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Don’t Forget About Strength

Don’t Forget About Strength

     At any time on Instagram, you can find an endless supply of at-home workouts to do while in quarantine.  Honestly, I think it’s great that so many people are using the time constructively and helping inspire others.  Networking,...

Be in a Hurry to Fail

Be in a Hurry to Fail

     I’ll bet a lot of you read that title and thought “Okay, Demarco is losing it.  Quarantine is starting to really get to him…” Hear me out.  When you win, what do you think about?  Whether it’s hitting a personal best,...

Kettlebells:  The Ultimate Training Tool

Kettlebells: The Ultimate Training Tool

     If I had to choose only one piece of equipment to train with for the rest of my life, it would without hesitation be the kettlebell.  Let me backup for a moment though.  I absolutely love barbells and dumbbells, honestly I’m...

Stop Spinning Your Wheels and Hire a Coach

Stop Spinning Your Wheels and Hire a Coach

     I’ve been a personal trainer for almost seven years.  Over those years, I’ve learned a ton, challenged myself and (I hope) have become a better coach.  I’ve read many books, listened to hundreds of podcasts, watched hundreds of...

What I Learned on the Road to Sinister

What I Learned on the Road to Sinister

What do you train for? Is it for a sport you play? For vanity? To live a longer and happier life? To reduce pain? Whatever your reason, it’s important to stay motivated and to stick to it. I train to stay healthy, keep my body moving, and have a deeper appreciation of...

What is the purpose of your strength?

What is the purpose of your strength?

     We all know the obvious fact that our bodies were built to move.  Training and getting stronger produce amazing benefits to the body and mind.  I’ve seen the amazing transformation (physical, mental, emotional, etc…) that...

Two Things to do During Quarantine

Two Things to do During Quarantine

     Let’s face it, this quarantine is a tough time for all of us.  We miss our friends and family. Even more important, there’s a lot of fear in the air over getting sick (particularly those that are at-risk).  Social distancing is...

Quarantine Thoughts

Quarantine Thoughts

     I want to start by thanking everyone in the healthcare field.  In my eyes, you are soldiers on the battlefield, in the trenches and on the front lines caring for our sick despite the risk.  My heart goes out to you and your...

What I Believe

What I Believe

     As corny as they all are, I absolutely love to know what a company’s core values are.  Being an Army brat, I appreciate the foundational beliefs that a business or unit hold that unites them.  For instance, one of the tenets of...

Life Lessons from an Army NCO

Life Lessons from an Army NCO

My mom served for 20 years in the United States Army.  She retired as a Sergeant First Class. She deployed four times during her career (Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Sarajevo).  She was also awarded the Combat Action Badge, awarded to service-support troops...

Respect the Bell

Respect the Bell

A little over a week ago, I attended the StrongFirst Kettlebell Level 1 course. It was a phenomenal weekend filled with plenty of learning and laughter. What amazed me was the attention to detail and the high standards that were set from the moment we entered the...

5 ways to improve your mental health

5 ways to improve your mental health

     Being a personal trainer, most of my focus is on my clients’ physical health and performance.  I want my clients to move well and feel great in order to enhance their lives. However, what often gets swept under the rug is mental...

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