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Celebrate your body

Celebrate your body

     Ask anyone in the gym what they’re working on and a very common answer is “lose weight, tone-up, slash fat” or some other method of improving body composition.  While I don’t have a problem with this being a motivator, it simply...

5 Effective fat loss strategies

5 Effective fat loss strategies

     What if I told you fat loss was simple?  Not easy, but simple.  I know that it’s hard to believe, because advertisers would have you believe otherwise.  Everyone wants to sell you the magic supplement, diet and workout...

Be a Time traveler

Be a Time traveler

    Okay, so maybe this title is a bit misleading.  Unfortunately, I don’t possess the Time Stone.  Dr. Strange didn’t trust me with it, so here we are.  Nor can I access/navigate the Quantum Realm.  That being said, I fancy...

What we can learn from john wooden on coaching

What we can learn from john wooden on coaching

Coaching values as seen through the lens of legendary coach John Wooden: Many legendary coaches such as Phil Jackson, Pat Riley, Bill Belchick, Red Auerbach, Vince Lombardi, won with the use of winning systems and formulas.  Of all the legendary coaches in sports...

Don’t be one-dimensional

Don’t be one-dimensional

     As humans, we are habitual by nature.  We can’t help it, our brains are wired to form habits and automate as much as possible.  This is great because it helps us preserve brain power for the really important things like...

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...

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