Body Scenes All-Star Member Barry Cooper

 

BARRY COOPER

Coach Cooper, as many local kids and moms refer to the ebullient regular at MBS, has been a stellar member for seven years,

“I haven’t had the itch to switch yet,” he jokes. “I joined because I needed a change from my old gym and this has proven to be the best move I made.”

The “back side of 50” Account Manager at BrightView Landscape is another true gentleman who sent along a photo of himself with his mom for this article, ‘because I love her.”

Barry is at the gym daily and often attends Stacy Rosen’s body sculpting classes where he gamely bears the brunt of often times being the only guy in the room with humor and aplomb.

Besides work and working out, he also manages Junior Varsity Baseball at St. John Paul II Academy (formerly Pope High School) in Boca Raton.

“I enjoy coaching for what I get in return,” he says. “I like to help student athletes mature and get them ready for varsity baseball. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a young player develop to his full potential.”

Barry sings the praises of MBS.

“Whether I am at the gym at 7 a.m. or 5 p.m., the members, the trainers and the staff are always helpful, smiling and happy. There are no fake people!”

And he values the friendships he’s made of the years.

“I view Michael’s Body Scenes as a family. You can go to any gym and they will have weights, machines and classes. But they do not have the quality or trainers and people that Michael’s has.

 

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Shocking! What Does Posting Your Fitness Routine Really Mean?

There’s no doubt that many who post their fitness routine do so to provide inspiration to others. It’s not just that they’re healthy. They want you to be too. But, a recent study done by Brunel University in London found some posted their fitness results for a very different reason.

1.Narcissists Frequently Updated About Their Achievements

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This was motivated by their need for attention for validation and attention.

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2.Status Updates Of These Kind Were Found To Earn The Most “Facebook” Likes

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However, researchers found that doesn’t mean people like seeing the posts. Rather, they are just trying to be polite.

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3.What’s The Upshot?

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Your friends probably know your motivations. If you’re posting this kind of updates for your sake instead of theirs, consider posting them less often.

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Did You Know Watermelon Has Amazing Healthy Nutrients?

July is National Watermelon Month! How much do you know about this summery, sweet treat?

1.Is It A Fruit Or A Veggie?

Healthy Organic Watermelon Salad with Mint and Cucumber

It’s both. Watermelon is related to cucumbers and squash.

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2.You Can Eat The Whole Thing

Both the seeds and rind are edible. The skin contains amino acids. Just chop up and put them in a blender with some lime and you’re in for a healthy treat. As for watermelon seeds, they contain iron, zinc, protein and fiber … and you won’t grow a watermelon in your tummy.

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3.It’s Mostly Water

Okay, you may have guessed this already. But, watermelon is more than 91% water.(Less than 10% is sugar.) It’s a tasty way to stay hydrated in the summer heat. The high moisture content can help regulate blood pressure and help you avoid muscle cramping.

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4.Some Watermelons Are Yellow

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There is a Yellow Crimson Watermelon. Its flesh is yellow and has a sweeter, more honey flavor to it.

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5.Watermelon Contains Both Anti-Inflammatories and Antioxidants.

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Beta Carotene aids in vision and eye related problems. But, it also helps boost the immune system with fighting colds and infections. Watermelon is rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin A and magnesium.

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Walking Burns More Calories Than You Think

Walking is a great exercise as almost anyone can do it. It’s cost-effective and requires only a good pair of shoes. But, there’s more good news.

1.Burning Calories Are Based On Certain Equations

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But, scientists took a closer look and found some problems. One: sample sizes were very small (6 people for one sample.) Two: The test subjects only included men. Three: None of the test took into account the differences in size of individual people. The result was that the number of calories burned were too low by 97%.

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2.The Solution?

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Researchers developed a new equation. It’s based on a larger sample size, and takes into account differences in weights and heights.

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3.So, How Much Are You Really Burning?

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Previously, a 130 pound woman who walked at a speed of 2.9 mph, burned 68 kilocalories. Using the new equation, the walker would burn 81 kilocalories.

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Here Is A Little Fitness Motivation To Keep You On Track In This New Year

Journal your way into fitness with these tracking tools. You can track an amazing amount of data. They also provide valuable information just for you.

1.Online Fitness Log

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These help you keep track of what you eat, and then organizes it. They can offer nutrition information on a variety of foods. Also, they track your physical activity and measure your internal measurements like BMI and calories.

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2.FitDay

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This allows you to create goals, track your food, and activity. There’s a free calorie counter and you can get help via an online dietician.

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3.My Fitness Journal

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With this tracking tool, you can not only track what kind of foods you eat, but see a comprehensive list what you ate during the day. It also lets you know when you have met the recommended daily allowance of nutrients per the RDA chart!

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So Which Is ACTUALLY Better … Sea Salt Or Regular Salt?!

So Which Is ACTUALLY Better ... Sea Salt Or Regular Salt?!

Nutrition wise, the two are largely the same.

However, table salt also has iodine.

Texture is probably the most significant difference between the two types of salts.

Sea salt proponents often boast of  health benefits in the form of additional minerals.

But, nutritionists say the amounts are too small to be of any benefit.

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Does Going Green Give You A Sweet Tooth?

Does Going Green Give You A Sweet Tooth?

A recent study published in the Journal of Marketing drew some interesting findings.

Folks who purposely chose to use recyclable bags found themselves filling them with sweets.

Participants were divided into 3 groups who used an imaginary grocery cart.

One group was told to bring their own recyclable bags.

The second group was told to bring their own bags, the type not specified.

Those who chose freely to bring reusable bags tended to buy more sweets.

The researchers felt that seemingly insignificant choices may often later affect our behavior.


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These Tips Will SERIOUSLY Help You With Eating Over The Holidays

These Tips Will SERIOUSLY Help You With Eating Over The Holidays

What’s not to love about eating in autumn?  Fall means football and tailgating. Then, Halloween comes and we celebrate all things sweet.   By Thanksgiving, we’re ready for some heavy and hearty food.

Is there anyway to eat healthier?  Let’s take a look.

At tailgating parties, eat from a plate versus buffet style.  Take smaller portions and stop eating when full.  Make sure you have veggies and low fat dip next to the chips and dip.

Thirsty?  Limit your number of hot chocolates and pumpkin spiced lattes.  Remember to use low fat whipped cream. Fall means caramel apples. But, that thick layer of caramel and apples can cost you calories. Consider dipping apple slices in low fat caramel dip instead.

How to prepare for Halloween? Store candy out of sight. Consider chewing a piece of sugarless gum when you crave something sweet. Incorporate fruit in your diet to satisfy your hunger instead of eating a piece of candy at least once a day.

What can you do to make Thanksgiving healthier? When making vegetable dishes, consider what you add. Cream, cheese, butter and bacon add countless calories. Then, there’s dessert. Pumpkin, apple and sweet potato pies are a part of Thanksgiving. Don’t eat the crust and either skip or use low calorie whipped cream. Remember, eat in moderation and try to take a walk before the football game!

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[DR OZ] Extending Your Life’s Warranty

Dr. Oz offers 5 ways to adjust your lifestyle to extend your life.

He details how high blood pressure actually affects your body.

Also, how exercising just 30 minutes a day can help your life.

Stress control is also essential.

Dr. Oz details how these changes and a few more can extend your life!

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