Mark Wahlberg invests in Australian gym chain F45… after leaving fans shocked with his insane daily workout starting at 2.30am

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He’s known for his unwavering dedication to fitness and last year left fans baffled with the details of his insane daily workouts.

And Mark Wahlberg has now taken his love of exercise to a professional level by investing in the Australian fitness franchise F45 Training. 

The Hollywood superstar, 47, has bought a minority stake in the gym chain with his company, the Mark Wahlberg Investment Group, and FOD Capital.

Businessman: Mark Wahlberg has taken his love of exercise to a professional level by investing in the Australian fitness franchise F45 Training

Businessman: Mark Wahlberg has taken his love of exercise to a professional level by investing in the Australian fitness franchise F45 Training

The deal for F45, which was founded in Sydney in 2012, is valued at roughly $450million, according to Bloomberg. ADVERTISING

‘The founders of F45 have done an incredible job building a global brand and with this partnership we hope to continue disrupting the fitness industry,’ Mark said in a statement.

The strength of F45 is that people of all fitness levels will find motivation and support in an F45 studio.’

F45 refers to the 45 minute high-intensity, circuit training workout class that studio members undertake.  

Power figure: The Hollywood superstar, 47, has bought a minority stake in the gym chain with his company, the Mark Wahlberg Investment Group, and FOD Capital

Power figure: The Hollywood superstar, 47, has bought a minority stake in the gym chain with his company, the Mark Wahlberg Investment Group, and FOD Capital

The company has 1,500 studios across 40 countries and is the fastest growing fitness franchise in the world. 

The Other Guys star has other fitness-related investments, including StockX, a startup focused on trainer resales, Aquahydrate, a water brand, and Performance Inspired Nutrition, a workout supplement. 

Mark’s investment comes after he offered a very detailed breakdown of his workout schedule, which begins at 2:30am and ends at 7:30pm.

On the former rapper’s check list were two major workouts that lasted more than an hour, two showers, snacks and meals, a cryo chamber recovery, golf and business meetings, in a routine that has baffled his fans.

It all begins at 2:30am when his alarm goes off. Next it’s a prayer session. Then the action star has breakfast at 3:15 am, his first meal of many throughout the day.

Ripped: He's known for his unwavering dedication to fitness and last year left fans baffled with the details of his insane daily workouts. Pictured in a Calvin Klein ad from the 90s

Ripped: He’s known for his unwavering dedication to fitness and last year left fans baffled with the details of his insane daily workouts. Pictured in a Calvin Klein ad from the 90s

From 3:40am until 5:15am he has a serious workout session that includes weight lifting. 

Mark’s 10million Instagram followers will already know about his early workouts as he often shares videos of his gym sessions under the hashtag #4amclub.

At 5:30am it’a a workout meal and then a shower at 6am, which bizarrely appears to last for 90 minutes.

By 7:30am the Shooter actor is playing golf, which could be considered another workout, but only for 30 minutes as a snack follows at 8am. Next it’s a cryo chamber session.    

The A-list actor shares four children with wife Rhea – Ella-Rae, 15, sons Michael, 12, and Brendan, 10, and another daughter Grace, nine.

Got ED? Get GAINSWave. Don’t be shy: Your Sex Life Depends on it.

Alright, things are about to get serious, people. There is no way to enter this conversation lightly, so let’s just do it head on (can’t help the pun).

ED. Erectile Dysfunction. No man wants to talk about it. And he certainly doesn’t want his partner to talk about it with anyone either. Ok…so…then…what’s the plan? Give up having sex for the rest of one’s life? Get Viagra?

Those are two legit options (though we sincerely hope the first one is a road less traveled).

“Heart disease, high blood pressure and high blood sugar can all cause ED,” Dr. Judson Brandeis tells Bustle. “Finding and treating the cause(s) of your ED can help your overall health and wellbeing.”

Ok, so how about trying something, dare we say – revolutionary? Ok, that word has been overused. But there is no other way to describe GAINSWave, the newest drug and surgery-free ED therapy that works in 20 minutes by using shock waves to regenerate erection quality and sexual performance that is “beyond what Viagra and Cialis could imagine,” according to Men’s Health.

