Posts Tagged ‘exercise’

Boot Camp

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Hello all,
How would you like to lose weight, boost your metabolism, and tone your entire body faster than you ever thought possible? And how would you like accomplish all this in a fun, motivating and supportive atmosphere?

I know this sounds like a bold claim to make, but just indulge me for a moment, okay? I am Dr. Peter Osborne. I am a Nationally recognized nutritional expert and the clinical director of Town Center Wellness, P.A. You might have heard of me or even seen me in ads in the local papers, community publications or even my multiple appearances on TV and the news.

That’s me on Fox News…

See, while I’m proud to say that my office is one of the top nutritional and functional medicine clinics in the world, I’m even more proud to say that in my 10 plus years in practice, I have been a part of helping people just like you achieve some amazing results and lose hundreds and even thousands of pounds. (And that is not an exaggeration.) To date, all of this has been accomplished without any formal exercise program.

This man lost over 50 pounds without formal exercise instruction…

With my dietary advice, Lisa lost just as much…

Impressive Results Dr. O… Yeah, I guess

Imagine if we would have implemented formal exercise into Jesus and Lisa’s lifestyle.  The results would probably have been ever more profound…

But no matter how impressive, I know that there are still thousands of Sugar Land, Houston, Missouri City, Richmond, Rosenberg, Katy, and Stafford residents looking to restore their health, lose weight and get in shape without all of the fad supplement and diet & exercise trends.

The #1 exercise excuse I hear from my patients is “I don’t have enough time…” After speaking to a colleague of mine in California (Nationally Recognized Fitness Expert – Josh Carter), I decided to implement a boot camp program similar to the one he created.
To Deliver Twice the Results in Half the Time..

Here are some examples from Josh’s clients…

(Be sure to keep reading to see why short burst intense exercise is so effective at igniting your metabolism. I’ll give you a hint: It has nothing to do with how long you workout.)

Time is the Problem

Much of life comes down to time. We never seem to have enough time to do everything that we need to do.

* Time for Work
* Time for the Kids
* Time for the Spouse
* Time for Sleep
* Time for you?

Life is always pulling us in different directions and even getting a single hour to ourselves becomes all but impossible.

What a Nightmare!

So I think we can agree that if time were unlimited, life would be a lot simpler. I have often thought that if I just didn’t need to sleep I would have time for everything I needed to do. But that theory is obviously flawed…

But there is a solution: SO KEEP READING ===>>>

The Solution

So when it hit me that time was the problem I had an “Ah ha!” moment.

Time was not only the problem, it was in fact the solution!

(Stay with me here….)

Since time is such a precious commodity, what if we implemented a program like Josh’s in our office (taking 60 minutes worth of fitness and fat loss personal training and cramming it into 30 minutes)?

What happened in Josh’s Studio Can Happen in My Office…

I’ll tell you what happened to his clients – RESULTS SKYROCKETED!!!

Pounds were melting off….

Strength was going through the roof…

Energy levels were climbing…

This not only happened with his new personal training clients but ones that had been training with other personal trainers and had plateau.

How Does Our Boot Camp Program Work?

This program is a specialized personal training program that specializes in delivering twice the results in half the time of conventional programs. Let me say that again…

Twice the Results in Half The Time

Each workout lasts only about 30 minutes yet delivers the results where other programs lasting several times longer don’t. This is a no-nonsense approach that uses the latest fat loss techniques coupled with an “Old School” mentality to give you the body and health of your dreams.

  • Firmer arms, legs, thighs, and buttocks
  • Increased strength, energy, and stamina
  • Faster metabolism to burn more fat at rest
  • Tighter, flatter abs – means smaller waist
  • 4-12 pounds of weight loss
  • 3-6% decrease in body fat
  • Look and feel ten years younger
  • Increased muscle tone and flexibility
  • Greater confidence and self-esteem
  • Decreased stress, tension, and anxiety
  • Increased sense of overall well being
  • Reduce cravings for fats, sugars, and junk foods
  • Sleep better and increase productivity
  • Decrease back pain and discomfort
  • Lose the uncomfortable “bloated” feeling
  • Look and feel better in your favorite clothes


Is it hard? Yes.
Will you sweat? Yes.
Will you be sore? Yes. (only at first though)
Will you love it? Yes.

Now is the time to take action. Telling yourself that you will wait till Monday is a lie. Monday will never come. Take Action NOW…

Classes are filling up fast – We currently have Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 4 and 6 pm available…

Three Month Program Available Here (more expensive)

Six Month Program Available Here (less expensive)

You can call 281-240-2229 for family group discounts.  Ask for Patricia.

Weight Loss Part of Your Resolution?

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Weight Loss Myths

A wonderful thing happens every New Year.  People commit to new fitness and weight loss programs as part of their New Year Resolutions.  Why is this so wonderful?  It increases awareness about the importance of diet and exercise and improves the health of those involved.  Unfortunately, most people fall off of the proverbial wagon after the first month or two.

The Problem with Traditional Weight Loss Programs

The problem with many weight loss systems is that they cater to the masses without considering individual need.  They use a “one size fits all” approach.  This approach works for some but leaves many to ponder why the weight will not come off the way it used to.

