Personal Trainer

Lucas James Spring Giveaway!

Lucas James Spring Giveaway!

Scottsdale, AZ –  Lucas James, Celebrity Personal Trainer has officially launched  “Shape Up for Spring” GIVEAWAY!! One lucky winner will receive a brand new iPad mini, PLUS a 12-week custom workout program & personalized healthy meal plan! Enter here: http://springgiveaway.lucasjamespersonaltraining.com/ Follow & Like Lucas James! (Click Icons)  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  Google+  Pinterest  Instagram  

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Customized Lifestyle Planning & Health Testing

Customized Lifestyle Planning & Health Testing

          At Lucas James Personal Training we focus on promoting healthy lifestyle planning through comprehensive fitness, nutrition and wellness programs.  Since there are multiple components involved in creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, it’s important to have ample medical and health history information to most accurately assess an individuals’ personal strengths, [...]

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Preventative Health & Medical Diagnostics

Preventative Health & Medical Diagnostics

Whether you are fifteen or fifty, depending on your lifestyle and family’s history of disease, you may be at increased risk for specific medical conditions or currently suffering from ailments without even being aware of the causes. While proper nutrition and adequate physical activity are both important components of preventative health and maintaining a healthy [...]

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High Protein Diets & Recipes

High Protein Diets & Recipes

When sports supplements, vitamins and protein powders are concerned there’s a lot of misinformation and false marketing aimed at increasing product sales.  It’s important to note that you can achieve any and all of your fitness goals, even the seemingly unattainable ones, through a natural diet and proper fitness training program.  To give you an [...]

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Exercise Equipment: What’s Right For You?

Exercise Equipment: What’s Right For You?

Everyone has different exercise and fitness goals depending on what they’re trying to accomplish.  Whether it’s building lean muscle, increasing stamina and endurance, augmenting weight-loss or bettering your cardiovascular health, you’ll most likely need a few pieces of exercise equipment to help you on your way to a healthier lifestyle.  Some equipment such as an [...]

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How to Read Nutrition Facts, Information & Labeling

How to Read Nutrition Facts, Information & Labeling

Choosing between McDonalds, Starbucks or Subway might be the toughest dietary choice you’ve had to make recently.  But for the rest of us who struggle with interpreting the nutrition information and data on a nutrition facts label at the super market, it often feels like we’re reading an ancient manuscript.  That’s why our expert nutritionist [...]

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The Best Workout Programs & Workout Routines

The Best Workout Programs & Workout Routines

At Lucas James Personal Training we’ve taken the guess-work out of creating a workout routine that best fits your daily routine, that you can do on the go and with minimal to no equipment. Here’s some of the best workouts and exercise routines for maintaining a healthy body and mind while still leaving time for family, friends, work and leisure.

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Ultimate 6 Pack Abs Workout & Diet

Ultimate 6 Pack Abs Workout & Diet

At Lucas James Personal Training, we know finding ab exercises and the right abs workout for a sick six pack and perfect lower abs can be tough.  We also know that an abs diet can help you achieve the most shredded physique because nutrition is seventy-five to eighty percent of accomplishing any fitness goal, 6 [...]

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Fitness Circuit Training for Weight-Loss

Fitness Circuit Training for Weight-Loss

When it comes to exercise, Scottsdale, Arizona based celebrity personal trainer Lucas James and nutrition expert Jason Apfel suggest working out smarter not harder.  In terms of maximizing the benefits of physical activity, both believe efficiency is key. Resistance training and aerobic exercise are beneficial for and essential to helping reduce body weight and improving [...]

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Personal Trainer Certification Guide

Personal Trainer Certification Guide

When looking for a fitness trainer or personal trainer, it’s important to find a credentialed Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) who knows their business.  While the criteria for different certifying agencies may vary slightly, you want a trainer with a diverse background in physical fitness and exercise planning.  Even with a nationally accredited personal trainer certification [...]

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Building Muscle Mass

Building Muscle Mass

For many people, increasing lean muscle mass can be just as difficult a task as loosing weight. When exercise is concerned, proper training style, technique, and form are all crucial components for maximizing muscle growth, body toning and overall results.  Scottsdale, Arizona based celebrity personal trainer Lucas James and nutrition expert and trainer Jason Apfel [...]

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Green Tea, Green Tea Recipes & Weight Loss

Green Tea, Green Tea Recipes & Weight Loss

For centuries, many cultures have been drinking tea for its health benefits.  It is often spoken about as a wonder food for weight-loss and for its potent anti-oxidant powers.  Over the last several decades, researchers have examined the extent of its long-purported health benefits, often noting positive results but offering no definitive answers. While the [...]

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Blueberries, Cardio Health & Weight Loss

Blueberries, Cardio Health & Weight Loss

  Throughout history blueberries have been a natural part of the human diet. Over the last several decades, scientists have acknowledged their possible health benefits. Current research suggests blueberries may serve to aid weight-loss and help to reduce the occurrence of both cardiovascular disease and cancer in the human body.  Numerous nutritional studies have demonstrated [...]

