After six years of training, four tough fitness competitions and a Master's degree in nutrition from Columbia University, I've managed to combine all of my education and experience in fitness into one place — this site.
Ever since I got involved in this field and realized how beneficially it changed my life, my mission has since been to empower others in the same manner. It doesn't matter whether you want to be a fitness professional or not. Living a healthy lifestyle builds a solid foundation for anyone in all areas of life including relationships, career and the pursuit of the spiritual self. I didn't realize this at first, however.
Vanity beckoned when I first started hitting the weights and the pavement. I hated being overweight and Lord knows our society scoffs at the mere thought of this. Seems kind of ironic in an age when the overweight population exceeds 60%. We are bombarded with images of skinny women on magazine covers, Britney Spears everywhere you turn and men with chiseled abs. Needless to say, I was not happy.
It didn't take long for me to reap other benefits that I had no clue were part of the package. I become strong not just physically but mentally and spiritually. My self-esteem skyrocketed and I felt invincible. This is what I refer to as building a solid foundation. Training hard and eating healthfully was my way of enabling myself to, pardon the expression, get shit done. And get it done effectively and efficiently. I liked myself more and I felt more in touch with my purpose, thereby achieving a more enlightened sense of self. This will flow fluidly into all areas of your life.
If you are reading this I am assuming you are already on a path towards building your own solid foundation through fitness. Either that or you are in an investigative stage and are considering such a pursuit. If so, I challenge you to get started... and right away. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain, as the saying goes.
In good health,
I would like to dedicate this site to my father, Rich Reisinger, for enlightening me and teaching me to follow my own path even through times of adversity and resistance.