Hi… Just checking in with you!

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all are having a great Memorial Day weekend!

Just checking in with you all to say I’ll be posting another video soon. Probably in the next couple days… just taking some time off this weekend… it’s been a while since I’ve had a 3 day weekend. I rarely get 2 days off in a row… so 3 is magical… lol. 🙂

The next video will be my Vlog #4, which was my 4th week of my journey back to fitness. I only did 2 workouts that week, but still made my goal of 2-3 workouts per week, which is what my goal is right now.IMG_0482

Thank you all for your support and following me on Youtube and any of my other social media sites! I really appreciate it!

Take care… and sending Blessings to you all!!

Train hard, Train smart, and Stay Safe!!


Next video coming… a Time Challenge Workout

Time Challenge workout that I did April 28th is coming next! I have it all edited… just have to do the voice over. 🙂

I will post the short version that just shows the exercises and reps… but I will add a link on that video, and in the description, to the longer version that shows me doing the whole workout so you can do it along with me if you’d like. 🙂


NEWEST Video- Clifta Talk #1- Are you stuck? Do you compare yourself to a younger you?

Newest CliftaFit Video… it’s a new series called Clifta Talk. Sharing my thoughts and life lessons and discussions with clients.
Here’s Clifta Talk #1… Are you stuck? Do you compare yourself to a younger you… or a version of yourself from the past that no longer fits, but you’re trying to make it fit anyways? You might like this video. 🙂

Leg Video Almost Done!

Just a little note to anyone checking in here… the leg video that I did on April 23rd is almost done. I have it all edited and just have to do the voice over now. Will probably have it done tomorrow, Wednesday May 11th. 🙂

It’s a longer video about 25 minutes… but will have me explaining things in the voice over. There will a small tip in this video for the hamstrings on the lying leg curl and also a good explanation of how I hit the different parts of the calf.

Some videos will be longer like this… and some will be shorter.

Hope you all are having a great day. See you soon!

Clifta 🙂

Clifta’s Chest Workout May 6, 2016- Reno Personal Fitness Trainer


20160507_091539 This was my quick chest workout from May 6, 2016. I got a really good pump from this. I didn’t have alot of time (like 15-20 minutes) so I timed my rest times to keep the pace moving and to keep the intensity up. Even though I was training faster… I still lifted more than last time on the Incline Press, which made me happy. I feel like my body is healing and getting more fit and conditioned each workout. 🙂 About 2 weeks ago when I did Incline DB Presses I did 15 lb. DB’s, as my heaviest weight, on the last set and could still feel my left shoulder/collar bone a little bit and stopped there… 15 lbs. was the heaviest I’ve been able to do in a long time. But today I did my last 2 sets with 20 lbs!!! Yay!! It feels like my body is getting stronger and that it’s able to handle more this week. This workout was before I got my hair done. See my workout below and more chest pics…. and a pic of my new purple hair. 🙂 This is was on a Friday… so the hair pic is with a Friday treat! 😉


CHEST= 11 sets total


High Incline DB Press……. supersetted with…… Pop Push ups on bench

10 lbs. x 25 reps………………………………………………………. BW x 5 reps

30 second rest before next superset


15 lbs. x 20 reps……………………………………………………….. BW x 5 reps

45 second rest before next superset


20 lbs. x 15 reps………………………………………………………. BW x 5 reps

45 second rest before next superset


20 lbs. x 15 reps……………………………………………………….. BW x 5 reps

45 second rest before next superset


Chest Press Machine

25 lbs. x 15 reps…. 30 second rest

25 lbs. x 15 reps…. 30 second rest

25 lbs. x 15 reps…. DONE



























Two Minute Management Course

This isn’t about fitness… just a little something funny… Hope you enjoy. 🙂
Two Minute Management Course

Lesson One

An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing.

A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, “Can I also sit
like you and do nothing?”

The eagle answered: “Sure, why not.”

So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested.
All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Management Lesson – To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.

Lesson Two

A turkey was chatting with a bull. “I would love to be able to get to
the top of that tree,” sighed the turkey, “but I haven’t got the energy.”

“Well, why don’t you nibble on some of my droppings?” replied the
bull. “They’re packed with nutrients.”

The turkey pecked at a lump of dung, and found it actually gave him
enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day,
after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch.   Finally
after a fourth night, the turkey was proudly perched at the top of the tree.

He was promptly spotted by a farmer, who shot him out of the tree.

Management Lesson – Bull shit might get you to the top, but it won’t keep you there.

Lesson Three

A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold, the bird froze
and fell to the ground into a large field.

While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on
him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize
how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there
all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy.

A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following
the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and
promptly dug him out and ate him.

Management Lesson –
(1) Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy.
(2) Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend.
(3) And when you’re in deep shit, it’s best to keep your
  mouth shut!

This ends your two minute management course.