Monday, December 15, 2014

Learning, Laughing, Growing, and Getting Fit!

"I can’t imagine a better training experience than the one I get with Doug at SonomaXfitness

"He really knows his stuff. He completely understands my goals. He pushes me every week to work hard, to have fun, and to make progress in and out of his gym. 

"My dad also trains there, and he’s as hooked as I am. I wish I had met Doug (and his awesome dog Pete) earlier, but am grateful to be there now, learning, laughing, growing, and getting fit! Thanks Doug and everyone else at SonomaXfitness."
Derick T

Derick has been training for three months, and in that time he has worked so hard that he has inspired me to step up my own training!

Training him and Rick, his dad, has also shown me an awesome closeness that seems so rare these days.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Set and Achieve my Fitness Goals Faster Than I Thought Possible

Nothing beats a good testimonial, and it's music to my ears when a client says something like Eric Murray did, "Doug McKinney is the best trainer I’ve ever worked with."

It's a blessing to do work that I truly love doing, and I get to work with people who are motivated, excited and committed every day.  Thank you Eric for the great affirmation of our work together at

I’ve achieved greater gains with less weights and strain than ever before. He helped me set and achieve my fitness goals faster than I thought possible, while being attentive to staying safe and avoiding injuries.  He understands that fitness is a state of mind as much as of the body. He has a wealth of knowledge gained from lifetime of experience, and is a role model of what can be accomplished with dedication.  Doug is a caring, attentive pro who inspires me to do my best—and he is fun to work out with! SonomaXFitness is well-equipped and a comfortable and safe environment to get fit, regardless of gender, race or beliefs. And it’s fairly priced.

-Eric Murray

Monday, December 1, 2014

What To Do On A Rainy Day?

Work out inside of course!

Alrighty Folks! 
In honor of the impending weather changes 
we are moving in doors permanently until spring. 

Which means.... 
you can work your way through the drab winter months 
into a healthier, happier 

We will be at 
3915 Sebastopol Rd, 
at SonomaXFitness. 
9:15, Monday, Weds, Friday. 

 Hope to see you soon!

xo  Doug and Krysta

We call it
Body Roxx Boot Camp!
Call for more information.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Carb Cycling: My Secret To Losing Fat and Getting Lean

It's a simple formula, and it's my secret to losing body fat and getting lean.  I cycle carbs.  Carb cycling is an eating schedule alternating between high-carb and low-carb days. Some people like to build in reward days on which they can eat their favorite foods.

My schedule is:

3 low card days
3 medium carb days
1 high carb day

I've found that doing cardio on low carb days is best for me.  I focus on big muscle groups on high carb days and on medium carb days I focus on exercising everything else.

When I eat the same meal over and over again, it seems like my metabolism adjusts to the monotony and things slow down and fat up.  Cycling carbs seems to keep my metabolism on alert, moving things along nicely. 

Contact me for more information on how I use carb cycling and if you like, schedule a visit to sonomaxfitness gym, I'd love to show you around.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What Is Boot Camp All About?

boot camp:  noun. 

  1. A training camp for military recruits.  No, that's not us.
  2. A correctional method, usually applied to youthful offenders, that employs strict disciplinary techniques and rigorous physical training.   No, no, no, that's not us.  We don't scream, yell or shame.
  3. An intensive training program, as for improving one's physical fitness.  Ah, now that's us. But with fun and mindful, clear instructions from two people who love working out:  Doug and Krysta.

Here is what Body Roxx boot camp is all about:
  • 9:15 am fun in the park.  (Layer up, it starts cold, but you'll warm up plenty soon.)
  • Exercise outside.  (Fuel up with plenty protein, you'll be burning it.)
  • Resiliency training.  (Rain or shine, we do it!)
For more information, click here.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Eat Only Protein And Fat For Breakfast

Eating only protein and fat for breakfast may be good for you.  It seems to be helping people lose fat while retaining muscle, and scientists say it will help curb unhealthy snacking.

Not only that, it may also be good for supporting healthy blood sugar levels.

Your mom was right, the Huffington Post says, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Most of all, don't forget to have fun keeping fit!  And if you don't know how, call me, I'll give a tour of the gym.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Body Roxx Boot Camp

SonomaXfitness is launching something new and exciting.
Body Roxx Boot Camp
for all levels of fitness
All you need is water, a mat and a fun, positive attitude.

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