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Ask Rocco: 03/03

I’m too busy to exercise. F**k you, take 15 minutes By Rocco Castellano It’s amazing how many times I hear that most people don’t have time to exercise. Deadlines, kids, pets, meetings, reports – everything for everyone else. Without work we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the good things in life, right? You’re probably thinking, […]

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Chew on this: 03/03

Eating has a mind of its own By Jayne Powers How food and eating manifest themselves in our lives and over time is a journey of taste, much like fashion is a journey for the eyes. I also think fashion reminds us of what looks good and bad on us, and, for the most part, […]

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Ask Rocco: 02/17

Your personal trainer is an idiot By Rocco Castellano I’ve been in the fitness industry for over 35 years. Yep, I’m that old. In 1991, I was one of 300 certified personal trainers in the world. Since then the industry hasn’t moved forward one bit. It seems like it’s still stuck in 1991 – almost nothing […]

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Chew on this: 02/17

Lab-tested protein powders: what to buy By Jayne Powers For all the bad things about the American diet (whatever that really is), one fact is certain: We don’t suffer from a lack of protein in our diets. Depending on your age, and level and frequency of exercise, you may need more or less. For men, the ballpark […]

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Ask Rocco: 02/10

Day two – a Lunk Alarm … again? By Rocco Castellano You ever hear the saying, “You ain’t doing something right if someone’s not hating on you”? Well, the confirmation is coming in everyday, especially when it comes to Planet Fitness. Several weeks back, there were a couple of people who wrote in, thinking they could […]

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Chew on this: 02/10

Why you shouldn’t judge a chocolate bar by its label By Jayne Powers With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we’re in high sweet mode. My all-around champion favorite knocks me back to my childhood – chocolate. If you follow nutrition headlines, you no doubt have read that chocolate is one of those star superfoods that will […]

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Chew on this: 02/03

Grounds for that morning cup of coffee By Jayne Powers I’m always quite taken by the number of people I meet who have prejudices against certain foods, often for no good reason other than they’ve read or heard about it somewhere. I call these prejudices food-isms. Much like the “isms” that compartmentalize people into ethnicity, […]

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Ask Rocco: 02/03

I hate nightclubs disguised as gyms By Rocco Castellano As you’ve read my column for a bit now, you don’t have to be Sherlock “friggin” Holmes to realize I don’t like many things in an industry I call home. Why do I stay? It’s a question I ask myself a million times a day. It’s because […]

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Ask Rocco: 01/27

Sugar daddy drama By Rocco Castellano If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s so-called fitness gurus spewing falsehoods without even doing the research. I hear it all the time from some of the top fitness pros around the world: “Sugar’s bad for you … watch your sugar intake, blah, blah, blah.” I’m going to […]

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Chew on this: 01/27

The 7 highly effective habits of the longest losers By Jayne Powers You’d think after 21 years of research by the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR), created by researchers at Brown University and the University of Colorado, we’d know the secret to long-term, successful weight loss. According to the NWCR (nwcr.ws), we sort of do. […]

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Ask Rocco: 01/20

If you’re sick, don’t exercise … you idiot! By Rocco Castellano I just got over the worst flu I’ve ever had in my life. I had a 102 degree fever for five days straight. I actually thought the last time I got sick, about two years ago, was the worst I had had, when I […]

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Chew on this: 01/20

Get more in the know about your dough By Jayne Powers Sometimes, we don’t know when we think we did know. Got that? The next time you visit your go-to grocery store – and after heeding the following tips – you will know more about how to make healthier choices and not let food marketers […]

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Ask Rocco: 01/13

How’s that resolution going? By Rocco Castellano Normally, by the middle of January, I know better than to ask the average Midwesterner how their resolution is going, because I know: it ain’t. So, I won’t ask. I’ll let you live the stress-free life you asked for. Actually, I want to discuss resolutions and why we […]

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Ask Rocco: 01/06

A traveler’s workout By Rocco Castellano Photo: Frozen Butt Hang participants set up hammocks and tents above the forest floor Part of what I do as fitness expert and business coach is travel. That means I have to work out in different gyms, fitness facilities and sometimes in my hotel room. Usually I will book […]

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Ask Rocco: 12/30

New year … new you! By Rocco Castellano New Year, New You. That is the dumbest slogan I have ever seen. Every year, personal trainers, gym owners and supplement companies decide it’s the new year… so you should start thinking about being a new you. It’s literally the same thing every year. You make a […]

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Ask Rocco: 12/23

Eat, drink and be f**king merry … please By Rocco Castellano The one thing I can’t stand during the holiday season is when the exercise, diet and nutrition Nazis come out of the woodwork like cockroaches at night to proclaim that you need to “be careful” during the holidays. I have to get it out […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]