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Box Jumps:  A misunderstood exercise

Box Jumps: A misunderstood exercise

     I’m going to start off by saying that I love box jumps.  They’re incredibly fun and make you feel like an athlete.  I remember starting at a gym a few years ago and had many clients performing them, especially since we had the...

Getting in-shape:  How to get started

Getting in-shape: How to get started

     Okay, so gyms are reopening as people get vaccinated and we go back to “normal,” whatever the hell that means.  Now what?  After a year of shutdowns, isolation and stay at-home orders, most of us have suffered the health...

Goal-setting for getting in-shape

Goal-setting for getting in-shape

     When it comes to reaching one’s health goals, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.  From a constant onslaught of supplement ads to everyone preaching the gospel of their special diet to those terrible “as seen on tv” equipment ads, a lot...

3 Qualities of a great coach

3 Qualities of a great coach

     I’ve been in the fitness industry for 7 years.  I can honestly tell you that I’m more motivated and inspired than I’ve ever been.  I’m extremely fortunate to have a kickass network of amazing coaches to guide and push me to...

Stop Chasing shiny things

Stop Chasing shiny things

     I’m going to shoot it to you straight.  Like Morpheus, I want to free your mind.  A lot of fitness coaches and companies will pedal bullshit products and supplements whose efficacy is severely lacking.  Unfortunately, while...

It’s Okay to Not be Okay

It’s Okay to Not be Okay

     I’m about to be brutally honest with you.  I’ve suffered from anxiety and depression on and off over the last 15+ years.  At times, it was so crippling that every aspect of my life suffered.  During that time, simply...

New Dad Thoughts

New Dad Thoughts

On January 22 of 2021, my life changed.  I held my daughter in my arms for the first time and knew that my life would never be the same again.    Below are the ramblings of a new dad making sense of everything. Coffee after 2:00pm is not only...

You Deserve to Feel Strong

You Deserve to Feel Strong

     Let’s be honest.  When most people think about health and fitness, aesthetic goals immediately come to mind.  Six pack abs, getting toned, building a bigger butt, these are just a few.  While I’m not against any of these...

My Social Media Rule

My Social Media Rule

     Let’s be honest, the world is becoming more overwhelming.  From 24-hour news coverage, sirens, text messages, Facebook messages, Instagram direct messages, Snapchat snaps, phone calls, voicemail messages, personal emails, work emails...

Be Selfish at Times

Be Selfish at Times

     I love helping people.  Whether it’s my clients, family, friends or random strangers (I’m from the South, I know it’s weird…) I receive a tremendous amount of joy from serving others.  That’s why our business’ slogan is “serving...

Training Versus Testing

Training Versus Testing

     One of the biggest mistakes I see in the gym is confusing the two concepts of testing and training.  I see it when lifters come into the gym, pile heavy ass weight on the bar and go all-out week after week.  The worst offenders...

Progress, Not Perfection

Progress, Not Perfection

     If you’re anything like me, you’re hard on yourself.  You have big goals and are not afraid to get your hands dirty.  You’re a hard-driver and ready to kick ass.  This is a great mindset to have, I love it!  However,...

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