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July 16, 2009

Dawn Zwack’s Personal training Experience

Hi Everyone,saman-pro3

I just wanted to share this awesome testimonial with you.

Dawn, thank you very much for your kind words and we really appreciate your friendship and support. Keep up the good work!!

Hi Sam,

You recently wrote to your clients to give thanks to us, well I wanted to write to you to say thank you for everything you do for your clients!

I have been going to Fitness Concepts for 6 months now, and where I have not yet met my weight goal, I can say that I in MUCH better shape than I was.

My body is more toned and my body shape has changed for the positive. I am down almost two pants sizes at this point and getting into better physical shape, has helped my mental shape as well. I feel better than I have been in years!

Recently I walked in the Breast Cancer 3-day walk in San Diego.

On this walk you walk 20 miles a day, for 3 days, totally 60 miles for the 3
days. I walked with 7 other women, who diligently trained for months,
walking 5-7 miles a day for weeks prior to the walk,and then upwards of
14-18 miles every weekend as the 3-day got closer.

For what ever reasons, primarily selfish on my part, I did not want to give up my precious
weekend time, so I did not participate in the training walks.

I continued to train 3 days a week with Adriana, and do 30-60 minutes of
cardio 3-4 days a week.

I am thrilled to tell you that I persevered!

I walked every one of those 60 miles, killer hills included!

My team was also amazed at my success, as was I in a way.

I knew I’d felt better and strong, but did have my doubts as to being able to do so much, 3 days
in a row.

My success is a testament to your gym Sam.

Granted, the hot shower after the first days 20 miles, and the expertise of your on site
massage therapist Adrian
were absolute Godsends, but the tenaciousness
of your team at Fitness Concepts is what got me to the end!

Adriana was always awesome with me, never did a day go by that she didn’t ask
“How are you doing Dawn?” and it was never just lip service.

When I felt like throwing in the towel, she applied the firmness with caring that
would get me through.

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Now with Israel, (please let him know that I actually spelled his name right, he will be so happy!)if I don’t hear the
“DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAwwwwwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn” 🙂

when I walk in, I get worried he’s not there. He too carries on in Adriana’s footsteps
with me, firmness, which I need to hit my goals, along with a caring style, which I need so I won’t give up.

One of the best parts of your gym Sam (notice I said “one of” because
there are so, so many) is Fitness Concepts to me is like the “Cheers” of
gyms…where everybody knows your name, and wants to know your name.
Whether the trainer is your personal trainer or not, they make your
feel welcome and not awkward what a comfort level that is from so many of
the meat market gyms out there.

Another amazing feature of your gym is how each and every one of the
staff members cares, and are there to support you. For this I again
thank you Sam. It’s so refreshing to see a business that actually walks
their talk.

Never in the 8 months that I have been there have I felt
like I am just money coming in. Everyone down there takes an interest in
how you are doing, and I believe really mean it. From Armando at the
front desk, to Christine and Loren taking care of the metabolic
training, to each caring trainer of which I personally have had two of the
finest! The team you have surrounded yourself with Sam is not only a
testament to your professionalism, but to your character, which always shows
a genuine concern for your clients!

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Along with all that is the “spirit” in your trainers. As I mentioned,
I am not where I’d hoped to be weight wise, but I have never felt like
I wanted to give up. OK, well maybe a few times, but your staff
wouldn’t let me quit, me or anyone else I am sure, and it’s not about the
“almighty dollar” either!

They want you to succeed at the goals you’ve
set, they want to bring out that success for you. They are positively
motivating, non judgemental people, never making you feel badly when you
backslide, but motivating you to continue and not give up!

Not only does your trainer support you 110%, but the others too. I distinctively
remember being pretty bummed one day, as the markeramp, scale hadn’t budged
again, and I was ready to say DONE!

One of your trainers said he’d chase
me down and bring me back because he knew I could do it, I’d know him
if I saw him, but I can’t tell you his name sadly….but what was
really memorable about it is he wasn’t even my trainer, he just cared, WOW!!

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I’ve done way too many “get in shape/lose weight programs” to mention
Sam. The wonderful part of your program is how you go about it all.
The caring, supportive and motivating team makes you want to succeed,
not only for yourself, but for your staff too. It now feels like a
family to me. I want to go to my sessions, OK, well maybe there have been a
few times I’d have rather stayed home with a good book or crossword,
but I go anyhow. I am proud to say that I think I’ve only missed 3
times, less being on vacation, since I started, which is a true reflection
on your group. I brag about your gym to everyone, there is so much to
brag about which makes it extremely easy to do!

