John Alvino on Fat Loss


Smitty chats to fitness coach John Alvino on his slightly unorthodox approach to fat loss. A good read.

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Gymchat 231 - Fat Loss 101 (Vic Magary).Vic Magary.Fat loss. It's certainly a goal for an awful lot of people, but where exactly do you start? What do you eat, what do you do? This week we'll be discussing this fascinating area. Whether you're looking to do a little fine-tuning or shed a load of 'extra material', we'll detail precisely how to do that. Taking us through the entire process is Online Fitness Coach Vic Magary, joined by Personal Trainer Josh Hewett. If you've got questions/comments for Vic or Josh, just swing by the event page for this Gymchat (during the discussion itself). Details below. Details - Who : Online Fitness Coach Vic Magary and Personal Trainer Josh Hewett Topic : Fat Loss 101 (for Beginners / Intermediates) When : Wednesday Jan 15, 9pm EDT (the Event page shows what time that is in your local timezone) How : Watch the live stream, and ask questions, directly on the Event page. We'll also post the full video shortly after the Gymchat. See you there.
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