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Rick's Hotel Gym Workout Plan
by Rick Posted May 10, 2015

I love coming back from a trip feeling energized and more fit than when I left. You will too, if you take this program along with you. It’ll help you knock out your training anywhere. Most hotel gyms always have dumbells, and this workout is built around them.

While it's great for those with experience with weight training, for those of you who are just getting started, you may need some instruction first.  Don’t use lack of experience as an excuse to sidestep exercise. Almost anyone can use cardio equipment and do simple abdominal and floor exercises.

Rick Dinihanian at Redhook, Brooklyn
by Rick April 13, 2015

Before You Head Out, Work Out

Summer always brings travel when we're active and in exercise mode. Winter gets trickier, and business and holiday travel keeps us in the skies and on the road. So we're dedicating this – and next week's article about  "Yoga on the Road" – to keeping you in shape for the cold season. – BBB

When I was growing up in Portland, Oregon in the ’50s, long-distance travel was never high on my family...

Rick Dinihanian in Exercise for Men shoot with Troy Phillips
by Rick March 26, 2015

A while back, I wrote about the importance of sleep for health and fitness. An extension of the fantastic healing power of sleep is taking days off from intense workouts. We refer to those as rest or recovery days. They’re one of the most overlooked pieces of the muscle building equation.

by Rick February 1, 2015

At the gym I see every kind of body. The guy who's super lean, the trainers who are huge but need coaching on body aesthetics, the really heavy guy working on his biceps, women in better shape than men, and the person who's body is totally inspiring...

Rick Dinihanian in the Catskills
by Rick January 6, 2015

Winter always makes my inner bear want to hibernate. It starts happening around the first of October – ever since I moved to New York – making me miss my old life in California. Then the season hits me like a bottle of sleeping pills when daylight savings time ends. Of course, I don’t really hibernate — but my body reacts to the lack of daylight anyway.

by Rick December 22, 2014

Permission was finally granted. – Now I could abandon 
my belly to the fried appetizers and the dessert table that's 
 been tempting me like a treasure covered altar 
in an Indiana Jones movie... 

by Guest Blogger November 21, 2014

I had reached the point at which I hated to look in the mirror. I stopped shopping for clothes because all the sizes I used to wear were no longer an option for me. I was 5’5" and 198 pounds. I was miserable in my own skin. 

Vicki Davey
by Guest Blogger November 1, 2014

I am writing this as a testimony of my experience with the 14-Day Anti-Aging Detox Kit – an amazing product. I hope it will inspire others to choose a path to greater health. 

Tracy Jai Edwards
by Guest Blogger October 18, 2014

My struggle with weight began when I moved away from my home state of Texas to the Big Apple to pursue my dream of  big the lights.  As most people can relate – food was my comfort, my drug of choice.  And before I knew it, I went from a pretty young chorus girl to being cast as the chubby comic relief in the musical ‘Grease’.  I was 21 years old and I remember the heartache of my weight.  Thus the yo-yo began.  I tried EVERY diet in the book...

Autumn is the season of metal
by Guest Blogger October 1, 2014

Metal, earth, wood, water & fire

During fall the whole city starts to buzz with a renewed desire for order and productivity. 

It is no surprise then, that this impulse is perfectly aligned with metal, fall's dominant element. During this season, people with a strong metal aspect can truly thrive. Read on to find out if you are a "metal" type person and if you are, how to make the most of this season.


by Rick September 23, 2014

The Burn & Build Body blog will be on holiday for the month of September.

While we're away, you might want to read some previous blog articles...

Ayla Yavin
by Guest Blogger August 18, 2014

Metal, Earth, Wood, Water & Fire

I discovered Acupuncture during my career as a professional dancer when I began treatments for an injury incurred during a performance. Not only did I make a complete recovery, I experienced the side effects of acupuncture treatment - a steady mind, a healthy body, and a better quality of life. I was inspired by the power of Chinese Medicine and its ability to transform injury and pain into opportunities for positive...

Rick Dinihanian
by Rick August 1, 2014

Just because a natural sweetener
has  benefits, 
is not licence to over indulge.
Moderation is 
the key to a healthy lifestyle – 
Know your sweeteners.

by Rick July 25, 2014

Artificial sweeteners are highly acid forming
 and when our PH balance is pushed towards
acidity our bodies react to survive. To neutralize
the acid, we take alkalizing minerals from our
body's reserves – depletiing them.

by Rick July 7, 2014

Viruses love sugar, yeasts love sugar,
parasites love sugar, diabetes loves sugar,
 cancer loves sugar & fat cells love sugar 

Rick Dinihanian
by Rick June 17, 2014

The summer season is upon us and we'll have time outside, at the beach and the pool. There's nothing better than feeling really good in your bathing suit. It takes work and dedication – and a focused mind. Here are a few tips to keep your mind engaged and your body summer ready.

AJ Karlovich, author of "The Question that Created the Universe"
by Guest Blogger June 2, 2014

We're happy to have AJ Karlovich back and to share the preface of his book – The Question that Created the Universe. AJ is a Ford model, published writer and certified Master Life Coach. He has been frequent contributor to the Burn & Build Body blog. We think you'd also like to read his Detox Journeys. You'll find links to his other articles at the bottom of the page.

Bodywork Gym Mykonos, Greece
by Rick May 15, 2014

We started to travel to Mykonos, a beautiful and well-known island in Greece in 2005. Each year we would take time off for 1 to 2 weeks to retreat at the end of each summer. It is during this time that we eliminate stress, make no plans and live each minute as it arrives. The anti-aging effects of this vacation left us feeling charged and inspired when we returned to the Burn & Build Body offices.

Andrea Lockett talks about her Burn & Build Body Detox transformation
by Guest Blogger May 1, 2014

A promise Fulfilled – A Life Transformed

Andrea has been a long time supporter of Burn & Build Body. We've been honored to know and share experiences together over the years. She generously sent us her report on her 14-Day Detox. We think you'll enjoy reading it... and take a minute to watch the video with her in it! – BBB...

Stephen D'Agostino and Bill Bakker of Grosbeak Gardens
by Guest Blogger April 15, 2014

Burn & Build Body is lucky to have Grosbeak Gardens as our country neighbors. We thought you'd enjoy being introduced to them.

by Rick April 1, 2014

Summers in the Napa Valley can be brutally hot, not that “wet” east coast hot, but a ‘bake you dry’ hot. It was one of those days, I’d started it out early with a long morning run on the crusty earth of the vineyards. Life can seem flawless there with its blue-sky cool mornings and smell of ripe grapes.

Marisa Merliss
by Guest Blogger March 16, 2014

I was being portrayed as a picture of health
in the fitness industry, highlighted in the most popular
fitness magazines and workouts, but I was crumbling 
the inside. I felt like a fraud and a prisoner in my
own body, desperate to feel well again.

Rick Dinihanian, celebrity fitness trainer, author and lifestyle coach
by Rick March 5, 2014

You know how every time you buy an appliance or big-ticket item – like that new flat screen – you get hit up at the end of the sale for the purchase of an extended warranty. The sales person will imply that the extended warranty will guarantee you results for as long as you are going to want to keep your shiny new toy.

by Guest Blogger February 17, 2014

Acupuncture for weight loss?

Did you know that acupuncture can help support you in your weight loss goals? Along with a balanced diet and a regular exercise program, weekly acupuncture treatments can help to curb your appetite and cut down on unhealthy cravings.