Miami Fitness Model Offers 3 Simple Steps To Get Fit In 2019

MIAMI, FL — If your New Year’s resolution is to get in better shape for 2019, Miami fitness model David Morin offers three simple steps to help you succeed. You don’t even need to join a gym.

“You can have abs like mine. You can have better abs than mine,” declares Morin, who will be featured on the February cover of Muscle & Fitness. “It’s just how in love with the process are you, and how curious are you about what’s possible, and what you can reveal through this new phase in your life.”

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The German-born American fitness trainer, model, corporate wellness speaker and entrepreneur has appeared on more than 30 fitness magazine covers, including FitnessRX, Men’s Health & Ironman.

He has worked with 800 to 1,000 celebrity and non-celebrity clients, including 11-time NBA All-Star Allen Iverson and members of the U.S. special forces. He even has his own plan on the app called “Fitplan.”

But getting started with your New Year’s resolution will involve planning with respect to diet, sleep and exercise.

“First of all you have to have a plan. You can’t just have a goal because if you are not clearly documenting a path to victory — a path to success — then you’re just going to fall back on a lot of the old habits,” Morin tells Patch.

“In my experience with training — individuals, and even myself — when goals are really high and the adjustment is very extreme, it has a tendency to shock you too much and you fall back into old patterns.”

Here are Morin’s three steps that should be part of your plan to get fit in 2019:

    Why Each Step Is Important

    “If you are not getting anywhere from six to eight hours of sleep consistently, you are going to have a hard time losing weight,” cautioned Morin, who is one of the stars of the “NETFLIX” documentary “The Perfect Physique” and who worked on the film “Pain & Gain” with The Rock and actor Mark Wahlberg.

    “You’re going to have a hard time convincing your body that it’s in a position to give up any calories if it perceives you are in a stressful environment,” he said.

    The father of four said he chose the 10 p.m. bedtime because the body’s growth hormone is secreted between midnight and 4 a.m. You have to be asleep to get all of the benefits.

    It’s important that you don’t begin eating until noon, according to Morin. You can have water or sparkling water outside of that window. But diet soda is permitted only during the eating window.

    You have to stick to the schedule to get the benefits.

    “If you are too busy at work and you can’t prioritize your meal — 15 minutes to eat your meal because you have a deadline, or your boss is on your back, or you just have a time crunch — then you are just going to have to suck it up,” Morin said.

    No Need For A Special Diet

    An accredited strength and conditioning trainer and coach for 16 years, Morin said a number of his clients have achieved weight loss through the ketogenic diet, which is a high-fat, low carbohydrate approach.

    While Morin approves of the diet, he said it is not necessary to lose weight.

    “Fat is delicious, so it’s a lot more popular than most diets that are kind of restrictive in many ways because there’s so much flavor in avocado and nuts and salmon and fatty cuts of beef like rib eye steaks and cheeses,” he said. “A very typical ketogenic meal would be an arugula salad with peppers and a lot of olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Then on the side — avocados, slice of cheese, some bacon or fatty fish, or fatty meat.”

    He said the six-hour eating window is key to losing weight since it takes advantage of the body’s natural cycles to break bad habits.

    “Typically people starve themselves during the work day, and then they go home and they eat late at night,” Morin explained. “Once the sun goes down, nine out of every 10 calories is going to be stored.”

    Gym Membership Not Needed

    As a corporate wellness speaker, Morin shares these same tips with businesses like Bank United and Post Holdings.

    While the traditional approach of going to a gym for exercise is perfectly acceptable, many people don’t have time to go to a gym, he said.

    Morin suggests going for a walk instead, or using home workout equipment. But he wants you to start exercising as soon as you finish eating.

    “The initial response the body will have for food if you are not doing things physically is to store the calories,” he cautioned.

    Finally, Morin urges people to take advantage of public facilities.

    “Every city has a park,” he said. “If you’re living in a rural area that doesn’t have a park system, you basically live in a park.”

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