As 2019 ends, I’m near to completing my New Year’s Resolution. I’ve never actually been successful in that. How many of us have? Resolutions tend to be aspirational, and I have made many failed resolutions over the years. I recently read Ben Bergeron’s book Chasing Excellence: A Story About Building the World’s Fittest Athletes. First-of-all, let me tell you this book isn’t just for, or about, athletes. Yes, Bergeron is a top-tier coach with suchContinue Reading


As I begin adding more carnivore and CrossFit posts, I thought I should move the bulk of that to a different site. Here at New Moon Fitness, we focus on strength training. I love strength training, and do weekly accessory work in my studio. And I continue to train clients with strength training on the weekends. Strength training is a better choice for many of us who want general fitness and health without the intensityContinue Reading


Depression is epidemic, right along with diabetes type 2. We can make educated guesses as to why, but that’s not the point of this post. My oldest son (16 years old) was diagnosed with depressive disorder this past year. First thing the doctor did was put him on daily medication. He also had us consult a dietitian who wanted him to eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. My son took the meds for aContinue Reading

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At 54 I know myself pretty well. I’ve gone from having been obese and unfit and eating a standard American diet to turning my lifestyle completely around. I did it mainly over two years, then tweaked it for the next eight. Additionally, as a personal trainer for the past seven years, I have seen what works and what doesn’t work for many people. I’ve seen the gung ho, the big spenders, and the desperate allContinue Reading