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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The “KISS” Approach
                       People can make things so complicated, even something like fitness.   Sometimes I think people do it to prove how smart they are.  Don’t get me wrong, I can be as guilty of this as anyone.  Instead of breaking down in simple terms what individuals need to do to improve their quality of life or achieve their fitness goals, we as fitness pro’s can over-complicate things.  “Eat this, avoid that, lift heavy, do circuits, core-based workout—whatever it is can be a total turnoff to the fitness novice.  If you simplify thing---“Keep It Short and Simple” then you can use this as a great way to motivate and not turn off someone who may be new to fitness.  So, instead of making it complicated, I break it down to these simple steps: 1.     Train with increased intensity2.     Make smarter food/beverage choices3.     Burn more than you consume (calories in versus calories out) I know it sounds simple, but this is a great starting point.  We, as professionals, can turn off our potential clients by making things too clinical.  Once we can get the client to make the above changes, then we can go about customizing an individualized program to help them progress further.  Questions or comment:  getfit@romansfitness.com  Yours in health and fitness,

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

           Hi everyone.  Welcome to Romans Fitness’ initial blog.  I’m James “Slim” Romans and I co-own Romans Fitness LLC along with my brother, Matthew.  We will embark on discussing numerous topics in the health, fitness, athletic and nutrition world.  Hopefully we can inform you about a variety of areas within our realm of expertise, our observations, and our worlds.   You won’t agree with everything we feel or believe, but hopefully we can make you think a little. Although Matt and I don’t see eye to eye on all training approaches and fitness philosophies, we can agree on this:  people need to move and be active.  It is recommended by many health and fitness organizations that we get 30 plus minutes of exercise at least 5-6 days a week.  How many of us can say we actually get that?  Whether it is jogging, lifting weights, yoga, and swimming---WHATEVER, the goal has to be to get up and move.  The comforts and technological advances of our society have created a sedentary culture.  Sitting in our cubicles, hunched over and straining to read our computer monitors is just one of the many reasons that we are overweight, immobile, and walking postural dysfunctions.   So, get up and MOVE! Our goal is to inform and educate---while hopefully amusing and engaging you as well.  Look for frequent additions to our blog.  If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to email us at:  getfit@romansfitness.com, call us:  301-996-3301 or check out our website:  www.romansfitness.com.    
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