“GAINSWave ® is a safe, comfortable treatment for men to optimize sexual performance and to reverse the effects of Erectile Dysfunction (ED) due to poor blood flow.”

For more information (and for the love of your sex life), visit https://gainswave.com/

Read the recent publicity article “16 Fascinating Things You Never Knew About The Male Body” on Bustle featuring Dr. Brandeis, garnered by Dunn Pellier Media.

Sweet Potato Bacon Salad: A Terry Wahls, MD Approved Recipe!

PREPARATION: 15 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 15 MINUTES
SERVINGS 4 TO 6
by Heather Christo
I love potato salad, but I hate mayonnaise—even before I found out I wasallergic to it—so I’ve always gravitated toward German-style potato saladwith a mustardy dressing. This one gets gorgeous color and crunch from sweet potatoes, celery, and a bit of bacon. Serve this at your next backyard BBQ and no one will be missing the goopy white old-fashioned potato
salad.

Kosher salt
3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
MUSTARD VINAIGRETTE
1 red Fresno chile, seeded and minced
2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
1⁄4 cup rice vinegar
1⁄4 cup olive oil
Kosher salt
4 uncured bacon slices, cooked until crisp and crumbled
1 cup thinly sliced celery hearts
1 cup thinly sliced green onions

Bring a medium-large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the sweet potatoes and simmer until just fork-tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and briefly and gently rinse them with cold water. Set aside.
To make the mustard vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together the chile, mustard, garlic, vinegar, and olive oil. Season with salt.In a large bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, bacon, celery, and green onions and toss with the mustard vinaigrette. Season with salt. Serve warm or at room temperature, or refrigerate and serve chilled.

SWEET POTATOES 
are one of nature’s best sources of vitamin A and a great source of vitamin C. One 8-ounce sweet potato will give you 100 percent of your recommended daily vitamin A. If you consume a little fat with the sweet potatoes (like the olive oil in the recipe here), it helps your body utilize all the vitamin A even more efficiently.

Reprinted from Pure Delicious by arrangement with Pam Krauss Books and Avery Books, members of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © 2016, Heather Christo LLC

Meet Functional Medicine expert, Dr. Will Cole: Access to Alternative Health Care Just Got Easier

You’ve got aches. You’ve got pains. Your doctor told you you have an autoimmune disorder. Or that you have to lose weight. Or that your thyroid isn’t functioning properly. Whatever it is, chances are, your doc told you to make a few lifestyle changes, but also recommended some form of prescription medication. And while this may indeed have been the right advice for you, you may also be curious about alternative treatments.

So you hop on over to your friend’s functional medicine doctor, and come out of the office with an $800 bill for the visit, plus $200+ in supplements and testing. Um….huh?

Functional medicine is a growing medical practice – and with good reason. At the root of functional medicine, practitioners look for the cause of symptoms and treat that cause, rather than treat the symptoms. This is great, because many of the same symptoms can result from a plethora of very different causes.

This approach to medicine is the way of the future, and our newest client, Dr. Will Cole, IFMCP, DC, has dedicated his life to making sure it is accessible to everyone. 

Dr. Cole is a leading functional-medicine expert, and consults people around the world via webcam at www.drwillcole.com and locally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top fifty functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is a health expert for mindbodygreen and goop. Dr. Cole is the author of the book, Ketotarian, lauded by top- celebrities and CEO’s, in which he melds the powerful benefits of a ketogenic diet with a plant-based one.

So if you’re looking for alternative answers outside of your regular doctor’s office that won’t cost you your first born’s college tuition, check out Dr. Cole. It could change your life without making a dent in your wallet.

For more information on Dr. Cole, visit https://drwillcole.com/ 

A Story of Duel Transformation:

One’s Man’s Courageous Transgender Journey & 12 Week Muscle
Building Transformation
Meet Parker Price. Born Kate Price 28 years ago, Parker dreamed of being a man since the age of 8. Parker is now the muscular, toned, man that he always knew he identified with. But Parker didn’t want to just become a man. He wanted to become a muscular one at that! One whose physique would be in the top 10% of men. 

