• How Sergeant Nick Ferrara Lost 96 Pounds. 
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    Amazing Weight Loss: How Sergeant Nick Ferrara Lost 96 Pounds

    Nick Ferrara, 38, Police Sergeant, High Springs, Florida Tell us about your “before” in your before pic. I was 20 years old in this picture. I was probably anywhere between 260-280 pounds and had never set foot in a gym. What convinced you to start losing weight? I would have to say it was the day I stepped on the […]

  • How Michele Elbertson Lost 244 Pounds

    How Michele Elbertson Lost 244 Pounds

    Michele Elbertson, 27, Special Needs Preschool Teacher, New Jersey What was your highest weight? My highest weight was in 2010; I weighed 427 pounds and wore a size 32 clothing. How much have you lost? 244 pounds. Present weight: 183 pounds and still losing! How long did it take you to lose it? I began my weight loss journey on […]

  • Fitz with Charles Divins and Lance Smith on The Daily Buzz

    Fitz Talks Workouts in the Workplace with The Daily Buzz

    Squeezing workouts in during your workday is a clever way to make fitness happen. Fitz spent time on set with The Daily Buzz hosts, Charles Divins and Lance Smith, to show what kind of exercises you can do in your office, at your desk or on the go with coworkers. Fitz also works as fitness spokesperson for Office Depot which […]

  • I am definitely NOT perfect.

    How I Stay Fit, Without Being Perfect

    Those of you who know me personally would NEVER call me perfect. However, when I work … I get a lot of  “it’s easy for you, because YOU’RE PERFECT” comments. (Cue the eye-roll from folks who know me well.) Anyways, I’m definitely not perfect in any way, shape or form and will list the reasons why below. What you need […]

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    How to Eat Chicken Nacho Supreme Without Gaining Weight

    Being fit and trim doesn’t mean you have to give up all the foods you love. You just have to enjoy them in a smarter way! Check out Fitz’s recipe for Chicken Nacho Supreme. Just as tasty as greasy bar food, but without all the fat and calories. Jazz up this dish with other healthy ingredients like onions, black beans, […]

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    Advice for Beginners – How to Get Started with Exercise and Fitness

    Are you ready to get fit, but don’t really know how? Fitz has your answers! She shares what activity or exercises to do first, how to learn new moves and why you shouldn’t be scared. If you’re ready for fitness, the fitness industry is ready for you!

  • I can't even look at this without crying. 
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    runDisney: Major Inspiration from the Back of the Pack

    It’s not very interesting to watch me cross a finish line. People expect it from me. If I were 1st place at a race, folks might care. But really, I’m no highlight of any race (other than in my own mind). I have a lovely relationship with the crew from runDisney and make an effort to run every race I […]

  • The Exact Formula for Weight Loss

    The Exact Formula for Weight Loss

    Even though weight-loss and weight management is often made out to be the most confusing thing in the world, the formula is very simple. I say this with a promise that if you follow this exact formula for weight loss, you will never have to diet, suffer, or waste your money buying nonsense like pills, supplements, shakes or wraps again. […]

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Fitz Koehler of Fitzness.com and Bobby Zamora interview
by / on June 22, 2014 at 9:33 am / in Celebrity, Celebrity Fitzness Interviews

Soccer Star Bobby Zamora’s $200,000,000 Goal – A Fitzness Interview

British professional soccer star Bobby Zamora just scored the most expensive goal in the history of soccer for his club Queen’s Park Rangers. Immediately after – this striker ditched England to VOLUNTEER to coach, play with and mentor all of the kids participating in the Disney Soccer Academy summer camp at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida.

