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Monday
Apr292019

Getting the 1993 Ducati 750 Super Sport on the Road

It’s been long time coming but here is the last bit of my journey to get my 1993 Ducati 750 Super Sport licensed and on the road! I know not everyone is going to be interested in a motorcycle video since this is a fitness channel but a lot of people did mention to me that they wanted to know more about my Ducati and how it was all going. Besides even if you have never owned a motorbike they are super cool to look at and listen to :)

In this “Getting the 1993 Ducati 750 Super Sport on the Road” YouTube video I go through the final process I need to do to get my Ducati 750ss registered and licensed for road use. This final step requires me to get BC Vehicle Inspection done where an authorized mechanic inspects the vehicle to make sure it complies to all the road use standard in place here in Canada BC.

You may want to go back a few months and see where this all started but for now come along with me and watch and see if I make this happen?

Thursday
Apr042019

The Big Five-0 I'm 50 Years Old!

Wow, 50 years old! Time to start taking it easy, slow things down a bit and relax... Just kidding, I had a goal to hit 50 years old and be in the best shape of my life, that way turning 50 doesn't seem so bad since it's the best version of me ever! Age is just a number after all.

In this video I do a little bit of posing to show you what this 50 year old can do with his body eating mostly fatty meat and not doing any cardio other than going for walks with my wife. I do a lot of weight training focussed workouts, some are more vigorous than others but at the end of the day it's all about getting stronger and fitter one way or another.

I also compare myself now to when I was 49, 48, and 47 years old showing some photos I took each year. Hopefully I look better now :)

I also show you the current status of my 1993 Ducati 750 Super Sport that I have been working on very hard these days to get it completed by 50, it will be close for sure! Mid life crisis? Maybe?

Me at 50 Years Old

Me at 49 Years Old

Me at 48 Years Old

Me at 47 Years Old

Monday
Apr012019

Flash Sale - Get Fit Over 40 Online Personal Training

That's right, my already excellent value Online Personal Training just got a little bit better. I'm adding an extra week to my 4 week program giving you a total of 5 weeks of Online Training with me! We start things off with a Skype call so we can get to know each other a little bit and also figure out a game plan based on your goals, needs and what's going on in your life right now.

After the Skype call I do weekly check-ins with you where I look at your MyFitnessPal and Total Coaching data to see how everything is going. I will help you figure out how to maximise your diet and exercise to meet your specific goals and in a way that fits into your lifestyle, obvious you must be willing to make some changes or there would be no point in hiring me :)

This Flash Sale Get Fit Over 40 Online Personal Training Offer is only good till Friday April the 5th which also happens to be my 50th birthday! I am also only taking in the first 5 people so don't wait!

We will get you set up right away but I will not be starting any programs until I get back on April 15th from holiday. Contact me here if you are interested...

Tuesday
Mar262019

Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker Unboxing Preview

So I got a new Portable Bluetooth Speaker. Did I need a new Portable BT Speaker? Some might say no (like my wife for instance), but I on the other hand I felt it was time for an upgrade from my 5 year old Kinivo BTX270 Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker I've been using for a while now.

I have to say my trusty Kinivo BTX270 Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker has been good to me and survived many trips, falls and the battery seems just as good as the day I got it. It's just that I have always liked the huge sound that seems to come out of the Bose Portable BT Speakers, even their super compact speaker line have a great overall sound with lots of base for such a small package.

My main criteria for a new Bluetooth Portable Speaker was:

  • Super portable and easy to throw in my backpack without taking up too much room.
  • A big sound in a small package with lots of bass and clear mids and highs.
  • Because this speaker was often going to be used in group situations I wanted a speaker that sounded good all around it, not just in one sweet spot.
  • A quality solid build that could take some abuse including a little bit of moisture.
  • Enough battery life to last the day off and on so I don't have to worry about the tunes cutting out right when the party starts to happen.

Well I'm very happy to say that the Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker meets all of my criteria and yes at a bit of a cost but big expectations do come at a bigger price tag.

So far I am very pleased with my Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker and I look forward to taking it with me shortly on my trip to Las Vegas for my 50th birthday!

Here are some specifictions for the Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker to leave you with:

  • Drivers - 1 x 3" / 76.2 mm
  • Built-In Mic - Yes
  • Bluetooth Version - 4.2
  • Supported Bluetooth Profiles - A2DP / AVRCP
  • NFC - Yes
  • Inputs - 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo / 1 x USB Micro-B
  • Battery Chemistry - Lithium-Ion
  • Expected Battery Life - 12 Hours
  • IP Rating - IPX4 (Splashes and rain are OK)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) - 3.2 x 6.0 x 3.2" / 8.2 x 15.2 x 8.2 cm
  • Weight - 1.5 lb / 0.7 kg 

Saturday
Feb162019

How to Connect an External BT Heart Rate Monitor to your Samsung Gear or Galaxy Watch

If you're reading this then perhaps you are like me and where or are looking for a way to connect an External Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor to your Samsung Gear or Samsung Galaxy Smart Fitness Watch? Well get ready because I have found a way to connect many popular External BT fitness devices to your Samsung Gear or Galaxy Watch even though Samsung says this is not possible within Apps.

Now before I get into the details I think I should clarify why this is even necessary. It all comes down to the accuracy of the built in Optical Heart Rate Monitor on your Samsung Gear or Galaxy Watch. These built in Optical Heart Rate Monitors simply do not do a good job reading your heart rate especially when your heart rate is jumping around a lot or your arms are moving around as in when you are doing a weight lifting, Crossfit, Bootcamp or other HIIT style training.

So back to the solution on how to connect an External BT Heart Rate Monitor to your Samsung Gear or Galaxy Watch. You are going to need to download and buy a Watch Face called "Sporty Watch". Sporty Watch is much more than your typical Watch Face, most importantly it has a settings option that allows for the connection of external BT Heart Rate Monitors and even some other Bluetooth Fitness Devices. Sporty Watch also taps into your Samsung Watche GPS for tracking GPS details during outside activities. Sporty Watch has access to pretty much all of the watches fitness related real time data which gives it all the information it needs to track your workouts in full detail.

When you are finished your workout, Sporty Watch saves the workout data to its own Diary if you want to recall the info later. SPorty Watch also syncs this data to a number of possible sources: Strava, TrainingPeaks, Google Drive, Diary Webserver.

I personally have Sporty Watch send the workout data automatically to Strava where I can see and share that data to MyFitnessPal and Samsung Health. The only thing that Sporty Watch and Strave don't take into consideration would be the total steps for your day which helps programs like MyFtinessPal figure out your total calorie burn for the day. This is not a problem because your Samsung Gear or Galaxy Watch your steps for you where you can see it in the Samsung Health App and also share step data with MyFitnessPal.

So there you have it!

    

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