But he felt ‘skinny fat’ and struggled to achieve the body shape he wanted training on his own. Successive gym memberships and PTs elsewhere failed to deliver the results he craved, leaving him completely demotivated.

Once he found Ultimate Performance, everything changed. Over 12 weeks, he lost 20 lbs, cut down to a super-lean body 7% body fat and built a truly astonishing physique. His incredible fitness transformation is living proof that you can motivate to do anything you want to gain confidence and more:

“I knew a little bit, but not enough to get me there.  I was just feeling really demotivated and really uninspired.  And then I found Ultimate Performance.” 

For Parker, the Ultimate Performance program helped him achieve the vision of masculinity he had wanted to embody from the moment he began transitioning four years ago – a man who is strong, lean and full of confidence.
Having a great physique like his inspiration Laithe Ashley was the final but elusive piece of the puzzle for Parker to create that masculine identity and feel like he belonged among his male peers.
“I hope my transformation can inspire others the way that someone like Laithe has inspired me. For me, the biggest thing is going back to that whole energy thing and feeling better about yourself. It’s not about how you look. There were times when I compared myself to [my trainer] and I felt demotivated on my journey, “ says Parker.

“I hope that seeing me makes you think like ‘I can do this too’. But I never want you to feel like you have to compare where you’re at today to where I’m at. It’s not just what you see in front of you. There’s a lot of hard work and hard times and sad times, and tough times, and mad times that I went through to get here.”

Watch Parkers incredible story here on Daily Mail TV

Complete Keto: A Guide to Transforming Your Body and Your Mind for Life

You can’t go very far these days without hearing the word KETO in conversation somewhere. Maybe your doctor has recommended it. Maybe your friend has sworn by it. Maybe you hear it on a podcast somewhere.

If there is a single diet that is taking North America by storm right now, it’s the KETO diet. And with good reason. Studies continue to show the benefits of a high fat, medium protein, low carb diet (aka the foundation of the KETO diet). Drew Manning, KETO and fitness expert, has explained it all beautifully in his new book, “Complete Keto: A Guide to Transforming your Body and Your Mind for Life.” 

Drew inadvertently made a name for himself a few years ago when he purposely gained and lost 75 pounds in 6 months. How did he lose the weight? KETO. That’s how. And work outs. Lots of work outs.

He documented his self experiment in his first book (which, we should add, became a New York Times Bestselling book) called Fit2Fat2Fit. Since then, he has helped thousands of people lose weight, get fit, and stay fit. He has been featured on Good Morning America, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, MSNBC, Yahoo!, The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors and CNN, along with his own show on A&E and Lifetime.

Drew is back with his new book Complete Keto: A Guide to Transforming Your Body and Your Mind For Life. This is the first book of its kind, offering a truly comprehensive, integrative, and results-driven ketogenic diet program to create lasting change in your life. The book contains a highly accessible program that is filled with practical tools, emotional support, and real-life wisdom readers need to get lasting results.  In this fitness and health landscape that has become enamored with the KETO diet, this book has a holistic approach to KETO and can enhance how you might be already using the diet.

So what are you waiting for? Spring out of bed in the morning. Increase your energy to epic proportions. Sharpen your mind, be on top of your game, and always be ready for action. Consider going KETO, and if you do, use Drew’s book as a resource for what will probably be the most important transformation of your life. The books hits shelves February 12th. Pre-order your copy today.

For more information on Drew Manning, visit http://www.fit2fat2fit.com/ 

Wellness Your Way Festival

A Media Success Story!

Photo Credit: Gabe Ginsberg

We’ve been telling you about singer/songwriter, Jewel’s partnership with Kroger to bring an affordable wellness festival to life for months now. Well, that festival, we are happy to say, was a huge success! Wellness Your Way featured the likes of not only Jewel (Grammy Nominated singer-songwriter), but also Gavin DeGraw (Singer), Nick Lachey (Singer), Run River North (Band), Tony Horton (P90X), Debbie Matenopoulos (“Home and Family”), Brendan Brazier (Vega), Cobi Jones (Los Angeles Galaxy), Joy Bauer (NBC Today), Mark Sisson (Primal Blueprint), Kevin Curry (Fit Men Cook), Leyon Azubuike (Gloveworx), Skylar Diggins-Smith (WNBA), Terrell Owens (NFL), Don-A-Matrix (Celebrity Trainer),  Natasha Bedingfield (singer), and more!

