Over the years my opinion as to how much proper nutrition plays a role living in a lean healthy body has changed. I used to tell people that “eating clean” was 70% of the equation, then later it rose to 80% and now that I have a better understanding of the importance of proper nutrition I’m saying it’s 100%.
I think most people don’t dig deep enough into the true healing power of food, and I think this is a direct result of looking at nutrition simply as a means to an end to “getting ripped” and not how eating clean, fresh, “whole foods” can actually heal your body from maladies that are too often self induced by doing the opposite…eating bad, sugary, processed, packaged junk.
Truth be told, there are countless people living in skilled nursing facilities for illness like diabetes, kidney failure, heart disease and more and not all of them need to be there, they are there because of bad choices. It’s sad but true!
I’ve seen many people, who have been diagnosed with illnesses like adult onset diabetes, because of how they ate, heal themselves by simply following sound advice and simply changing what they ate. Food is a powerful drug that can be used to hurt or heal.
We need to get away from the focus aesthetics in regards to what we eat and get more interested in the cellular response of the food we consume. If you take this approach and think to yourself, “what is happening internally when I eat this?” “How will this affect my health if I eat that?”
Here’s the sad truth however…We live in a day and age where it’s so convenient to eat bad food because there are large, well financed corporations that make sure of that. Call it a conspiracy theory if you want, but slick advertising, nutritionally void “value meals” and the like are making our country unhealthy at a very fast pace and the evidence is all around us.
Just look at people when you are out in public. Be observant of what they are consuming, how they look and notice the energy levels and attitudes. I personally think you can fix a bad attitude with proper nutrition. I really do. I personally believe you can heal many illnesses with whole natural food. I honestly feel you can change, not just your body, but your entire life if you choose to think about what you are putting in your body and understand that nutrition can truly be the key to you living in your healthiest body.
I’ve traveled the globe speaking to people about health and fitness and living in their healthiest bodies and no matter where I am I see one common thread….most people, unfortunately, do not take care of themselves! It’s a fact… especially here in the US where we have EVERYTHING available to us, both good and bad.
I always ask people to raise their hands by saying, “who here feel that they are living in their healthiest body?” If I have a room of 50… MAYBE 2 will raise their hands…and truth be told I’m not always raising mine!
I too have times in my life where I am not being a good steward of my most precious gift, my health. Like an alcoholic we need to first be honest with ourselves when we think about that question.
Let me ask you right now… Are you living in YOUR healthiest body RIGHT NOW? If you said “no” then I say “why”?
It’s important that we understand that we only have one body and that when we fill it with bad food, sugary drinks, drugs and alcohol, negative thoughts and empty calories we are only demanding that it gets worse. The body will only respond to what it’s being fed, and how it’s being treated, that’s it. It may take longer for more genetically gifted people to get fat and unhealthy, but eventually, overtime, even the skinniest person with the fastest metabolism will break havoc on their metabolic system if they treat their body with disrespect. It’s simply a matter of time.
That being said, the opposite is true as well and that is the good news. When you treat your body with respect and feed it and treat it properly…even the least genetically gifted person will begin to see results over time…some longer than others.
It’s pretty simple to figure out but it all starts with a desire to live in a healthier body with the main goal being more efficient as we age. It’s not about looking perfect or being some fitness model, that may be a great ancillary benefit that happens as a result, but it’s more about understanding that if you treat your body with respect and are a good steward over that gift, your body will give you it’s best in return by giving you a longer, healthier and more enjoyable existence.
Frog Fitness Opens First of its Kind Training Facility Outfitted with Revolutionary Frog Exercise Equipment
The next big thing in fitness opens 12,000-square-foot training facility near Houston, creating more than 20 jobs for local trainers and injured veterans
HOUSTON – May 12, 2016 – Recently voted “best new fitness product of 2016” by the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association, Frog Fitness, creators of The Frog total body training device, is opening its new 12,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art headquarters and training facility in The Woodlands, Texas. The facility offers everyone, from the high-intensity athlete to the everyday fitness enthusiast, the opportunity to train with the innovative Frog exercise device, along with traditional gym equipment, boxing and martial arts. The company is also hiring over 20 new positions for the new facility, offering jobs to personal trainers and injured veterans in the local area.
