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Josh Sprigg

May 19, 2024 by · 23 Comments 

“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 they were 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

Holly Ferguson

March 18, 2024 by · Leave a Comment 

“I Lost 36 lbs, 6” in Hips, and 2 Dress Sizes”

Shortly before my 47th Birthday I decided to make a change in my life that was way past due. That is LOSING WEIGHT AND GETTING IN SHAPE! It was time to start a new Path to get happy & healthy again. In many previous attempts at losing weight, I would always fail. Among a host of contributing factors in my life, the one causing the most problem was the obvious lack of self control. Not exercising and poor eating habits just added to the already big problem (I was already experiencing health concerns directly related to my weight, for instance – High Blood Pressure to name one).

So that’s when I found my way to RobZFitness. While consulting with Rob, he explained his comprehensive fitness plans and strategies on eating properly. I felt very confident in him and his team. These guys were the ONES FOR ME!

My first scheduled workout fell exactly on my 47th Birthday October 7th. Rob’s encouragement along the way helped me so much!

It’s now January 10, three months since starting this FITNESS plan, I not only feel healthier and much happier, I have LOST 36 POUNDS!!, 6.5% body fat, a couple of dress sizes!, 6 Inches in hips, 3.5 inches in waist.

I now have the knowledge that Rob provided to me of proper exercise and eating properly (a new way of life) I will be able to continue.

Going thru this experience, I believe I am equipped to go forward on my own and continue to get fit and lose more weight.

Thanks Rob!!

Holly Ferguson

Turkey Kebobs

February 22, 2024 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

Jake Scanlon

January 13, 2024 by · Leave a Comment 

“Lost 55 lbs, Body Fat 32% to 11%, Pant  Size 40 – 32”

I have been weight training at RobZFitness for a little over a year now, and I can’t begin to express the difference it has made in my life.  Although I went to RobZFitness for about 3 months prior to this time, I just wasn’t ready to make the commitment and so I quit.  But as time passed by and my waist size continued to grow to a size 38 and getting tighter, I realized how much my weight gain was affecting my self-esteem and my attitude.  I had little motivation or confidence and I was losing direction for my life.  I then realized that if I didn’t make a change, I was going to make life very hard for myself.

At 250 lbs, I decided to give RobZFitness another try, and myself another chance.  I was welcomed back with compassion and encouragement from Rob and Taylor.  They helped to educate my on a very supportive eating and exercise plan.  I received plenty of assurance and encouragement that soon I began to see plenty of results that motivated me ever more.  It started with a few pounds the first week, more the second.  Then I started dropping clothing sizes.

I couldn’t believe how drastic my body fat percentage had dropped when it was time to do my measurements.  I was amazed!!  The results were happening and I was being transformed.

Overall I have lost 55 pounds of scale weight (increased 13 lbs of lean weight, lost 68 lbs of actual body fat), body fat% dropped from 32% to 11%, and Rob tells me now I am in better body fat shape than 73% of men at my age (up from 3%).  My pant size has dropped from 40 to 33 inches.  I feel great about myself and I feel more confident.

After seeing the results and the impact it has had on my life, I have decided to begin personal training school so that I can, in turn, do for somebody else that Rob and Taylor have helped me achieve in myself.

Jake Scanlon

Greens, Eggs and Ham

January 10, 2024 by · 24 Comments 

Greens, Eggs and Ham Recipe

Who doesn’t love breakfast that comes in a cute package? I certainly do. These Greens, Eggs and Ham cups are perfect for your healthy on-the-go breakfast! First fill your ham cups with veggies.

Here’s what you need for 12 servings:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 12 slices of nitrate free ham
  • 1 cup broccoli, steamed and chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • 12 eggs
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside
  2. In a medium sized skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and onions. Cook untiltender.
  3. Add the steamed broccoli, cheese, salt and pepper. Mix until fully combined. Remove from heat.
  4. Using kitchen scissors, make a slice to the center of each piece of ham, then fold into a cone shape ineach muffin cup. Fill halfway with the broccoli mixture.
  5. Crack an egg into each ham cup. Bake for 16-20 minutes, or until the edges of the ham are crispy.

