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October 20, 2020

We give a lot of advice about losing weight, getting in shape, and improving your health. There’s a lot of nuance in the topics we share with you, which is why we’ll never run out of pointers, guidelines, and suggestions.

But that can also be a problem.

When there’s so much information that you start to feel overwhelmed, take a step back and look at the bigger picture. That’s when you’ll find that most of it can be boiled down to one these top 10 p...

October 14, 2020

Working out never has to be an all day event. It doesn’t even require an hour in the gym every day.

Many of my clients spend around 30 minutes just 3 times a week exercising, but even that doesn’t have to be your minimum.

If other priorities seem to constantly get in the way, there are strategies you can use to make the most of your limited time. I’ll go over 3 of them for you (to keep it brief) and then I’ll give you a freebie workout you can do a...

September 22, 2020

You don’t need a diet, you need to be more mindful of what you eat.

You don’t need high-intensity workouts, you need to get off your butt more.

Whatever you do, it will NOT be the perfect plan. But even the “perfect plan” doesn’t work because it’s perfect. It works because you’re doing it.

(Everything I say from this moment on will only reiterate those 54 words. However, if you want it spelled out a little more, I’ve got you covered.)

The First Line

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September 9, 2020

There are an exponential amount of lies regarding fitness and nutrition. Many of them come from businesses who want to sell you on their products; they feel no guilt selling you a lie if it means earning a quick buck.

Those aren’t the lies I’m addressing today.

This list is about the lies we all tend to tell ourselves at one point or another on our path to getting fit, because those lies are easier to miss.

Two Truths and a Lie

Ever played the game t...

August 31, 2020

When your performance at the gym is less than the kick-assery* you hoped for…

When the weight doesn’t go up on certain lifts, or even goes down…

When the same run is just as vomit-inducing today as it was 6 months ago…

When you’re in a rut, or hit a plateau, it’s time to figure out how to step up your game.

*Kick-assery is an industry term. A related, but opposite, industry term is “douchebaggery.” Both can be seen in the gym, but you should strive f...

August 24, 2020

“I know what I need to do to get in shape. When I try, I can get it done. The problem is I’m all-or-nothing.”

If you’ve said anything similar to this before, you already know this mindset has its drawbacks. But what if told you there’s a way to use it to your advantage?

You may just be going all-in on the wrong things.

First, Acknowledge the Elephant

Why hello there, Elephant. I see you hiding there in the corner of the room. You’re not as discreet a...

August 19, 2020

If you’ve ever tried an exercise and it’s felt uncomfortable, or even caused you pain, you know how frustrating it can be when you’re told you HAVE to do it.

For instance, squats are a necessity in a good workout program. But that notion can turn you off to the whole idea of exercise if squats suck for you.

No matter the exercise that gives you trouble, I have 7 tips to help you avoid giving up the idea of ever working out again.

This First Thing Is...

August 3, 2020

Step counting has been popular for awhile now. So much so that tracking your daily walking activity is a feature built into most phones.

You may even have (or are considering getting) a watch or fitness tracker to collect that data more accurately for you.

Having that information does you no good if you aren’t sure what to do with it, or if you should even pay attention to it. My goal is to help you make that decision for yourself.

Too Sexy for My S...

July 27, 2020

Working in the garden. Hiking in the mountains. Vacuuming your entire house. Taking a ride around the bike trail.

There are times when any of those things could count as exercise.

There are also times when, not only should those specific examples not be considered exercise, but other things — like your daily 5 mile run, or an hour lifting weights at the gym — don’t count either.

I’m talking about the difference between exercise and activity. Without...

June 2, 2020

Whether you struggle with diet or exercise, it’s rarely the actual diet or exercise part that’s the problem.

The real problems are things like a hectic schedule, losing motivation, getting sick, not knowing what to do… all the real-life stuff that gets in the way.

A coach can help with these things.

Whether you hire a coach or not isn’t the point. You may not be ready or able to take that step. That’s ok. Although I believe it’s something everyone s...

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