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
There was a group of us standing around. I was a number of feet away. The group was made up of fitness folks. People who enjoy being healthy and capable. But, deep to the core good people. Not cruel or disrespectful. Why does that matter? Because the non-fitness individual who was briefly nearby had a … More How Insecurity Can Ruin You
I want to give you a quote. “Three things cannot be long hidden: The Sun The Moon and the Truth.” I have done over 10,000 hours of personal training since I began in this field. I tell you this to solidify where I am coming from. That is, that virtually every person I have ever … More You Can’t Hide The Truth
Remember that time you successfully lost a bunch of weight during the weeks leading up to Christmas and the new year? Yeah, me either. For most of us, the month of December is full of holiday gatherings, unfriendly weight loss foods, and a whole lot of food justification. Although you could start a weight loss … More Why Bad Strategy Causes You To Fail
This article is going to hurt feelings. It’s going to make some of you mad at me. Why? Because you want SO badly to believe that what I am about to say is not true, but deep down you know it is. A person’s weight is a sensitive subject often times. I get it. I … More 3 Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight
Do you know someone who lost a good deal of weight and gained it all back? I would surmise that most of us do. Not necessarily 100 pounds, but even 20 or 30. But why? The new body looks better. The new body feels better. The new body performs better. But, The new body is … More Are You a Fitness Imposter?
I love getting people fit in their older years. Whether it be the 63 year old who never seriously got into fitness or the 65 year old who wants to keep their abilities that they began all the way back in junior high school. This subset of people who are interested in making their quality … More It Doesn’t Matter Why You Start
The other day I was at an auto parts store. A younger guy was talking to me about some paint and another somewhat older gentleman was standing there as well. As I was getting rung up at the register, the second guy asks me “so, are you a gymnast or something”? Assuming he probably had … More Have You Thrown Out the Anchor?
If you were to picture the characteristics of the male physique from a health and fitness standpoint, what would it look like? Not the epitome of what you think a man can look like, but what the average man looks like. Overweight? High body fat? Big gut? Average muscle build or lack of? Poor posture? … More Do Females Who Strength Train Look Like Men?