September 16, 2020

3 Myths That Are Keeping You From Your Goals

There are three big myths surrounding the requirements of sustainable, purposeful exercise and good, supportive nutrition.  And like a mythological dragon protecting a castle, these myths may be keeping you from your goals. Myth #1: You need inspiration to practice. Myth #2: You need motivation to practice. Myth #3: “Professionals” are always motivated to practice. On occasion, I blow a client’s mind when I share with him or her that I’m not always motivated.  (Whaaa?) The truth is, there’s no such thing as unwavering motivation. […]
August 12, 2020

7 Principles Michael Jordan’s Baseball Career Reminded Me About Change

If, like Michael Jordan, I was a betting man, I’d say before laying eyes on this post, you’ve already laid your eyes on The Last Dance documentary.  Ultimately, it’s about the Chicago Bulls and their run for their sixth NBA Championship, but MJ is certainly the focal point. Episode VII covers MJ’s retirement from basketball to play baseball.  As I watched this, I couldn’t help but see the parallel’s between MJ’s baseball journey and your journey toward a healthier and fitter you. So, I wanna […]
November 11, 2019

9 Things Basic Training Taught Me About Fitness

One of the greatest opportunities I’ve been afforded in my life was to serve my country in the Army National Guard.  And I’m reminded of this each Veterans Day. Having served makes me no less grateful and appreciative of those that served long before me or are currently serving both domestically and abroad.  If anything, it makes me even MORE grateful and appreciative of what they’ve done and continue to do. To this day, I’m still receiving the benefits of having served in the military, […]
March 12, 2019

Rise and Shine, Athlete! Yes, You!

ath·lete /ˈaTHˌlēt/ noun a person who is proficient in sports and other forms of physical exercise Whether you consider yourself to be one or not, if you’ve taken any interest in the way you look, feel, and move, you’re an athlete. Although I’m not a Crossfit coach or athlete, founder Greg Glassman stated . . . “[Our] needs and those of an Olympic athlete differ by degree not kind.  Increased power, strength, cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, flexibility, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy are […]
March 6, 2019

The Pen Is Mightier Than the . . . Dumbbell?!

(I’ve tried to limit my recent posts to 500-700 words.  This one is double that.  But it’s only because I needed most of these words to explain this invaluable success tool!) A new tool I’ve recently placed in my toolbox is the Advantages Response Card.  It’s something I learned about while reading the Beck DIET solution by Dr. Judith Beck, Ph.D.*, a book I highly recommend.  It’s been an essential tool that has help her clients change their mindset and overcome the [the inevitable] sabotaging […]
February 13, 2019

Get (and Stick) with the Program!

I can tell a lot about your fitness program by the first thing you do when you come into the gym. If it doesn’t include a warm-up, you’re either following no program at all or you’ve chosen to neglect this extremely important part of a training program. If the first exercise you do after not warming up is biceps curls, you’re either following no program at all or are following the most poorly designed program ever.  (“Yo, it’s arm day, bro!”) If you have nothing in […]