Make it Enjoyable

Make it Enjoyable

Working out has a lot of hit phrases.  Classics like “no pain, no gain,” “if it doesn’t challenge you it won’t change you,” and other with a similar message.  What about fun, friendly, progressive and effective?  True, not as catchy...
Check Your Stress

Check Your Stress

Stress is more important than you think. You are stressed.  This is just a statistical fact if you live in modern day America.  We have jobs, kids, pets, trouble sleep, medication, sick family members, we are likely a little overweight, we want something we don’t...
Keep Your Training Fresh

Keep Your Training Fresh

When you start working out, what you do is much less relevant than that you are doing it.  In the journey for better health, consistency is king.  Once you have a good routine built, that same plan that got you to the beginning of your journey is unlikely going to be...
Your First Week

Your First Week

Your first week.  Beginner Perspective. Trying new things is hard.  As an adult we are conditioning to avoid things we aren’t good at.  Especially with the stigma surrounding gyms.  They are supposed to be intimidating, you won’t know anyone, and you could see or be...
End Goal, Not Ego.

End Goal, Not Ego.

You are not your workout While coaching my 5am class this morning I made one of my athletes use DB’s for an overhead movement as opposed to the barbell.  Three things followed this: The first was a somewhat exasperated look with a distinct “why” behind it, the second...