Saturday, July 30, 2011

Chris Powell’s Personal Strategies - Part 3 (3 of 5)

The FITT Principle

The FITT Principle should be a vital tool in your personal fitness regiment.

The acronym FITT represents Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type.

Should you face the kind of “plateau” that we discussed in the previous installment of this series, you may rely on the FITT principle to get you back on track.

F – Frequency: Increase the frequency of your workout. (Instead of running 3 days per week – increase to 4 days per week)

I – Intensity: Increase the intensity of your workout. (Instead of curling 5 lb dumbbells, begin curling 8 or 10 lb dumbbells)

T – Time: Increase the time. (Instead of playing basketball for 30 minutes, play for 45 minutes)

T – Type: Change your workout to a different type of activity. (Instead of rowing, switch to stair climbing)

Remember that it is imperative that you switch between workouts every so often to avoid the fitness “plateau.”

Stay tuned or more tips......

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Chris Powell’s Personal Strategies - Part 2 (1 of 5)

Chris Powell’s Personal Strategies         Part 2

Utilize the Rule of 6.....

One of the common problems people face with weight loss is the “plateau.” A fitness plateau refers to a point at which the workout routine that you have fails to show you results.

For example, you may follow the same diet and perform the same exercises week in and week out. You may lose 8lbs one week -10 lbs the next. Then one week you don’t lose any weight, or you might even gain a few pounds back. DON’T BE DISCOURAGED!

This is normal – this is called a fitness plateau, and it happens to everyone regardless of his or her level of experience. The mother of four who wants to lose 30 lbs before summer can hit a plateau just as easily as a professional athlete can.

But why do we hit these fitness plateaus?

Our bodies adapt to everything we expose them to – especially working out! If you repeat the same work out again and again, your body will adjust to it, and the results will eventually level off.

That is why Chris Powell is an advocate of the “Rule of 6.”

It actually takes about six exposures to a specific workout for your body to experience all of its benefits. To experience increased fitness and weight loss benefits you need to change things up after every six workouts.

Cycling through different workouts will challenge your body in ways that will increase your results and help you avoid the dreaded “plateau.” There is a variety of different workouts that Chris illustrates and explains on

Remember the “Rule of 6” and get the weight loss results that you are looking for!

Happy Healthy Living..

Chris Powell’s Personal Strategies - Part 1 (1 of 5)

Personal Strategies Series - Part 1

Fitness is a not just a choice – it’s a personal journey. When you make the decision to transform your life for the better, you’ll need to develop your own personal strategies to help you along.

Here are a how Chris Powell’s strategies can benefit you.

Make Fitness a Labor of Love!!!!

The most beneficial way to make fitness a part of your lifestyle is to find a fitness plan that you absolutely LOVE!

There are countless ways to work out and stay in shape. At the beginning, you’ll need to go through a process of trial and error to figure out which modality of fitness best suites you.

You may prefer running to swimming. You may get your cardio workout by playing a sport – perhaps tennis or basketball. Remember, the specific workout you choose will benefit you that much more if you actually enjoy it.

What if you find that you don’t really enjoy any of the traditional workouts? Watch TV!

A body in motion tends to stay in motion…and working out is nothing more than a series of motions. If you have a couch, a chair, or just a few feet of space in you living room, you can get an excellent workout while simply watching television.

Chris is a huge advocate of the stay at home workout. In fact, he encourages it. Chris Powell has a collection of easy to follow, in-home workout videos in his fitness program located on In these videos, he personally demonstrates how to perform each exercise from the comforts of home.

There again, you can try out different exercises that work out the same parts of your body and find the ones that you personally enjoy. Love what you are doing and you will successfully make fitness a part of your lifestyle!

Chris Powell the Daddy and the Family Man!!!!

When most Americans think of Chris Powell, they think health, exercise, and nutrition. They think of the man who has brought about miraculous transformations for ordinary people whose lives were affected by their weight. They think of the trainer who helps thousands of individuals learn to eat right and work out on

But on June 13th, another miracle took place in Chris Powell’s life. His son – William Cash Powell – was born.

Baby Cash weighed in at 7lbs 13oz and his proud, teary-eyed father lovingly joked, “The little guy can already bench 46lbs!”

Chris and his wife Heidi have since introduced baby Cash to his big sisters – Matix and Marley. “It’s beautiful – life can’t get any better,” says Chris.

Life & Style magazine has just released photos of Chris and his 6-week-old baby boy.

Congratulations Chris and Heidi!!!  Welcome to the world William Cash Powell!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Conclusion of Season 1 ABC's Extreme Makeover Weight Loss

With the conclusion to the first season of ABC’s Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition, we wanted to help out some of our readers here who have requested more information on Chris Powell and his Transformation Program.   The only place where you can have access to the entire program and it’s tools is online at . was built so that Chris Powell would be able to bring his program into the homes of everyone.

The first transformation story was David Smith, from which by using the tools of and following the basic principles, David Smith lost over 400 lbs.   


When I weighed 650 pounds, life was meaningless. I felt worthless, alone and hopeless. Today, more than 350 pounds lighter, things couldn’t be more different! I have a renewed sense of joy and a second chance at life. The principles Chris Powell teaches on Reshape the Nation are the same techniques that helped me achieve my miraculous results. “  David Smith

David Smith's amazing weight loss transformation journey all began using Reshape the Nation's principles.  Reshape The Nation and Chris Powell provide new videos every day, customized meal plans and exciting excercise routines, Chris will be helping you every step of the way, just like he helped David Smith.

The program is outlined in 3 simple steps that by using Reshape The Nation Program it helps you create an environment for success.

The basic principles are:
  EAT Our revolutionary NutriPhases™ meal plan makes it simple to know what and when to eat. Every meal is designed to meet the needs of your BodyShape™. No counting, measuring or guessing anymore!
  MOVE Shape the States™ workouts and daily Accelerators are great for all fitness levels and any bodyshape. Join Chris as he helps real people get real results.
  LIVE Daily video support from Chris Powell himself as well as a community of people all transforming their lives one day at a time.

The program is great, it is real, there is a community of other Reshape The Nation subscribers, so there is always someone to talk to, ask questions, or just to chat with about the program.  There are numerous testimonials out there on YouTube, Reshape the Nation etc..  Reshape The Nation also offers a 7 day FREE trial, so you can check it out for FREE and see for yourself, go sign up at  make sure let them know you are a follower and fan of Chris Powell Trainer.

Help yourself to a healthier life!!!!!
Staff Writer