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Decide Now

November 9, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re like most people then reading this subject line was a little uncomfortable and you may have even experienced a bit of anxiety. 

Make a decision? Do I have to? 

We are forced to make decisions every day, but that doesn’t make it any easier. 

When you stop to think about it, your life is the sum total of all the decisions that you’ve ever made up to this point. Your health, your mindset, your finances are all an outcome of the decisions you’ve made. 

Some decisions are so small that they seem insignificant… 

…and other decisions weigh on you for days because you know that the outcome will change the course of your life. 

You’ll wade through a myriad of trivial decisions today – ranging from the flavor of your coffee, to the gas you put into your car, to the food you put into your body. It’s easy to be fooled into believing that these have no real impact on the big picture – – but they do. 

You’ll shift over to automatic while making your habitual decisions today – these ones no longer require a second thought since your preferences are defaulted. 

The time you wake up each morning, the way you take your eggs, the frequency in which you exercise. Your habitual decisions play a huge part in determining major factors in your life, and these ones aren’t always easy to modify once the habit is in place. 

We’re always making decisions… 

Big ones like “should you marry him/her”, “should you have another child”, “Should you stick it out another year at that job”? Life changing decisions are forks in the road that demand your full attention and analysis. 

There’s a famous quote from General Norman Schwartzkopf: “A bad decision is better than no decision” which makes sense when you realize that indecision is a decision. It’s best to simply bite the bullet, choose a side, and stick with it (unless you realize you made the wrong decision lol). 

You make a life changing decision when you chose to get fit. 

I want to help you with that… 

I want to help you reach your goal in a big way. 

And the fastest way I know for reaching a fitness goal is to begin a challenging and consistent exercise program, like the ones that I offer to my clients. 

And that leads us to the decision that I want you to make today… 

Will you reply to this email, call, or come in to sign up for my life-changing fitness program? 

Decide now!

Call (813) 571-3700 or email Rob@RobZFitness.com now to get started on an exercise program that will make fat burning second nature, and will transform your body for the best.
 
Talk soon! 
 

Phil Slotnick

November 8, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

3 Month Video Testimonial

Please help me congratulate Phil Slotnick on losing 24lbs of body fat after 3 months. During this time he has also increased his lean weight by 11lbs. His healthy men’s ranking for men at his age increased from 4% to 30%. We are expecting him to rank near 80% with 3 more months of training.
 
Here are some of his quotes about working out at RobZFitness…
 
“I haven’t felt this good in years, I feel awesome and I feel I am getting my youth back. I’m faster and stronger since High School. I like waking up in the morning. Its a fun place to workout at and its my best hour of the day…”
Click Video
 

Kathy Bass

November 7, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

I grew up in Lakeland and have lived in the Valrico area since 2006. I married my husband Howard in 2001 and we have two amazing children.

Growing up I played softball and I ran cross country in high school but became very inactive as an adult. Not surprisingly, my clothes size began going up so I decided it was time to get moving again.

About a year or so into my fitness journey I joined a small group personal training and I was hooked! I decided to take my fitness journey to the next level and I’ve been moving ever since. I love to run and I’ve completed two marathons and numerous 1/2 marathons.

After years of contemplating becoming a personal trainer I took the leap and became certified with ACE in the fall of 2016. The following year I completed my Health Coach certification with ACE. I am currently in the process of completing my Body Pump certification through Les Mills.

I love helping people see what they are truly capable of achieving and to discover the beauty that comes with becoming the best version of themselves. I’m a firm believer that fitness and exercise change so much more than just one’s physical appearance!

Kathy Bass

Turkey Kebobs

November 7, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Here’s a great recipe for a busy weekday dinner. Ground turkey breast is mixed Mediterranean spices to create flavorful, protein-packed kebabs. Serve with salad and vegetables and a side of plain Greek yogurt.
Servings: 4

Here’s what you need…

1 1/2 pounds turkey breast, de-boned, trimmed of skin and cut into thin strips
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 eggs
1/4 cup almond meal (more if needed)
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
dash of salt (optional)
2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped

Directions:
1. In a food processor, blend the turkey strips until ground. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until well blended.
2. Pre-heat your grill or grill pan.
3. Lightly grease your hands, then press the meat into the wooden skewers until it covers about 3-4 inches in an elongated meatball shape. If the meat is not sticking then add some more almond meal.
4. Grill for about 8 minutes per side.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 254 calories, 8g fat, 156mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, and 47g protein

Kick a Bad Habit

November 5, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

 

Do You Have a Bad Habit (Weight Loss)? 70% of people do. I have bad habits but weight loss is not one of them.

