There are certain topics I don’t care to write about because of the rabbit hole that inevitably unwinds when broaching such areas. This is going to be one of them. Oh well. Distance running is not a net positive long term fitness approach. If you sense yourself lowering your eyebrows, clenching your jaw, and flaring … More So, Is Running Good For You?
I hate excuses. Which is why the above picture is of one of the walls at my gym. I tolerate “reasons” for failure for a period of time, but not excuses. What’s the difference? Let me tell you a story. Chuck travels a lot for work. He is on the run nonstop. Airport to airport, … More Do You Give Excuses or Reasons?
I work with clients in my private studio. Aside from me and my chocolate Labrador Kiva, there are no eyes on you in my one-on-one sessions. When you are here, you can feel comfortable to make mistakes, look silly learning new things, and not feel intimidated. Assuming a client also trains on their own outside … More Intimidation in the Gym
It is broadly accepted that with old age comes diminished physical capabilities. Falls. Trips. Grabbing on to things for help. Instability. On and on. I am not a magician nor do I know any who can make an 80-year old function like a 40-year old. What I do know is that the vast majority of … More The 5 Secrets to Feeling Good In Old Age
Think of one thing in your life that’s great and you have pride in. -Your perfectly maintained lawn and landscape at your home. -Your continual success in your career. -Your children who turned out to be responsible and hard working. -Your well-funded retirement account. All things that are impressive in their own right and not … More Why the Perfect Program Won’t Fix You
Fitness has many forms and they all have different requirements. Bodybuilding Powerlifting Muscular Endurance Aerobic Endurance Yoga Bootcamp style workouts Metabolic Training Step Classes Pure Barre Plyometrics The list goes on and on. But, who is awesome at every single one? No one. You can be decent at all of them, but you will never … More Why You Are in Shape Yet Totally Out of Shape
What do you value most in life? Your family? Job? Car? House? Perhaps having alone time, playing golf, going to the bar with friends, or enjoying a hobby. You will always go out of your way to give precedence to what holds the most value to you. If golf on Saturday mornings is important to … More The Real Reason You Don’t Change
Four years ago the gym I worked at decided that personal training was no longer a full-time position and capped their trainers’ hours at 25 per week. Prior to this, the cap was 40, which I had been sitting at for about a year. In one swift kick, I had a part-time job. After a … More Why You Need To Audit the People In Your Life
Fitness relies on motivation. Period. There is absolutely no reason anyone would repeatedly push their body to points of discomfort physically and mentally without motivation. But how do you get motivated? Right now you get up and barely have enough time to shower and get to work in the morning. No time to workout before … More The Secret To Motivation
Everyone defines success differently. Your mother, your uncle Gordon, even your dog Phil. Your mom might think success is having a steady job, a family, and a vegetable garden in the back forty. Uncle Gordon may think it’s having a lake house and a full liquor cabinet. For Phil the dog, perhaps it’s walking on … More 10 Things That Will Make You Successful