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I decided to change this because I personally hated the other one.  After I posted it, I just couldn’t stand it.  I since chose to re-write it in a different, more readable form.  At least that’s my opinion.

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1.  Personal Trainers

It seems logical to believe that personal trainers would be the best source of health and fitness information.  Sadly, this is often not true, but it can be.  Allow me to elaborate. Continue reading

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The fitness world is a fascinating place.  It’s a lot like the wild west.  There is little regulation, and a lot of people like to overstep their boundaries.

On one end of the spectrum, you have personal trainers.  Although education isn’t the only factor in producing results, you should still scrutinize your trainer’s education.  Frankly, what they don’t know could potentially debilitate you.  The Exercise Science PhD who heads up our vocational school Fitness Institute International is also an expert witness in fitness-based court battles.  He has had to testify against a lot of trainers who have made uneducated mistakes.  Some of these mistakes resulted in permanent injury to the client.

We don’t say that to scare you.  We say it because it’s true.  Did you know there are personal training certifications you can take online?  Tyler decided to research them and see just how rigorous they were.  He was shocked by what he found. Continue reading

Aside from my consistent reading about health and fitness, I’m also a major economics, psychology, philosophy, cosmology and theology junkie.  I just enjoy thinking about things.

I think that in all of these subjects, one issue comes up repeatedly.  This issue is embracing reality.

For some reason, we have a strong propensity to attempt to create our own reality.  We develop an idea of how we believe something should be and then we develop our ideas based upon what we believe should exist.

For example, later in high school and in early college, I believed that the Christian church should look like the one in Acts.  As a result of that belief, I neglected reality and chose to attempt to create my own reality wherein the church in Acts exists in the current.  In this skewed viewpoint, I thought it was intelligent to pursue God’s will how the apostles in the the book of Acts often did…. through casting lots, prophecies, dreams, and visions. Continue reading