A Few Nice Words

I value each and every one of my clients and do my best to give them the very best I have to give – day in and day out.  It’s not always easy, but it’s something I work hard at and value tremendously and it is reflected in my work.  I know my clients appreciate the effort I make with them as sit shows in their commitment and dedication to themselves as well as me.  I can proudly say that I have maintained many clients well over a decade – in fact, having some still with me since opening my doors in 2003.  It may appear that I may be tooting my own horn here, but those who know me know I am a modest person and my mentioning of this is because it gives me great pleasure to know that I can have a positive impact on those who entrust their health with me.


“There are 168 hours in a week.  If you invest just one hour each week working out with Fred, you’ll look better, feel better and live better.  It’s that simple!!!”

“Before Fred and I even lifted a weight, we had a 30 minute conversation about my lifestyle and goals for training,  As someone who commutes 4 hours a day and has two small kids, efficiency is a huge factor. Fred helped me develop a schedule to train once a week with the option of adding in activities at home between sessions. The results in just 3 months have been some of the best I have achieved with a formal training program.”                                                                                                                                                                 

“What I like about Fred’s approach is that he is always observing and learning. His open-minded, multiple-disciplined approach lets him hand pick from a variety of techniques and styles. The result is a fun, effective program that is custom tailored to my goals for health and fitness.”

“Fred motivates, inspires and teaches his clients that the key to both physical/mental success is through consistency and perseverance. By working hard and remaining committed, individuals will see a noticeable change in their body and mind.”

“I went to Fit By Fred because I was losing muscle mass and strength due to aging (I will be 79 this year).  Working with Fred has enabled me to gain muscle mass, strength and to better deal with the effects of arthritis and to improve my nutrition.”

“I always value my training sessions with Fred. With all the stuff going on in my life, training with Fred is great therapy, a real stress reliever.”

The New Adult Entertainment

As an older and (hopefully) wiser fitness professional, I don’t get caught up in all of today’s trendy health and fitness escapades.  Daily I read about “the latest and greatest” convoluted approach to fitness and I just shake my head in disbelief.  It’s amazing as well as saddening that today’s fitness culture has lost its way.  crazy_exerciseIt appears that workouts and trainers are focused more on entertainment than actually improving ones health and fitness levels.  I’m not saying that all that’s out there in today’s fitness world is bad, but as a whole, a persons individual needs, abilities, goals, commitment, drive and most importantly, safety are rarely taken into consideration. That’s something everyone should consider when they are taking advice from the latest self-anointed guru with a new trick up his/her sleeve.


Exercise has this natural, infectious quality that most try the trainer 3folks experience once they get going. The problem, for most, is they never seem to get going so to encourage those people along, I offer my “TRY the TRAINER” Special. Becoming fit and healthy can seem overwhelming at times, but the essence is quite simple so I emphasize a pretty much straightforward approach that anyone at any age can do.

Feel free to call to set up a FREE consultation:

908.433.4542 / fredfornicola@gmail.com

The CRON-O-Meter

As part of my life-long interest and professional responsibility, I  am continually searching for useful information in the field of health and fitness.  Today, while I was doing my continued research on WFPB (Whole Food, Plant Based) diets I ran across yet another online food journal.  As I am a curious sort, I registered and put in my pertinent information and then logged this mornings activity along with my breakfast.

CRON-O-meter is an online, mega-powered diary log that enables a user to quickly track their food intake for the day.  Not only will they be able to track calories, but CRAN-O-meter will break down nutrients as well.  Below are two snap-shots of what my breakfast break down looks like for this morning.  I apologize, but I could not get the full picture but this should give you enough to work with as far its capacity.  I really like this application and will be recommending it highly to my clients.



Type 2 Diabetes: An Unnecessary Disease?

Years ago, what is now known as Type 2 diabetes used to be referred to as “adult onset diabetes”. The reason being is that this insulin resistant disease mainly occurred, well, in adults.  Today, there are many young obese youngsters and therefore, the distinction to the disease needed to cover a larger (no pun intended) demographic.  The sad thing is that according to some research I recently read, 80% of type 2 diabetes can be avoided! WOW!!!

So here we are having to change the criteria needed to categorize type-2-diabetes-boy-cartoon-598x414a group of people instead of encouraging a greater need to help adults and more importantly, obese young people that there is a very serious issue here – one that can be handled not via medication but by exercise and proper eating habits.  This is very concerning that children and adults will possibly suffer needlessly with heart disease, neuropathy, Alzheimers,  skin conditions, kidney problems and more.  So here’s a simple solution if you are one who suffers from type 2 diabetes: get off your ass, get moving, put down the donut, make a conscious and concerted effort to improve your health and do whatever you need to do to overcome the potential results of what this disease can do to you.  The greatest opportunity you have lies within you.