12 Servings
Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 135 calories, 8g fat, 437mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, and 12g protein.

Deanne Miranda

January 3, 2024 by · Leave a Comment 

Lost 31.5 lbs, Size 8 to “0” – 3 Months

Deanne - B&A“As a mother of 2 and business owner, I felt as if I had tried everything humanly possible to get in the best shape for my health and overall well-being with the time and resources I had available to me. I had been dedicated to cardio exercise and strength building for years, but was not seeing the results I thought I should be seeing. I decided it was time to go to the experts.”

“I looked at a couple of possibilities, and determined that if I wanted the best results, I needed to go to a proven source of expertise.  I had seen RobZFitness testimonials and heard about the results and after doing some research on what I should expect and gathering a great deal of courage, I decided to walk in their door.  I found RobZ staff to be very welcoming, encouraging and knowledgeable.  As hard as I had tried all these years, many of the exercises were incorrect in technique, not enough weight, or just simply not pushing beyond what I thought I was capable of doing.”

“The results were fast and furious I was amazed at how simple the theory of exercise and healthy eating really was, and although not one for pressing myself in the area of physical fitness, I found the benefits FAR outweigh the sweat equity.”

“Not only did I surprisingly drop 31.5 lbs of body fat and a 14.1% body fat change the first three months (a welcome plus), but lost 19 total inches (6.5” waist and 4” thigh, etc.) and was seeing visible sculpting.  I had walked in hoping to tone up, which I did, but found so much more. Rob mentioned at the beginning I was in better shape than 20% of women my age and now I am in better shape than 91% of women. I suffered from migraines since adolescence and being on RobZ plan, I did not have one migraine- which to me, was nothing short of a miracle.  The trainers helped me to understand the dynamics behind balancing food intake and how this affected the chemical balance in my system.  I had never looked forward to working out the way I have while working at RobZ.  The workouts turned out to be the biggest stress relief of my life and the education I received will follow me and motivate me for a lifetime.  My only regret is that I did not walk into RobZ sooner!  What are you waiting for?”

Colleen Pounds

January 1, 2024 by · 25 Comments 

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!

Easy Turkey Wrap

January 1, 2024 by · 23 Comments 

This wrap is perfect to pack for lunch or makes a quick and healthy dinner. It’s ready in a flash, tastes amazing, and is filled with lean turkey, veggies and whole sprouted grains. Try it today, but don’t be surprised if you get hooked! Servings: 1

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 Sami’s Lavish wrap, 6 inches
  • 1 Tablespoon fat free fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup lettuce roughly chopped
  • 4 oz lean turkey slices
  • dash of salt and pepper
  1. Spread a tablespoon of fat free cream cheese evenly over one side of the tortilla.
  2. Arrange the turkey slices over the cream cheese and layer with tomatoes. Top with lettuce, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roll the tortilla closed.
  3. Cut in half and enjoy.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 177 calories, 1g fat, 21g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, and 21g protein.

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Carolyn Stafford

December 27, 2023 by · Leave a Comment 

Lost 70 lbs

Body Fat 36.4% to 22.6%

Lost 14% Body Fat

Last December, my husband approached me about us setting a goal of getting healthier in 2023. So, we made an appointment to talk to Rob at RobZFitness, who was recommended to him by our primary care physician Dr. Shawn Wallace. Upon meeting with Rob, we both decided it was time to commit to a healthier way of life. With the help of Rob and Taylor, and the support of each other, we have lost about 170 pounds total over the last 8-10 months. I have lost 70 pounds and lost 14% body fat in 10 month. My overall fitness level was at 15% when I started and now its at 88% for women at my age.