Most diet plans are based on Calorie consumption.  Not enough thought is given to the quality of the Calories being consumed.  For example, there are a number of companies that provide Calorie controlled meals.  This concept works well for portion control; however, the quality of the food being used is poor and as the age old adage goes – “You are what you eat.”  Chemicals, radiated foods, ultra pasteurization, processing, lack of nutrient density, genetically modified foods, cloned meats, unidentified food intolerances, etc. all taint many of these so called “healthy foods”.  Many of these factors can cause internal inflammation when ingested leading to an increased risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes, weight gain and more.

As if that were not bad enough, weight loss is not just about Calories.  The concept of the Calorie is based on the amount of heat a food generates when it is burned in a sealed chamber.  Although Calorie estimation can be useful, it does not take into consideration the affect that food can have on hormone levels.  To make things even more confusing, different foods can affect people’s hormones differently.  For example, some people do not tolerate carbohydrates very well.  For these individuals, carbs cause excessive insulin production which in turn tells the body to store fat.  This can happen even if the individual is not “over eating” on Calories.

Exercise Programs

Exercise is also a critical and key component for successful weight loss.  The common perception is that performing cardiovascular exercise is enough to help a person with weight loss.  This concept is not entirely true.  Cardio is over rated as a form of exercise.  Although it helps tone blood vessels, it does very little for muscle tone.  The key to weight loss with exercise programs is achieving adequate lean muscle mass.  I am not talking about working out with weights to become Herculean.  Many fear that this will happen, but it is just not true.  The fact of the matter is that muscle utilizes energy.  The more tone your muscles, the more energy your body expends while at rest.  Additionally, maintaining solid muscle tone as we age has been shown to increase the life span.

A common problem with exercise is time.  People typically do not want to take an hour or more daily to go to a gym and exercise.  I recommend The 10 minute rule.  Everyone has at least 10 minutes to give to exercise.  The key to this rule is that the exercise must be intense.  Try the following exercises: push-ups, pull ups, lunges, and squats.  Perform two sets of each exercise within a 10 minute time frame.  Don’t worry if you can’t perform a lot of repetitions of these exercises when you first get started.  The key will be consistency over time.  If you do it daily your body will get stronger and build lean muscle mass.  As this happens you will notice your clothes fitting better, your energy increasing, your sleep improving, etc.  Do not weigh yourself on a scale.  As you lose fat, you will gain muscle.  Therefore, your weight may not fluctuate down as much as you want it to.  Weight is not as important as body composition.

Once Again, Common Sense Applies –
People are different and unique.  No one diet is right for everyone.  The same can be said for exercise.  No one program is right for everyone.  If you are having problems with weight loss, know what your options are.  You might not be responding for a number of different reasons.  Specialized genetic and laboratory testing can help you identify what type of diet and exercise program will work better for you.  Put the odds in your favor before you get frustrated with a lack of progress.

High Blood Pressure

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Conventional medical treatment for high blood pressure (hypertension) is typically based around prescribing medications.  There are a number of different types of medications, but the most commonly used types are diuretics (water pills), and ACE inhibitors.

Blood Pressure Medications induce vitamin and mineral deficiencies…these deficiencies can cause high blood pressure.

The problem with this approach is that it does not address the actually root cause of the elevation in blood pressure.  Additionally, long term use of blood pressure medications induce deficiencies of zinc, B-Vitamins, CoQ10, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.  Long term presence of these deficiencies can actually cause high blood pressure.  Therefore it can be said that the long term medical treatment for high blood pressure actually promotes elevated blood pressure!

Let’s not stop there.  Deficiencies of these nutrients can cause other problems as well.

In the diagram below you can see the consequences of blood pressure medication (diuretics) on the B-Vitamin, Thiamine.  Take note that one of the diseases induced is congestive heart failure.  Are we trying to reduce the risk of heart disease?

Thiamin Deficiency Chart


  • SSRI’s = selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (drugs like prozac, lexapro, paxil, etc)
  • NSAIDS = non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (examples include, Celebrox, Naproxen, and Ibuprofen)
  • CFS = chronic fatigue syndrome
  • CHF = congestive heart failure

There are multiple components that contribute to hypertension.  None of these are deficiencies in medications.  So then why do we keep accepting this as a viable long term treatment?

What You Can Do to Reverse and Prevent Blood Pressure Problems:

  1. Stay active – exercise and activity strengthen the heart muscle and improve circulation efficiency.
  2. Avoid smoking – enough said on this topic.
  3. Eat foods rich in potassium, magnesium, and calcium (fresh fruits and vegetables).   It has been proven that diets high in these nutrients keep blood pressure normal and help lower blood pressure in the hypertensive.
  4. See a Board Certified Nutritionist – Often times eating the wrong food is a major culprit in hypertension.  Identifying food allergies and intolerance can help the body restore normal balance and function
  5. Get adequate sleep.  Inadequate sleep has been linked to elevations in blood pressure.Maintaining proper rest is a critical element to controlling stress and staying healthy.
  6. Take time for yourself – Whether it is vacation or just an afternoon away from the fast pace of daily life taking some time off is an effective way to re-energize.
  7. Have your vitamin D levels checked twice per year – Vitamin D deficiency is an epidemic in the United States.  Lack of this nutrient has been shown to cause high blood pressure and contribute to diabetes.
  8. Go see a chiropractor – regular chiropractic adjustments help your nervous system communicate with your heart and blood vessels.  New research has shown that chiropractic adjustments can lower blood pressure by as much as 17 points.  Watch the videos below: