My Interview with Shout Out Socal Magazine

I was recently interviewed by Shoutout Socal Magazine about my 21 year career in the fitness industry. I would like to take a moment to thank all of my family, friends, co-workers, clients, and members. I am very thankful for the opportunities I have had and it takes a team to grow. My success is direct reflection of a strong team and support system. Click Here To Read Full Interview There are many benefits of 1-on-1 training and online athletic coaching.  Click the link below to book a free consultation. Houston Fry Ultimate Fitness Coach IFPA Master Trainer BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION

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Top 3 Reasons To Work With A Personal Trainer

Top 3 Reasons To Work With A Personal Trainer

Embarking on a fitness journey can be a transformative experience, and one of the most effective ways to maximize your efforts is by enlisting the help of a personal trainer. Here are the top three benefits of working with a personal trainer: Customized and Targeted Workouts: Personal trainers design workout plans tailored to your specific fitness goals, taking into account your current fitness level, preferences, and any existing health considerations. This personalized approach ensures that every exercise is purposeful and contributes to your overall progress. Whether your goal is weight loss, muscle gain, or improved endurance, a personal trainer can create a plan that optimally challenges you while minimizing the risk of injury. Motivation and Accountability: Consistency is key in any fitness journey, and having a personal trainer by your side provides the motivation and accountability needed to stay on track. Knowing that someone is expecting you at each session adds a level of commitment, making it less likely for you to skip workouts. Personal trainers also serve as motivators, offering encouragement, support, and expert guidance, helping you push through…

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<strong><br>Navigating the Holidays: Embracing Healthy Habits for a Wholesome Celebration</strong>


Navigating the Holidays: Embracing Healthy Habits for a Wholesome Celebration

The holiday season is a time of joy, warmth, and togetherness. However, it often comes hand in hand with indulgent feasts, sugary treats, and sedentary gatherings. While it’s tempting to throw caution to the wind and fully embrace the festive spirit, maintaining healthy habits during the holidays is crucial for your well-being. Here are some tips to help you navigate the season without compromising your health. 1. Mindful Eating: One of the cornerstones of a healthy holiday season is practicing mindful eating. It’s easy to get carried away with the plethora of delicious dishes, but take the time to savor each bite. Pay attention to your body’s signals of fullness, and listen to them. By eating slowly and consciously, you’ll not only enjoy your food more but also avoid overeating. 2. Balanced Plates: When faced with a buffet of tempting treats, strive for balance on your plate. Load up on colorful vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains before indulging in rich desserts. A balanced meal will help regulate your blood sugar levels and provide sustained energy throughout the festivities. 3.…

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The Numerous Benefits of Creatine Monohydrate

The Numerous Benefits of Creatine Monohydrate

Creatine monohydrate, a popular and extensively researched supplement, has earned its reputation as a powerhouse in the world of fitness and sports nutrition. Widely embraced by athletes, bodybuilders, and fitness enthusiasts alike, creatine monohydrate stands out for its array of benefits that extend beyond muscle building. In this article, we delve into the multifaceted advantages of creatine monohydrate, shedding light on why it has become a staple in many fitness regimens. Enhanced Muscle Performance: One of the primary benefits of creatine monohydrate is its remarkable ability to enhance muscle performance. Creatine is stored in the muscles as phosphocreatine, a crucial molecule that aids in the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) – the primary energy currency of cells. By increasing the availability of ATP, creatine helps muscles generate more force during high-intensity activities, such as weightlifting and sprinting. This, in turn, allows for more reps, heavier lifts, and improved overall workout performance. Increased Muscle Mass: Creatine monohydrate is celebrated for its role in promoting muscle growth. The supplement draws water into muscle cells, leading to cell volumization and an increase in…

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TIPS FOR A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Halloween is a time for fun costumes, spooky decorations, and, of course, indulging in delicious treats. While enjoying the festivities and sweet treats is an essential part of this holiday, it’s also crucial to maintain a sense of balance and prioritize your health. Here are five healthy tips to help you have a spooktacular Halloween while keeping your wellness in mind. Choose Healthier Treats: Halloween candy is undoubtedly tempting, but not all treats are created equal. Opt for healthier alternatives like dark chocolate with higher cocoa content, which contains antioxidants and is lower in sugar. You can also look for organic gummy candies made with real fruit juice or hand out small, non-food items like stickers, pencils, or mini toys to trick-or-treaters. These alternatives can satisfy your sweet tooth without overloading on refined sugars and artificial additives.Plan a Balanced Meal: Before heading out for a night of trick-or-treating or attending Halloween parties, make sure to have a balanced meal. Incorporate lean proteins, whole grains, and plenty of vegetables into your dinner. A well-balanced meal can help curb your appetite and…

