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Rick Saldan is an excellent inspirational speaker who tailored the seminar to the needs of the individual students being instructed. This office thanks the Mayors Office of Information Services for having such a vendor.


Timothy K. Lynch

Office of Fleet Management

City of Philadelphia



Rick has a magical approach that provides a clear and concise message specifically designed to the needs of his audience. Rick will provide all the motivational magic you will ever need, propelling your organization to the next level of greater success.


Thomas Mulhern

Frontier Communications



Rick Saldan is a compelling and absorbing motivational speaker and magician.  I have been to five of his Motivational Magic presentations and it is amazing how he keeps our college audiences on the edge of their seats. A highly entertaining performer with great comedy flair. Rich content to increase students' productivity, peak performance and motivation. If you need an outstanding motivational speaker for colleges, Rick is definitely one of the world's greatest speakers and magicians!

Dr. Rob Gilbert, Sport Psychologist,

Montclair State University



Rick Saldan has the wit, wisdom and sorcery of a wizard. He has a dynamic personality, and all will enjoy his captivating stories, comedy and magic!

Dennis Slaughter
Credit Suisse First Boston



Rick Saldan delivers a first-class show! A pro in every sense of the word. Funny, unique, entertaining and polished.

Brian Letscher, Actor

Hawaii Five-O, NCIS, Cold Case, Law & Order and The Mentalist.



Rick Saldan is a wonderful combination of master magician, comic improviser and first class speaker. The audience loved his program, which was music to our ears. If you love celebrity motivational speakers such as Tom Hopkins, Dale Carnegie and Zig Ziglar, then you'll love Rick!

Dottie Burman, President
Burtley Productions, Inc.


Rick Saldan is an incredibly talented performer and motivational speaker with great insight. He shares many powerful motivational messages that will enhance your life for the better!

Jack Murray, President
Dream Illusions



Rick is one of the best inspirational speakers on the scene today. Funny, fun loving and highly energetic. If you want to make your next event into an extraordinary one, then invite professional speaker  Rick Saldan and his amazing  Motivational Magic.


Andres Lara, President

Inspiration Times Magazine




Shape Up for the Summer: The Healthy Approach
Author: Panos Prokos, MS, CPT.

Los Angeles, CA -- May 11, 2004 --

As summer is approaching, we are once again entering the time of the year where fitness products sales and health club memberships skyrocket. As we are making an assessment of our bodies, we start becoming uncomfortable with some aspects of our external appearance. The most dedicated of us who have managed to hang on to our last year’s resolution may have seen some results but for the most of us this experiment did not last for more than two weeks.

The advent of 2004 did not bring any positive changes in the promotion of fraudulent fitness products. Consumers who are looking for ways to bring positive changes to their bodies are still the primary targets for aspiring entrepreneurs:

“Get this new fat burner and you will loose 10 pounds the first week!”

“Buy this fat-burning cream and reduce your thighs by 2 inches!”

“Give up carbs!”

None of these methods was supposed to work in the first place. There is only one result that such methods are guaranteed to deliver: Making people blaming themselves and feel BAD about their own bodies. Diets alone are not the solution. They may seem to work in the short term but eventually initiate a gradual slow down of the metabolism and lead to a long-term weight gain. Aerobic training, and miles on the treadmill are not the answer either as excessive aerobic exercise can actually initiate a catabolic process in the body and lead to a decrease in muscle mass and eventually to a plateau. The REAL answer to fat loss is the one repeatedly proven by Medical and Fitness research: The synergistic effect of healthy nutrition, and supportive exercise.

Lets take a closer look at the above components. A correct approach to fitness should incorporate the following three concepts:

1) A healthy nutrition plan should consist of a variety of food sources providing adequate amounts of macro and micronutrients. The ratio of Fat, Protein and Carbohydrate should be determined according to your specific goals and activity levels.

2) Aerobic exercise should be determined according to your Fitness level and exercise history if any. Treadmills, Stair-climbers, and Spinning bikes all have different properties and are suitable for different purposes. Selection of the appropriate aerobic training should be based on factors such as Max Heart Rate, VO2 max capacity, Anthropometry factors and Body composition to name just a few. A knowledgeable Personal Trainer or coach should be your main source of information regarding aerobic exercise program design.

3) Resistance training is crucial to your success as muscle tissue is critical for the metabolism of fat. Muscle cells consist of tiny rod shaped bodies named mitochondria, which are the only place in your body where fat gets “burned”. Resistance training increases the number of mitochondria therefore enabling your body to become more efficient at burning fat. A competent Personal Trainer or Strength coach can develop a resistance-training program that will allow you to obtain optimal benefits from your workout.

It is never too late to begin a healthier lifestyle. Stop blaming yourself. If your previous attempts at changing your body have failed, you are not alone. You were simply victimized by inefficient technology and marketing hype which was aiming to make profits at your expense. If there ever was a secret to Fitness it was the one mentioned above: The synergistic effect of healthy nutrition, and supportive exercise.

Best wishes for your Fitness success. Train Smart, Train for Life!!


Panos Prokos is a well certified and experienced Personal Trainer and Fitness Cosultant as well as an active educator in the Fitness field having written numerous articles on sports education and biomechanics. For more information, visit his website at:

Panos Prokos, MS, CPT
Fitness Consultant, Personal Trainer.
PO Box 7334,
La Verne, CA, 91750
Phone: 626-347-3053






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"Rick's presentation is thoroughly inspiring, entertaining and wonderful!"

Elizabeth O'Keeffe
Random House Publishing





"Rick Saldan has the wit, wisdom and sorcery of a wizard. He has a dynamic personality, and all will enjoy his captivating stories, comedy and magic!"

Dennis Slaughter
Credit Suisse First Boston



"Rick has given of his time, energy and talents to all kinds; from the needy elderly to convicts, from terminally ill patients to runaways. He has strengthened and edified the lives of many."

Captain Ross Schwalm,

United States Marine Corps


  "The oohs and ahhs could be heard for miles as magician and motivational speaker Rick Saldan taught students at the Clarence B. Lamb School how to be possibility thinkers."

Dana Forde
The New Egypt Press


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