As the title sponsor of the 2016 American Fit Expo and premier sponsor of 2016 IRONMAN Texas, Frog Fitness created The Frog to offer both fitness beginners and professional athletes a revolutionary device that is scientifically proven to work every muscle group in the body simultaneously. At the Frog Fitness headquarters and training facility, visitors have access to a 4,000-square-foot AstroTurf field and stadium style bleachers for up to 150 guests for Frog training, classes, seminars and races.
“A brand new way to train is right here in our backyards,” said Richard Pearce, Founder of Frog Fitness. “Scientifically proven by Jacob Wilson, Ph.D., of the University of Tampa to be the single most effective total body training device ever invented, The Frog Fitness 60-second challenge works every single muscle group in just one minute. Athletes and fitness enthusiasts at any level now have the ability to experience fitness with a completely different approach.”
The team will also host weekly invite-only sports-specific events for groups, including sports coaches, local personal trainers and celebrity guest speakers, at the new facility. Future guests include Garrett Giemont, Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers; Danny Musico, two-time world boxing champion; Aldon Baker, supercross and motocross training legend; and Brad Bose, celebrity trainer for the Avengers cast and more. Texas residents gain exclusive access to these celebrity trainers and special guests.
“An idea and venture is only as good as the team you assemble to take the field,” said Pearce. “We have a phenomenal group of people, recently gaining the most trusted man in the fitness industry, Clark Bartram, to serve as our president. We are thrilled to have someone with Bartram’s reputation on board, who believes our product is the next big thing in fitness.”
Frog Fitness is celebrating the grand opening of the facility on June 4 from 7– 10 p.m. Top body building and fitness professionals, including Mike O’Hearn, will be in attendance. The public is invited to enjoy a live DJ, free food, drinks and high-intensity Frog competitions. The Frog Fitness team will also be handing out 20,000 “good for one free workout” certificates. For more information and to RSVP, visit http://thenextbigthinginfitness.com/.
About Frog Fitness:
Frog Fitness is a company dedicated to creating truly unique breakthrough products that allow previously unimagined styles of training and enabling faster more effective total body training. The Frog offers both fitness beginners and professional athletes a revolutionary device that is scientifically proven to work every muscle group in the body simultaneously. The device was also voted the “best new fitness product of 2016” at IHRSA, the industry’s most prestigious trade show. For more information about Frog Fitness and our new training facility visit http://thenextbigthinginfitness.com/.
Uproar PR for Frog Fitness
Serving Those Who Serve US
“You don’t have to ask us twice”, was the sentiment that both Richard Pearce (Frog CEO and Inventor) and myself felt the moment we were invited to Ellsworth AFB in South Dakota this past March.
Myself, being a former Marine, and Rich one of THE MOST patriotic people I know, are quick to jump at any opportunity to support our troops in anyway possible especially introducing them to The Next Big Thing In Fitness …The Frog!
The greeting was amazing, a 4 Star General, one of only 6 in the Air Force was there to greet us as were every other high ranking officer and enlisted men and women. We felt like celebrities and were treated to special privileges like sitting in the cockpit and climbing all over a B1 Bomber. Talking about acting like little boys, we crawled everywhere possible as our hosts looked on thinking , “Oh God, please don’t let anyone fall”!
Once the intros and fun was done it was time to get to work, First we addressed the crowd of over 3,00 enlisted and officers all excited to try The Frog. After I worked pretty hard to get the energy in the room as high as possible I introduced Richard where he opened his heart and explained that we were there strictly to give back and show them a way that we can help increase the fitness of everyone who would be willing enough to try The Frog.
As with most people who are being introduced to The Frog for the first time, they were a bit reluctant to HOP ON ( cute huh) but once they did…the smiles and excitement raised to an entirely different level.
We had races around the track and on the field at the same time. I was calling the races and honestly I felt like I was at Del Mar race track calling the pony’s …”we got the tall skinny guy making a move, but the big black guy is ahead by a nose” Hey, I was having fun too.
As we were thanked by everyone who attended We stood tall with pride joy in our hearts knowing that were in fact serving those who serve us. Being the generous and caring man he is Rich authorized that 3 Frogs be left in the base gym for daily use.
The event certainly won’t be our last as It’s very important to all of us here at Frog Fitness that we actively involved with events like this one. We will travel anywhere that any military institution or First Responders need us. That’s a promise!