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…

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…

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…

This Job is Not for You

Do you know what the hardest part of my job is…seriously? It’s biting my tongue and not telling grown adults to grow-up, nutt-up, or get the hell out of my gym on a daily basis. I don’t say that to be cruel but it is an honest representation of my chief complaint with being a…

Squats; it’s all in the details

I’ve probably done 10,000 squats in my life, maybe even hundreds of thousands; there’s just no way to know. I squat everyday. I squat to demonstrate movements for my clients. I squat in my own workouts. When I’m around the house doing chores I squat. Squatting for me is the most basic foundation of everything…

90 Days of Flab

An interesting thing happened about 3 months ago; I stopped giving a crap about my diet. This is not to say I’ve been eating junk day in and day out. I’ve still stayed away from grains, most dairy , and added sugar (5 days a week). But my Saturday cheats turned into all weekend feasts…

Maximize Your Time with a Trainer

As a strength and conditioning coach for over 12 years now I’ve seen my fair share of successes and failures. I can tell you that all success stories have a few common traits. The individual takes personal ownership and accountability over their health and fitness. In other words they blame only themselves when things don’t…

Is CrossFit or High Intensity Training right for you?

In his biography Rich Froning Jr. attributes some of his success as a CrossFit athlete to a high pain tolerance. More importantly he can completely shut it out and push past things that would put many of us on our knees. While this is a learned skill he perfected over a long season of pitching…

It’s Open time again…

Registration for the CrossFit Open begins in 10 days. CF expects 200,000 participants across the world. I expect CF is about to make millions of dollars. Which begs the question should I waste my money on it again this year? Let’s be honest I’m good and getting better but I’m not good enough to make…

Welcome to your new life!

Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life. It’s a new year and an opportunity for a new you. Will you accept that opportunity though? Will you take this chance to correct the wrongs in your life and edit out the weaknesses or will you just talk a big game but settle…