Success Stories and News

Figarelle’s Fitness Business Coaching

When we started Figarelle's Fitness LLC, our vision was to help people get healthy while living life on our own terms.  In 2007, I went all in on my dream. I could no longer tolerate other people telling me what to do. I didn't want to wake up to an alarm clock...

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Gratitude

I'm always thinking of different ways to explain fat loss in an effort to help people have an easier time with the process. The reality is that changing your body is very difficult, and I empathize with the struggle.  Here's something to think about if you haven't...

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Fat Loss is uncomfortable

Fat loss is simple in theory: Create a caloric deficit by burning more calories than you consume on a regular basis.  You can do this by increasing your frequency, duration and intensity of activity. You can also do it by decreasing the amount of calories you consume....

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Don’t shy away from hard things

When you hit a wall with progress, it's easy to quit.  Here's what I focus on when I'm working toward a goal and I experience frustration, disappointment or fatigue: I remind myself to be patient, and I ask: Do I need more time? We incorrectly assume that amazing...

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Get BETTER results in the gym

Most people show up to the gym without a plan, and that's a mistake. A good program will have your specific goals in mind. Every rep, every set and every exercise should bring you one step closer to your goal(s). How do you make sure you're on the right track?  1....

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How to do Pushups

The pushup is a bodyweight exercise that tells a story.   Pushups are one of the least glamorous movements I can think of, yet are one of the most difficult to execute properly. Performing them well tells me a lot about your athletic foundation.   I rely on pushups to...

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Start today

If you’re focusing on fat loss, building muscle or improving your health in some way, keep this in mind: It will likely take you months, and possibly years to get the results you want. Most people don’t want to hear that, and I get it. Try not to let this discourage...

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Accountability: The missing piece

The most common reason people fail to achieve their fitness goals is because they have zero accountability.   You might know what to do, after all there are millions of resources online, and YouTube is pretty much all you need. The problem is, you don't do any of it....

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How to get MOTIVATED

How to get “motivated” Set a goal that is slightly outside of your comfort zone.  You should feel intimidated by your goal. If it’s too easy, you won’t work as hard for it. Stop trying to feel comfortable all the time. Change is not easy and it doesn’t usually feel...

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Endure

When I was a kid, I hated running. I was aways the last to finish the one mile timed test in gym class. As a kind of protest against this stupid evaluation of my physical fitness, I walked the entire mile. I avoided any sport that made me run. I just didn't get it. I...

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Playing the Long Game for Lasting Results

Since February 2020, Ann has been committed to a complete transformation where we reduced her caloric intake in an effort to lose body fat. We then moved into a reverse diet where her caloric intake increased with the goal of keeping her body fat the same. From Jan....

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Self-sabotage is keeping you from getting results

It’s far too easy to get caught up in the collective chaos that has infiltrated not only our society, but the world as a whole right now.  While certain things are in our control, many things are beyond it. Yet, we insist on obsessing about the unknown, scrambling to...

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