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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,...

Find Something to Train For

Find Something to Train For

     When it comes to fitness, a lot gets lost in translation.  Anyone new to working-out and the gym culture can quickly become overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information out there regarding how to “get in shape.”  First-off,...

1 Simple Productivity Hack that will Change Everything

1 Simple Productivity Hack that will Change Everything

     Let’s face it, most of us hate pressure.  It creates anxiety and stress for most, but it’s necessary for results.  Taken to the extreme, it’s detrimental to our physical health.  Take video game developers, for...

2 Elements of Effective Goal-Setting

2 Elements of Effective Goal-Setting

     How many times have you started a new year resolution?  It's exciting to make the bold claim that "this is my year."  I see it every year in the gym.  A bunch of newbies come in, ready to go hard in the yard.  I...

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