Habits can be changed rather quickly.

It may take a few weeks or months to get there. You just have to change the way your going about it.

Most people try and give it up (eat less, eat no fats or carbs, workout more).

You need a correct plan of action (usually from a fitness expert) to be set in place the right way.

Don’t try to re-invent the wheel.

Call us Today!

Aerobic/Group Fitness Schedule

November 3, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

New 28 Turkey Burner Bootcamp Challenge #1

 Enrollment Form Below

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Week of November 12, 2018

 

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For more information on classes please email Amy at Amy@RobZFitness.com

Click below to enroll 

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28 Day Turkey Burner Bootcamp Challenge #1

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Session #1

(Nov 5 – Dec 1)

 

Click 28 Day Turkey Burner Bootcamp picture to join

Never Give Up

October 29, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Never, Ever, Ever Give Up!

 
 
I’m not going to sugarcoat it. The truth is that lifestyle changes aren’t easy to make, and that transformations don’t happen overnight. There’s a good chance that you’ll have occasional setbacks. But don’t even think of giving up!
 
If you never give up, then you won’t fail.
 
Each day is a new chance to start over. Begin each day with the resolve to make your new healthy lifestyle a priority.
 
Results will soon follow.

Please make a decision

October 23, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Make a decision today

If you’re like most people then reading this subject line was a little uncomfortable and you may have even experienced a bit of anxiety. 

Make a decision? Do I have to? 

We are forced to make decisions every day, but that doesn’t make it any easier.

When you stop to think about it, your life is the sum total of all the decisions that you’ve ever made up to this point. Your health, your mindset, your finances are all an outcome of the decisions you’ve made. 

Some decisions are so small that they seem insignificant… 

…and other decisions weigh on you for days because you know that the outcome will change the course of your life.

You’ll wade through a myriad of trivial decisions today – ranging from the flavor of your coffee, to the gas you put into your car, to the food you put into your body. It’s easy to be fooled into believing that these have no real impact on the big picture – – but they do. 

You’ll shift over to automatic while making your habitual decisions today – these ones no longer require a second thought since your preferences are defaulted. 

The time you wake up each morning, the way you take your eggs, the frequency in which you exercise. Your habitual decisions play a huge part in determining major factors in your life, and these ones aren’t always easy to modify once the habit is in place.

We’re always making decisions… 

Big ones like “should you marry him/her”, “should you have another child”, “Should you stick it out another year at that job”?  Life changing decisions are forks in the road that demand your full attention and analysis.

There’s a famous quote from General Norman Schwartzkopf: “A bad decision is better than no decision” which makes sense when you realize that indecision is a decision. It’s best to simply bite the bullet, choose a side, and stick with it (unless you realize you made the wrong decision lol).

You make a life changing decision when you chose to get fit.

I want to help you with that… 

I want to help you reach your goal in a big way. 

And the fastest way I know for reaching a fitness goal is to begin a challenging and consistent exercise program, like the ones that I offer to my clients. 

And that leads us to the decision that I want you to make today… 

Will you reply to this email, call, or come in to sign up for my life-changing fitness program?

You need to make the decision today – decide now!

Tire Toss

October 23, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Tire Tosses

Want a great way to workout your oblique muscles without using gym equipment. Phil’s workout today consisted of tire tosses and while outside a 1/4 mile of lunges to boot. That’s it 45 mins of glutes/quads/obliques today. Way to go Phil! You killed it!! 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Toale

October 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

“Lost 7.5% Body Fat, 10 lbs, Pant Size from 6 to 2”

I am a teacher with 2 children and had been feeling pretty good about myself, spending the summer at the beach, being in a bathing suit, having fun with the family……. until it was time to go back to work and I couldn’t button some of my pants! And the ones that did fit were uncomfortably tight. No problem, I thought, I know how to work out and eat healthy. So, I hit the gym a little harder, and watched what I ate a little better. All to no avail. Not one pound budged (the scale actually went up!) I decided enough was enough. Ten pounds may not seem like much, but it was making me miserable, not to mention uncomfortable, all day at work. My daughter even asked if I had a baby in my belly. Gotta love kids!

