The only constant in Life is change, changing from within will create amazing transformations.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Years Resolution

What will be your resolution this year and will you stick by it? Most have good intentions to follow through with their New Years goal, but lack true of knowledge about exercising and dieting, and their efforts seem to go to the way side.

Start slow and be kind to yourself, realize Rome was not build in a day. Making short term goals will help you stay on track. Start off by eliminating all the junk food in your diet, drink plenty of water instead of sodas and caffeine filled drinks which only dehydrate you and create more cravings.

Eliminate salt and high corn fructose syrup that are hidden in most foods, read labels and stay away from diet products. Teach your stomach to need only small portions of foods by consuming many small meals a day, think of it as getting a gastric bypass without the surgery.

Wishing you all a healthy New Year

Mark Angelo Cummings

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Balance your mind, body and spirit

We forget that in order for our bodies to fully reap the benefit of health, we need to create a balance of our mind, body and spirit. Only when we have accomplish this equilibrium of the 3 will we find peace of mind and heart.

Our souls need just as much nourishing as does our minds and body, we need to become acquainted with our inner voice and higher guidance. I am not speaking religion or deity, I am saying you, your inner guide. We all have one, just many have not recognized it. There are many ways to get connected with your inner source, meditation is one of them, learning to quite the mind and listen to your heart will help with the introduction to self. Also by feeding your temple the right foods it will allow your pineal gland to be activated and open to enhance your spiritual connection.

Start out slow by having a 10 minute quite time where you start training your mind to be silenced, it won't be easy, it's like working a muscle but with time you will accomplish this, use a quite dark room with maybe a candle for focus. If you want more information on this and want me to help you accomplish this and many more please consider having me in your corner.

Much Love to you all, but remember to love yourself to, you are worth it.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Life Transitions by MarkAngelo Work out studio

 There are many people who are self conscious about working out in a big gym, and even if you feel comfortable hiring a personal trainer in one of the human mills, it will only get you sweaty, bacterial filled work out equipment; and not to mention an over crowed gym with a less than competent trainer. I have been a Master Personal Trainer since 1998, I am a Certified Nutritional Consultant, licensed and Certified Occupational Therapist since 1996. I know fitness and I know the Human Body. I have had thousands of clients and patients come my way. I owned my own gym called Bodies Under Construction for over 10 yrs and trained from the Body Builder, athlete, children to the elderly. So once again I ask you who would you want in your corner, a novice or someone who knows the industry well. Here are some pictures of my home studio to help change your life. I can be reached via email or by phone. Check out my Rate list on the right of this blog. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Mark Angelo Cummings OTR/L MCPT, CNC
957 347 1267

Living to Eat or Eat to live?

In today's world consuming food has become more of a past time, a drug to relieve pain and emptiness, a comforting past time. Food is our fuel, and unfortunately most of the food we eat has no nutritional value, merely giving us pleasure for the moments time. Think of your car, we add fuel so the car can move. Well food is our fuel, but only food that are of the highest quality and the ones that have nutritional value. The shelves at the grocery store is filled with items that may appear as food, but are only man made concoctions that are loaded with additives, preservatives, food coloring and empty calories. Eat more fruits, veggies and grains. Learn what your body needs in order to create a balance that will allow your body to build muscle and burn the unwanted fat. If you want a program tailored just for you and want to learn more about proper nutritional balance then consider having me on your corner. Check out my rates, you health is definitely worth it.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Breath of fresh air

Most people are not aware that they are not getting enough oxygen, making their heart work harder and depleting your blood of the proper balance. If you heart has to beat harder, you will see many negative affects over a period of time. For starters, lack of oxygen creates a build up of toxins, decreases your metabolism, which means more fat production. Your bodies neuromuscular system becomes overly worked, breaking down muscle fibers which creates a surplus of fat storage. Learning to breath correctly is a must to keep your body in tune and healthy. If you want to lose weight, feel healthier than ever than please think about hiring someone who not only is a Master Personal Trainer, but an Occupational Therapist and Certified Nutritional Consultant, and that would be me. I have helped thousands of people reach their fitness and wellness goals. Give yourself the gift of health by having me on your corner.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Weight Loss how does it work.

Many of us have battled with the bulge, yo-yo-ing back and forth wondering why we can't seem to win the fight. Well let me let you in on a little secret, the more you diet, the harder it is to win this battle. You see when we cut down our calories, the body goes into starvation mode, the key is to feed yourself nutritionally sound foods that will help improve your metabolism. Eat 5 to 6 small meals a day, exercise, drink plenty of water and you will see many changes come about. Contact me to taylor a program just for you. I will be by your side and you will definitely see a change.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Nutrition how important is it?

