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, […]
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 got the 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 […]
December 18, 2016

Act Like You’ve Been There Before!

“When you go into the end zone, act like you’ve been there before.” – Vince Lombardi [unsourced] I mentioned to someone at that gym I was considering going golfing later in the day.  He said inquisitively, “Working out and golfing in the same day?!”  To which I replied, “Sure, the pros do it.”  He said, “You’re no pro”. He’s right, I know.  I’m no pro.  But do pros wait until they’ve turned professional to act like pros?  To do the things pros do?  No, I […]