Success on the Scale Pales in Comparison to Functional Goals

YO! I’m going to pull back the veil a little too much on this one. I’ve been doing the exercise thing for a long time. I’ve helped hundreds of people lose thousands of pounds. I’ve helped people increase their strength. Hell, I’ve even helped people get six-pack abs. This industry is bombarded with goals centeredContinue reading “Success on the Scale Pales in Comparison to Functional Goals”

Capturing Moments of Gratitude

Hey Friends, I’ve spent the last ten plus years inundated with fitness. It’s been a passion. A point of service. And I’ve been grateful at the opportunity to not only serve amazing people, but experience a lifestyle unique to me. One that I am proud of. But also, one that I question every single day.Continue reading “Capturing Moments of Gratitude”

Volunteered Hardship

In today’s world, we come up with activities to mimic our ancestral struggles. As humans, we’ve evolved to leverage tools and technology to answer the call of inconveniences. Instead of running from bears, we go for a jog or a luxuriously paved hike. Instead of hunting for food, we go to the grocery store. InsteadContinue reading “Volunteered Hardship”

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?”

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”

Weight Loss and Metabolism Part 2/3: Cardio for weight loss

Is buying a treadmill going to help me lose weight? What about a bicycle? Should I do cardio before or after I lift weights? What about body wraps, will they help me shed the unwanted pounds?   Having worked in gyms for the last ~10 years, you see and hear a lot of things from all walks of life, manyContinue reading “Weight Loss and Metabolism Part 2/3: Cardio for weight loss”

Weight Loss and Metabolism Part 1: Nutrition for Fat Loss

Hey! Today begins a 3-part series introduction to fat loss. (Edit from the fuure: The blog gets a little long mathy/sciency, be ready to calculate some numbers to figure out what your metabolism looks like) The purpose of my focus for the next month is going to be focused on weight loss while kick startingContinue reading “Weight Loss and Metabolism Part 1: Nutrition for Fat Loss”