Calf Massage

Body Designs 216: Tips for a having a great Massage

After our magical wedding, when Tracy and I were in Terranea for our “Minimoon,” we each enjoyed our customary hour and a half massage before lounging at the spa pool looking out at the clear-blue sky and pacific ocean, snacking on some crostini with edamame hummus.  And in order to make the most of the […]

The French Flag

Body Designs 215: French Fare

In honor of the French national football team (not soccer) winning this year’s World Cup just about a month ago and fact that tonight, Tracy and I will be celebrating our nuptials at Mar’sel, Terranea’s five star French restaurant, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Body Designs 215:  French Fare explains the why and how the French […]

IBS

Body Designs 214: Irritable Bowel Syndrome…Symptoms, Strategies and Solutions

Good Morning and welcome again to the Body Designs website.  Body Designs 214: Irritable Bowel Syndrome…Symptoms, Strategies and Solutions, may not be the most palatable topic to start the day.  However, it is an important one; as many of my clients who suffer from it have mentioned it to me.  Furthermore, I believe that many […]

Greek Olive Oil

Body Designs 213: Olive Oil’s Negative Health Effects

For years, the media have been touting the health benefits of Olive Oil.  The truth is, surprise, surprise, they haven’t been telling you the entire story!  Today, in Body Designs 213: Olive Oil’s Negative Health Effects, I will uncork some myths, pour out some evidence and coat your preconceived notions with some pure facts that […]

Two become one wedding rings

Body Designs 212: Fine Tuned Bodies

Over the years, Tracy and I each have had much success training clients who “kicked it up a notch” in preparation for special occasions other than weddings such as the Oscars, Golden Globes, milestone birthdays, modeling shoots, exercise videos and the like.  But, as my Physique Competitor Fiance Tracy will tell you, it is easier […]

Pictures of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Magic Johnson and Mike Tyson Fit and Fat after 50

Body Designs 210: Atrophy (Muscle Loss): Fit or Fat at Fifty and Above

Over the past month or so, many of my clients have asked me how it feels to be 50 years old.  I find it kinda funny to hear that question from so many who past that milestone long before I did.  The Jersey Boy in me wanted to say, “Why do you ask?  Has it been […]

Muscle Soreness, Nutrition, Recovery

Body Designs 209: Negative Effects of DOMS and Foods that Reduce Muscle Soreness

Have you ever hit the weights super hard or after a long layoff?  Have you ever made a resolution or a commitment to a new cardio regimen?  Whether it be pumping iron, doing the stairs or completing a long bike ride or run, one of the “payoffs” of such exercise is Muscle Soreness.  The technical […]

Night Blooming Jasmine

Body Designs 208: Health and Fitness Benefits of Flowers and Plants!

As you know Body Designs West is LA’s Personal Training Studio that offers fitness programs tailored to your goals and abilities.  Tracy and I are so committed to help you achieve success, we offer this blog in order to educate, encourage and entertain you on your fitness journey.  Today’s installment…Health and Fitness Benefits of Flowers […]