Monthly Archives: July 2010

2nd Place is the First Loser: CP Guest Blog

First off, it seems yesterday’s blog has caused quit a stir – to the point where I’ve had my most successful day yet in terms of total number of visitors to the site. Welcome to those who have no idea who I am! Take a seat, relax, and stay a while. In all honestly, I… Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday

1. There are few things in life I hate more than apartment hunting. At this point, I’d rather get kicked in the nuts every hour, on the hour, for the next 17,000 hours than go look at another apartment. Hell, I’d even volunteer to go to a Coldplay concert to get a prostate exam at… Read more

Research Suggests You Should Get Off the Elliptical Trainer

I came across an interesting article over the weekend (actually, our soft-tissue guy, Nate Tiplady sent it to me) demonstrating how for those suffering from chronic low back pain, using the elliptical trainer might be more detrimental than good. Click HERE to read the article. As noted in the article, the research was part of… Read more

Mistakes That Trainers Make: Sucking

I have to admit it, I’m oftentimes really embarrassed about the profession I’m in. All in all, though, I guess the same can be said for any industry whether we’re talking about retail, Wall Street , public office, or Lady Gaga – but it’s amazing to me just how many personal trainers, flat out suck!… Read more

Toning Shoes Revisted

Not long ago I wrote a blog outlining my thoughts on all those “toning shoes” that seem to be latest fitness craze that people are falling prey to. The basic premise is this: spend anywhere from $100-$245 on a pair of shoes that, due to their unstable sole design, forces the wearer to struggle with… Read more

Morning Cup of Vomiting in My Mouth: Skechers Shape-Ups

Talk about perfect timing. The same day that someone sent me this video: I come across a hyooooge display while walking through Macy’s with my girlfriend. I mean, one minute I’m perusing the Martha Stewart Collection, and the next, BAM – like a moth to a flame – I’m smack dab in front of this… Read more

You Can Only Eat Sandpaper and Egg Whites For So Long, Right?

It wasn’t long ago that Brian St. Pierre and I were discussing, among other things, food…and the lack of variety that many people get in their daily diets. It’s often amazing to me just how “set in our ways” we are when it comes to the food we stuff down our pie holes. Sure, we… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work

Inception Explained: Unraveling the Dream Within the Dream – by a bunch of film geeks If you’re like me, you’re still trying to wrap your brain around the ending of Inception. To say it was by far the best movie I’ve seen this year is an understatement. It’s like director Christopher Nolan took The Matrix… Read more