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It’s Stupid To Be Safe

Note: This post was inspired by Maria Popova creator of BrainPickings.org. Fantastic site! Everyone in this room is going to be gone pretty quickly – and we will have either made something or not made something. The artists that inspire me are the ones that I look at and go, ‘Oh my god – you […]

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Effective Strategies For Health and Wellness Pt. 2

The previous post was a bit of an extended lead in to this one. Now, onto the nuts bolts of applying and implementing knowledge. Sleep/Wake: Get to bed on time. Put some closure on the day. Plan the next days events, including your workout time. Schedule everything. Wake up EARLY. Just a few minutes at […]

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Effective Strategies for Health and Wellness Pt.1

The intention of this post is to place you on the path of health and wellness success. I’ll do this by giving you tips and information to begin utilizing immediately. Positive Action > Positive Thinking … It’s not what we can do. It’s what we will do. We can do anything. Doing, always trumps thinking. […]

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Checking In: Connecting Trainer with Client

“If you are prepared, have confidence and persevere, you will always have the edge.” Howard Ferguson As a personal trainer, I find the most difficulty and dissatisfaction in those days in between my training sessions with my clients. On the way to meet the trainee I’m pondering how their week went. Did they workout? Eat […]

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NUTRITION & FITNESS ON THE GO – planning your healthy travel

This is a deep and complex topic that can be condensed into a few takeaway bullet points. Keep it super simple. Foods For Flight: Carbs: Sweet Potato. Bake it the night before and wrap it in foil. Veggies: Pack a salad, or sliced carrots, celery, and peppers. Fats: Nuts. Protein: Sliced turkey or smoked fish, […]

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Mindset: Practice in Pursuit of Excellence

“Rote, mindless repetition is not practice… it is purpose that focuses the practice, and it is the intensity and specificity of that focus that governs the efficacy of the practice.” Michael Livingstone “The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical.  It is the sower of all true […]

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Massive Change / Simple Action

Forget the outcome and focus on the daily task. I started to achieve, as an athlete and fitness professional when I looked at what I needed to do each day to progress. At first this was a “to-do” list of exercises, minutes, and miles. A list of foods to eat, and foods to avoid. Guidelines. […]

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Variety in Health and Exercise is Unnecessary

Assessment In the active, athletic, fitness, and wellness world it seems every week we are presented with new exercises and ways to workout. From slight variations to a pushup to complex training programs for niche activities [think stand up paddle boarding], it seems there is no end in sight for “new” ways to train. Programs […]

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Well Rounded vs. Obsession

Well-Rounded vs. Obsession http://joeyroth.com/posteriv/ When it comes to being “fit” the new trainee, acquaintance, or inquirer will often deem the image being represented a result of obsession. As they learn more about what the driving force is, maybe running ultra-marathons, their opinion edges ever closer to becoming solidified as fact. Often what we have done, […]

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The Ebb and Flow of Training

Dealing with the Ebb and Flow of Training Day to day, sometimes even hour-to-hour, life can feel like a rollercoaster. One moment you are excited, focused, and maybe even proud. The next you are lacking confidence, purpose, and direction. Seeking balance, in each moment, is not necessarily a possibility. Life is hard, but this too […]