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What a beautiful and fit bride!
by / on June 7, 2014 at 6:11 pm / in Achieving Ultimate Fitzness, Success Stories

Vikki Richardson: At 74 Years Young, this Former Playboy Bunny is Still Running

Vikki Richardson, 74 years young, West Covina, CA with my husband, Kymmith Handy, 54 years young. Retired Children’s Social Worker for the Department of Children’s and Family Services, Los Angeles County. When and why did you start running? Twenty four years have run into the past since my first marathon in 1989. It was most unlikely that I would ever […]

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How to Deal with Backlash from Friends Who Don’t Support Your Weight Loss
by / on May 28, 2014 at 7:01 am / in Achieving Ultimate Fitzness, Ask Fitz Q & A, Weight Loss

How to Deal with Backlash from Friends Who Don’t Support Your Weight Loss

You thought your amazing weight loss success would bring you nothing but kudos. Now you’re shocked to be experiencing negative backlash from folks who don’t like what you’ve accomplished. I hear it all the time and I’ve experienced it myself.  Stemming from genuine concern or bitter jealousy, sometimes it’s just extremely difficult for some people to cope with their overweight […]

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Elizabeth McKay: Before and After
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by / on May 27, 2014 at 7:12 am / in Achieving Ultimate Fitzness, Success Stories, Weight Loss

How Elizabeth McKay Lost 110 Pounds and Became an Ultra-Marathon Runner

Elizabeth Ascencio-McKay, RN, 53, Southern California How much weight have you lost? 110 pounds! Originally between April, 2006 and February, 2007 What were you like during the time your “before picture” was taken? Not too different personality-wise, but physically … I was a  wreck! I was short of breath with ANY activity, uncomfortable in my clothes, and I refused to […]

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Hey You! Stop Trying to Please Anyone But Yourself
by / on May 20, 2014 at 3:55 pm / in Achieving Ultimate Fitzness, Ask Fitz Q & A

Hey You! Stop Trying to Please Anyone But Yourself

I hate to break it to you, but you’ll never please everyone. I can’t, nor do I care to. This doesn’t mean I’m not consistently trying to do better and be better … I just do those things because I choose to, not because I give a rat’s ass about what others think of me. I know that sounds crass, […]

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Cool Recovery Tool: Compression Clothing with Ice Pockets by 110% Play Harder
by / on May 13, 2014 at 5:01 am / in Fashion & Beauty, Favorite Fit Products and Travel Spots

Cool Recovery Tool: Compression Clothing with Ice Pockets by 110% Play Harder

Who has time to sit around icing? Not me! However, taking care of our bodies to ensure we recover fully from tough workouts, as well as tending to injuries is important. And that’s where 110% Play Harder compression gear comes in. This clever line of clothing allows you to compress and ice … without slowing down. Slowing down in NOT […]

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Photo credit: David Klukken
by / on May 13, 2014 at 4:35 am / in Events, Family Fitzness

Sunning and Running at the OC Marathon Weekend

Looking for a destination race or planning a vacation based on outdoorsy adventure? Put the OC Marathon Weekend on your list! Last weekend, I had the great luxury to serve as race announcer along with “The Voice of America’s Marathons”, Rudy Novotny. Our job was to provide information to those in the crowd, launch each race and welcome every runner […]

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Why Losing Weight is Hard
by / on May 5, 2014 at 1:23 pm / in Ask Fitz Q & A, Weight Loss

Why Losing Weight is Hard

I’m frequently asked why losing weight is so hard. The answer is simple, it probably won’t sound super sweet, but my job is to give you honest advice with a dose of reality. I’d like to start answering this question by pointing out that gaining weight was probably a lot of fun and required zero effort at all.

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Would you pose in your undies? Dove.com
by / on May 5, 2014 at 7:45 am / in Achieving Ultimate Fitzness, Beauty

Comfy & Confident in Your Undies? Would you Pose for Pictures in Them?

We’ve all seen the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty which glorifies women of all shapes and sizes in their underwear declaring, “we are all beautiful”. Love it, right? It’s a brilliant platform which strikes to the heart of this point, beauty comes in various forms.  This, of course, makes me think of you, my faithful fitness enthusiasts. Some of you are in […]

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How John Dziak Lost 52 Pounds
by / on May 1, 2014 at 9:07 am / in Achieving Ultimate Fitzness, Success Stories, Weight Loss

How John Dziak Lost 52 Pounds

John Dziak, 36, Commercial Insurance Agent / Disney Iphone App Developer, Albuquerque, NM What was your highest weight? 230 How much have you lost? 52 Pounds Present weight? 178 How long did it take you to lose it? 1 ½ Years What inspired your weight loss efforts? My wife was preparing a photo book to give to our family and […]

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