The Ides of March is just a week away, which means spring is literally around the corner!  Three months into 2019, and time to review how you’re keeping up with your New Year’s resolutions? Are you on track, staying consistent with your workouts and wellness routines? If you’ve succeeded in making your fitness/wellness routine a daily ritual, and you’ve learned the importance of making YOU a priority, then you are on your way to realizing your best self!  However, if your wellness routine has been sidetracked, or worse, disrupted, don’t despair.

After nearly 30 years devoted to everything health and wellness, writing countless articles and blogs and books about fitness and nutrition trends; waxing poetic on the variety of ways to shape, tone and sculpt the perfect ‘bottom’; and transforming countless brides to be; new moms; business executives to regain their youthful past, and men and women of all ages who just want to be their best self, I realize there is so many more to listen to, learn from, and teach. Because no two people are exactly alike, one needs to take the suggestions I pose and adapt and apply them to their specific life.

The following are some tips and tricks I’ve learned through research, practice and, listening to, learning from and teaching friends, family and clients to help get them motivated and moving again:

You don’t have a proper plan

Workouts often start, and fail in the planning stage. Ask yourself the 3 w’s: What? Why? And whom am I working out for? What do you hope to accomplish? Why are you doing this, and for whom? For the program to be successful, you need a specific goal, a clear course of action, and the ability to implement the program (e.g. the program needs to fit into your lifestyle and budget). This is all about you! The goal is simple enough. You want to realize your BEST YOU!

You are not staying in the moment

Whether it’s a five-minute exercise circuit I recommend starting your day with, the midday power walk, or the end of day workout, maximize the effectiveness, by connecting your mind and body. I am the Director and Curator of Fitness Programming at the Core: Club, and I can tell you that more workouts are disrupted by the use of cell phones than anything else! Shut them off, put them away, and leave them in your locker. This wellness moment is all about and for you! You will be stronger, feel better and be more productive and energized to “close the deal” when you’ve successfully taken the time for yourself.

You don’t get enough sleep

Failure to get adequate sleep will, among other things, leave you feeling depleted mentally and physically and will sabotage your hard earned fitness and wellness goals. It can elevate your cortisol levels, which can lead to weight gain. Additionally, poor eating habits and sleep deprivation usually go hand in hand. When you feel tired, you often make bad food choices (e.g. eating comfort foods because they’re convenient rather than healthy choices).

You don’t get proper fuel

Eat to live.” Starving your body, particularly post-workout, will upend your fitness/wellness transformation. You need a balanced diet. Fill up on fruits, vegetables, grains, lean proteins, legumes, nuts, and seeds. Small, abundant healthful meals throughout the day will keep your brain, organs and body working efficiently; help keep your mind focused and positive and ensure optimal and lasting results!

So, as spring approaches, use this time not to reflect on what you’ve yet to accomplish in 2019, but rather what you can and will realize with new found focus, confidence and knowledge.

You can and will be all that you can be and more! Believe it, will it, make it happen!!


  • David Kirsch

    Fitness and Wellness Expert

    With over two decades of experience uncovering and harnessing the powerful connection between mind, body and spirit, David Kirsch has become a leading authority on achieving optimal health and wellbeing at any age or fitness level. An early proponent of tapping the power of the mind to sculpt the body, David is a true visionary in the field of wellness. Throughout his years as a sought-after trainer, David has transformed the bodies—and lives—of countless devotees through his signature combination of mind-body conditioning, multi-tasking workouts and smart nutrition. From founding New York’s award-winning Madison Square Club to developing unprecedented supplements, classes and techniques designed to maximize workouts, David has been a pioneer in the wellness field throughout his long career. David’s holistic approach to wellness, encompassing a disciplined exercise, nutrition and supplements regimen, is rooted in his philosophy of “Sound Mind, Sound Body” – achieving harmony of mind, body and spirit. Trusted by some of the world’s most visible celebrities and influencers, David is the man with whom many A-listers train when they need to get in shape fast. One of the unique aspects of training with David, is his expertise in reading different body types and his ability to target different parts of the body. His workouts are customized and not “cookie cutter” in any way. Whether you are pear shaped and carry your weight in your hips, thighs and butt; apple shaped – carrying your weight in your upper body and arms; or an orange and need to shape and tone all over, David delivers lasting results. His philosophy is predicated on not just losing pounds, but burning and losing body fat. More than just a quick fix, his programs are Life Transformative. In addition to authoring five books, and five fitness DVDs, including the bestseller The Ultimate New York Body Plan and the best selling accompanying DVD, David has appeared on numerous television shows to share his fitness and wellness expertise, including The Today Show, E! and CNN World News, Dr. Oz, Live with Regis and Kelly and The View. Through his books, fitness DVDs, recipes, supplements and more, David Kirsch offers every man and woman access to the wellness regimen he has developed for some of the world’s most discerning clients. Additionally, as a single father of four year old twin girls, he has expanded his wellness empire to include areas such as family and child fitness, nutrition and wellness. His website,, represents a passport to the complete David Kirsch lifestyle, with expert tips, supplements, workout gear and more.