I decided to check out RobZFitness. I had heard good things about him. I made an appointment with Rob and told him my goals were to lose 10 pounds and fit in my pants which were size 4-6. I said I had never been smaller than that and he said “we’ll see”. I ended up signing right then and there. I totally changed my eating habits too – but that was what I wanted, right? Long term fitness and lifestyle change? Right, I could do it. I have a hard time sticking to what I start when it comes to personal goals, but I was determined to do this right.

Everyone at RobZFitness was so nice and easy to get along with. We would chat throughout the workouts making them fly by. They were very knowledgeable and could answer any question I threw at them. Though it took awhile to get used to the lifestyle change, it has been totally worth it. I could never have dreamed I could feel so good about myself!

Not only did I lose that 10 pounds, but I lost inches everywhere. I am not just skinny, but toned and look great. I went from needing to buy a new wardrobe in a bigger size, to needing one in a smaller size. I just bought my first pair of size 2 jeans!!

I now have the tools and knowledge I need to stay looking good and I know I can call on them at RobZFitness if I need a little advice or input.

Thank you for helping me get back into the best shape of my life!

Michelle Toale

What’s more important to you than excuses

October 17, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

 
What’s more important to you than excuses?

Maybe…

  • Your relationship
  • Your health
  • The example that you’re setting for your kids
  • Your quality of life
  • How you look in photographs
  • How you feel about yourself

I can’t magically know what your personal incentive is. It’s up to you to find that, so do some digging.

What I can and will do is get you into the best shape of your life! All you need to do now is give me a call (813) 571-3700 or reply to this post to get started.

Let’s do this!

Power of a Goal

October 10, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

The Power of a Goal

 
Do you have a goal for each workout?
 
To get the most out of your exercise time, make each session goal-oriented.
 
Decide how many miles you’ll run, how many reps you’ll do or how much you’ll increase the intensity before your workout begins. Then achieve it.
 
Set clear goals, write them down, and keep a record of your workouts. There’s nothing quite like being able to read exactly where you want to be, where you currently are, and where you’ve come from.

Colleen Pounds

October 7, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

It Doesn’t Matter What The Scale Says!

Colleen Pounds,

Physical Therapist Assistant

Weight Scales lie!

My victory can be seen but not weighed, and it feels good.



Before RobZFitness, like so many others, I habitually stepped on the scale. My Personal Trainer immediately began drilling into my head to “Stay off of the scale”, explaining that it often gives false impressions of what really happens, which leaves people feeling defeated and depressed. Through the Education component of the RobZFitness program I learned that the only reason scale-weight is needed is to help calculate one’s Fat-to-Muscle Mass ratio. Herein lay my victory.

If I were to tell you that from May to September I lost 13.5 pounds, you might not be impressed? However, here is the big picture. Within these four months, I lost 29 lbs of body fat, gained 15.5 lbs of lean muscle mass, dropped from a size 16 to 10 and decreased my body fat from 37% to 22%! This is what I actually achieved with the in-depth education of fitness and nutrition given to me at RobZFitness.

I feel very confident that I now have the tools to maintain my results, my strength and my nutritional habits for a lifetime.

Thanks gang!

Josh Sprigg

September 27, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

“I Lost 56lbs, 13% BF, 7″ in Waist”

Ever since I was a child I have always had a goal in mind of becoming an Air Force pilot, but at 350 pounds and size 48 pants I knew that I was a long way away from that goal.  I attempted losing the weight on my own but after reaching 325 pounds I noticed that my weight was no longer going down like I had wanted.

I heard from a friend about her colleague’s great success at RobZFitness and I decided to give them a call to see what they could offer me.  I was never looking for a quick solution to reach my goal.  I wanted to work for it because I knew at that point that I needed help to get where I wanted to be.  A quick phone call later and I was set up for my fitness evaluation with Rob.  Through the course of his evaluation I began to realize where I was on the fitness level for men at my age and where I needed to be for my goal were a lot farther apart than I had thought.  Within a week I began training at RobZFitness and I have never regretted that decision.  Even over the course of a few months Taylor, my trainer, was able to find new ways to force me and my body to continue on the right path towards better overall health.

