First Friday April Workout

IF you’ve been following along this is your first Friday workout so get it done

Burpees 10

Squats 14

Pushups 10

IF you’ve been playing along you successfully just worked out 5 days in a row.

Or you’re thinking a couple squats here and there aren’t gonna make the difference. If that’s your style enjoy diabetes and an ugly early death!

Yeah I went there on a Friday 😱



Don’t Bother!


That was my advice to a an overweight co-worker discussing when he should start working out.

He has workout equipment at home. I suggested some exercises he could be doing with his workout equipment at home.

That’s when he told he he didn’t want to start yet because his vacation was coming up and he didn’t want to get hurt.

“I’ll start when I get back from vacation.

I replied with “don’t bother.”

It’s ok if you’re not a gym rat, or a runner or a Spartan Racer or yoga enthusiast.

Not everyone cares about their health, energy and physical appearance not to mention longevity of wellness.

Some people just want to get by and that’s ok that’s your choice.

So I made it easy for him.

“Don’t bother”

If you enjoy not working out, being 40 pounds over weight and relaxing then DO THAT!

Bottom line if you want to make changes make changes not excuses!

Happy hump day!


Time is of the Essence

You’re a single parent

Work full time

Between helping with homework, soccer games and birthday parties you have no time to hit the gym.

If you don’t carve out some time for your health and fitness you’re doing yourself and your family a disservice.

It’s like the emergency procedures on a plane you must secure your mask before helping others.

That’s where Simple System Fitness can help. I’ll work around your schedule. If you can find a way to even carve out 30 minutes twice a week we’ll get you going on your health and fitness goals.

I bring the gym to you. You don’t have to leave your house or buy any equipment. 30 minutes in and out to a healthy happier more energetic you.

We want to know – is time your biggest roadblock?


Mike G

The secret pill to losing weight is Cold Water!

The secret pill to losing weight is cold water.

But it’s not a secret.

I know I know you don’t like drinking water I hear it all the time. Usually followed by “but I drink tea/coffee and that’s basically water!”

Yes it’s basically water except it basically drains your body of all its water making it the anti-water so your argument is invalid.

A colleague gave me this argument and when I pointed out drinking cold water is a free way to burn calories as your body has to heat the water up to 98.6 degrees and it has zero calories means you’re burning calories doing nothing. He told me it wasn’t enough. About 70 calories for every 64 ounces.

Well kids here’s the thing. I drink close to a gallon of cold water a day. Which means I burn 140 calories a day just heating water in my body.

That’s 51,000 calories burned a year drinking water.


Break it down further that’s 12lbs worth of calories I’ve burned simply hydrating my body. Since I need the water to help digest food, carry nutrients, hormones and antibodies, remove toxins, lubricate joints…etc. I’m gonna be drinking it anyway so why not chill it and get the caloric burn benefits?

Drink your water people!

Mike G