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John Basedow is the creator of the best-selling Fitness Made Simple video series, which has helped to improve the bodies and lives of thousands of men and women. From starting out in his parent’s basement to being seen on television sets across the country and deemed a “pop culture icon” by the media, John’s journey is an American dream come true “rags to riches” story. Fueled by an undying persistence and his personal motto “believe in yourself and you can accomplish anything”, John has achieved international recognition and created a media empire with Fitness Made Simple, which includes DVD's, CD’s, supplements, and infomercials all aimed at raising awareness about the importance of making fitness a part of your life. John has been featured on numerous TV and radio shows as well as in print media ranging from the Los Angeles Times to the National Examiner. In fact, The New York Times places him alongside NASCAR and figure skating in the contemporary pantheon of “great American sports television phenomena” and Muscle & Fitness Magazine named him the top infomercial star of the past 10 years. In addition to being a model that’s graced the pages of many major magazines, John’s also a well respected columnist and author of Fitness Made Simple: The Power to Change Your Body & Life, his book, published by literary powerhouse McGraw-Hill, that details his personal story and highlights his complete exercise and nutrition program. He’s a frequent guest on FOX News Channel, a regular on the popular Sirius/XM Radio program Covino & Rich and a new personality on the national cooking series Taste This TV. Along with being a spokesmodel for Chamonix Skincare and Energize sports drink, John works with various charities, including the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association, for which he received an award and was the Honorary Spokesperson at their StepOut Walk To Fight Diabetes. John currently hosts & produces a popular YouTube show called New Media Stew, which started in August 2010 and features Motivational Minutes, Celebrity Nuggets Of Wisdom, Fit Tips, WTF segments, movie reviews, current event coverage and viewer interaction. John also speaks at the prestigious NAVEL Health & Wellness Expos and motivates people of all ages, from teenagers to grandparents, to follow their dreams with his popular Power To Change Your Body & Life Seminars. As John says, “If you can think it, you can do it. Don’t listen to negative people. If you focus on your goals, work hard and never quit, you can achieve anything.”
Setting Goals For A Healthier New Year
Fitness expert John Basedow shares his tips for sticking to your New Years Goals.
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John Basedow: Without fail millions around the world commit to lose weight in the New Year. By approaching your new exercise driven-self with a plan, you'll set yourself up for success before you even step foot in a gym.
Tip number one is making sure you don't do too much too soon, take it easy and start with what you can, when you can. Even 10 minutes to 20 minutes of simple stretches and body-weight only exercises is a start.
Tip two, is don't be discourage. Remember that the number one reason for failure is expecting too much too soon. If your weight loss plateaus after a few weeks or you find yourself getting bored try adding your class or outdoor activity to your routine.
Tip three, move forward with baby steps, simply do one thing each day to add to your fitness program and by the end of the month, you'll be thirty times better.
Tip four, get a workout buddy. Having a friend depending on your workout will hold you accountable for showing up, it also means you have a friend to boost your confidence and encourage you when something seems too hard to accomplish.
And finally tip number five and my favorite is reward yourself, but make sure it's food related. Book that vacation you have always wanted and show up your hot body, you took a step to changing your life and you deserve a reward for it.
By following my tips for sticking to your New Year's goal, you'll have all the tools you need to make an important lifestyle change and get the body you have always wanted.