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...

read more
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...

read more
Naked Reality

Naked Reality

Facing reality is the first step to change. Without knowing where we are, we cannot properly make a plan for where we are going. When undergoing a weight loss journey, often the most painful moment of the whole endeavor is the “weigh-in” and “before” pictures. For...

read more
Be the Leader

Be the Leader

As I reflect on the upcoming celebration of our nation’s Independence Day, I find myself circling around the topic of leadership. To clarify, this is by no means an exploration of politics or the landscape of the nation. No my focus for this lies far closer to home....

read more
Dessert-First Fitness

Dessert-First Fitness

Let’s be honest... Would you eat “clean” and exercise regularly if you could stay ripped and healthy without it? Over time, I’ve found the overwhelming majority of people would NOT do it. Why? Because it is HARD. It requires consistent, repeated EFFORT, over-and-over...

read more
What Could Go Right?

What Could Go Right?

At times of great change in my life, I always stop to remind myself of one key circumstance: I am always nervous right before something amazing happens. Living in a world that continues to exhaust us with one painful story after another, and social media bombards us...

read more
The 1 Minute Movement Challenge

The 1 Minute Movement Challenge

Let’s try an experiment. Do this 1 Minute Challenge right now: Take out your smart phone or watch and set a countdown. Start the clock and walk. For 60 total seconds, there is to be no texting, calling, or distractions… JUST MOVEMENT. Pause reading this and GO! …....

read more
Accepting the Gift of Inconvenience

Accepting the Gift of Inconvenience

It is inevitable that we will be posed with challenges in our life. Some may even venture to say that it is integral to the human experience. But, to many, the burden that looming obstacles approaching in the distance can prove to be an emotionally crippling notion....

read more

Lessons Learned – Volume 1

I did a little math the other day, and I realized I have been weight training in some capacity for about 20 years now. Damn… time has flown by. A driving force as I moved from just training for myself to guiding others on their fitness journeys, has always been to...

read more
Summer Diet Hacks

Summer Diet Hacks

Keeping to your diet during the summer season can be challenging.This is the time of year where the parties and barbecues start to get lined up and sticking to a healthier lifestyle can be tested. You want to enjoy your life but remain on track with your fitness...

read more