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Joe S. Healthy Living Professional

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Grand Rapids, MI based fitness coach, writer/blogger, presenter, pragmatist & all around good guy. Creator of "This Workout Doesn't Suck" and training adviser to Men's Fitness magazine.
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I Like You, But You’re Crazy. by Joe S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I needed to make room in my garage for a snow-blower so after many years of faithful service, I listed my big ol’ training tire (which I fondly knew as “Exhibit ... Read on »
CARdio: A Simple Analogy by Joe S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise One of the questions I’m asked most often has to do with “cardio” (which I always have to put in finger quotes when speaking, even on the phone.) It seems p ... Read on »
Building The Ultimate Home Gym by Joe S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise If you were in my ‘inner-circle’ way back when, you may remember my original, 14-page Home Gym Guide, circa 2006. It was a short-list of essential training equipment ... Read on »
Self-Myofascial Release: A Simple Analogy by Joe S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise If you’ve seen people rolling around on hard foam cylinders or tennis balls grimacing in pain but have never tried it yourself, you’re missing out on the most amazin ... Read on »
Who’dat? by Joe S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise The real shame is that this guy never did anything particularly memorable after his bodybuilding contest. ;-) Read on »
Rack ‘em, Don’t Drop ‘em by Joe S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A quickie today inspired by THIS POST at my favorite (non-fitness-related) blog, List Of The Day, here’s a ‘warning sign’ I have in my home gym/office/Iron Maiden mu ... Read on »
Better Than A Poke In The Eye With A Sharp Stick? by Joe S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise During my regular basketball game this week, I went up for a rebound and came down with a finger (not my own) in my eye. Feeling it was more than just a minor poke, ... Read on »
Dip-Sh*ts At The Gym by Joe S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Years back, I trained at a well known gym in Chicago that was a magnet for freak-shows of all sorts. I was a member, so that alone should speak volumes. Every story ... Read on »
In The Beginning… by Joe S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I stumbled across an interview I did with Men’s Fitness magazine fitness editor Sean Hyson a couple years back and got to (re)thinking about my earliest experiences ... Read on »
What Are You… Chicken? by Joe S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Why did the Monsanto-farmed chicken cross the road? Because it missed a dose of antibiotics while it was stuck in a coop with 40,000 other chickens. While on his ... Read on »
Fat Loss: As Simple As Boiling Water by Joe S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Listen up, boys and girls… everyone gather ’round the campfire while Uncle Joe shares a li’l story with ya’ll. Ok, so maybe I’m not exactly that sort of story-te ... Read on »
Lance Armstrong* by Joe S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise What ever happened to just adding an asterisk to a controversial record (sporting or otherwise)? 61* – the one that started it all Comcast’s customer ser ... Read on »
Movie Recommendation: Jiro Dreams of Sushi by Joe S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise This weekend, I watched (twice) the documentary of Jiro Ono, an 85 year old Japanese sushi master (“shokunin”). Aside from some absolutely amazing cinematog ... Read on »
Judgement Free, My Ass. by Joe S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise This week, there have been reports that scientists have discovered a planet roughly 40 light years away made of diamond. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s p ... Read on »
Live Metal, Lift Iron by Joe S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Although heavy-metal doesn’t enjoy the almost-breaking-into-mainstream popularity it did in back the 1980s (remember MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball?), I make it no secret t ... Read on »
Matt’s Barbell: A Short Story by Joe S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise The Olympic bar pictured here isn’t a top-quality bar by any standards. It’s a bit rusty; has some obvious bumps, dents and scratches… hell, when I loaded it into my c ... Read on »
Thar’s Gold On That Thar Beach by Joe S. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I recently took a li’l trip to San Francisco in search of fitness gold (and a tour of Alcatraz.) Like any big city, it offered the usual fitness options one would expe ... Read on »