small group training

Small Group Training can ignite weight loss

Small Group Training will give you the endurance to see your weight loss to the end.


We go further together together

In Small Group Training, the group can bring the individual along for the ride.

Many times, the goals that you have for your life  just may not happen overnight.  Some of your most important goals may take weeks, months and dare I say years before those goals reach fruition.   The reason why a majority of people don’t reach their goals is because they quit a week before, they can gain momentum.  They don’t hit their goal because they throw in the towel a month before the goal is reached.  They run away from the goal because they run out of endurance to do a little more  lifting that it takes to win it all.  It’s the truth.

If you knew how much it would take to reach your goal, would you find a way to stick it out?  

Anyone who achieves something great never does it alone.  A great example of this are NASCAR drivers.  They may drive alone, but they don’t race alone.  They make pit stops, and the pit crew helps them to make the necessary adjustments in the car so that they can get back on the road and run fast again.   Cyclist use groups so that they can go faster together.   When cyclist are in a group, they can cut through the wind better and pace each other so that everyone is able to feed off of each other’s energy.  Runners will draft behind one another to distribute the running load so that they can have a stronger finish.    See, when you are in a group, it makes it easier for you to endure through the process of reaching that significant goal in your life.  When you are in a group, it becomes easier to establish a culture of excellence within that micro community.


The benefit of a small  group training program can help you complete your goal.  

Why so we skip small group training and insist on doing things on our own?

  1. Lack of trust – In life, sometimes we skip the group thing because we think that the group will hurt us, steal your our work,  ideas, and take credit for our thoughts.
  2. Unhealthy competition –  Think that if you share within the group that everyone will get a head of you.  Learning more ways to be secure in yourself, where you are at right now and where you are going will help to deal with this issue.  At the end of the day, it’s all about being better.  If it takes a group to help you grow, then don’t dismiss those opportunities to get better.
  3. Buying into the myth and romanticism of being a self made man or woman.  If you buy into the ideology of doing it on your own without any help, then my friend, you must love taking the long way home.  Never be confused about how I feel about this:  Your wins are your wins.  Your losses are your losses.  You own them.  It’s great to share your wins with the people that helped you to get there, It’s easier to endure a loss when there are people there to pick you up, encourage you and push you along as you make your comeback.


Endurance isn’t always about being able to last the longest.  Really it’s all about holding on after others have let go.  One of the definitions of endurance is the capacity of something to last or to withstand wear and tear.  Groups will always have more staying power than individuals because when one is weak, the others can bring that person along.  Small group training can be the solution that you need to cross that proverbial finish line.

best ways to lose weight

Real Solutions from a Double Digit Weight Loss Expert: The Top Ten Best Ways to Lose Weight

best ways to lose weightWhenever I sit down with a new client that is interested in a wellness goal, the number one goal is almost always, “To lose weight.” Many times the person wants to lose 10 or more pounds. I take pride in helping people lose unwanted pounds. The public’s idea of losing weight is distant from the reality of what actually works in the real world of weight loss. So I decided to write up a list of the top ten best ways to lose weight.

Top Ten Best Ways to Lose Weight

  1. Be honest with yourself

Be honest with yourself in knowing that it didn’t take you 2 weeks to gain the weight, so it will not take 2 weeks for you to get it off.   For many people it will take them 6 months to a year to make a complete 180 degree turn from the previous lifestyle that they had, and that’s okay. You figure that if you’ve been trashing your body for 10- 15- 20 years and you can reverse that in 12 months, I would say that this is a fair trade off, wouldn’t you?

  1. Lose the weight steadily

People who lose their weight steadily are more likely to maintain a healthy weight versus their go hard or go home, fad diet participating counterparts. For your weight loss to be healthy, you would have to lose 1 to 2 ½ pounds a week. If you are losing more weight than that, then you may be reducing your calories too fast, losing muscle mass or losing water weight. All of these things are quick fixes that will lead you to crankiness, lack of energy, illness, long term health issues, and wait for it: gaining the weight that you lost plus more.

  1. Hang out with people who are focused on weight loss too

Nothing will derail you faster than a careless Sunday brunch with your friends or a Saturday tail- gate BBQ during football season that gets out of hand. Birds of a feather flock together. The universal law is to surround yourself around successful people. Hang around your friends who have had success in fitness and wellness. You tend to pick up the habits of the people that you are around the most. It doesn’t mean that you have to ditch your friends, it’s just that you may need to hang out with some new friends so that you can bring back some better habits to your old friends. Don’t be afraid to expand your horizons.

  1. Get your spouse to join you on this worthwhile journey

Find a way to get your spouse to buy into a healthy and active lifestyle. If you are successful at doing this, you will have a live in partner that can support you during the challenging times. Fitness always starts at home, especially in the kitchen. Discuss a plan for the two of you to take long walks and to find healthy alternatives to your favorite dishes.

  1. Get help wherever you can find it

We spoke about getting your spouse to join you on your weight loss journey. There are other avenues that you can go to get the help and support that you will absolutely need. They say that losing weight is one of the hardest things that a person can do. Don’t be proud and try to do it solo. Help can come in many ways. You can read fitness books, watch exercise videos, pair up and workout with a friend. Other options can come from the professional arena like hiring a personal trainer, joining a group fitness class, seeking the support of a life coach or taking some cooking classes from a nutritionist. The more help you can receive, the greater your chances are of losing weight and keeping it off.

  1. Be okay with being a little uncomfortable!

When you are moving towards a new lifestyle change, you will find yourself doing things that may make you feel uncomfortable at first. Ride through those feelings and emotions. ON the other side of that is the accomplishment of your goals and a sense of pride that comes along with mastery over your spiritual, mental and physical health.

