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“ An unfortunate side effect of technology and affluence is the physical activity that made our ancestors strong and healthy is all but missing from our sedentary existences, " ”
– Robb Wolf, from The Paleo Solution

This is the home site for Fitness Alliance, LLC located in Overland Park, Kansas owned by Bill Leavitt. My goal is to help people realize their optimal health and fitness potential through professional instruction, guidance, and gained knowledge. By realizing dedication and patience are essential, you will create a perspective that will work for a lifetime. I pride myself on being reliable, honest, and genuinely interested seeing you succeed.

My passion lies in sharing truthful, objective information and dispelling myths propagated by mass marketing companies and uneducated fitness ‘professionals’ caring or knowing nothing about true health or the body sciences.
Beyond sharing information, I am dedicated to designing a fitness process that is personally tailored and progressed appropriately making your exercise time safe and effective, yet fun. More....

WHAT I FOCUS ON

• Safe and Effective exercise design based upon sound Biomechanical Principles contained within the body
• Designing time effective workouts that provide results
• Eliminate worthless, time wasting exercises from your current workout strategy
• Eliminate high risk and potentially hazardous exercises from your current workout arsenal
• Provide objective viewpoint and rationale for each and every exercise assigned
• Progression and Variation of each and every workout. Repeating workouts and counting numbers teaches nothing
• Food recommendations. No worthless diets, meal plans, calorie counting, supplements, or pills. Eating really is the easiest part of getting the body you want.
• Dispel the myths of ‘Cardio’ vs. ‘Weight Training’ stating an Intensity Continuum instead. There is no difference...everything IS Cardio!
• Exercises that may seem the same but utilize multiple forms of resistance, bodily positions, and planes of motion to challenge and strengthen the body neurologically.
• Motivation to include and create simple workouts on your own
• Range of Motion Maintenance and Improvement through neurological assessment, activation, and reinforcement, not passive stretching.
• Fun stuff you may not have attempted since childhood Eighty year-olds jumping rope, hopping and climbing…you bet!

Articles

Walnuts

March 16th, 2007

walnuts.jpgThis delicious nut is an excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, a special type of protective fat the body cannot manufacture. Walnuts’ concentration of omega-3s (a quarter-cup provides 90.8% of the daily value for these essential fats) has many potential health benefits ranging from cardiovascular protection, to the promotion of better cognitive function, to anti-inflammatory benefits helpful in asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. In addition, walnuts contain an antioxidant compound called ellagic acid that supports the immune system and appears to have several anticancer properties. Read the rest of this entry »

Asthma

March 8th, 2007

I am an asthma sufferer myself, and have been most of my life. I grew up with the typical explanations form the medical community, who as you know, is in the business of disease management, NOT Health Care. Treating the symptom without looking for an underlying cause just plain sucks, but that’s what happens when profits and beach front condos are at stake: drug dependency. Those explanations usually included hay fever, allergies, and exercise. Never, not once was I ever told that what I was eating could be promoting airway dysfunction and inflammation. The solution, given in usually 4 minutes or less, was always an inhaler, of recent, the steroidal vaerital. Read the rest of this entry »

The Role of Flexibility in Injury Prevention and Athletic Performance: Have We Stretched the Truth?

March 8th, 2007

This is a great article that I came across regarding ‘Stretching’ that challenges the current thought process in thinking that passive stretching is required and beneficial. It is neither. -Bill Read the rest of this entry »

Mechanical Wear Pattern

March 8th, 2007

The material presented below is extracted from the Resistance Training Specialist course manual, written by Tom Purvis. Copyright of Focus on Fitness, OKC, OK.

Serious information for anyone serious about lifting weights. -Bill Read the rest of this entry »