Lucas James

, Celebrity Personal Trainer and Fitness & Nutrition Expert headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ. He specializes in helping men and women achieve weight loss, muscle building, toning and other customized fitness & nutrition programs to create a Healthy Lifestyle. James offers private luxury personal training, 12-week custom workout plans, and personalized nutrition meal plans. Follow on Google+.

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Exercise & Mental Illness

Exercise & Mental Illness

Benefits of Exercise for Stress, Depression & Anxiety [ Infographic ] Evidence based research for the improvement of mental health. Regular exercise benefits the body physically, but not everyone is aware that exercise is one of the most powerful ways to improve mental illnesses.  Mental health is our emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing that determines […]

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The 4 Best Exercises for Improving Your Performance in Spin Class

The 4 Best Exercises for Improving Your Performance in Spin Class

It’s no question that spin classes can be tough. With varying intensities, daunting class sizes, and different instructors, they are often intimidating and difficult to finish. But after burning hundreds of calories, you’ll leave class feeling accomplished and rejuvinated, I usually use the best Indoor Training Bikes with the best bike computers for it, that […]

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3 Ways to Stay Lean Year Round

3 Ways to Stay Lean Year Round

  1. Monitor Your Nutrition Many people underestimate calorie consumption and will fluctuate regularly if they don’t track their calories and macronutrient ratios. Additionally, restricting calories can end up creating micronutrient deficiencies, so tracking your nutrition will ensure you’re getting the essential vitamins and nutrients you need to perform optimally. It may take time in […]

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Workout and Exercise Lingo Explained

Workout and Exercise Lingo Explained

Working out can be intimidating enough, and the abundance of lingo and technical jargon surrounding workout programming and exercise science can only add to the confusion and nervousness that many new exercisers may feel. So to provide some comfort and shed light on the meaning of these terms and phrases, I cover some of the […]

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5 Worst Alcoholic Drinks to Avoid

5 Worst Alcoholic Drinks to Avoid

http://watersoftenerguide.com/best-water-filter-pitcher/ We’re all aware that alcohol isn’t the best choice of beverage for anyone who has serious health or fitness related goals, but at the end of the day many of us still choose to consume alcohol in social settings or to wind down after a long day. Let’s be clear, no alcohol is healthy […]

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The 4 Worst Exercises For Joint Pain

The 4 Worst Exercises For Joint Pain

As you age, physical activity and exercise can become nearly unbearable on your joints. 70 percent of people with joint pain, arthritis, osteoporosis and degenerative joint disease find it increasingly difficult to perform regular exercise because they lack access to educated fitness professionals, correct equipment, and appropriate exercise programs, I really recommend to do physical […]

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5 Unhealthy Beers You Should Never Drink Again

5 Unhealthy Beers You Should Never Drink Again

A beer craze is upon us and while many brews may be delicious, there’s an abundance of health concerns that come with the consumption of this alcoholic beverage. Beer often contains a ton of empty calories that can negate your weight loss and fat loss goals. At 7 calories per gram plus the added carbohydrates from […]

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Vote Lucas James for “Best of Our Valley” Personal Trainer Award!

Vote Lucas James for “Best of Our Valley” Personal Trainer Award!

It’s that time of year again when Arizona Foothills Magazine, the Valley’s leading luxury lifestyle magazine, is hosting their annual “Best of Our Valley” awards. In 2014, Lucas James was voted best personal trainer in the valley. Visit their site today to vote for him to win the Best Personal Trainer award again in 2017! VOTE HERE! […]

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How Important is Protein Timing for Muscle Building?

How Important is Protein Timing for Muscle Building?

From the first time many people start weight lifting, the notion that they need to start choking down more chicken and guzzling protein shakes to gain muscle or lose weight begins, and while an increase in protein may be necessary to help maximize recovery and stimulate muscle protein synthesis, the actual timing of protein has […]

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3 Ways to Spot a Steroid User

3 Ways to Spot a Steroid User

It’s a commonly known fact that has been prevalent throughout professional athletics and bodybuilding for decades, but what you may not know is that the abuse of steroids is extremely commonplace amongst fitness professionals, models, general fitness enthusiasts, amateur athletes and even youth athletes, some even have to go through to get better. One study […]

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