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You’re Going to Suck at it for Awhile, and That’s Okay!

You’re Going to Suck at it for Awhile, and That’s Okay!

     How many times have you wanted to start something but were afraid?  Perhaps you were afraid of failure, embarrassment or a combination?  I’m here to tell you that you are not alone!  Getting anything started from the...

On Community And Deep Bonds

On Community And Deep Bonds

     I’m going to come right out and say it; I have the best people in my circle and my life.  I’m extremely fortunate and grateful to be surrounded by people that drive me, guide me, give abundantly, add value to my life and make me...

Lessons from a 30 Year-Old Lifter

Lessons from a 30 Year-Old Lifter

     I recently turned 30.  I’m very fortunate and (knock on wood) haven’t sustained any major injuries.  I’ve made plenty of mistakes in and out of the gym over the years but that’s a separate post for the future!  I’m proud to...

The Strong Stoic

The Strong Stoic

     Like many of you, I’ve been very stressed during COVID-19.  This pandemic has been a very tough time for all of us, worrying about our families and livelihoods.  There are far too many things to worry about it can quickly become...

The True Value of Personal Training

The True Value of Personal Training

     A lot of fitness professionals hesitate to call themselves personal trainers.  They’ll use inflated titles like “Fitness Professional, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Health and Fitness Specialist” and many others. ...

Reflect and Refocus

Reflect and Refocus

     This pandemic has been a strange time for everyone.  We’ve all suffered in our own way.  People lost their jobs, got sick and lost family members.  It’s been a very tough time for all of us, there’s no doubt.  However,...

10 Lessons I Learned in my 20’s

10 Lessons I Learned in my 20’s

In April, I turned the dreaded 30.  Let me tell you something, I feel amazing both physically and mentally.  I’m the strongest I’ve ever been in the gym and my mind is exponentially stronger than a decade ago.  I don’t look at it and dread the...

More Than Just a Rep Counter

More Than Just a Rep Counter

     This month marks seven years that I’ve been a certified personal trainer.  I will be totally honest with you and admit I had no idea what a trainer really was or did when I started.  I thought the job primarily consisted of...

How are you Serving Others with your Strength?

How are you Serving Others with your Strength?

     Let’s go deep…. What is the purpose behind your strength?  It became very apparent that for a lot of leading brands in the fitness industry, the greater purpose was lining their pockets.  In the interest of maintaining...

My Morning Routine

My Morning Routine

     This blog post is dedicated to my sweet grandmother, Fannie-Lee Lowe.  It took a few years (30, but who’s counting?), but your lessons are finally starting to sink in.  What can I say?  I’m a slow learner.  I love you...

Strength is for Everyone

Strength is for Everyone

     7 years ago when I entered the fitness industry, you would have never heard me speak about anything controversial.  I saw it as my responsibility as a professional to keep my business and personal life completely separate.  At...

Move and Have Fun:  Systems Aren’t Everything

Move and Have Fun: Systems Aren’t Everything

     Before I go anything further, let me be brutally honest with you and myself.  I have at many times contradicted the title of this blog post.  When I first started training, I had all clients use machines because I was worried...

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