Sunday, July 21, 2013

Body Issues: Magazines, Society, Ourselves

Recently, ESPN has released this year's Body issue. After getting over the grade-school reaction of people posing nude, we really looked at some of the messages portrayed.

- it's not arrogant to feel good in your own skin (but it is to act like a d!&k)

- magazines still portray looking a certain way 

- ESPN says " we can take time to unapologetically admire the bodies that move so well " (so if you really want someone to notice you, don't just look good, move well too!) 

- Look good, feel good, Be the best you possible and create your own Body Issue Cover. 

- Any body size, shape, or build is capable of being becoming one that is admirable. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Ramon Clark - Top 50 hottest trainers

Shape Magazine via has spoken, rcpt's very own, Ramon Clark was named one of the top 50 hottest trainers in AMERICA!

Click here to read the full article on!

Ramon specializes in weight loss, nutrition, golf and many other areas of fitness and wellness.

Way to go Ray!
Live Well, Be Strong!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Know your role!

Summertime fever is in full swing and everyone is not just looking for that last minute beach body, but a fun way to get it. Most people are looking for the name that draws them in. You know the one I am talking about. The one that sounds like "Cardio Hip-Hop Yoga." This name carries, what the kids call these days, swag!

You have to be careful when attending a class that has a special swag component because it may not be in your best interest. To let the cat out of the bag, I actually read the structured format for a class with the exact title. While the intentions of the class are quite meaningful, of wanting to increase flexibility, while dancing and keeping your heart rate up, there is no disclaimer stating the need for coordination, confidence, balance, stability, and musicality (because you have to keep the beat) . In fact the article sates the class can be good for anyone. I don't know about you but unfortunately I envision many people tripping over themselves and getting frustrated.

Ultimately, you will have to make the final decision for yourself, but remember to dig deeper, by reading the description of the class, asking the instructor what the format is, and asking a participant about the skill-level of the class and the instructors competencies while teaching.

If you would like more information on selecting a group exercise class that is good for you, feel free to contact me.

Live Well, Be Strong!
Ramon Clark

Monday, July 8, 2013

Riddle Me This, Riddle Me That?: The power of self investigation.

Ask questions to yourself, and your trainers to stay on top of your health and wellness....

Questions to ask yourself :
 When something is wrong with your body...
     - What have I done differently lately?
     - How this happened before?/ For how long?
     - Who Can I contact to help me get better?/What do I have to do?

 When Your body feels its best...
   - What have I changed to make things better?
   - How this happened before?/ For how long?
   - Who Can I contact to help me stay here?/What do I have to do?

Questions to ask your trainer:
  Pre- Workout...
   - What do you have planned for today? / Why?
   - What is your overall plan?
  During your workout...
   - Ask questions about their life (activities, hobbies, talents, etc...)
   - Why was a certain exercise chosen?

  Post workout...
    - What do I do between workouts?