April 16th, 2008 06:35 EST
Judyth Piazza Gets Fit with Stu Schaefer, Author of Lifetime Physique
I am the author of "Lifetime Physique: 16 Weeks to a Better Body, a Better Life - A Better You." I have been involved in the fitness industry for nearly a decade " starting as a bodybuilder, then moving into training where I have helped hundreds of men and women transform. I graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2007.
Philosophy when working with clients:
When I train clients, I`m focused on achieving results! I always make sure my client are reaching high intensities when they train with both weights and when they do aerobics. Intensity is what gets results "fast. I also like to make our sessions fun. If we can find a way to make things fun, then the workout goes by faster, and the clients want to keep working out.
When I construct a program, my focus is to become healthy, not just to look better. I want people to feel good, and to be able to do anything they want to in life. I want them to thrive on life, and to be physically healthy. Looking good and losing weight are added bonuses.
How did you get involved with fitness?
When I was 13, I got into a lot of trouble. I was hanging out with the wrong people, and my life path was not going in the right direction.
I started running two hours a day, and I realized something. The success I had with fitness could be translated to "real-life." I started bodybuilding and the discipline, desire, determination, sacrificing, visualization, and other aspects in bodybuilding became strong in other areas of my life: school, business, friends, family, everything!
Favorite healthy foods and workouts?
My favorite healthy food is salmon with avocado, asparagus and a baked yam. I always make sure to eat a balanced meal with a protein, carb, and veggie.
My favorite workouts are the ones I included in my book. They entail training three body parts per workout, and doing about three exercises per body part. The sets and reps vary, and so do the intensities. I tried to include a lot of variables to ensure fast results. The reason I created these workouts is because they work, and they make me feel good. I don`t feel run down, and the workouts are fast, fun, and effective.
Personal health care routine?
I don`t want to sound like a walking infomercial, but my health routine is the one I created in "Lifetime Physique." It involves eating six small meals a day, working out three times a week, and staying active and energetic in life. I work hard, and I always leave room for play. I think we`ve overcomplicated things a bit too much, so I try to take a simple approach.
If you have a question for me, you can visit www.lifetimephysique.com or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.