Get Fit with Jack Witt!

I'm a local Health and Fitness Coach and Active Travel Specialist. I've been kickin' around NoHo for years getting involved in our community and charity projects, helping people with their wellness goals, and organizing and leading active excursions throughout LA and the world. I love this community and really enjoy blogging about all the things we do together and tips to keep us fit !

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Thursday, 25 July 2013 01:25

Health - The Skinny on Eating

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I always say that about 70% of getting into good shape and being healthy is food management. You can exercise "until the cows come home", but your efforts could be completely erased and nullified by the choices you make on meals and snacks. What I’ve learned throughout many years as a health and fitness coach is that if you think you are doing a good job on your food management, you are not. If you think you are doing a great job on your food management, you are only doing a decent job. And, if you think you are doing perfect, you are probably only doing a fairly good job. That’s how tough it is to eat properly.

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The Supreme Court of the United States has "exercised" its power regarding the Defense of Marriage Act and California Proposition 8, and you and/or a family member or friend may now want to plan for a same sex wedding. So you gotta look and feel good right?

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We all have family and friends that are in their 80's and 90's and maybe even 100 plus years of age. Many illnesses start coming with these ages that can slow down a senior's momentum in life. And should an unfortunate accident occur and they break a leg or shatter their hip, it can be debilitating and often leads to less mobility and a tendency for the senior to give up hope and settle in to a cripple mindset.

Sunday, 26 May 2013 17:00

Health >> "Up" your Butt

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It's time to shape, firm and lift up your bubble butt, or your flat butt, or your sagging butt. Whatever your butt diagnosis may be, make no buts about it, you've got to work at it to get it into the shape you want it to be!

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Ahhhh.....V A C A T I O N. Getting away from our crazy hectic everyday lives and letting loose and forgetting about all of our worries and stressors. But for some people, vacation means overeating and not moving around enough, resulting in weight gain. When you return back to your job and normal life, your pants are tight, you lose that "high" vacation feeling within a couple days, and any hopes of being re-charged and reinvigorated start to vanish.

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Cancer is a disease characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. It can be caused by external factors (tobacco, chemicals) and/or internal factors (inherited mutations, immune conditions).

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Spring is here (at least in LA anyway), and the summer fun is just around the corner. Outdoors, beaches, hikes, and barbecues are now in our sights. But is your exercise routine going to get you into the shape you need to be in so you can have a most memorable summer?

Thursday, 14 March 2013 02:33

Fitness >> How to get rid of "Man Boobs

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Man Boobs. It's that excess fat stored in the chest on some guys. Sometimes referred to as "Moobs". They droop a little and can jiggle with sudden movements. You may remember that classic Seinfeld episode, "The Mansierre," where Kramer developed a bra for guys (The Bro) who were suffering from a little too much "extra luggage on the top floor".

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 01:51

Health >> Violence and Exercise - Linked?

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It seems like the more and more you watch the news these days "evil", "sick", "crazy" people are shooting innocent victims left and right in shopping malls, movie theaters, schools, public transportation and..well the list goes on and on.

Monday, 28 January 2013 01:17

Health >> Processed Foods

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Most of us have either a "sweet tooth" or we enjoy munching on those salty snacks like chips and fries.

Sunday, 13 January 2013 22:37

Health >> Rocket your health to new heights

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Rocket your health to new heights With Whole Foods Market’s 14-Day Healthy Eating Blast Off

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Looking for a little inspiration to make good on your healthy eating resolutions?

Wednesday, 09 January 2013 02:22

Health >> Affirmations 101

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Some of you may remember the Saturday Night Live skit with Stuart Smalley, the loveable guy who always repeated affirmations to himself in the mirror. "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me."

Thursday, 20 December 2012 03:05

Managing Stress during the 2012 Holiday Season

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This year's Holiday Season is turning out to be one of the most overwhelming for all of us. We have a mix of stressful and anxiety ridden news stories such as the "Fiscal Cliff", the uncomprehendable deadly shooting of Elementary School children in Connecticut, continued historically high unemployment rates, and the proposed end of the world predicted by the Mayans. Throw all this on top of an already stressful time of year, and you have a recipe for people becoming severely stressed out.

Friday, 07 December 2012 03:35

Get Fit >> How do other countries stay so thin?

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After a recent trip to Paris it dawned on me that I really didn't see any fat people the entire time I was there. Everybody was generally speaking; in pretty good shape. Maybe it's the pressure of living in the fashion capital of the world. I mean how else are you going to get those skinny designer jeans on?

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