May 22, 2017

Why Do You Exercise?

Happy Monday to You!

I hope you’ve been enjoying the change of seasons. We are now getting some heat here in San Diego, which is nice.

This week, in a departure from the past, I will be splitting my “regular” blog into three separate posts spread out over the course of the week. Today, I am sharing my video: Why Do You Exercise?

When you have a clearly defined dream, goal, or objective to guide your exercise, you are more likely to fulfill your dream, have less chances of injury and become more aware of yourself.

I begin my vlog by sharing a model I created that shows what balance relative to your dream, goal or objective looks like, and ways that imbalances and unwanted challenges often occur.

In the process of explaining the model, I highlight how people commonly develop adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism by over-exercising. Also, I explain the importance of knowing the difference between “Working Out” and “Working-In,” which is something very few exercisers and athletes understand today.

When we have a dream for our exercise investments, we need to be able to qualify that dream so we are aware whether or not it is a realistic one. I’ll give you tips in the video on how to do that. I’ll also share the 5 critical program design factors that must be addressed for optimal exercise programming. You can learn much more in my correspondence course, Program Design: Choosing Reps, Sets, Loads, Tempo and Rest Periods (available as a DVD course or as an online e-learning course).

I continue with an explanation of the importance of balancing your body as an essential first step to long-term success and injury prevention along with the concept of biomotor abilities and their importance in preparing for a given exercise or athletic endeavor.

The key biomotor abilities are:

  • Power
  • Strength
  • Endurance
  • Speed
  • Flexibility
  • Coordination
  • Agility

If you are interested in biomotor abilities and their importance in effective exercise program design, particularly for competitive athletes, I discuss this issue and much more in my correspondence course, Advanced Program Designwhich is also available as a DVD course and has just been released as an online e-learning course.

I close the presentation by sharing helpful resources for those who want to fulfill their exercise dreams and enjoy long-term success and freedom from injury.


  1. The Last 4 Doctors You’ll Ever Need: How to Get Healthy Now! (ebook)
  2. Program Design correspondence course (DVD or e-learning)
  3. CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 – available as an online course, a live 3-day workshop or a hybrid program