October 25, 2018

Quiz Time! Fill in the Blank: Information. __________. Transformation.

I’ve been in the fitness and nutrition industry for nearly 20 years.  But it wasn’t until 2011 that I learned a life-changing, career-saving lesson.  Dare I call it an epiphany? I studied nutrition in college.  Actually, “studied” may be a stretch.  I took nutrition in college (yeah, that’s better).  It wasn’t until I was outta college that I actually started studying it.  In my studying of nutrition, I gained a lot of information.  And it was this information that I passed along to my clients. Admittedly, though, […]
October 17, 2018

Disappointment Lies Between Your Expectations and Your Reality

Imagine for a moment you’re a no-name athlete representing your no-name country in the Olympics.  No one expects much from you.  You and your country are just happy you’ve been invited to the dance.  You come out, compete in your event, kick butt, and, surprisingly, finish 8th.  You’re the 8th best in the world in your event!  Immediately, you become your tiny nation’s most notable figure. Now, imagine you’re the top Olympic athlete for a “superpower” country in your respective sport.  You’re so good in […]
August 29, 2018

Hara Hachi Bu and You!

Although what you eat is important to losing fat, how you eat is equally, if not more, important. In The 5 Habits of Highly Effective Eating, the first habit is “eat slowly to 80% full”.  If you apply these two “anchor” habits—regardless of where you’re eating, what you’re eating, or whomever you’re eating with—you can have fat-loss success.  I cover eating slowly here.  This article is focused on the latter of the two—eating to 80% full.  (Note: until you’ve developed some level of mastery with […]
August 15, 2018

Ain’t No Perfect

If you’ve subscribed to our email list, “liked” us on Facebook, or are simply making the time to read this, I’ll assume you’ve taken an interest in improving some aspect of your health and fitness. And I’m gonna also assume it’s not the first time you’ve taken an interest. If I’m correct, what have you tried in the past? What worked well? What didn’t? Regardless, I’m sure you had a plan (you did have a plan, didn’t you?) to follow. Your plan may have looked […]
May 23, 2018

Maybe the Opposite of Harder is Different

“You can’t do what you did to get here if you want to get there!” – Coach Martin Rooney I’m working with a new coaching client.  We met last week for our bi-weekly assessments, i.e., weight and circumference measurements.  More than occasionally, clients will preface our measurements with phrases such as, “I had a bad week” or “The numbers aren’t gonna be good.” First off, that’s just what they are—numbers.  Or more “scientifically”, data.  Taking measurements, or assessing, simply allows us to see what’s working […]
May 17, 2018

I Came, I Saw, I Conquered!

Last Saturday I competed in the first annual Nashville Fit Magazine FITTEST (Fit Test).  The event entailed 10 different disciplines of power, strength, agility, and endurance. I’m a coach.  I’d like to think I’ve a heart of a teacher.  And though I do love teaching, I love learning, equally, if not more.  But, I don’t wanna stop at the learning.  I wanna know how I can apply what I learn, filter that information, and disseminate it to my clients and others at the right time […]