I broke out of a workout funk

How many times have you gone to the gym and been bored? I mean in the sense of when you start your warm up its the last thing you wan’t to be doing – not because its going to be hard or your not feeling well but because the idea of your workout stops being interesting to you. It happens …

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How to Workout at Work

This week I want to turn to something  tangible and give you concrete methods to implement. A few of my clients have recently been swamped at work and they’ve found it more difficult to set aside that full hour or so they would normally head to the gym. I’ve been working with them to find some suitable little tips and …

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They say we need a revolution

As I mentioned earlier this week I am taking part in Scott Dinsmore’s blogging challenge. Today is the final day and each morning a writing prompt has ben waiting for me in my inbox. Today’s questions was “What revolution do you want to lead?” Its an interesting dichotomy I find myself in the middle of as I transition my career, message, …

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The Green Juice or Ice Cream Principle

“The youth of our nation are the clearest mirror of our performance.” – Bobby Kennedy Last year for Father’s Day, my wife gave me some pretty cool campaign literature from RFK’s 1968 presidential campaign. One of the fliers had the above quote featured prominently on the page. It is now hanging up in my office to remind me why I …

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What gets you excited when it comes to fitness

“You will almost never see me on a treadmill, elliptical, stair master, or stationary bike.” This is one of the first things my clients usually here from me. Its part of my response when I get asked what kind of ‘cardio’ they should do. Why is that part of my response? A couple reasons. I want to be truthful. The …

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The anatomy of the P.R.

The term P.R. (Personal Record) gets thrown around quite a bit in gym and fitness circles. The term is proudly shared after a workout because an extreme sense of achievement has occurred. It is an ever moving positive marker that keeps us coming back determined to top ourselves. We’ve all had the invigorating feeling of pushing ourselves to a limit that was …

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A Quick Process to Boost You (and others)

I once was challenged to complete a pretty interesting simple exercise designed to help me find some of my strengths. The assignment was to ask 15 people what my three best qualities were. (If your self-esteem ever needs a boost I would highly recommend trying this out) Didn’t matter who as long as I had some sort of relationship with …

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The Danger of Rigid Thinking

“I only do cardio.” “I don’t like to lift weights because ‘X.’” “I only like to take classes.” “But isn’t fat bad for you?” These are just a few examples of things you hear on a day-in day-out basis while working at a gym or with clients. As a trainer this rigid thinking can be so maddeningly frustrating. But more …

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Welcome

I have put this off for far to long. It has been my intention to take my knowledge and venture into the online space for over two years. Thanks to Scott Dinsmore over at Live Your Legend, that inner voice that has been saying “eventually” and “some day soon” has transformed to “alright lets do this.” Yesterday I received an …

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