About

In short, this blog is for the college graduate who can’t find a career job; the college dropout; the under employed; and anyone else who want to be fit and in shape but can’t find the time. There’s a block of us who have little time to think about working out, but want to be healthier. This blog is for you.

In our everyday lives we face constant obstacles, and endless excuses to put our own fitness on the back burner. You work too much; or you have obligations that stress you out and take up your time, or you simply would rather play video games. Maybe you’re in a relationship, good or bad, and you just don’t have spare time. Petty excuses, all of them. The truth is, fitness isn’t a time intensive undertaking. In fact, when done right, it becomes an after thought. Fitness becomes a part of your routine, and the best part of your day. Β Even a weekly vacation.

But how?

That’s what this blog is all about.

No matter how strapped you are for cash, or how stressed out you are, there is always a way for you to be fit and stronger.

Share your stories with me and each other and tell us what you’re doing today for your own health.

We all deserve to be healthier. Β No matter how busy, no matter how stressed, we owe it to ourselves not to leave ourselves behind.

 

BUT who am I? I’m Travis, from Ohio, and I was going to college on the east coast for awhile (Connecticut and DC) for a major in International Relations and Public Administration. Loved NYC, and loved DC. Had an amazing time, but FinAid got the best of me and so I had to come back home. In my search of things to do with myself, I turned my hobby of weight lifting into a profession of sorts. People were asking me for advice on a regular basis. They wanted to better themselves, but needed someone they could trust to walk them through the journey. So, it wasn’t long before I got my Personal Trainer Certification from ISSA, and began working in gyms. I trained clients at FitWorks and YMCA, and allowed people to tag along my personal workouts at other gyms. Helping dozens of clients surpass their own expectations and reaching their goals, I could not complain one bit about it. I decided to start a blog to reach more people, with various backgrounds, from other parts of the country and the world. I’m new to this blog thing, but figured theres people who could benefit from help in finding a starting point: Where to find the time to work out.

So here I am, hoping that some of the information I provide here helps. Even if the help is modest.

32 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Travis! Thanks for liking my China post. I’m guilty as hell when it comes to not hitting the gym! I’d go only when there’s a major hike or climb coming up. After that I’m back to being a sloth and play candy crush Haha! That said, I make sure I don’t overdo on carbs and sugar. Plenty of water, and baked almonds are my essential diet. I think it’s great that you write about motivation. I certainly need it! I’ll be checking out your postings regularly after this. Best wishes to you!

    • Thank you for your comments and compliments, I appreciate them! Sounds like you do some of the most important right things already, by keeping sugar intake in check and carb moderate. Anyone who isn’t working out, should do at least those two things. So that’s awesome. I appreciate your visit here and look forward to more of this! Take care!

  2. Well, I’m not a Millennial, but I still want to be/keep fit into my “older” age. I think fitness is something that has no age limits! I did my first marathon January 1, 2013 at age 57 and it showed me what my body is capable of. It is a constant struggle to make time for fitness training and a constant check on what I eat to remain healthy. Any motivation and sharing helps! Gail p.s. thanks for stopping by…

    • Oh your very welcome! And that’s great you’re hitting marathons and snapping into a workout. Finding time is always a struggle, but it’s not impossible. I hope my blog helps you. Keep stopping by, I’ll have exercise videos up soon demonstrating “no time required” exercises. Best wishes!

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog. As a newly non-employed person, I have decided to put my health and well-being as my top priority. I look forward to your future posts for continuing inspiration as I continue to re-commit myself to this every day. Thank you in advance!

    • Oh you’re welcome! I hope my posts continue to inspire you on this journey you are on. It is an interesting place to be, unemployed. It presents challenges, but also an opportunity. When I lost my job once, it was difficult. Financially, obviously, with college loans and all. But it gave me the opportunity to dive in deep the world of personal wellness I had neglected for too long. It is a great moment to rebuild yourself better than before. You will grow enormously from this. I look forward to following your blog!

