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Danny Stephens is currently the Department Head for the Fitness and Health Training Department at Community Care College, a branch of the non-profit organization Community Higher Ed. He has been a professional fitness trainer since 2003 and currently works with clients at Sky Fitness and Wellbeing in South Tulsa. His niche in the fitness industry is medical and corrective exercise, as well as helping to develop the skills of new fitness trainers in Tulsa and the surrounding area. He holds certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Precision Nutrition, and the American Academy of Health, Fitness, and Rehabilitation Professionals.

“My thoughts about exercise and fitness are best put into words by borrowing a quote from Dr. Michael Colgan, ‘ Top athletic performance is one of the greatest thrills, the greatest challenges and the greatest satisfactions in life. You have only one body and one shot. It’s worth relocating your job, house or even changing your lover or spouse to give yourself the best shot. Do not get to an age when it’s all over and accuse yourself in the mirror, “you never even let me try.”

May 222014
 
Crying Kids and Painful Knees

If any of you are like me, you may have a couple of kids.  I have four.  If you are “fortunate”  enough to have kids you know there are going to be about 354 crying episodes per day that make you want to lock them in a closet until they turn 40. Wait…I’m the only Continue Reading «Crying Kids and Painful Knees»

Apr 192014
 
Fitness and Nutrition: An Ever-Changing Dynamic

Lately, I have been answering a lot of questions from people about how many times per day they should be eating.  I usually start answering them by asking them the same questions.  Most people respond with the same answer:  5-6 smaller meals per day.  Anyone that has been involved in fitness over the past several Continue Reading «Fitness and Nutrition: An Ever-Changing Dynamic»

Jan 142014
 
Be SMART: Make Your Resolutions Reality

It’s a new year, which means new resolutions for many people.  One of the most common resolutions is to get healthier.  This might include losing weight, getting stronger, or just being more health conscious all together.  Whatever the goal is, it seems that most of the time people have a hard time reaching them.  I Continue Reading «Be SMART: Make Your Resolutions Reality»

Dec 192013
 
High Intensity Interval Training VS. High Intensity Training

HIT vs HIIT No matter where you look, whether on television, in a magazine, or at your local gym, you are bound to hear about High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).  I remember first hearing about it in 1996 when I was a freshman in high school.  At the time I was in a strength training Continue Reading «High Intensity Interval Training VS. High Intensity Training»

Aug 032013
 
The 100 Mile Challenge!

Fitness challenges have shown to be an effective way to get people motivated to exercise.  There are tons of them out on the interwebs ranging from squat challenges to healthy eating challenges.  A couple of months ago, I completed the Blue Line Tactical Fitness 100 Burpees in 100 Days challenge.  I wrote an article about Continue Reading «The 100 Mile Challenge!»

Jun 212013
 
External Crutches Lead to Internal Problems

“Hey there buddy, what are you doing?” I asked as I walked by a dude doing some pretty crazy looking leg raises. “Just some abs,” he replies, “I’m really trying to get my core in shape for the summer”. Not surprised by his response I ask, “Why do you have your hands under your hips?” Continue Reading «External Crutches Lead to Internal Problems»