Nick’s mission is to inspire, educate, inform, and move to action people of all ages in order to create a better quality of life and to be happy, healthy and fit.
Nick is an author, teacher, and speaker and has been a certified personal trainer and lifestyle and weight management consultant since 1992. He is currently recognized as a master trainer by the IDEA International Health and Fitness Association. He has been a runner since 1964 and has accumulated over 60,000 miles in that time.
Nick’s latest book is titled: "Healthy Aging & You: Your Journey to Becoming Happy, Healthy & Fit". This book is not a book that is for people turning just 60 but 30, 40, 50 and whatever age you are. It is specializing in helping people of all ages age healthfully, happy and fit. His book is available online at Trafford.com under health and fitness and on major websites including Amazon.com.
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Nick Prukop's Latest Posts
10 Keys to Planning for Your Health and Fitness Needs in 2015 Being proactive beats reacting every time. With the healthcare law already in effect and our nation’s level of fitness deteriorating with each passing year, I thought it important to highlight 10 keys to planning for the year ahead. I am evaluating what it […]
The Fitness Lifestyle isn’t EASY But it is SIMPLE! The fitness lifestyle as I describe it in part one of this series is one that brings great opportunities and challenges – all of them positive and worthwhile. There is no “downside” to choosing for one’s health and fitness needs because any energy expended toward this […]
Living the Fitness Lifestyle In my own experience as a fitness professional, I have found that people never really get the opportunity to truly live the fitness lifestyle because they were never exposed to the magic of being – and feeling – fit in their lives. The connection that I found missing in all of […]
Utilizing the Power of the Mind-Body Connection The reality is that we use only a small portion of our brain’s capacity throughout the course of our lifetimes. The “actual” percentage is unknown of course but the best guess among the experts is somewhere BELOW ten percent! According to experts in the field, the prevailing wisdom […]
Mastering the Basics It occurred to me as I was writing the articles on running and training to become a runner, that as a fitness professional over the past 20 plus years I have seen many people of all ages make the attempt at becoming fit – either by themselves or with a coach/trainer. The […]
Key Exercises & Programs Introduction Runners do not necessarily enjoy – or welcome – resistance training into their lives because it represents time away from what we love to do – run! However, based upon my own experience over the past two decades, I am convinced we could ALL benefit from some resistance training in […]
Treadmill Training: Running for Results It occurred to me today that running for me is “what I love to do” – and also “who I am” – a runner. The reason this is so is because I am very experienced and capable as a runner. I know how to plan, execute and measure my progress […]
Advanced Running: Establishing the Mindset for Success I took my first yoga class in more than a decade today and it wasn’t pretty. I was stiff, ungainly and awkward and had to literally fight the desire to stop! I found out my instincts were right about my body – it IS strong and fast but […]
The Runner’s Program: Defining Your Options The reason I wanted to cover fitness training first in this series on running is that over the years I have seen way too many de- conditioned, overweight people attempting to lose weight by running before they have “learned to walk”. The idea of preparing thoroughly before beginning a […]
Running by Design Creating an effective running program is part science and part art – depending on your comfort level and preferences. For most of us we have just “laced up our new running shoes and hit the road”! It takes more than a new pair of Nike’s to become a runner – it takes […]
Recommendations & Observations I have been a dedicated runner since my freshman year at Syracuse University starting in the fall of 64. This year marks the 49th year of my running life and in this spirit, I thought I would share some of my top recommendations and observations for those of you evaluating the merits […]
Developing All Your Powers I have thought a lot about the benefits I have derived from a life of running and weight training and it all boils down to being “the athlete” for life. The seven keys to fitness are a result of my efforts over the years to retain and maintain my physical and […]
What Am I Doing Differently Than Other People? As we enter a new year I have been reflecting on my potential life in 2014 – and the amazing possibilities that MAY lie ahead for me. This thought was coupled with an awareness of the many blessings I have been given by those that touched my […]
4000 Miles & Counting: Achieving a Milestone Today I achieved what I once thought would be impossible for me to accomplish – a new two year mileage goal set in 2011 that today became a reality – running 4000 miles in a two year span. I began my run today not even remembering that this […]