This star-studded event didn’t drive up the cost of the $15 dollar a day pass, proving that wellness festivals truly can reach all of those who need it most.  Over 22,000 people attended the festival.

This three-day celebration launched on October 4th at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Focused on providing accessible wellness for all, the festival supplied attendees with the platform to begin, continue, or boost their health journey. The festival combined 4 stages essential to health and wellness, Know Yourself, Nutrition/Hygiene, Fitness, and inspiration. In addition, appearances by top celebrity talent filled each day of the WYWF with discussion panels, meet and greets, cooking demos, group workouts, nightly concerts and access to the festival expo.

The mission of Wellness Your Way Festival is to inspire a healthy lifestyle in your own way. Rooted in providing an affordable platform to innovation, education and unprecedented entertainment, the WYWF was designed to inspire transformation of the mind, body, and spirit – while celebrating the great American city of Cincinnati!
And boy did they ever fulfill their mission. Bravo, Kroger, and Jewel! Three cheers for you, and for the health of Americans nationwide!

To learn more about Kroger and their mission to Feed the Human Spirit, visit here.

To learn more about Jewel and her philanthropic efforts with her Never Broken foundation, visit https://www.jewelneverbroken.com/

To learn more about the Wellness Your Way festival, visit https://www.kroger.com/d/wellnessyourway

Want Mental Clarity AND Fat Loss?

Go Keto, says Drew Manning, and yes: Eat more Fat!

As health trends tend to do, once they start spreading, they spread like wildfire. The Keto health trend is one such example, and if you’re looking for an amazing bio hack to jumpstart your health and gain mental clarity, you might want to dive deeper into what it means to be Keto.

Celebrity fitness trainer, Drew Manning, created the 60 Day Keto Jumpstart specifically for this reason.

As he said in an article in Organic Authority by Emily Monaco, by going Keto, “People are experiencing this mental clarity that they’ve never experienced before.”

As part of Manning’s program, he encourages intermittent fasting (where you don’t eat for a span of up to 16 hours but at least 12 hours), eating fatty foods (yes, you read that right, but don’t head to the greasy fried foods just yet), and following a program that feels easy and frankly, not like dieting at all.

In Manning’s words, “the Ketogenic Diet is a high fat, moderate protein, and low carbohydrate diet. Through the restriction of carbohydrates, it re-programs your metabolism to burn your fat stores for fuel rather than using the glycogen stored in your muscles. The low-carb intake helps to keep your insulin and blood sugar levels from spiking. This allows your fat cells to begin releasing fatty acids, which your liver will then break down to produce what are called “ketones.” Ketosis is the physiological state that is achieved when your body breaks down ketones for energy rather than the glucose from carbohydrates.”

Sound interesting? We thought so too.

For more information, visit https://keto.fit2fat2fit.com/fat-for-fue

The Affordable Health Festival Everyone is Talking About

Wellness Your Way Festival – October 4-7

A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of reporting about a wellness festival hosted by singer/songwriter, Jewel, and Kroger (yes, the grocery company) called Wellness Your Way. It takes place October 4-7 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and of the many amazing things about this festival, perhaps the best of all is the price:

A day pass will be a mere $15. That is a far cry from the $500+ one might spend at your typical wellness festival.

Why so cheap?

Because Jewel may be a superstar now, but that wasn’t always her fate. She was homeless by the age of 18 and suffered from debilitating panic attacks. She found writing and meditation before she even knew how to define them in those words, and it transformed her life. She asserts that she was able to quell panic attacks, get healthy, and live the life she has now by changing one thought at a time.

The media is buzzing about this event. People Magazine, OK Magazine, US Magazine, and even Forbes are all raving about and anticipating this event, which features people like celebrity fitness trainer and creator of P90X, Tony Horton, celebrity chef Michael Symon, The Today Show nutritionist Joy Bauer, and a host of other amazing people, including, of course, a performance each night by Jewel herself.

