Lean into Fear

Lean into Fear

How can you conquer an enemy you don't understand? Duh. Fear is nothing more than a misunderstanding and an emotional reaction to the dreaded "UNKNOWN." Especially as we progress through our life, and move into roles of mastery in specific areas of our life, our...

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Deload to Reload

Deload to Reload

Deload? Isn't the point of getting stronger to add more weight to lifts? Well...Yes. Aaannd No. For the novice to intermediate trainee, the importance of incorporating planned periods of decreased "intensity" aka "lower the weight on the bar" seems like a...

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Helping Yourself By Mentoring Others

Helping Yourself By Mentoring Others

With the excitement of the new mentorship program brewing, I reflected on the unseen benefit of assuming a leadership role in guiding others. For a long time, I lived as a hypocrite. The way I was training myself, was completely contrary to the recommendations I was...

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Social Success

Social Success

Ever hear of this? -  "We are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with." When you think about it, this makes complete sense. These are the individuals that we choose to engage in on the most routine basis, and as such, they are the means by which our...

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Perpetually Prepared

Perpetually Prepared

When it comes to weight loss, strength development, or general wellness, you come to realize that guiding a client through that journey is much more about lifestyle management than just nutritional strategies and what exercises/rep scheme you should be deploying. A...

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Tips for Maxing Out

Tips for Maxing Out

So you want to lift heavy you say? Rad! Well here's some ways to maximize your ability to chuck some weights and improve your chances of success. Sleep Yup. There it is again. If you're not recovering and getting enough rest leading up to the days you go heavy in the...

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Back to School Rush

Back to School Rush

The moment many parents have been counting down to is here. The first bell of the new school year. This week can be chaos for many. With a short week, the impending drastic shift in schedules, and the stress of managing this transition can be a grenade to your healthy...

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Steps for Fall Success

Steps for Fall Success

We're a couple weeks away from the unofficial end of summer with Labor Day on the horizon. Now is the perfect time to start adjusting for the upcoming shifts in schedules and set up for success. Thankfully, the beginning of the fall season tends to be a good time for...

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The Perfect Time

The Perfect Time

Inspired by recents discussions of people who started their fitness journey during July and August, aka the "hardest" time to start a diet, I reflected on the power of their actions during this challenging time. We often put off the pursuit of our goals until the...

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Mid-Summer Reflections

Mid-Summer Reflections

The lure of summer activities, vacations abroad, beach bumming, and family barbeques, all present opportunities for amazing memories to be cherished. These beloved past-times tend to come at the expense of general fitness goals, as the average person tends to struggle...

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