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My Fat Loss Tips in The Pasadena Star News

I was happy when I returned home this morning from training a client to see that my fat-loss article had been published in the Pasadena Star News. Kinda cool.

If you live in the Pasadena area and get the paper it's in the Health Beat section. It's not online yet, but I'll keep you posted.

So I've had a big healthy lunch and I'm off to start my Christmas shopping. Not quite, but off to shop for the most special person in my life, my wife. I'm bringing along my daughter for advice, so I should be OK. I still have 10 hours till midnight, so there's plenty of time.

Bye and Merry Christmas,



Merry Christmas 2008

Sequoia Park

Stephen Cooper Training

December 21, 2008

As 2008 comes to a close, I want to send you my sincerest wishes for a Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

The spirit of Christmas is very alive in our home as my kids are super excited and full of anticipation.  It's great to be a kid huh, no worries!

As 2009 is just around the corner I'd love to get your input on some things. 

I still believe that fitness training and optimal health are critical to living full lives, and now with the Internet and new paths of communication, there are more possibilities for learning.  For example, one of my clients has moved out of state and we will continue training together via video web casting.  She will be in North Carolina doing her training session in front of her computer camera, and I'll be here in CA where I'll be coaching her from my computer.

I'd appreciate it if you could take a few minutes and let me know how I can help you in 2009.  I've listed some ideas below.   Feel free to answer one or any that may apply to you, and by all means add any ideas that you have.  I will be reading all of these.

Especially in times of stress your health and fitness are even more important.  If you haven't been training and eating like you should, take charge and get started.  If I can be of any help, just let me know.

 1. Would you sign up to a "workout of the month" DVD that is mailed to your door each month? You would get a brand new 4-week workout, done by me, so it would be like having your own personal trainer.

2. What style of workouts would suit your goals and needs?

3. Would you sign up to an "interview of the month" CD that is mailed to your door each month?

4. Who would you want to hear from each month?  Nutritionists Bodybuilders?  Fat loss gurus? Motivational speakers?  Supplement experts?  Professional athletes?  Or a mixture of everything related to physical, intellectual and relational development?

5. Would you sign up for a print newsletter that is mailed to your door each month and what kind of fitness content would benefit you most?    If you want more than fitness content, share your thoughts...

6. Would you consider telephone coaching where I teach a different fitness related topic to a small group on the phone where you can ask your fitness specific questions?  How often would this be beneficial?


Thanks for your time on this, and I will talk to you soon,

Talk to you soon,




Don't Fall for the Acai Berry Myth

You can't really miss it on the Internet these days. Seems like everywhere you look there's another company promoting the nutritious Acai Berry as a weight loss miracle. 

And that's why I thought it was critical to write you today. I want to make sure you know my opinion on the subject. 

First, you know better than to believe you're going to pop some pills - ANY pills - and have the pounds and inches melt off like magic. If you've been listening to me for any length of time you know true fat loss comes from a variety of factors, including exercise and proper nutrition.

Second, any fitness expert worth their fees will tell you that any diet that promotes you eat any one food all day long and then eat a sensible dinner, well, don't bother. Yes, you will lose some weight short-term, but as soon as you go back to your old eating habits - and you know you will - you know exactly what happens. 

Third, the Acai Berry contains VERY powerful antioxidants and it is getting a lot of good press for that very reason. Yes, antioxidants as in the extraordinary nutrients that help fight the free radicals associated with aging, cancer risk and other degenerative diseases. 

And while on the subject, I wanted to fill you in on something that has recently come to light. Did you know that coffee berries (the berry that covers the coffee bean) is one of the most powerful antioxidants on the planet? It's something researchers have discovered in recent years. 

What's really cool is my friends at Prograde Nutrition have just created an amazing Whole Foods based Anti-Aging formula called Prograde Longevity that includes both Acai Berry and Coffee Berry. Oh, and it also utilizes Green Tea, Pomegranate, Wolf Berry and Biovin Grape (Red Wine extract.)

Just to give you an idea of how powerful this formula is, well, you'd have to eat an entire POUND of raspberries to get the same ORAC value. And in case you're not familiar with the term, ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. 

The best part is their having a Thanksgiving Week sale to celebrate the launch of Prograde Longevity. From now until Friday you can get 11% off Longevity or any of their other exclusive products they offer. 

You can check out Prograde Longevity for yourself here.

Just be sure to enter this coupon code in when you checkout: (yes, it's all lower case)


Oh, and just so you know, you can't find Prograde products in stores anywhere. They're so exclusive they only let fitness experts work with their company to help them get the word out. 

Take care, Stephen

PS - Remember, Prograde's 11% off Thanksgiving Week Sale ends this Friday at Midnight EST, so be sure to get over there today.


Check Out the Abs on Craig!

OK, I think you "get" how my business works,right?

I try to figure out programs and workouts to help people get healthy and lean, and then I either use that program when I train them in person, or I post the tips on my blog or the newsletter like you are reading now.

The whole idea is to encourage people to do the workouts, and I know they'll see the results.

I do the same workout, or a similar variation, and I'm shocked that it takes so little of my time and that it works so well.

I'm not saying that to brag or to be a jerk - I'm just trying to make a point.

Because that's what my personal training business is really all
about, and it's what I try to teach.

Now there's one other guy who's got a system that actually works just as well as mine. 

His system is somewhat different, but he's been getting the same kind of crazy results I'm

The guy is Craig Ballantyne - you've surely heard me talk about him before.

I'm gonna make this simple... Craig is great, and the material he teaches is great.

And I mean seriously "lose-that-tummy" great.  In fact, he's one of the very few trainers I actually trust to tell you about.

If you don't already know...I completely OBSESS about what I send to my list.

SO who cares, right? 

Why am I telling you all this?

Well, just a couple of days ago Craig released his Fat Burning Solution Package.

He's having a pre-launch sale where he's chopping off $50 from the package. You don't want to miss this.

The best way to get in on this is to visit Craig's site (that way you'll make sure you don't miss this special offer)... here's the link:

Remember: this special offer always sells out in a few hours. I'm not trying to go all "scarcity-medieval"
on you or anything like that, I just know how it goes when Craig releases something.


P.S. Just found out from Craig that there are less than 21 copies remaining at this price. 

Vote and Ye Shall Receive

Well today is a big day.   Everyone is hoping for change, and so am I...but this isn't about politics.   I'm giving away two weeks of free online fat-loss training.  All you have to do is vote, then visit my site for the details of this offer.   You can create change by taking action today.   Go for it, Stephen