to create change and be successful reaching your goals!
Here’s my 3rd video where I focus on the importance of trying different diets and eating programs and their importance in creating a healthy lifestyle! Check it out and let me know what you think?
Accepting where you are at gives you a starting point. For example: If you have 50 pounds to lose, are out of shape and your health is not good… this is your reality. It can’t be denied… it is truth! I’m not trying to be insensitive here. I know how challenging it is of accepting this reality, and the courage it takes to do so, but it’s very important because it gives you the starting point of where your at, and allows you to set a goal to where you want to be.
Here a great video that explains type 1 and type 2 diabetes in basic and easy to understand way. Obesity and Diabetes has become an epidemic and knowledge is power. Please send forward this to anyone who is prediabetic or diabetic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rPLjSY00JlE You can also visit their YouTube page where they have other informative videos […]
When you do an exercise for the first time, start slow and allow your body to feel the muscle (s) being worked through the entire movement. Focus your mind on nothing but feeling the muscle. When you do this, you are giving the body the opportunity to contract the muscle(s) being worked and figure out how to correctly do the exercise. This is also how you start to connect the mind and body and how you target the muscles that are suppose to be worked.
I know this is an extreme title, but what I’m going to talk about here is important. In the United States obesity has become an epidemic. Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index study in 2009 found 63.1% of adults are obese or over weight. This means that at least 6 out of 10 adults are overweight! There are about 32% of children who are overweight in our country, that’s 3 out of 10 kids! If things continue the way they are, this means that 3 more out of these 10 kids will become over weight or obese at some point in their life, and these numbers are on the rise. These numbers are scary and can be changed if we start to teach and educate our kids on eating healthy and being active at an early age.
Here is a 10-minute video about being successful and the evolving process to do so! The hardest part about being successful is starting out. I am using this video as an example. This is my first video. It wasn’t planned… I jumped in and got it done! I could have done it a few times […]
Zone Health is a gourmet food delivery service that provides healthy alternatives for the residents of the Los Angeles Area. If you have no time to cook and looking to lose weight or eat healthy, Zone healthy can provide you the solution your looking for. I refer my Santa Monica Personal Training clients who are […]
Nutrition is the most important factor in living a healthy life! One of the things that I find amazing is the lack of knowledge about the importance of nutrition and food has in our lives. We have all heard the saying we are what we eat. This could not be truer. The importance of nutrition […]