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 13, 2017

How An Overspender Helped An Overeater

Last weekend my foster kids had a Christmas party to attend. There would be food. I was the one assigned to take them. Around the time we were to leave, my wife Caroline would take my “bio” daughter (yeah, bio’s a thing) and her friend to our church’s Christmas market. There would be artisans selling their stuff. A short time before we were all to leave, I told Caroline I was afraid I’d overeat at the party. She turned toward me and shared she was […]
February 3, 2017

What Not Learning Spanish Taught Me About Fitness and Nutrition

I took my first Spanish class the summer between the seventh and eighth grade. In high school, English was the only class I took as much as Spanish. In college, I took four semesters of it. And as I sit here today, typing this post, I’m as far from speaking the language as you may be from accomplishing your health and fitness goals. Although I still don’t know how to speak Spanish, having now been in the fitness industry for nearly 20 years, I’ve concluded […]