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A Foss perspective on fitness, health, nutrition, &  life.

October 1, 2016

A balanced diet. A raw diet. A fad diet. Avoid gluten. Avoid sugar. Go vegetarian. Don’t eat carbs and you’ll get skinny.

Remember when the big nutrition debate was as simple as whether or not butter vs. margarine was better? Today’s messaging has gotten so out of control that we seem to be more confused than ever about what foods we should or shouldn’t consume....

July 1, 2016

It’s always something. My kids/spouse/pets/fill-in-the-blank all need so much from me every day. My job is demanding. I don’t get paid nearly enough for the work I do. Bills are due. I can’t make ends meet. The house is a mess. I’m so tired all the time. I’ve tried to focus on me before, but it didn’t work and made me even more stressed out. I just can’t seem t...

June 3, 2016

It was shaping up to be a terrible night's sleep. It had been an incredibly hot and humid July day and though the temperature had dropped some it was certainly not enough. It was late Friday, just before midnight, when I laid down. My body was tired and my eyelids felt like they had cement blocks tied to them. Please let it be night where I go out as...

May 9, 2016



Over the years you might have seen or heard of "these crazy wraps," either at table events or all over your FaceBook newsfeed (before/after result photos) but do these wraps actually work? I tried them to find out once and for all. Here's my story.


We here at FFME are very careful when it comes to promoting, or even suggesting, the use of any one product....

March 24, 2016


Making the decision to work with a personal trainer isn't easy for everyone. Initiating contact, that you know will lead to some kind of follow up, can be scary as hell. It's completely normal to feel that way. We sat down with one of our long-term clients, Dee, so she could share how someone from South Portland got over the fear and completely changed her lif...

November 23, 2015


Part one of the motivation series explored the concept of motivation as it relates to just exercise. We continued to explore this concept to see if there is such a thing as too much motivation and/or if motivation can ever have an adverse affect, again as it relates to just exercise. Our conclusion: sort of, though the reasons may not be what you expect.


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November 8, 2015

Motivation. Lately this topic or concept has come up a lot with clients and people in general. The more I talked about it, the more I thought about it, and the more I thought about it the more clear it became just how unclear the concept of motivation can be to people. When it comes to exercise, motivation can make or break us. We’ve decided to explore “motivat...

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