Heart Rate Lessons from my Fitbit

If you’re anything like me, you’re an exercise nerd who cares about how their body functions. You worry about things like Resting heart rate, blood pressure, VO2max and even sleep quantity. Each has an impact on the way you move and feel throughout the day. If you’re nothing like me, Congratulations! You’re pretty normal. I’mContinue reading “Heart Rate Lessons from my Fitbit”

Goal Setting: Tell a Hell of a Story

There’s a lot unfold in every life. You walk down the street, on the way to the store. You see someone walking by and you give them a quick smile. They pass by, shooting you finger guns and a head nod. You meander by each other with nothing more than a head nod, a creepyContinue reading “Goal Setting: Tell a Hell of a Story”

Goal Setting: Differentiating Failure from Absence

Hey! Sup? Let’s talk about falling flat on your face. Take a second and think about a time you when you failed. It sucks to look back. It takes over your brain. It reminds you of your inadequacy and disappointment. There’s a deeper hurt that is only felt because you STILL wish you had accomplished theContinue reading “Goal Setting: Differentiating Failure from Absence”

Park Workout 101

In this time of social distancing, the hard part is finding time and space to break free from our little bubbles. Waking up this morning, I rolled out of bed angst-y, angry and a grump to the Nth degree (just ask Heather). Bout time to get out, shepherd some strength and HIIT something to calmContinue reading “Park Workout 101”

The Duplicity of Self Thoughts

Today, I found some clarity. You ever find yourself so deeply engulfed in your thoughts, thinking so deeply about your situation that everything just accumulates and sends you into a space that gets you thinking exclusively into a worst case scenario? I remember a point, specifically, three weeks ago where I was driving in myContinue reading “The Duplicity of Self Thoughts”

At Home Hacks – Getting your Butt off the couch

Hey! Sup? A couple people I work with have asked about being motivated/excited/disciplined enough to workout at home. Man, it’s not that hard! I guess I’m one of the weirdos though. I have my good days and bad days. It’s true. But with the weather warming up, and the opening of the CHOPSHOP I figuredContinue reading “At Home Hacks – Getting your Butt off the couch”

Covid-19 and Owning a Small Business

With the very real threat of Covid-19, I find myself dancing on a fine line of anxiety and stress of the unknown. If you don’t know what I am, what I do, I’ll do my best to explain.  I have built a small business as a fitness professional working with people at their location ofContinue reading “Covid-19 and Owning a Small Business”

Is Carbonated Water Bad for You?

Hey! I was chatting with a client the other day and he had a question that made me say ‘Hmm’. He asked the question in the title of the post. As with every other answer I ever give, I want to be confident in saying Yay or Nay. On this one I more concerned withContinue reading “Is Carbonated Water Bad for You?”

Lessons from March Madness

If you’re reading this you probably know who I am. If not, here’s a quick wrap up – I am completely, utterly obsessed with college basketball and March Madness. We are coming off the craziest weekend of March Madness that I can remember.  Tons of upsets, a rough loss for my Spartans but a ridiculousContinue reading “Lessons from March Madness”