Like a lot of women, I have struggled with my weight all my life, especially after kids. This time my weight loss feels different. I wasn’t sure what to expect in the beginning, but I am surprised at how much stronger I’ve become, and the weight seem to just come off, losing an average of 2 pounds a week. I am 5’10 and I haven’t weighed under 200lbs in years. Now I weigh 195. With Rob and Taylor’s encouragement, I am pushing myself to get stronger and doing exercises I never thought I could accomplish. I have a few limitations with my knees but both Rob and Taylor worked around it and still push me to get stronger.  

Rob focused more on strengthening during his sessions and I am lifting amounts I never imagined. Taylor designated Wednesdays as Carolyn’s Core night. With his help, I am doing core exercises that I never thought I was capable of. With the support of Rob, Taylor and my husband who encouraged me all the way, I am stronger and healthier than I’ve been in a long time.  

Thank you for helping me get stronger and healthier.

Carolyn Stafford

Gift of Health

November 16, 2023 by · 24 Comments 

Make it a December to Remember

Is there a family member, a friend, or even you that you would like to help get started with their fitness program? There is no better gift than good health, and no better time to start than after the holidays. 

You can purchase any of these RobZFitness gift certificates online safely and securely with your credit card by using Paypal, the leader in online credit card payments. Or call me direct at 813-571-3700 to purchase a certificate.

Gift certificates can be applied towards any of our 15 personal training packages in house.

For NEW MEMBERS ONLY get three free training session with every month purchased.

After making your purchase online, you will receive a receipt and your gift certificate to print off.

When you give someone the gift of fitness, you are helping your friend or loved one better health both physically and mentally. 

(Give the Gift of Health)

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Initial Consultation

October 27, 2023 by · Leave a Comment 

Get Started Today!

(813) 571-3700

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Purpose of our fitness evaluation is to find out everything about your goals/expectations and evaluate your initial fitness level starting from day one moving forward. The hardest thing to do sometimes is to make that first phone call. Nobody joins our training facility already in top shape.

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This evaluation is required prior to starting any fitness program or discussing any membership rates. Time required for fitness consultation (45-60 minutes).

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Bruce Stafford

October 25, 2023 by · Leave a Comment 

Lost 104 lbs in 8 Months

December 2022 I had my annual physical with Dr Wallace at TGH. He told me I needed to lose weight and the older I get I should weight train to build muscle for long-term health. The prior 3 years through COVID, I put on 50+ pounds. Dr. Wallace suggested that I talk to Rob at RobZFitness. He mentioned Rob was a friend of his and he and Taylor would help me lose weight and gain the needed muscle through their program. 

The week before Christmas my wife and I discussed our health and we decided to reach out to Rob to see what his program would offer. We soon committed to join RobZFitness for the entire 2023 year. Turned out to be one of the best investment decisions we have made. 

My intention was never to lose 100 pounds, my goal was only to get into better shape. We started to train with Rob and Taylor on a weekly basis (3xweek). As part of the program, I also started to track my daily nutritional information. Within the first month I started to see big results on the scale. Nutrition tracking and the additional cardio work I was doing on my own and I was started to physically feel much better. 

By May 2023, I had lost 70 pounds and felt amazingly better, looked completely different and started to wonder if I could maybe lose 100 pounds.  By the end of July I was down 90 pounds. Then almost exactly 8 months to the day, I hit the milestone of losing 104 pounds. Starting weight was 286 now 182lbs, I have lost 10” off my chest, 9” around waist and 4” around my thighs. I improved my fitness level for men at my age from 4% to 94%.

Having lost all the excess weight and consulting with Rob the goal now is to gain more muscle weight while keeping my body fat down. I’m looking forward to this next chapter of training at RobZFitness and the results it will produce. 

Thank you to my wife, Rob and Taylor for all their support in helping me reach this accomplishment.