So kudos to you Sam and your staff of amazing professionals. My thanks
to you, for helping me to make the progress I have, and inspiring me
to succeed in the progress I want to make. I will succeed because of
the inspiration, motivation and tenacious support provided by so many
caring and giving people at Fitness Concepts who there is no way in the
world I’d want to let down.

Dawn Zwack

P.S. I love your newsletters, and on a recent road trip with a friend
this summer, I read each and every one of your 10 part series on Weight
Loss, I believe Facts and Fiction or something to that extent, and we
both loved them! Have you ever thought of putting your newsletters
into one compiled booklet? I know I’d love having it to refer back to and
re-inspire myself. 🙂

Dr. Saman Bakhtiar is a Diamond Bar Personal Trainer and Boot Camp Instructor.

If you know anyone looking for personal training in the Inland Empire, send them to Fitness Concepts.

We will take good care of them. He is ‘thee’ Fitness Expert and Body Transformation Specialist this side of Los Angeles and Inland Empire.

Here at our amazing Health Club we are the gym of all gyms….or also referred to as the Gem of all Gyms.

We offer Boot Camps, Fitness Training, Nutritional Consultations and a friendly awesome staff ready to take on all weight loss and fat loss challenges.


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July 13, 2009

Lose Weight While You Sleep

Anyone who has watched television after 10pm has seen ads for fat-burning potions that promise to melt off unwanted pounds while you watch TV, read a book or sleep. However, while you know that there is no magic potion to help you lose weight in the La-Z-Boy, there are steps that you can take to help your body burn more calories every day and lose weight faster-yes, even as you sleep.

The secret to better calorie burning is in raising your resting energy expenditure-your metabolism- the amount of calories you burn every moment as you live and breathe. Sometimes in our 30’s, our metabolism starts slowing down at a rate of 5% every decade- a seemingly small decline, but one that can add up to more than 10 extra pounds’ worth of calories a year if you’re not careful.

Why the metabolism meltdown? Muscle loss. Muscle tissue burns about five times as many calories each day-even when you’re not exercising-than fat tissue does. Unless you take action, by the time you’re 65 it’s possible that you will replace half of your lean body mass with twice as much body fat.

MAKE SOME MUSCLE

“Resistance training probably is the best long term method for increasing resting energy expenditure,” says metabolism researcher Gary R. Hunter. If you work every major muscle group twice a week, you can replace 5 to 10 years’ worth of muscle loss in just a few months. That new lean muscle tissue will boost your resting metabolism. Plus you’ll also burn about 200 calories by performing your strength training routine and your metabolism will stay revved up for about 48 hours afterward.

EAT TO LOSE

Exercise always works better if you eat right. You can complement your calorie-burning efforts with these strategies…

Eat breakfast. According to a study by researches at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, skipping breakfast can cause your resting metabolic rate to 5%. Eat a morning meal-oatmeal, yogurt and fruit provide a good protein-carbohydrate blend-and your metabolism will return to normal.

Get protein with every meal. Protein not only makes you feel full faster than carbohydrates, but also takes more energy for your body to digest, so it gives you a slight metabolic boost. Some good sources are fish, lean meats, poultry and legumes.

Eat frequent meals. Whenever you deprive your body of food for too long, it goes into survival mode, slowing your metabolism and hording calories. Eat regular, healthy meals-along with one or two healthy snacks in between.

Drink plenty of water-and make it cold. In a study from Germany, researchers reported that drinking water boosts your body’s calorie burning rate by 30%. Ten minutes after 14 men and woman drank just over a pint of water, their metabolism sped up, and within 40 minutes, it reached a peak burning stage that lasted more than one hour. Since the metabolism spike is partly due to the body’s efforts to warm the water you drink, cold water works best.

Drink green tea. Researchers from Switzerland found that 6 out of 10 men who took a green tea supplement-the equivalent of one cup of green tea-three times a day with their meals burned about 80 more calories during the following 24 hours than those who took a caffeine pill or a dummy pill. They believe the tea’s flavonoids enhance deigestive efficacy.

snoopy-sleeping1Dr. Saman Bakhtiar is a Chino Hills Personal Trainer and Boot Camp Instructor.

Dr. Saman Bakhtiar has dedicated his life in studying the art of human body transformation.

We offer Boot Camps, Fitness Training, Nutritional Consultations and a friendly awesome staff ready to take on all weight loss and fat loss challenges.


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July 6, 2009

Magic Potion II (yes he drinks it….this time!!)

