Act Fit to be Fit

Do you want to get in shape? More importantly do you need to get in shape, drop a few pounds, slim down? You’re not alone. It’s that time of year once again, when many of us are thinking about next year’s goals and a healthier and stronger version of the person greeting us in the…

Let’s Begin

Let’s assume you’ve decided to get in shape. You’re tired of being sick and tired, fed up with feeling like crap all the time, you’re ready for change. Good, now what? Now is where many people start to stumble. What should I do? What diet should I follow? Should I start working out? These are…

A Coach’s Secret to Food

I probably don’t think about food as much as my clients think I do (now). I also look at food differently than most of my clients do and did. That’s a good thing because it means I have a much lower emotional attachment to food than most of my clients. My best piece of advice…

More Coaching Secrets

Last post I shared a few secrets from my days as a full-time trainer and coach. Today I thought I’d share some more training specific secrets that most coaches would rather you not know. Some of the things I’m going to tell you are actually just common sense but others are closely guarded secrets that…

Coaches Secret Training Tips

Even today, years after officially retiring from coaching, I still get asked, “what’s your secret?” For a long time my standard reply to this question was there was no secret, I did the workouts I programmed for clients, I ate the foods I recommended they eat. I’m finally ready to admit that statement was rarely…

What Keto Is, and What it Isn’t

You’ve probably heard of Keto, a diet trend that’s been popular for awhile. Like all diet trends Keto is neither new or original. It’s been around since the dawn of time and is actually the preferred method of nutrition consumption for most carnivores and many mammals outside of human beings. Keto, short for Ketosis is…

How to Lose Body Fat

“How do I lose weight?” Even though it’s been 2 years since I last coached a class, I still get asked this question on a daily basis. I may not be coaching CrossFit classes anymore or programming nutrition for my clients but I am still dedicated to living as healthy a life as I can….

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…