Bruce Stafford

13 Tips For Your Best Body

October 24, 2023 by · Leave a Comment 

You know that diet and exercise are important when it comes to creating your best body, but you may be overlooking other techniques for getting into the best shape.

Turn the following 13 simple tips into habits and watch as your body transforms.

1) Eat a Smart Breakfast.
Most people load up on carbohydrates and simple sugars for breakfast. Cereal, pastries, smoothies and juice are all poor choices when it comes to starting your day off right. Center your breakfast around protein and healthy fat, and you’ll have energy for hours. Try a protein shake, eggs, lean breakfast meat, or a handful of nuts.

2) Get More Sleep.
If you’re not getting at least 8 hours of sleep each night then you could use more sleep. This is especially true if you’ve reached a plateau with weight loss. Give your body the 8 hours of sleep each night and make weight loss easier.

3) Just Do It.
If you’re really ready to achieve your best body ever, then dig down deep and commit. As Woody Allen famously said, “80% of success is showing up.” This is absolutely true when it comes to fitness. Show up to your workout. Even if you’re tired. Even if you’d rather be doing something else. Just do it.

4) Plan Ahead.
Take one day each week to plan your healthy meals for the following week. You don’t have to do all the shopping and cooking on that day, simply jot down what you plan to eat. This small act of planning ahead will keep you on track with healthy meals even when the week gets crazy busy.

5) Cut Out Gluten.
Many people don’t realize that they have a certain level of sensitivity to gluten, which causes intestinal inflammation and bloating. Also, gluten-filled foods are typically high in carbohydrates, which contribute to weight gain. When you cut gluten-filled items from your diet don’t fall into the trap of simply replacing those items with other high-carb items. Choose non-packaged, whole foods instead.

6) Believe In Yourself.
Do you believe that you have what it takes to transform your body? If you want to succeed in weight loss then you have to believe that it’s possible. Give yourself a pep talk and dig down deep for the courage and discipline to apply these healthy changes to your life.

7) Eat Less Dairy.
Dairy products like cheese or cream add extra fat and calories to your meals. Pass on the dairy and you’ll eliminate unnecessary calories, making weight loss quicker.

8) Sleep and Wake at the Same Time.
This tip sounds so simple, and yet it’s a powerful way to increase your daily energy. Get your body on a schedule and watch how much more productive and energetic you become.

9) Include Veggies at Every Meal.
Most people aren’t too crazy about vegetables, and probably eat less than they should. Make it a point to include a vegetable with each of your meals – even breakfast. The increase in fiber and other nutrients will give your body that extra boost that you’re looking for.

10) Ditch Packaged Food.
Throw out those packaged foods! This is one of the easiest things you can do to achieve quicker weight loss results. Packaged foods contain chemicals and additives that will slow your fitness results.

11) Drink More Water.
Being hydrated is key when it comes to creating your best body. Drink water throughout your day and limit caffeinated beverages to once daily.

12) Forget Artificial Sweeteners.
Sure, these sweeteners don’t contain calories, but they are known to increase your appetite and cravings for carbohydrates. In the quest for your best body, put down the diet soda and reach instead for some water.

13) Exercise With a Pro.
Are you exercising as efficiently as possible? Do you challenge your muscles enough during each workout? Are you keeping the routine new and fresh? These are all factors that will be taken care of for you when you work with a trained fitness professional. Working with a pro ensures that you make the most of your exercise time.

So there you have it, 13 tips that will take your results up a notch.

If you haven’t joined one of my programs yet, now is a great time to start. Together we will get you focused on your goals with my results-driven method.

