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Eight years of watching and learning

There's no reason I should be giving advice or motivation unless it's on a topic I have real experience with.

This lifestyle of wellness seeking and character building (think comic book style - physical AND persona traits) is something I'm well versed in.

My boyfriend is amazing during our Trivia nights at the Rabbit Hole on Wednesdays.

I give mixed input and can't even visualize an American map anymore so my contributions are...suspect.

Start talking to me about eating habits or physical training and I can go on longer than you probably care to listen.

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Making your lower back pain a thing of the past

It’s not that you’re getting old (well maybe it’s not just that you’re getting old!), our bodies just hurt sometimes. It could be an injury like mine, where I was hit by a car walking across the street and went through that turd’s windshield.

Or maybe it’s postural, and you just haven’t noticed that you swoop your low back to pop that butt out. But low back pain is very common place and I work with clients daily on how to mitigate this.

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Have you found your tribe?

I was reminded yesterday by a trainer I look up too, that I need to keep in focus the type of client or person I'm trying to reach and speak to them in my fitness blog. I thought not only for me, but for all of us looking to communicate our intentions, this is key!

It's true, that while I'd love to resonate with as many as possible, there's a general type that is drawn to me and that I am invigorated by as well.

It's usually the person that thinks fitness, healthy living, even abs, are for that other guy. Not for them.

HHS Partners with LGBT organizations to promote open enrollment activities during LGBT Week of Action

With the December 15 deadline for coverage starting in January 2016 fast approaching, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today announced partnerships with key national organizations to support LGBT outreach and enrollment efforts during 2016 Open Enrollment.

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Trans women could give birth in five years if new surgery is a success

It is estimated by some medical professionals that trans women will be able to carry a baby to term within the next five to ten years, according to Yahoo Health.

A Cleveland Clinic last week surprised the public by announcing they will perform uterine transplants to women who are void of one, or have suffered some sort of medical problem resulting in internal damage.

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Happiness is an attainable life goal

I’m not the only one to notice the number of good people to have passed recently in San Diego.

For various reasons, these friends in the community have died too soon. In the wake of it all, I’ve been even more introspective and had some very heart felt conversations which prompted this article.

I’m a personal trainer writing a fitness blog, I get that. At the center of it all though, it’s the lifestyle around this fitness that is my focus each week. And that fitness is so much more than how our belly looks in a speedo.

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When you see that fit person eating crap food!

Food!

At 6'4" and 230 lbs, eating isn't just for function to support all this body, but it's for fun for me too. As a trainer, I come across so many odd ideas people hold on what "healthy eating" looks like. Not to mention the things we have to avoid to have the body we want.

To eat well does not have to look like chicken, rice, and broccoli every meal! If we ever get the chance to have a drink together (YES, even booze can fit in!) than you'll likely see me eat some fun food that doesn't fit your idea of healthy.

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Danny Pintauro: I contracted HIV from oral sex

In the week since his headline-making revelation on Oprah: Where Are They Now? that he’s been HIV positive for 12 years, Who’s the Boss? star Danny Pintauro has been working to become an AIDS and HIV activist for those struggling with the same secret.

In his first exclusive sit-down interview with his husband of one year, Wil Tabares, Pintauro, 39, opened up about how he contracted the virus.

Is this man acting unethically if he doesn't tell his girlfriend he dated men?

When you start dating someone, how much of your past are you expected to disclose -- if anything? If you don't reveal something, are you acting unethically? And what role does the way society shames and stigmatizes some people for their sexuality play in all of this?

Ex-hedge funder buys rights to AIDS drug and raises price from $13.50 to $750 per pill

A former hedge fund manager turned pharmaceutical businessman has purchased the rights to a 62-year-old drug used for treating life-threatening parasitic infections and raised the price overnight from $13.50 per tablet to $750.

According to the New York Times, Martin Shkreli, 32, the founder and chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals, purchased the rights to Daraprim for $55 million on the same day that Turing announced it had raised $90 million from Shkreli and other investors in its first round of financing.