My trip to better health is not yet over, but with the help of all the trainers at RobZFitness I am much closer to it.  So far over the course of six months I can tell that I am already in better shape than I was in high school, and probably the best shape of my life this far.  So far I have lost 56 pounds, lost 13.4% body fat and lost 7.5 inches around my chest, 7 inches around my waistline and 4 inches around my thigh. Already through my short time at RobZFitness I have been able to accomplish great things and one of my favorites is not having to pay extra for the plus size clothes.  Before too much longer I will finally be able to purchase pant sizes in the 30’s and I have RobZFitness to thank for that.

Josh Sprigg

Seasoned Ahi Steak

September 26, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Ahi tuna is high in protein and low in fat, the perfect combination for building a lean, toned body. Add a side of roasted asparagus for a delicious healthy meal.
Servings: 4

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons cilantro, minced
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • 4 (6oz) ahi tuna steaks
  1. In a large re-sealable plastic bag combine the first six ingredients; mix well.
  2. Add tuna to the marinade, cover and refrigerate for 1-1/2 hours, turning once. Drain and discard marinade. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  3. Place the tuna in a glass pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn the steaks and bake for another 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 247 calories, 5g fat, .6g carbohydrate, .2g fiber, and 50g protein.

Getting Back On Track

September 5, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

So you took a break from your fitness routine this summer. You ate, you drank, you relaxed, and ate some more.

Well, now it’s time to face the music.

As you look in the mirror after a summer of less-than-healthy eating… Your body is puffy and bloated. Your joints are achy. Your clothes feel tight.

Maybe you are feeling that way right now.

Here’s how to get you back on the fitness fast track.

1) Find Your Focus

Summer happened. You ate things from the “never eat these” list, you drank more that you should have…but now it’s over.

Draw a line in the sand. You’re back now so the bad eating stops now.

If you’re serious about your fitness goals, then the past few weeks were the exception, and not the rule. Don’t beat yourself up for letting loose. Simply get back up, dust yourself off and get focused.

2) Get Hydrated

While summer days can take on many forms, the end result is most often dehydration and water retention. The only way to restore your balance is to get hydrated.

Your first priority in getting back on track is to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Start with a tall glass of water in the morning, and carry a water bottle with you to sip throughout the day.

Don’t add any artificial sweeteners or stimulants to your water – these will sabotage your hydration efforts. For flavor, add sliced fresh fruit, herbs or vegetables to your water, just like at the spa.

3) Cleanse Your System

For your first few days getting back on track I need you to be extra picky about what you eat. Stick with only whole, real foods like fruits, vegetables and lean meats. Whole, real foods will help to restore balance and block out cravings.

Don’t eat any packaged foods for the next few days. This means no snack foods, processed meat slices, dairy, baked goods or alcohol.

Try the recipe for Creole Chicken and Green Beans below – this is a wonderful, whole food dish.

4) Get Some Rest

As relaxing as summer days are, most end with the feeling of exhaustion. Make catching up on sleep a priority over the next few days.

When your body is low on sleep, it becomes easier to make poor eating choices. You’re also less likely to get back into your workouts if you don’t give your body a chance to rest.

Aim for getting a full 8 hours of sleep each night.

5) Jump Back Into Your Exercise Routine

It’s time to sweat out all those indulgences. So lace up your shoes and put on your favorite gym clothes. When you start your first workout, ease in slowly. Take the time to warm up and stretch your muscles before powering up to a solid 30-minute routine.

I have just the exercise plan for you – one that will not only help you recover from your summer but will help keep you motivated and going strong in the future.

If you haven’t joined yet, now is the perfect time for you to start. Together we will get you to your goals with my results-driven method.

Simply call (813) 571-3700 or email Rob@RobZFitness.com today to set up your first workout.

 

Oh the dreaded plateau…

July 24, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

 
Oh the dreaded plateau…
 
You’ve been working hard on your fitness game and it paid off. The pounds started to drop! And then one day your results stopped. You keep putting in the same effort without any sign of improvement. 
 
You’ve hit a frustrating plateau. 
 
Or have you? Before you blame a fitness plateau for your lack of results let’s critically consider the following:
 
1. Your Diet: It’s human nature to begin to slip on your nutrition after a few weeks of stringent diligence. A small treat here, and a bite of something there, and before you know it you’ve fallen back into old eating habits.
 
If your results have stopped then take the next few weeks to track your nutrition and hold yourself accountable for every bite. 
 
