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Meet Ames Racquet and Fitess Center Personal Trainer, Chris Chapman:

Health and Wellness is my passion. Life is better when you love what you do. I have the privilege of working with and building relationships with my clientele to make sure they get the most out of life as well!

Outside of the profession, I love to take on new challenges. Rock Climbing and running are two of my favorite activities to push myself further in my own athletic endeavors. I am constantly setting goals to push myself past my comfort zone.

What goals can we meet that haven’t been met yet for you, or how can we expand upon goals that have already been achieved? That is the purpose of this blog. To push us all upward and forward! -Chris Chapman, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer  

 

Blogs:

10/13: Be Prepared for Roadblocks

10/6/16: Vegetables: Not the Most Popular Food Group

9/29/16: Misconceptions on the Internet

9/23/16: Plan, Plan, Plan! 

9/17/16: How Do You Define Health? 

5/9/16: Is Sugar Addictive? 

4/11/16: Sugar's Relation with America

3/12/16: This Blog is Gluten Free!

3/2/16 Are you One of the 8 Percent? 

2/8/16 Take Action to stay Healthy

2/1/16: Any Moving is Good Moving

1/24/16: Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired 

1/10/16: Happy Hour

12/12/15: Vintage

11/30/15: The Healthy Place 

11/10/15: Love and Marriage 

9/29/15: 108 Billion! 

9/15/15: Football, Fans & Fitness

9/8/15:  Can't Get Enough TGU!

9/1/15: I am the Turkish Get-Up!

8/25/15: Can't Buy Me Love (Or Health) 

8/18/15: What Does Old Age Even Mean? 

8/11/15: Sunday Drivers

8/4/15:Crawl Before you Walk 

7/20/15: The Times Are a Changin'

 


 

Sugar’s Relation with America:
Many people in my parents’ generation loved to sunbathe, using oils to enhance the "tan." Today, we're aware of the potential harm in that and its contribution to developing skin cancer. Another example is smoking. Before we knew the health risks, many people smoked for fun, to be social or for stress relief.

Both habits can be compared to how a lot of us use food today. Humans tend to get excited about products and use them, sometimes in excess and often without knowing the short- or long-term affects. We now realize the dangers of excessive sun-bathing and how smoking negatively affects our health. These realizations didn’t happen overnight.

Today, startling numbers reveal our poor health. According to NBC News, a study shows that the United States makes up 5 percent of the world population, but we account for 13 percent of the world's population that is considered overweight or obese (
http://www.nbcnews.com/health/diet-fitness/whole-world-getting-fatter-new-survey-finds-n115811).
  
Take note that there's a strong correlation between the previous two paragraphs, and sugar gets a significant part of the blame.

How many of us reach for a soda because we enjoy it or because it's a habit. It's  just as easy to grab a glass of water, or bring a water bottle to work. How about carbs? How many of us have declared,  the phrase, “I just love carbs,” such as breads and pastries? You rarely hear someone say they just love vegetables, or how often is a fruit and veggie platter the highlight of treats at the office? It’s almost always high-sugar foods.
 
The habit of consuming high-sugar foods is rampant in our society. There are highly processed, sugary foods in every kind of store and gas stations, and it seems like fast-food chains are on every corner. It’s easy to fall into the sugar habit, which can quickly turn into a lifestyle.

There was a time -- and still is, in many parts of the world -- when people did not need or crave sugar. It is possible to buck the trend and it is possible to enjoy the benefits of freeing ourselves of the need or desire for sugar.

 
I've worked with many clients who have made wonderful lifestyle transformations. They're not alone -- anyone can do it, and I'm here to help!
Sugar’s Relation with America:
Many people in my parents’ generation loved to sunbathe, using oils to enhance the "tan." Today, we're aware of the potential harm in that and its contribution to developing skin cancer. Another example is smoking. Before we knew the health risks, many people smoked for fun, to be social or for stress relief.

Both habits can be compared to how a lot of us use food today. Humans tend to get excited about products and use them, sometimes in excess and often without knowing the short- or long-term affects. We now realize the dangers of excessive sun-bathing and how smoking negatively affects our health. These realizations didn’t happen overnight.

Today, startling numbers reveal our poor health. According to NBC News, a study shows that the United States makes up 5 percent of the world population, but we account for 13 percent of the world's population that is considered overweight or obese (
http://www.nbcnews.com/health/diet-fitness/whole-world-getting-fatter-new-survey-finds-n115811).
  
Take note that there's a strong correlation between the previous two paragraphs, and sugar gets a significant part of the blame.

How many of us reach for a soda because we enjoy it or because it's a habit. It's  just as easy to grab a glass of water, or bring a water bottle to work. How about carbs? How many of us have declared,  the phrase, “I just love carbs,” such as breads and pastries? You rarely hear someone say they just love vegetables, or how often is a fruit and veggie platter the highlight of treats at the office? It’s almost always high-sugar foods.
 
The habit of consuming high-sugar foods is rampant in our society. There are highly processed, sugary foods in every kind of store and gas stations, and it seems like fast-food chains are on every corner. It’s easy to fall into the sugar habit, which can quickly turn into a lifestyle.

There was a time -- and still is, in many parts of the world -- when people did not need or crave sugar. It is possible to buck the trend and it is possible to enjoy the benefits of freeing ourselves of the need or desire for sugar.

 
I've worked with many clients who have made wonderful lifestyle transformations. They're not alone -- anyone can do it, and I'm here to help!
Sugar’s Relation with America:
Many people in my parents’ generation loved to sunbathe, using oils to enhance the "tan." Today, we're aware of the potential harm in that and its contribution to developing skin cancer. Another example is smoking. Before we knew the health risks, many people smoked for fun, to be social or for stress relief.

Both habits can be compared to how a lot of us use food today. Humans tend to get excited about products and use them, sometimes in excess and often without knowing the short- or long-term affects. We now realize the dangers of excessive sun-bathing and how smoking negatively affects our health. These realizations didn’t happen overnight.

Today, startling numbers reveal our poor health. According to NBC News, a study shows that the United States makes up 5 percent of the world population, but we account for 13 percent of the world's population that is considered overweight or obese (
http://www.nbcnews.com/health/diet-fitness/whole-world-getting-fatter-new-survey-finds-n115811).
  
Take note that there's a strong correlation between the previous two paragraphs, and sugar gets a significant part of the blame.

How many of us reach for a soda because we enjoy it or because it's a habit. It's  just as easy to grab a glass of water, or bring a water bottle to work. How about carbs? How many of us have declared,  the phrase, “I just love carbs,” such as breads and pastries? You rarely hear someone say they just love vegetables, or how often is a fruit and veggie platter the highlight of treats at the office? It’s almost always high-sugar foods.
 
The habit of consuming high-sugar foods is rampant in our society. There are highly processed, sugary foods in every kind of store and gas stations, and it seems like fast-food chains are on every corner. It’s easy to fall into the sugar habit, which can quickly turn into a lifestyle.

There was a time -- and still is, in many parts of the world -- when people did not need or crave sugar. It is possible to buck the trend and it is possible to enjoy the benefits of freeing ourselves of the need or desire for sugar.

 
I've worked with many clients who have made wonderful lifestyle transformations. They're not alone -- anyone can do it, and I'm here to help!
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