Welcome to Core Strength Blog

This is my personal transformation over two years.

This is my personal transformation over two years.

My name is Alec Varcas and I decided to make this blog to help advise people on different workouts, diets, and lend a helping hand to anyone who may need it. I started gaining interest in health in nutrition about two years ago when I decided that I was not happy with how I looked or how I felt. I was going through some big life changes and thought that changing my workout routine and diet would help… and it definitely did. I am letting you know now that I am not a Certified Personal Trainer or a licensed nutritionist. I simply am creating this blog to give my opinion on certain health and exercise issues people may have, give advice simply based off of my own experience and constant research I have done, and show which workouts I like the best and which supplements and foods I find the most fulfilling.

I currently am on the Spamalot National Tour that is traveling around the United States from January to April 2013. Before being on tour, I studied Marketing at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut where I graduated in January 2012. I then began working for a Yale University funded study called the ‘Veterans Aging Cohort Study.’ While living in one place and having a steady schedule, I was able to go the gym 5-6 times a week very easily for as long as I wanted, basically whenever I wanted. I also was able to go shopping for any food I needed and cook/prepare any food at my own convenience. Being on tour and moving from city to city, I have realized how hard it is to maintain a strict diet and exercise schedule while traveling. With this being said, I thought this blog could have a strong focus on how to stay fit while on the road or when your resources (a kitchen, gym, time) may be limited.

My focuses for this blog will specifically include:
1) Giving advice on how to make healthy choices at popular restaurants
2) Showing specific workouts that I find to be the most effective to target certain areas of the body
3) Featuring people I idolize because of the progress they have made with their own fitness goals and sharing some of their fitness tips
4) Answering any questions you may have that you think I can help with

Please email me with any questions or blog topic ideas you may have at corestrengthalec@gmail.com
I look forward to hearing from you!

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