Intro to Arthritis – Exercise is the Best Medicine

Let’s start at Arthritis. Arthritis is one of those things that literally means there is swelling and tenderness in our joints. It is often accompanied with pain and stiffness. To put it simply, you wake up one day and you just sort of start feeling old. And it happens to everyone. It’s inevitable. But youContinue reading “Intro to Arthritis – Exercise is the Best Medicine”

Improve Your Mobility Tenfold – Get Your Ass on the Ground

How often do we see someone squat like this in public? It’s not something you typically see in a world run by desk jockeys and business people. Imagine being in a desk all day, typing away for eight hours at a time in a dog doodoo posture. Tight spines and hip flexors. Immovable midback andContinue reading “Improve Your Mobility Tenfold – Get Your Ass on the Ground”

An Eye into my Coaching Ethos

Hey, Here’s the thing. I’m not a coach who’s going to yell at you or shame. And I think that’s because I did that to myself for years. It hurt to hear those thoughts in my head, and tear myself down. It makes me feel like I’m not good enough to feel good about who IContinue reading “An Eye into my Coaching Ethos”

High Blood Pressure? Let’s fix it.

Hey friends,I wanted to dive into your blood pressure question. Because mostly, I’m a nerd So, here…we…go… Why is blood pressure important?  It can turn your life expectancy from 76 years old, to 55 years old, with a small difference in blood pressure.A 35 year old with a blood pressure of 120/80 will live on averageContinue reading “High Blood Pressure? Let’s fix it.”

Try Something Difficult – Change Your Life

The fitness world is fraught with inconsistencies. Butter used to be bad. But now it’s good. Eggs are terrible for your cholesterol. But actually it’s not! Squats kill your knees, don’t do them. But actually, do them because you have to every time you poop! It’s a world full of noise. It makes living aContinue reading “Try Something Difficult – Change Your Life”

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”