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Kicking and Punching to Get In Shape

December 31, 2012 The Glencoe News has just published a nice feature article on Andrew Bora in both its print and online editions. The article describes how two area residents have benefited from personal training with Andrew. Sessions last one hour and include a warm up, kickboxing, weight training and core work. They are available for individuals and small groups …

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Morning Cardio for Weight Loss | Fasted Cardio

There is a persistent myth that doing cardio early in the morning, especially on an empty stomach, will help you lose weight faster. This technique is sometimes referred to as “fasted cardio”. It’s true that cardio is an important part of any exercise regime, and it certainly will help you lose weight. But there is no reliable evidence to suggest …

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What is the Food Pyramid?


Personal Trainer Andrew explains why you need to take Food Pyramid recommendations with a grain of salt… figuratively speaking, of course! Have you heard of the Food Pyramid? It was the government’s attempt to influence our eating habits for the better. Unfortunately, like a lot of ideas dreamed up by politicians, those recommendations were heavily influenced by a variety of …

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Keeping a Food Journal: Why is that important?


What is a Food Journal, and why would I need to keep one? Glenview Personal Trainer Andrew Bora explains, in this short article. Earlier, we talked about the importance of having a good diet if you’re trying to lose weight or improve your overall health. It’s hard to keep track of what you’re eating “on the fly”, especially if you’re …

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Weight Loss and Nutrition: Exercise Alone May Not Be Enough!

In-Home Personal Training

Today we’re going to consider the role that nutrition plays in helping people lose weight. First, it’s important to note that exercise alone may not be sufficient to achieve weight loss! This may come as a surprise to some people. There are several reasons why this is true. Exercise can be difficult, especially for those who are significantly overweight or …

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