Nutrition & Exercise: The Percentages


In my 23 years in the Fitness Industry, I’ve seen many fads come & go, both in the fields of exercise & nutrition. One constant & ‘universal’ truth that I learned early in my career was that 75-80% of Fitness is nutrition, leaving only a small percentage to exercise. I truly have a passion for exercise, and I still enjoy every second that I work out; the self-challenge, the intensity, the pump, the soreness, the physical aftereffects, the mental aftereffects, all of it. There are so many benefits to exercise, yet so many more benefits to proper nutrition. I am thrilled to see that so many people in the last 20 years have begun to make exercise a part of their lives, yet the more important area of Fitness that so many neglect is nutrition. I’ve seen people work out for hours, and then go out for fast food, as they wondered why they were not achieving results.

I enjoy the part of my job that provides knowledge, understanding, and revelation to those who want to know the way to see the results, and who seek my help in providing them with the structure & the path. When you give your body the right nutrients & building blocks, you begin to reap the benefits of all that time that was put into the gym. By combining both nutrition & exercise, you can & you will see the greatest benefits for whatever your fitness level is. Your body is like a machine, and it runs better when you have the correct fuel. Proper nutrition will improve your workouts, strength, endurance, & recovery. I think this often overlooked area of Fitness is important to bring to light. Keep in mind that 75-80% of Fitness is nutrition in your future Fitness endeavors, and be sure that you are seeing the results that you desire.

Have a Happy 4th of July, everyone! Please consider reading the Declaration Of Independence at some point on this day. It’s what we’re celebrating, and it is truly one of the most brilliant writings in the history of the world, and it’s ours. Humanity made a gigantic leap forward that day, and I consider it a miracle. God bless us all, & God bless America. May we restore her greatness & her Glory! Glory, Glory, Hallelujah, His Truth is marching on…

Until next month, enjoy the sunshine, & long days at the beach!

~John D.

About the author

John M. Di Fazio II
John M. Di Fazio II

John M Di Fazio II is a nutrition consultant, a personal trainer, and a massage therapist and has twenty years of experience working in the fitness industry. He was employed by Gold's Gym for thirteen years and in 2005 co-founded Remedy Fitness, a unique fitness establishment located in East Setauket, New York. While in the employ of Gold's Gym, he was recruited into Nutritionalysis, a nutrition company based in Venice Beach, California that specialized in individualized nutrition programs, and received his certification. Excelling in the field, his clientele grew by thousands. While establishing such a full clientele in nutrition and personal training, John also graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a bachelors degree in philosophy and also graduated from the New School for Holistic Health & Research on Long Island, New York with a degree and a New York State license for massage therapy.

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