I Am Lost and Don’t Know What Exercise to Do! What Type of Exercise is Best for Me?

I sit down to talk to a prospective client. “What are your goals?”, I ask. “I just want to lose weight”, they say. “Why?”, I clap back. “I’ve always been overweight and I hate exercise.” They say. It’s a common obstacle. And every single day, someone will tell me how much they hate something, don’tContinue reading “I Am Lost and Don’t Know What Exercise to Do! What Type of Exercise is Best for Me?”

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”

Breaking out of a Workout Rut

What are some general reasons people fall into a workout rut?   There are so many ways you can fall into a rut with your workouts!    One of the most important pieces of the ‘health puzzle’ is integrating a realistic plan at an appropriate intensity. Especially at this time of year, individuals are motivatedContinue reading “Breaking out of a Workout Rut”

Improving Your Nutrition: Part 1 – Energy Balance

Energy Balance Whether you are in the middle of deciding to increase mass or drop bodyweight, the very first and most important step in achieving a healthy nutritional balance is figuring out how much energy your body needs. The most simple form of measurement is keeping track of the amount of food you eat. YouContinue reading “Improving Your Nutrition: Part 1 – Energy Balance”

Getting Fit 101: Measurements Worth Tracking

The last couple of weeks I have been riddled with ideas, thoughts and new ways of thinking. I’ve compiled a small group of testers to track a few measureable data points each day, week and month. The intention of the data is to keep track of your health and see how you progress with aContinue reading “Getting Fit 101: Measurements Worth Tracking”

Day 1 in the Gym

There’s a guy I know who’s scared shitless of the gym. Mirrors everywhere. Jacked dudes and beautiful women with wandering eyes. There’s an unspoken pressure to lift at least as much as the person next to you. And an uncomfortable feeling of asking someone to spot you…and being so nervous that you just try toContinue reading “Day 1 in the Gym”

Your Baseball Card

Baseball cards used to be a huge thing. You’d see the player picture on the front (with a cheesy pose most of the time), combined with the lifetime stats on the back of the card. You could see home runs, batting average and other stats over the career of a player. It was something thatContinue reading “Your Baseball Card”

Reframing Your Excuses

I talk to a lot of people who deem themselves too busy to get their workouts in. We all talk about the amount of time we have to put into our kids, our work and/or our personal life. We don’t want to give anything up. Our identities are deeply tied to the things we do,Continue reading “Reframing Your Excuses”

My Favorite Question

How’s that working out for you? A question I have been asking myself a lot recently. A lot of depth to it if you commit to diving into the real answers. Real answers being hard to own up to. In my case, The way we set up your health program takes work. The way we setContinue reading “My Favorite Question”

Connecting your Why

  Earlier today I ran up to the rec center. And in case I haven’t told you, I’m on a basketball kick. Basketball is funny to me. It’s a reminder of when I went through my surgeries. It’s a reminder of the years of rehab. It’s a reminder of all the hours spent on theContinue reading “Connecting your Why”