Okay drum roll please  😉 The ingredient list you have been waiting for:

One TBS Regular Colon Cleanse

One TBS Vita Mineral Green

One Scoop Goji Splash (gives it a ton of anti-oxidents and a delicious flavor)

One TBS of of Udos Oil

Approximately 4-6 oz of water

Now that was the Old School way….My buddy Tom at Nutrishop (Super cool dude who knows his s*** when it comes to supplementation) also showed me this New school way where everything is already mixed. It is great when you are on the go! So stop by and see Tom and ask him about NU-TEK nature’s greens and fruits.

The Brand is NU-TEK Nature’s Green’s and Nature’s Fruits.

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March 1, 2009

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Do you have a hard time eating healthy because of your busy schedule and tight budget? Some of you may feel that eating healthy is too expensive or takes too much time, but today I’ll change your mind.

Use the following tips to eat healthy and save money:

Eat at home more often
o Make healthy snacks at home and take them with you
o Pack a lunch most days of the week
o Make healthy meals in large portions and freeze leftovers

Shopping techniques
o Make a shopping list for this week’s meals and stick to the list
o Don’t go shopping when you’re hungry!
o Shop for most of your food around the perimeter of the store to avoid the more costly, processed foods

• Look for deals
o Browse your local stores to see who offers the best deals on your favorite, healthy products
o Search the newspaper for coupons
o Compare the per unit price between brands and different sized packages
o Choose generic if possible

• Buy in bulk
o Look for deals on pre-bagged, bulk fruits and veggies
o Purchase sale priced lean meats in bulk and freeze what you don’t plan to use in 5 days
o Stock up on sale priced whole grain crackers and cereals
o Most stores offer a discount on milk if you buy 2 gallons at a time

• Go Frozen!
o Stock up on sale priced frozen meals (Kashi, Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice, Smart Ones)
o Buy a wide variety of frozen veggies. They are just as healthy as fresh veggies but they’re cheaper and last longer
o Purchase frozen lean meats

• Do your own prep work
o Buy whole fruits and veggies and do the cutting and peeling yourself
o Shred a block of reduced fat cheese
o Remove skin from chicken breasts

Today’s fast-paced lifestyle might not allow you to prepare food at home everyday. For days when you don’t have time to cook, here’s a list of healthy, inexpensive meal options at popular fast food restaurants.

Healthy Fast Food Meals for Under $4

• El Pollo Loco
o BRC Burrito and Side of Fresh Vegetables
 430 Calories, 10g Fat, 10g Fiber


• McDonald’s

o Hamburger and Fruit n Yogurt Parfait
 410 Calories, 11g Fat, 2g Fiber

• Kentucky Fried Chicken
o Honey BBQ Sandwich with Green Beans
 335 Calories, 4g Fat, 4g Fiber

• Jack in the Box
o Chicken Fajita Pita
 310 Calories, 9.5g Fat, 4g Fiber
o Hamburger with Fruit Cup
 370 Calories, 12g Fat, 3g Fiber

Healthy Fast Food Meals for Under $6

• El Pollo Loco
o Skinless Chicken Breast, Small Side of Pinto Beans and Small Side of Vegetables
 370 Calories, 4g Fat, 10g Fiber


• Subway

o 6” Sandwich from 6g Fat or Less Menu with a Package of Apple Slices
 265-405 Calories, 3-6g Fat, 7-8g Fiber


• McDonald’s

o Grilled Chicken Classic Sandwich with No Mayo and Apple Slices
 370 Calories, 4.5g Fat, 3g Fiber

• KFC
o Oven Roasted Twister without Sauce and with Green Beans
 365 Calories, 7g Fat, 4g Fiber
o Tender Roast Sandwich without Sauce and with a Small Corn Cob
 370 Calories, 4.5g Fat, 3g Fiber
o Honey BBQ Snacker with Green Beans and a Small Corn Cobb
 305 Calories, 3.5g Fat, 6g Fiber


• Jack in the Box

o Teriyaki Chicken Bowl
 585 Calories, 5.5g Fat, 4g Fiber
o Asian Chicken Salad with Grilled Chicken and Low Fat Chocolate Milk
 365 Calories, 4g Fat, 6.5g Fiber




This information was brought to you by OC Nutrition, Your Trusted Source for Health & Nutrition Advice. OC Nutrition offers nutrition counseling services at Fitness Concepts in Chino. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact:


Kr
isty Richardson, MS, MPH, RD, CSSD, CHES
Registered Dietitian & Exercise Physiologist
(949) 933-6788
kristy@ocnutrition.com
www.ocnutrition.com


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