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

Michelle Castillo – New Testimonial

September 6, 2023 by · Leave a Comment 

Lost 125 lbs, Body Fat 38.5% to 22.9%, Pant Size 24-14

Coming from a Hispanic and Arabic culture we are always surrounded by family and food, making it hard to keep a diet. Over the years I started depending on food more whenever I was stressed, and overeating caused me to be depressed due to gaining a significant amount of weight. I was always unhappy with my figure but felt I could never find the motivation to change my lifestyle. I would always say “I’ll start on Monday” and then Monday would come around and I would postpone my diet. I made excuses for everything and would put others needs before me and my health. Took me 14 years to realize that the gained weight was not only affecting my social life, my family, my work but most importantly my health. My wake up call came when I was invited to a water park and spent the whole day getting weighed for the slide only to be denied by my size. I’ve always been the “big girl” and I accepted it, but that day I decided to change my lifestyle for the better. 

It definitely wasn’t easy but I started my journey at 330 pounds going for walks and doing workouts at home because I was too scared to go to the gym. I lost around 40 pounds on my own and due to my medical issues I had weight loss surgery.  It was the hardest recovery I had ever gone through but I kept pushing myself to stay consistent, focus on myself and my journey. 

In total, I lost 57 pounds before I started working out at RobZFitness. Taylor who was my main trainer was wonderful.  Since working out at RobZFitness I have lost another 67.5 pounds. Taylor helped me gain confidence in the gym, pushed me to keep working hard and show up for myself. As the weeks flew by I kept loosing weight and gained muscle. 

Overall, I’ve lost a total of 125 pounds. At RobZFitness I went from 273 pounds to 205.5 and my body fat dropped from 38.5% to 22.9%. I went from a 4XL to a large in shirts, and a size 24 to 14 in pants.  

Choosing to further my weight loss journey at RobZFitness has been the best decision and I would recommend them to anyone starting out trying to lose weight.  


Michelle Castillo

21 Rewards of Exercise

September 6, 2023 by · Leave a Comment 

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Don’t skim over this…because I’m writing just to you today. Sure, I may not know your name or where you live, but I understand the frustrations that you have when it comes to your body. I know all about your insecurities over the size of your thighs and how hopeless that can feel. And today I’m here to motivate you to take action.

The answer to your body frustrations is to get up off the couch and into the gym, day after day. So here’s my pep talk in bullet form—21 rewards .

Do yourself a favor and print this list and post it where you’ll see it every day. When you need motivation or encouragement, simply read over this list and take action.  Remember that action alleviates anxiety. So whenever you’re feeling anxious over the current shape of your body, take that as a reminder to jump into action.

And then begin to reap these 21 rewards of exercise:

1. You’ll reset your body: Exercise has been described as a giant reset button. A good workout will block appetite swings, improve your mood and even help you sleep.

2. Your clothes will fit better: Consistent exercise will tone and tighten your body, causing your clothes to not only fit better but to also look nicer. Also exercise ensures that soon you’ll be trading your clothes in for smaller sizes.

3. You’ll be less stressed: You have enough stress in your life—it’s time for a break. A good workout invigorates your muscles, leaving you relaxed and less stressed.

4. You’ll have more energy: WebMD tallied research studies and concluded that 90% of them prove exercise increases energy levels in sedentary patients. Next time you feel fatigued, fight it will the most powerful tool available: exercise.

5. You’ll be stronger: Exercise improves muscle strength and endurance, two things that you use throughout each day. When you exercise consistently you’ll be pleasantly surprised when difficult tasks begin to seem easy.

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Aerobic/Group Fitness Schedule

September 1, 2023 by · Leave a Comment 

 

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

 

The Skinny on Burning Body Fat

July 6, 2023 by · 22 Comments 

Pop quiz:

Which would you say is more effective at reducing body fat- aerobic exercise or resistance training?

If you chose aerobic exercise you would be among the 99% of the population who would fail this quiz. Let’s break down the misconception. Because aerobic exercise promotes cardiovascular health, it is a very important part of your personal fitness program; but in terms of burning fat, it lags behind progressive weight training.

