The Patterns We Live

I get up, I make my bed. I walk out into the kitchen, grind some coffee beans, drop them in the coffeemaker and hit start. I give my dogs their morning “daddy treat,” then stumble into the bathroom to do my normal thing. I do this everyday. It’s a pattern. Our lives are patterns. There’s…

Fitness Advice for Real People

I love barbecue and good beer, I’d kill for coffee, and coaching has been my calling for over a decade. Sometimes these things don’t always go well together and finding a balance between good health and a life well-lived isn’t the easiest thing to do. My mission has always been to show people how exercise…

BBQ in my veins

Barbecue is in my blood. I seek it out wherever I go. Cooking meat over flames and coals has been a family tradition for generations. Hell, for the longest time I though roasting a pig in the ground was the only way to cook pork. Ovens were for cakes. Maybe Hank Williams Jr. is a…

Just Coffee, No Bullshit

Today I am grateful for my cup of coffee, this bittersweet earthy well of murky comfort. Coffee has been a huge part of my life since 2005. I was late to the show as an adultĀ  but once I found this nectar of the gods my turn to the dark side was total and complete….

Uncommon Fitness Tips

If there’s one constant on the internet it’s the endless amount of fitness and nutrition tips flooding social media every January. Let me share some uncommon fitness tips that I’ve found to actually have an impact of my own client’s goals and results. These are suggestions and advice I’ve prescribed again and again to new…

No Bull Shoe Review

The Army Camo High-Top Trainer from NoBull is the best shoe I’ve ever owned and I’ve owned quite a few. I’ve bought, tested, and reviewed everything from Reebok Nano’s version 1-6, to the Nike Met-Con 1 and 2, New Balance Minimus, and the ubiquitous Inov8’s. Since embracing CrossFit wholeheartedly in 2010, I’ve been on an…

Self Improvement?

Sometimes I wonder if self-improvement is really the answer. Are we really improving? Do all those books, classes, and seminars really do anything? If you wind up going back to the same old habits and lifestyle you were living before was it worth it? There’s an entire industry dedicated just to making ourselves better, but…

Saving Time

Time is valuable. People that waste your time are the worst kind of thieves and need to be eliminated from your life as quickly as possible. Since time is valuable its important that we choose our activities wisely and learn to say no to those that aren’t worth the sacrifice. Your workout, your nutrition, and…

Own Your Reason

Did you start a new exercise program this New Year? What about a diet or nutrition plan? A lot of people did. In the fitness industry where I used to work this was our Christmas, gyms packed to overflowing with hungry new clients and customers yearning to be lean. I’m sure by now you’ve read…

The Year of ZERO BS!

Okay, zero BS may be a little optimistic, how about we aim for less BS. One thing I promised myself this year is that I would tolerate less BS from life, the people around me, and the media. I changed the name of this website to reflect that. Let’s be honest for a moment, we…