  4. Hi Travis. Thanks for liking my Austin Aquarium post! Perfect timing, to find your site: I was sitting here not even an hour ago, working on another blog post, when I said to myself, “Michele, you really need to get your ass in gear and start using some of that workout equipment that’s sitting in the spare room!” WHEN I WORKOUT — and that’s the big qualifier — When I workout, i love using kettle bells. I just need some motivation! I can always find something to do other than working out. Maybe I’ll find some answers here with you. Thanks for having this site!

  5. Hey Travis.. since you read one of my recent posts wrt working out.. you no doubt know how I feel about it. LOL.. actually my love/hate thing with fitness is more complicated than my most recent posts suggest..but I’ll spare you.

    I got a question for you .. as your “about” section suggests.. I find that making time for the gym is not east..and making time to prepare a bunch of meals in advance is even harder (especially since I have 3 small kids at home and a demanding job).. anyway… My question is this.. have you experimented with any Pre-workout supplements and if so..what do you like/recommend?

    I want something that will give me the nutrients I need prior to a strenuous workout and something that has an energy boost is good too..

    Thx.. see you around da internets

    • Hey! Great question!
      There’s a lot of products out there on the market and it can be tough to feel confident you’re making the right purchase. How can you possibly know you’re getting the good stuff and not some overpriced junk with no punch? As a personal trainer I’ve been asked about pre-workout supplements hundreds of times. The key to finding the right one is understanding your tolerance level to stimulants. If you’re sensitive, or average, a great product to try is BUILD-HD by BPI Sports. They have some great flavors and the price is reasonable. A better product, though, if you have a little bit of tolerance, is BLOX by BPI. It’s personally my favorite, because it doesn’t give me headaches or rips my stomach to shreds during workouts. And it mixes great with water, no chunks. No matter what product you try, a nice thing to have is a BCAA mix, which will help during workouts and support faster recovery. BCAAs are also cheap too.

      If you want more nutrients in your diet and cut down how much you need to eat before workouts, you may want to try Casein. Mix formula, it’s a slow digestive protein and will keep your body fed through the period in the gym.

      Hope this helps! See ya around! Thanks for stopping by my blogospace!
      -Travis

  6. Hi Travis and thanks for stopping by my blog! I think its really great to help people achieve their fitness goals! I didn’t realize how many people know so little on how to get in shape until I spent some time with my own personal trainer. Suddenly, I was seeing results for half the amount of time and effort that I put in. Defiantly a believer that all training is not created equal. Thanks for helping people out!

  7. Thanks for stopping by my post about 21 Day Fix πŸ™‚ I really like the concept of your site and will have to check it out after work this evening. Seems to be a lot of great tips I can use and (possibly) share with my readers who are mostly college and post-graduate students πŸ™‚

      • Nice! OH, um AZ is kinda too awesome , especially this time of year… wouldn’t want to make you too jealous… plus I have to save up bragging rights for the summer when i’ll be miserable and beggin the gods for a cold breeze πŸ™‚

      • lol I bet it’s real nice right now. I have no idea what it must be like during summer though. Worst summer I ever had was in Florida. In-land Florida. No breeze, no shade, no nothing besides the sun and humidity. But the spring was better than the best.

      • hmmm best way I can paint you a picture is if you set your oven to Preheat at about 400. wait for the “ding” and stick your head in….
        yea it’s a “Dry heat” but its f***in HOT. LOL

  8. Awesome Blog! Thank you for liking Get Waisted Pagosa too! I’m totally lacking in the workout area, but just recently went to see our local CrossFit team and I think I just might enjoy that. Keep up the good work with getting people to take care of themselves!

  9. I have been an athlete all of my life but for the past two years, working out every other day and losing 22 pounds on weight watchers, I am in better shape now than I was in my late 40’s-60’s
    . It just takes effort and willpower and its never too late. Oh yeah, I am now 78. Great site and thanks for stopping by.

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