matt carrigan

Nutrition advice from Matt Carrigan -Wellness Specialist and Personal Trainer from Cincinnati, OH.

So your busy schedule has made you put on some extra weight. You’re ready to get back in the gym but you don’t know where to start. Lets set your first goal; lets burn that fat!

The most efficient routine is doing 4-6 days of exercise a week, for about an hour each time you work out. Start off with 3 of those days being resistance (lifting weights) training. Doing full-body circuit training for 4-6 weeks is surely going to burn the fat that you’ve recently picked up. Pick 3 or 4 moves you are familiar with and do them back-to-back for 45 seconds each time, then rest for 1-2 minutes and repeat! Do this circuit 3 times through and pick another circuit to do.

The other days you exercise without weights just need to be 45 minutes to an hour of cardio. Any kind of cardio: pick up a tennis racket, ride your bicycle, jog, kayak, walk your dog, anything!

For more assistance with your health and reaching your goals, visit to ask him about getting started on a personalized routine for your specific fitness  goals or tweet him with #DapperFit to @mcarrigan20. Each of you should consult your physician before beginning any exercise or lifestyle change.