2. Your Workouts: If your nutrition has truly stayed on point then your workouts could be the problem. Are you slacking on the final few reps? Have you reduced your overall intensity in the gym?
 
Did you skip a few sessions last week? Before you blame a plateau for your reduced results take a really hard look at your effort in the gym.
 
Rededicate yourself to pushing as hard as you can. 
 
3. Your Sleep: This is a tough one for so many people, but you simply must be getting adequate sleep in order to lose fat and develop muscle. Your body needs close to eight hours of sleep each night in order to recover from your workouts and to maintain balanced hormone levels.
 
Getting to bed on time is vitally important to your fitness results. 
 
If you have tackled the three steps above and still don’t see the number on your scale moving in the right direction, then move on to these next plateau-busting steps…
 
4. Track Your Efforts: It’s time to get meticulous with tracking your fitness efforts, from exactly what your workouts consist of, to exactly what and when you eat in order to constantly improve.
 
Make it your goal to outdo yourself every day.
 
If you’re constantly performing better today than you were yesterday, then your plateau will quickly become a distant memory. 
 
5. Track Your Results: Simply checking your weight on the scale is not a thorough enough measurement for your progress. Start tracking additional metrics for change. Take your measurements.
 
Have your bodyfat tested. You can always call us and we will take them for FREE.
 
Take pictures of yourself weekly. It’s important to be fully aware of how your body is changing as a whole unit, not just the number on the scale. You may be surprised to find that your body fat has been dropping while your weight has stayed the same. 
 
See me for additional strategies on breaking through your fitness plateau.
 
Together we will get you on a program that will melt fat and expose shape and definition.
 
Call (813) 571-3700 or email Rob@RobZFitness.com today set up your free fitness evaluation to join the family.
 
Together we will get you into your best shape yet!

Forget the Past

July 24, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Forget the Past

 
 
Please resist the urge to let past failures get you down.
 
I don’t care how many times you’ve tried and failed to transform your body; what matters is that you’re motivated NOW, so let’s grab that momentum and get moving!
 
The ONLY way to reshape your body is with the hierarchy of a (1) healthy diet, (2) the right weight resistance workouts and (3) cardiovascular exercise.
 
There are no shortcuts!!
 
This is the winning combination that will see you throughout your walk to your fitness goals.

4 Worst Breakfast Items

July 23, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Don’t get caught eating one of these 4 things for breakfast:

 
 
Breakfast pastry: muffins, doughnuts, bear claws and croissants sure taste good with coffee, but all those refined carbs are going to cause unwanted weight gain.
 
Granola Bars: watch out for the breakfast bars that claim to give you fiber, vitamins and minerals. Check the number of carbs and sugars on the back of the label – most contain the same sugar as a pastry.
 
Cereal: here’s another popular breakfast item that has tons of sugar lurking beneath its surface. Only eat cereal that has no added sugar and that contains some protein and healthy fat.
 
Drive Thru Breakfast Sandwich: don’t even think about heading to the drive thru for a quick breakfast sandwich. Instead grab a hard boiled egg from home to enjoy on your commute.
 
Healthy eating is only half of the fitness formula.
 
Eat a healthy breakfast and then come workout with me.
 
Call (813) 571-3700 or email Rob@RobZFitness today to get started on a fat loss program that really works.

Keeping The Weight Off

July 9, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

 
 Well It takes dedicated hard work to drop a significant number of pounds. But afterwards it’s incredibly easy (and frustrating!) to find those pounds creeping back on.
 
Maintaining fat loss is certainly possible, however it does require that you remain vigilant with your healthy routine.
 
During the coming days I will share with you 5 secrets to maintaining your amazing body transformation for life. Think of these as your own personal lifestyle rules and stick with them at least 90% of the time to keep your body healthy and hot.
 
Hot Body Secret #1: Don’t Eat Just To Eat (know your limits)
 
There is no place in your healthy lifestyle for mindless snacking. I’m talking about a tub of popcorn at the movies or a bag of chips in front of the TV. All the calories ingested from mindless snacking have to end up somewhere…and that somewhere is around your waist or on your thighs.
 
Snacks are fine when you are aware of how much you’re eating in order to balance it with the rest of your meals for the day.
 
Need help with your portion sizes then give me a call so we can sit down together to map out a plan that is right for you. Call me at (813) 571-3700 or drop me an email at Rob@RobZFitness.com

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