We hope that this is the beginning of many affordable wellness festivals around the US and beyond. Because when it comes to wellness, it shouldn’t matter how much money you have in your bank account. As long as we have breath in our lungs, access to information about living healthy should always be readily available.

For more information about the festival, visit https://www.kroger.com/d/wellnessyourway

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10 Tips for a Consistently Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is Your Built-in Life Support System

With Dr. Ron Ehrlich…

This is a function of quantity and quality and you are meant to wake up feeling refreshed. For 90% of the population that means 7-9 hours sleep each night and breathing well while you are asleep.

Prioritize
If you don’t prioritize sleep and take it seriously, it’s unlikely you’ll take the necessary steps to change your habits. Sleep is your built-in life-support system.

Routine
As humans, we naturally love routines, partly because our bodies and minds respond well to them. Going to bed and waking at the same time helps to establish a better routine for a consistently good night’s sleep.

Food and Drink
Don’t eat for two hours before going to bed and avoid eating heavy or spicy foods. Caffeine is a stimulant and counter-productive to a restful sleep. Avoid or limit alcohol. While it may help you to fall asleep more easily, it doesn’t allow for a restful and regenerative sleep.

Light and Electromagnetic Radiation
Exposure to light affects the hormone melatonin, which prepares your body for sleep. That includes blue light from electronic devices. Your bedroom should be dark and you shouldn’t have a digital clock sitting by your bed with a green light. TVs or electronic equipment, especially your mobile phone, which should be at least within two meters of the bed.

Noise
This poses a challenge in our urban environment with noisy neighbors, street noise, or even housemates. The most common and annoying sleep-disturbing noise is a snoring partner, often dismissed or trivialized. It’s serious and can have a profound impact on your health, too.

Sleeping Position
Stomach sleeping is a problem for head, neck, jaw, and lower back muscles as well as affecting your airway. Sleeping on your back may result in your lower jaw and tongue restricting or blocking the airway. Side sleeping is the best.

Temperature
Feeling too hot or too cold affects the quality of your sleep so choose bedding that’s appropriate.

Environmental Toxins
Mold can be a serious issue with one of the first symptoms being fatigue that is not improved by rest. Dust mites are the most common cause of childhood asthma and allergies worldwide and affects adults too. The regular use of a high-efficiency particulate air filter vacuum cleaner and placing the bedding in the sunshine are great ways to control this common problem.

Be Positive
Finish the day by describing or journaling three positive events, no matter how small or insignificant. Don’t try to solve the problems of the world just before going to sleep, and don’t check email or Facebook — these are far too stimulating.

Sex
Sex has a positive effect on sleep. It lowers the stress hormone, cortisol, and increases the ‘hugging’ hormone, oxytocin. Sex is a wonderful release of energy and even counts as exercise! It increases estrogen levels, which can enhance a woman’s REM cycle for a deeper, better night’s sleep. Men’s ability to sleep better after sex is legendary.

Dr. Ron Ehrlich, author of “A Life Less Stressed; The 5 pillars of Health & Wellness“, delivers keynotes and wellness workshops. He has a weekly podcast Unstress with Dr. Ron Ehrlich.
BIO
Dr. Ron Ehrlich, BDS (Syd Uni), FACNEM, is one of Australia’s leading holistic health advocates with over 35 years of clinical experience. He is the author of “A Life Less Stressed; The 5 pillars of Health & Wellness “and wellness host of the weekly podcast Unstress with Dr. Ron Ehrlich and gives keynotes and runs workshops on understanding stress and wellness.

He has been featured in: The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, and more.Dr. Ron is in clinical practice and continues to see patients at his group practice, Sydney Holistic Dental Centre in Sydney CBD. In 1996, Ron gained his fellowship in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (FACNEM) and is a board member of the Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) and is also chairman of their Advocacy Committee. He is a board member & co-founder of Nourishing Australia, a non-profit dedicated to informing people about the critical importance of healthy soils, nutrient-dense foods, and sustainable farming.
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