Archives for January 2013

Peter’s Journal

Here are some pics from my journal to give you an idea of what I’ve been eating.  It’s not ideal, but I’ll be working on it more and more.  Preparation is my biggest problem.  I have to stock up this week.  “KEEP MOVING FORWARD!”  That’s the plan.  journal Peter's Journal week2 - Jan 25, 2013, 5-36 PM - p1 Peter's Journal week2 - Jan 25, 2013, 5-36 PM - p2 Peter's Journal week2 - Jan 25, 2013, 5-36 PM - p3 Peter's Journal week2 - Jan 25, 2013, 5-36 PM - p4 Peter's Journal week2 - Jan 25, 2013, 5-36 PM - p5

Ep. 2 Peter’s Fit Labs Vlog: The Rules

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What’s up guys!
In this week’s vlog I list the rules of dieting and exercise and give you a look at my journal.  I list the rules with a little explanation, but I will be diving deeper into the reason’s behind them in future vlogs, so don’t worry.  Of course, you can always ask questions in the comments and I will address them or maybe even use them as a topic in the next video!
Pics of my journal
Flat Butt Syndrome (Treadmills and Steppers)
Recipe – Coconut Shrimp

And in regard to treadmills, steppers and elliptical machines we do have some in Studio 222 (current home of the Fit labs), but as we are preparing to move into a Fit Labs owned facility they’ll be disappearing and replaced with rowers and Airdyne Bikes 🙂

This Week’s Question:
“What exercise do you HATE and why?

I always try to make things fun for my clients and find it interesting to find out what exercises they hate doing (and I’ve heard some crazy reasons as to why).  So give me yours!

UFC Fighter Bristol Marunde in the Lab!

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Here’s the clip of Peter training Bristol Marunde:

Bristol was a quarter finalist on Season 16 of UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter and one tough SOB!  I hope you enjoy this small clip of Bristol hitting pads.  It’s a quick look into how an elite, pro athlete sharpens his skills.

To learn more about Bristol follow him on:

Twitter: @bristolmarunde (



Coconut Shrimp Recipe


A big THANK YOU to Chef Anthony Ciampa for joining The Fit Labs team to help provide our clients with the healthiest and tastiest menu items to add to their collection of recipes!

Coconut Shrimp!

1/4 cup Whole Milk
2 Pasture Raised Eggs
1/2 cup Coconut Flour
2 cups Coconut Flakes
3 cups Coconut Oil
12 pieces, 16-20 ct shrimp

Combine the milk and eggs and mix well.

Dust the shrimp, one at a time, in the coconut flour, then into the egg mixture.

Last, coat the shrimp with the coconut flake and fry in coconut oil @350degrees until golden brown.

Season with salt and sugar!

There’s enough zinc and copper in shrimp to give you all you would need for an entire week!

Eat up! Enjoy!  And GIVE US A REVIEW!

Flat Butt Syndrome!


1. Treadmill, Steppers Ellipticals…oh my!

The first thing most people do when looking to lose a couple pounds is…??? Cardio, right!? And that means get a gym membership and plan on hopping on a “cardio machine” for 45 minutes a day.


Simply put, treadmills, ellipticals, and Stairmasters are just no good for you and are contradictory to what you are trying to accomplish. Here are a few reasons why treadmills, ellipticals and steppers make you weaker, slower, and fatter!

Let’s take treadmills for instance:

1. “Flat butt syndrome” as we like to call it. Your body uses the muscles in the butt and the back of your legs to propel you forward when walking or running. Now envision yourself on a treadmill. Though the movements you are making seem to be identical to walking or running in a park, something is very different. The ground is essentially pulling you forward. In this situation the muscles in your butt and hamstrings don’t have to propel you forward. Over time if you are an avid treadmill runner or a Stairmaster enthusiast those muscles you thought you were toning back there are actually withering away because they’re not being used, allowing for some really saggy butt cheeks, hence flat butt syndrome.”


2. It messes with your senses! Everyone experiences “sea legs” when getting off of a treadmill. That near-dizzy, slightly uncoordinated feeling which seems to wear off after a minute or so is exactly what we’re talking about. No matter how much you run on a treadmill there’s no escaping it. This is caused by certain sensory systems becoming confused by the activity. You’re running, and even though we are intelligent human beings with sophisticated brains able to comprehend the fact that we are on a machine, your eyes cannot. Mixed signals are sent to the brain from the visual system because your body is running and nothing is passing you by. Another sensory system, the vestibular, works closely with the visual system and is responsible for balance. It senses the ground you stand on and sends messages to the brain telling you how to adjust your balance so you don’t fall over (and it’s having a really tough time doing so on this strange machine). When you get off of the treadmill your body is suddenly hit with reality and it takes a minute to readjust. This whole process totally freaks out the nervous system making you weaker, slower, and more susceptible to pain and injury.


3. They’re BORING!!! Go outside! Take in some scenery! It’s overall better for your body and more fun. Let us worry about teaching you how to prevent those joint problems people assume they suffer from running outdoors.

So look, if you don’t ever exercise consistently and you decide to start by running on a treadmill six times a weak, of course you’ll see some change in your body… for maybe the first month. But you’ll suffer the consequences! So if you’re serious about shaping up come in or click here for a FREE EVALUATION at The Fit Labs. Everyone needs a trainer so get in the Lab! 

Our New YouTube Channel and Peter’s 1st Vlog Episode!

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Link to the Fit Labs Youtube Channel!


We have launched our youtube channel “FitLabs” and Peter has begun his vlog.  Here you’ll find dieting tips, interesting topics of discussion, recipes, some motivational support, and maybe a few laughs.  Keep in touch with us by following along with Peter Pinto and commenting on his posts!