Why Weight Loss?

There was a morning you woke up, looked in the mirror and decided you didn’t like what you saw. You grab the extra little flab between your thumb and forefinger, wishing for it to magically disappear. You step on the scale, disappointed, as the number stares at you like some kind of toddler taunting youContinue reading “Why Weight Loss?”

Racquetball + Fitness = Anthony

Finished up a bit ago with a client who has…survived Covid. I say survive rather than thrive because the mental game behind his training has been STOLEN from him. Not in the sense that he caught covid and nearly died. But the whole ‘Normal’ thing. Things have changed a bit from the beginning of theContinue reading “Racquetball + Fitness = Anthony”

I Run Because

You strap on your shoes. Lace them up from the bottom to top. Making sure your socks are nice and smooth to reduce the blister risk. Step outside and turn on your distance tracking/speed tracking app. Thumb through previous runs and set a target for today’s run. With the headphones blaring, you get started. TheContinue reading “I Run Because”

Heart Rate Response: Conditioning vs. Illness

Hey all! AWESOME DATA on a followup to a post I made a couple of weeks ago. The preceding graphs are tracking resting heart rate. The picture on the left is my own heart rate in the last month. Last weekend, I came down with a non-covid illness. Though not drastic, there is a definiteContinue reading “Heart Rate Response: Conditioning vs. Illness”

Covid and your gym!

Hey! It seems like everybody is ready to get back to normal life, whatever that new normal will look like. Let me preface with a word of caution – everyone is free to make their own choices, and I hope you make the choice that is safe for you – and all the people youContinue reading “Covid and your gym!”

The Big Picture

Hey all! Sup? Six pack abs. Toned, lean arms. Peachy booty. We see it everyday. From the Insta feeds. The Tiktoks. The Facebook stories. It’s in our hive mind, it invades our visual and tactile space. Every time you open an app and check on your friends, there it is. And you start to feelContinue reading “The Big Picture”

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: 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.┬áIt 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”