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Health Benefits of Sunshine

Health Benefits of Sunshine

It looks like we have some sunshine in the forecast coming up.  Although we definitely needed the rain, I am looking forward to having warm weather and more sunshine.  San Diego is a great place to live for out door activities. Did you know that there are several health benefits to sunshine? Sunshine is essential for human health, as it provides us with a number of important benefits. Here are some of the most significant health benefits of sunshine: Sunlight is a natural source of vitamin D, which is essential for bone health. Vitamin D helps the body to absorb calcium, which is necessary for strong bones and teeth. It also helps to prevent osteoporosis, a condition that leads to brittle bones and an increased risk of fractures.Sunlight can help to boost the immune system. Vitamin D has been shown to enhance the activity of immune cells, which can help to protect against infection and disease.Sunlight has been found to improve mood and reduce symptoms of depression. Exposure to sunlight increases the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps to…

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QR Codes Added To The Machines

QR Codes Added To The Machines

Is it your first time using the machines at Ultimate Fitness?  We have made it even easier to get started on your fitness journey. We have added QR codes with video tutorials to all of the machines at the Chula Vista and Imperial Beach location.  The  QR codes will direct you to the Ultimate Fitness Coach Youtube page.  We will also be adding barbell. dumbbell, kettle bell, core workouts, and condition exercise tutorials on the the Youtube page. The hardest part is always getting started.  We are looking forward to being apart of your fitness journey.  We have trainers available at both locations.  Stop by the front desk to book  your free consultation.

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Fruit Is Not The Enemy

Fruit Is Not The Enemy

Many popular diet fads will tell you to avoid all carbs. That would mean also avoiding fruits. The main issue with fad diets is that they are not designed to create lasting positive healthy habits. Lasting success in the gym and on your fitness journey is a combination consistency and intensity with you training and good nutrition habits. Small changes create lasting changes. Lasting changes create lasting results. Today we are talking about the benefits of adding fruit into your nutrition regiment. Fruits are a delicious and nutritious addition to any diet. They are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber, all of which are essential for maintaining good health. Here are just a few of the many health benefits of including fruits in your diet: Fruits are a great source of vitamins and minerals. For example, citrus fruits are high in Vitamin C, which helps to boost the immune system and protect against infection. Berries, such as blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, are rich in antioxidants, which help to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.Fruits are…

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Healthy Nutrition Habits

Healthy Nutrition Habits

Too often people use excuses to justify bad eating habits.  In addition, extreme dieting during the week and extreme cheat meals on the weekends will produce no results. There is absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying your favorite guilty pleasure snack or meal. However, it is important that these snacks and meals are within your caloric goals. Food is fuel for performance.  Your body is a machine and healthy food is needed for it to function properly.  If you are struggling with your nutrition, start with setting 1 small nutrition habit at a time.  Once you master that nutrition habit, add a new nutrition habit.  Setting positive nutrition habits is a process.  You do not need to change everything all at one. Here are a few healthy nutrition habits that would be great to incorporate. Eating a balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrient-dense foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats.Choosing foods that are minimally processed and free of added sugars and unhealthy fats.Eating in moderation and avoiding overeating.Staying hydrated by drinking enough water and…

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How to Stay Motivated At The Gym

How to Stay Motivated At The Gym

You said this was the year you are going to stick with the gym.  This is the year you will meal prep. This is the year that you will make fitness one of your priorities.  You successfully make it through the first two weeks of training. You survived the awkward feeling of getting back into the gym.  You are amazed that the first week soreness that can feel like being hit by a bus didn’t kill you. You are almost through the first month and you missed a few days of training. Fortunately, missing a couple days of training is not detrimental to success in your fitness journey.  How ever, you are not as excited and motivated to keep training as hard or as often. It is normal to feel this way towards training.  Eventually motivation will wear off but you need to focus on being disciplined.  Sticking to your routine will help you reach your goals and re-ignite your motivation. Here are a few tips to help stay motivated and discipline in the gym Set specific and achievable goals.Create…

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