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

No Pain No again Not True.

I know most of you want to feel that pain a day after a workout! Makes you feel like you worked hard. But muscle soreness doesn’t always equate to a good workout or gains!

The soreness you feel or DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) is simply your body’s reaction to working muscles in a new way.

If you’re maintaining a regular workout routine your body will adapt to that routine which means you’ll feel less soreness and can still be making progress.

For instance you might be someone who jogs regularly without soreness in your legs. BUT if you took one day and did multiple sprints at your fastest pace, you’d definitely feel some pain. That doesn’t mean one workout is better than the other. Everything should be based on your goals.

If you want more accurate methods to see if your workouts are giving you the progress you want, use the mirror, before and after pics, take measurements, journal your workouts to see if you’re lifting heavier or more sets and finally and lastly use the scale.


Mike G


Here’s your Friday funday workout!

Warmup with some boxing, burpees and jump rope.

Next grab your TRX and do some super sets

Back Row/Chest Press

Bicep Curl/Tricep Ext

Now grab your Kettelbells for some fun!

Start with Clean and Press

Hit your Deadlifts

And finish strong with some Goblet Squats!

What’s that? You don’t have a TRX or kettlebells?

Well I do so give me a call and let’s get you working out with a Simple System for Fitness!

Mike G