 I am sure you have heard the saying: You are what you eat. This is not just a funny statement, but an actual fact that has been proven time and time again.  Every cell in your body is controlled by nutrition, now notice I did not say food, for not all food have nutritional value.  Most over weight individuals are actually malnourished, that’s right you heard correctly, obesity is a form of malnutrition, your body has learn to feed of it’s self and produce excess fat.   The average American diet consists of junk food and empty calories. This in turn creates a deficit of vitamins and minerals that normally help nourish your cells which are responsible for all the function of your machinery. 

When we eat junk, our bodies will respond with toxic build up, gas, stomach problems, irritability, headaches, aches, pains, and depression, just to name a few. We however fail to understand or even accept that the reason we feel the way we do, is because we eat poorly.  Our bodies need vitamins and minerals, water, macro nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates and fats in a correct combination to have proper cell function.   Cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, just to name a few, are caused by the added processed garbage and fast foods we ingest.  Add lack of exercise, stress, and not enough rest and we have the human species before us today; tired, ill, over worked and under paid and who are constantly popping pills to feel and look better.   

We have been programmed to find quick fixes either via medication or through quick weight loss scams that not only place your health in danger, but ruin your metabolism.  We visit our health care providers with the idea in mind that they will make all ailments go away with a magic pill and make it all better. After all, every commercial you see on the hypnotic television set, instigates the idea to ask your doctor about the blue or red pill which will make everything okay. We of course ignore the long list of side effects and precautions that go with it just to receive instant relief and results.

We are a nation that is overfed, yet malnourished. We eat way too many calories in one sitting, empty calories that leave our bodies starved for nutrition.  This in turn creates sugar cravings which leads to increase insulin production and in turn creates hypoglycemia or diabetes.  Our Ancestors had no McDonalds, Burger King, pretzels, white flour, sugar and the junk we consume today. They ate what they killed, picked from a tree and went on with their business, they where grazers, hunters and gatherers, who did not indulge in today’s practice of consuming more than what they needed. When we needed energy, the body would get it from its stored fat and we maintained a leaner and healthier physique.  You see, fat is stored calories which is to be used in a time of need. With the way we eat today, and the lack of physical activity our fat cells are always in surplus and make us vulnerable for diseases.  We have taught our bodies to use processed garbage for energy; and our bodies have forgotten how to utilize that stored fat for energy. In turn, our entire life style brings forth ailments and imbalances that lead us into a dead end. 

We have created a love affair with food, forgetting its true intent and purpose.  We eat when we are sad, when we are happy, and create activities and festivities that revolve around food.  It is time we took our health into our own hands, and start to respect our bodies, learning what we need to eat for greater health.  Diets do not work and only create further damage to our metabolism and cellular function.  We do however need to learn the proper balance and nutritional intake needed to bring forth a well functioning metabolic rate, fat to muscle ratio, and overall fat burning.   Our bodies are resilient and will respond well when proper care is given. 

To get started start a journal and write all the foods you are eating on a daily basis. Learn to eat small meals through out the day with proper combination of protein, low glycemic carbohydrates and healthy fats. Make sure you are drinking a minimum of half a gallon of water to one gallon daily, water is very important for cell function and is a natural diuretic.  If we take a look at babies and how they eat every 2 to 3 hours, we can learn that this is our natural eating schedule.  By following this rule of thumb, small balance meals will place less stress on your digestive system, it will provide your body with an immediate nutritional need, and will not allow your body to store fat, hence increasing and improving your metabolism and over all health.

An example of a meal would be ½ cup of oatmeal cooked in water, this is considered your carbohydrate, 3 scrambled egg whites, this is considered your lean protein, and a handful of walnuts, this is considered your healthy fats.   If you follow the rule of threes, which means you divide your plate into thirds, utilizing the portions of proteins, carbohydrates and fats to make up your meal. This will improve your metabolism, allow your body to build lean muscles as long as you indulge in a work out routine that includes weight lifting, and follow a sensible nutritional plan.  

Staying away from processed food and eating nutritionally sound meals that will provide the proper vitamins and minerals needed to help your cellular system function accordingly is the name of the game. Remember, you are what you eat and nutrition is definitely the answer to a well balance and healthy body.
Mark Angelo Cummings is a Certified Nutritional Consultant, Master Personal Trainer and Occupational Therapist who has taken wellness one step further. . He can be reached at for an individual program or call 954 347 1267 to change your life today.

New Years Resolution

I have been in the Fitness industry for over 16 years. I am a medical professional who is quite disappointed with the medical model and I believe we have the ability to change and heal ourselves through proper nutrition, emotional balance, and the power to create your world with your mind. I have had clients from all over the world, my system works. Here are some of the clients I have helped.


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

welcome to Life transitions

I am here to help you reach your many goals. Please feel free to contact me at if you have any questions regarding health, fitness, nutrition or transitioning. Let me tailor a plan especially for you. If you are local come to my fitness studio where I  will teach you how to train your body, mind and spirit.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Mark Angelo Cummings.