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MEN: Nutrition for Impotence

MEN: Nutrition for Impotence

Men both young and old, all around the country, are dealing with the difficulties of erectile dysfunction on a daily basis.  Aside from the physical set-backs, E.D. can cause emotional distress and concern, heightening stress levels and making it more difficult for guys to focus on the joys of life.  Erectile dysfunction can occur in [...]

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HCG Weight Loss Diet Plan

HCG Weight Loss Diet Plan

If you’re looking to loose weight fast, you’ve most likely come across the ‘hCG Weight-loss Diet Plan’.  Weight loss is a dynamic process that should be accomplished through healthy nutrition and proper physical activity rather than by taking pills, extreme dieting, or hormone injections.  At Lucas James Personal Training, we believe it’s all about creating [...]

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A Dangerous Diet: Weight Loss & Diet Pills

A Dangerous Diet: Weight Loss & Diet Pills

Nutrition Expert Jason Apfel from Lucas James Celebrity Personal Training in Scottsdale, AZ offers some advice when considering fat-burners and weight-loss pills. You’ve heard this from us before, but for the sake your wellness and staying consistent, there is no ‘quick-fix’ when your health is concerned.  The same holds true for healthy, sustainable weight-loss.  Keeping [...]

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Healthy Eating Habits for Staying Trim

Healthy Eating Habits for Staying Trim

Scottsdale, Arizona based celebrity personal trainer Lucas James and nutrition expert and trainer Jason Apfel share their secrets for avoiding unhealthy snacks and maintaining your body weight.  Check out these pointers for simplifying your eating habits to keep you on track towards meeting your health and fitness goals! – Clean out the kitchen and eliminate [...]

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Medical Weight Loss

Medical Weight Loss

Medical weight loss and obesity is one of the leading contributing factors for cardiovascular disease across the United States. Being both obesity and overweight substantially increase the risk of death and diseases ranging from hypertension, type-2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, respiratory problems and multiple forms cancers. Nearly 97 million adults in the United States are overweight or obese.

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Blood Type Diets: A Controversial Dieting Phenomena

Blood Type Diets: A Controversial Dieting Phenomena

If you’re looking to a diet for weight-loss solutions you may have recently stumbled across the ‘Eat Right for Your Type’ diet, otherwise known as the ‘Blood-type’ diet which encourages people to eat certain foods and avoid others based on their A, B, AB, or O blood type. Scottsdale, AZ based celebrity trainer Lucas James shed some light on the ‘Blood-type’ diet plan.

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The Best Weight Loss & Diet Calculators

The Best Weight Loss & Diet Calculators

Online weight-loss calculators and diet calculators are extremely helpful tools in any fitness and nutrition-planning arsenal to help achieve your weight-loss goals and keep you on track. Since your fitness level and dietary demands change along with your weight-loss and training program, its important to adjust your diet accordingly to ensure you get the proper amount of calories and food intake for healthy lean muscle growth, fat-loss, body development and cardio-vascular health.

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Healthy Skin Foods & Tips

Healthy Skin Foods & Tips

When healthy skin is concerned, a healthy body is the first step. If you’re looking for fabulously glowing and vibrant looking skin, make sure you’re eating the right foods to maintain an all around healthy body.  Since ‘you are what you eat’ it is important to eat accordingly! The foods we take in help fuel us internally, [...]

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Men: Fat Burning & Testosterone Building Foods and Supplements

Men: Fat Burning & Testosterone Building Foods and Supplements

Building Testosterone with Food Testosterone is a steroid hormone that is found in both men and women.  In males, it is the primary anabolic steroid sex hormone that is highly responsible for the proper growth and development of muscle mass and bones, aside from influencing  mood and energy levels.  If you are looking to increase [...]

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Your Body Type and Build: Men & Women

Your Body Type and Build: Men & Women

While some people may look similar in terms of their build, everyone has a slightly different body type, physique and form.  Celebrity trainer Lucas James and expert nutritionist Jason Apfel help you determine where you fall in terms of your build. While there are numerous different classifications and ‘hybrid’ body types, the three main categories [...]

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Staying Motivated to Reach Your Exercise Goals

Staying Motivated to Reach Your Exercise Goals

Results aren’t guaranteed when working with Celebrity Personal Trainer Lucas James, they’re earned. He can be your motivation no matter if you live in Scottsdale, AZ or Miami, FL. Life isn’t characterized what you say you’ll do, but by your actions and follow through.Anyone who’s tried to workout after long breaks from the gym or being outdoors [...]

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The Best Vitamins and Supplements for Women

The Best Vitamins and Supplements for Women

Vitamins and supplements play a major role in women’s health and should be taken to ensure proper health. Most women do not get all the nutrients that their bodies need from diet alone. While it is advisable to eat a variety of healthful foods, it can be difficult to ensure complete nutrition just from food. Taking a multi-vitamin is one way to consume the vitamins required for optimal health. Some women choose to take individual vitamins instead of or in addition to their daily multi-vitamin. Certain vitamins are important for all women, especially those of child-bearing age.

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