At the center of this false belief is the notion that resistance weight training is an anaerobic exercise, which burns fuel sources other than fat. This statement simply isn’t true. While aerobic exercise does burn more fat than resistance training during the workout, studies show that resistance exercise raises the metabolic rate for a longer period of time after the workout is finished. Maintaining the higher metabolism for a longer period of time allows resistance training to burn more total calories than an aerobic workout. In other words, a higher intensity/shorter duration exercise will burn more calories than will a lower intensity/longer duration workout.

So how does resistance training keep your metabolism at a higher level for longer? Simply by increasing your body’s muscle mass. There is a direct relationship between muscle mass and metabolic rate. The more muscle you have the more calories you burn, even at rest. This is why men will lose body fat at a faster rate than females. The key here is muscle mass is intimately tied to burning fat. Fat on the other hand is inactive and basically just sits there, taking up more space than muscle per ounce, diminishing the functional ability of the body and inhibiting the heart to perform it’s duties proficiently. Building muscle will help to lose fat permanently while at the same time, shaping and toning your body helping you become a better you.

Americans always think that “more training is better” when actually “smarter training is better”. Take a look at a long distance runner: do you see a lean impressive muscle tone with fullness? No, what you really see is a stick figure that is physically very weak. A recent study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, reported in a 12-week study that aerobic exercises such as the treadmill, elliptical, and bike, showed to have a negative life-long effect by reducing muscle mass, which as I said before is the key to burning body fat. On the other hand, the same study showed focusing primarily on resistance training for 12 weeks led to approximately an 8% increase in resting metabolic rate in both men and women from the age of 56 to 80 years old. Not to mention the strength and lean muscle mass that was gained and the reduction of body fat obtained during that 12-week period. To sum things up, by combining both aerobic exercise with progressive weight training, you will maximize your results while avoiding the loss of muscle mass associated with prolonged “aerobic-only” focused exercising.

We as Americans are always trying desperately to achieve a certain scale weight in terms of a goal. Instead we should be focusing on goals in terms of lowering overall body fat (adipose tissue) along with building lean muscle mass. The scale does not matter, what does, is how you feel and how your clothes fit. At RobZFitness, we test our clients on a weekly basis to make sure that they are heading in the right direction. Challenge yourself and step away from the cardio equipment and into the weights. For more information to help maximize your results and achieve your goals, give us a call at RobZFitness, 813-571-3700 or check us out on the web at www.RobZFitness.com.

Bob Hendryx

November 18, 2022 by · Leave a Comment 

56-year-old lost 105 pounds through diet and exercise.

HEIGHT: 6-foot-3

STARTING WEIGHT: 313 on October 12

CURRENT WEIGHT: 208

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WHY I DID IT: After a routine blood test in October, my doctor informed me that I was five points away from being diabetic. “Of course, you know that is weight related,” he said. Just two weeks earlier, I saw a good friend who is 75, still works out several times a week and is in great shape. I hadn’t seen him in a year, and he was stunned by the amount of weight I had added. He encouraged me to get fit.

I had wanted to lose weight for some time but couldn’t find the motivation to get started. I called my wife and told her the news, and she suggested I go to RobZFitness and work with a personal trainer. I called right then and scheduled an appointment. I knew I needed professional help.

I met with Rob Zulkoski that afternoon, and we got started the following week. I don’t think I could do more than one or two pushups. I felt nauseated by the end of the first workout.

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Lacrosse Workouts

August 24, 2022 by · Leave a Comment 

RobZFitness – Group Training Workouts

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We are currently offering group training workouts this fall starting on Monday, September 12th.

Training times are on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 1:30-2:15pm.

Each workout will be 45 minutes long for a total of 8 weeks (16 sessions) or two workout sessions per week.

Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to warmup and stretch.

The cost is $320.00 plus tax or by Paypal and must be paid in full before the workout program starts.

After you pay, click this link to signup for your time slot.

For any questions please call the studio and ask for Taylor or Rob at (813) 571-3700.

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Please make a decision

January 15, 2020 by · 23 Comments 

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!

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