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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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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! …....

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