Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Gymchat 207 - Body Transformation (with Jason Paris)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Gymchat 205 - Paleo Dieting (with Adam Farrah)

Here is my latest Straight To The Bar gym chat interview with Adam Farrah , a paleo diet advocate and coach  discussing the How to's of Paleo Dieting

Friday, July 12, 2013

Gymchat 204 - Training & Competing with Google Glass (with Chas Melichar)

Here is my latest  Straight To The  Bar Gymchat highlighting Triathlete and Pilot Chas Melichar sharing his experience with Google Glass , Great show Thanks Chas !!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

How You Can Stay Fit and Healthy While Traveling

During the summer months, it is not uncommon for families to go on vacation with each other. Whether you just have a week off and are going to be spending it at home or you've actually made plans to go somewhere, your healthy lifestyle should not have to suffer because of it. Too many people put their exercise plans and diets on the back burner while they are on vacation because they feel as though the restrictiveness is going to ruin their holiday of the year.


The truth is that exercising and dieting while on vacation can actually help in more ways than one. For one, by exercising regularly and watching what you eat, you might find that it helps you stay in control and helps you to avoid the bloated feeling you often get when you eat too much. What's more, when you finally get back home, you will not have to be so surprised at the number on the scale saying that you gained a lot of week from a week's worth of not exercising and overeating. There is no reason for you to revolve your entire vacation on the food that you are going to be eating. Make healthy decisions and do not give up on your exercise while you happen to be there.


Part of having a successful healthy holiday is staying at the right hotel. By doing the best research possible from your home computer, you can find out what types of gym amenities your hotel has within it. Most hotels do have gyms, but not every single one of them has this type of amenity, so it does pay off to look this information up before booking the actual room. Some hotels even offer yoga classes in the morning for their guests without you having to pay a thing. By doing research beforehand, it is going to be easier for you to stick with your exercise plans so that you can live a healthy lifestyle even when on vacation. On a recent trip to Maui I used a website called Gogobot in order to see all of the Maui hotels in a list where I could then search through and see which ones had 24-hour gyms. Due to this, I was able to workout early in the morning and not sacrifice any of my vacation plans.



There is probably nothing more frustrating than coming home from a vacation to find that you gained a ton of weight and are also finding it difficult to get back into an exercise routine because you were off of it for so long. Staying at a hotel with a fully-equipped gym or pool will help you to get in some much needed exercise so that you do not have to worry about excess weight gain. You will simply be able to enjoy your entire vacation without having to worry that you are going to go home and realize that you gained a ton of weight and need to start all over again with your diet and exercise plan.

By: Mike Manning of Manning's Musings

Monday, April 8, 2013

STB/HOA video gymchat series (playlist)

Here is my Straight To The Bar Gymchats Video playlist that broadcasts on Wednesdays at 9pm EST on Google Hangouts On Air
Please view , subscribe to channel and comment or suggest as well

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Exercise Makes Cancer Treatments Easier


After someone is diagnosed with cancer, he or she may experience a range of emotions. Many people become depressed, scared, and concerned that this disease will be the end. Fortunately, researchers have found many cancer treatments, and more people are living full lives after their diagnosis. From breast cancer to mesothelioma, more people are being successfully treated because of this research. Although there have been many cancer breakthroughs, cancer patients can still take steps to help them positively respond to this disease. Exercise is one of the best ways for cancer patients to improve their health and their chances of beating the disease.

As with any new exercise program, cancer patients should be sure to get a doctor’s approval before they begin to exercise. After the patient has been participating in the program, he or she will notice improvements in his or her overall functions. The patient will begin to notice that he or she is gaining more strength, losing unnecessary pounds, reducing his or her blood pressure, and gaining more energy each day. Since fatigue is one of the main effects of cancer treatments, it is important for these patients to take steps to gain extra energy to continue to carry out their daily routines.

Since cancer and its treatment has the tendency to affect all parts of the body, the patients should make sure they are as healthy as possible. Exercise will allow the other parts of the body to fight off other diseases that could attack a weakened immune system. Exercising is an important way to limit the spread of cancer as well as reduce one’s susceptibility to other illnesses.

Cancer is definitely an emotional time for anyone who is affected. These emotions can range from guilt to complete anger. Therefore, patients should be sure to exercise to improve their mood. Since exercise will allow endorphins to be released throughout the body, the patients will begin to develop more pleasant thoughts and feel more relaxed throughout the day.

Cancer patients understand how difficult the disease and the treatment can be on their bodies. However, they should also begin to understand how beneficial exercise could be to help them throughout this entire ordeal. Patients should meet with their doctors and develop an exercise routine as soon as possible.

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