  1. Go to sleep earlier

Individuals who go to bed earlier and get a great night’s rest perform better at work, and are able to sustain better energy levels throughout the day. Sleeping will also help you from becoming completely exhausted. When we are tired and fatigued, we tend to make the worst nutritional decisions. Sleep for 7-8 hours a day. Sleep will keep you sharp, help you focus, and give you the reserves necessary to make better eating decisions and life decisions.

  1. Work out at the same time everyday

Your body operates off of its own body clock. We call them biorhythms. You have to tone your body to the right biorhythms to get the most out of it. People who tend to workout the same time daily have an easier time of maintaining a consistent regiment. When your body clock is set and it gets accustomed to working out at a certain time, your body will do better at preparing itself for the workout. It develops an anticipation for the workout and as a result, it will be able to perform better.

Also this will help you mentally because you won’t have to figure out a time to workout. If it is already programed in your day, it will remove an extra step that you will have to take to get to your successful place.

  1. Block off your workout time

When people become busy, the first thing that goes is their workout program. Your consistent activity is an important part of weight loss and complete wellness.   Dieting alone will not sustain successful weight loss. Since we know this, it is imperative that no distractions, chores, to do list, or requests get in the way of the workout. And besides, most of those things can either wait or can be crossed off the list. Set your health as a top priority in your life, and your body will thank you with energy, strength, flexibility, and mastery from within.

  1. Stop the yo yo diet and treat your body with respect

In the words of Bob Marley, “You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.” When you go on a diet, you are trying to trick the body that it can function without calories and nutrients. Stop that! The body was made to survive on calories, vitamins and minerals. We have to make sure that we get the appropriate calories in and don’t go overboard cutting out everything. This process is very similar to someone setting up their personal financial budget. Yes you should cut out the extras and miscellaneous things that are not as important, but if you stop paying your rent or mortgage, you are in a world of trouble. Our bodies work the same way when we do these drastic cuts on our calories. Create a nutrition log, track the types of calories that you take in and focus on eating fiber rich carbs and grains, lean proteins, leafy vegetables and good fats like nuts and avocadoes.

Following these ten tips on the best ways to lose weight will put you in position for joy, happiness and ultimate weight loss success!

9 Eating tips that will help you get the Weight off

9 Eating tips that will help you get the Weight off

Nutrition is usually a hot topic when I have conversations with my Personal Training clients.   Often times people think that it is the consumption of fat that makes it hard for us to manage our weight.   Although this may be true, I spend a lot of time explaining to my weight loss clients that it’s the hidden things within some foods that make it nearly impossible to lose weight.  The old saying, “what you don’t know can hurt you”, is true in this instance.  I decided to write out some eating tips of things to stay away from to help accelerate your weight loss efforts.

1. If you don’t know what it is, or you can’t pronounce it, then you probably shouldn’t eat it.  If you don’t recognize the ingredient, your body won’t either.

2. Don’t eat any foods that have more than seven ingredients in it.  When you eat foods that have tons of ingredients in them, the majority of the time those extra ingredients are fillers.  These fillers will cause inflammation throughout the body and have you feeling bloated.


3. Put down the Microwavable dinners and Canned foods (with the exception of tuna fish) because they have preservatives in them that make it extremely hard for anyone to lose weight.  You would be better off placing your meals in an air tight Tupperware container or storing them in zip lock bags for future use.

4. Read what you eat!  If it’s going inside of your body, you should know what it is.  Read all of your nutrition labels.  Foods that have a suffix of “ose” mean that it has a high amount of unnatural sugar.  Stay away from these extra sugars.

5. Remove any foods with high fructose corn syrup in it.  This is also sugar by disguise.  The reason why you want to stay away from extra sugar is because sugar that the body can not turn into energy and fuel will be converted into fat.


6. Avoid Genetically Modified Organisms also known as GMO’s.  Although there aren’t any clear cut links that connect GMO’s to chronic diseases, there is an increasing number of studies from the American Academy of Environmental Medicine that are revealing GMO’s to be connected to food allergies, disorders such as autism, reproductive disorders, and digestive problems.

7. Eliminate soda from your diet, and replace it with water and tea.  Studies have shown that two people having similar eating habits, with the same activity level and all conditions being equal that the one person that gives up soda for one year stands to lose as much as 25 pounds.

8. Stay away from Monosodium glutamate also known as MSG.   Some experts believe that the continuous ingestion of MSG can cause excessive weight gain, diabetes, adrenal gland malfunction, seizures, high blood pressure, stroke and other health problems.  MSG can be found in most Chinese food.

9. Substitute your canned foods with fresh foods and frozen foods.    Canned foods have low level food quality, preservatives, and aluminum leaks.   These things will not help to develop a functioning body that is able to manage its own weight.

If your goal is to pursue a healthy life and to lose weight, then it is important to eat the right foods.  Eating foods that are natural, fresh and without additives and preservatives is the best way to manage your weight, and to live an active life style.   When in doubt, just keep it FRESH!



Maxim Nazaire is a Wellness Expert who specializes in  injury rehabilitation double digit weight loss, and running performance.  Nazaire is the owner and Head trainer of Fit2DMax – Roswell, GA Personal Trainer which is a Personal training company with locations in Roswell, GA as well as Atlanta, GA.    He is the author of two critically-acclaimed books including his latest book, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Wellness.  Maxim has been featured on CNN Headline News Health as their go to health contributor where he shares his philosophy on wellness with television viewers all over the world.   Max enjoys sports, poetry, and volunteering at his church in the young men’s ministry.  He is married to his beautiful wife Danay Nazaire and currently reside in Atlanta, GA.


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