Back to CrossFit

Well, I’ve gone and done it again. I stumbled into a position running a CF gym on accident. One of the things I had hoped to do when we moved back south was to join a CF gym and get back into training. This past week I’ve been reaching out to local gyms for information…

I did it!

I did it! On March 29th, I packed up my truck put the rest of my stuff in storage and pointed the bumper south and drove until I hit spring. I’ve been planning my escape for 18 months now, vowing 2019 would be the year I left the frozen hell of Chicagoland behind for good….

Tinder, the MMA of Dating

Tinder, not for the weak of heart of the frail of spirit. If you’re going to step into the ring, you better be ready to take a few punches. Let me begin by saying if you’re newly single, and looking for a convenient, time expedient way to meet people, Tinder is the answer. There are…

Closing out 2018

Goodbye 2018 and good riddance! What a year! I got divorced, and waded back into the jungle that is modern dating in the Tinder and Instagram age. I managed a custom hot rod shop and sent some cars to the SEMA show, walked even further away from CrossFit and coaching and ended the year managing…

What I Work for

It’s 10am on a Sunday morning. The sun is shining, the temps are already climbing above 80 degrees outside where the dogs sit on the porch sunning themselves. I’ve got a belly full of eggs, hashbrowns, and coffee and I’ve had pork butt and ribs on the smoker since just before 7.  The smell of…

Always be Flexible, Because Plans Change

It’s been a little while since I posted anything and there’s a good reason for that, I’ve been busy. After leaving an automotive restoration shop the day after Christmas last year, I set out to make my way as a writer and author. I vowed I’d never work for someone else again. I half way…

Scare Tactics and Coffee

I’ve been reading Dave Asprey’s books Head Strong and The Bulletproof Diet this week. I told my wife that Dave should change the titles of these books to Scare Tactics. If you’re not scared after reading about the 3 dozen ways your environment and diet are slowly killing you by hijacking and disrupting your body’s mitochondria, then there’s…

Part-time Training, Full-time Losing

If you’re an affiliate or gym owner that only employs part-time trainers and coaches, I have some advice for you, Go fuck yourself! Yeah, you heard me right, these owners that refuse to employ coaches full-time (more than 1 or 2 hours a day) are killing the industry and making it all but impossible for…

Plan Your Meals

Do you know the best way to insure your New Year’s nutrition goals stay on track? Remove the luxury of choice. If you plan and prepare your meals a head of time, you won’t find yourself trying to decide what to eat during the week and settling on the lesser of many evils in the…

Eat Some Fat

I’ve written about a lot of popular fitness advice over the years. As a coach and trainer I’ve tried more exercise styles than I can count and more diets and nutrition plans then I thought possible. Times change, trends fade, and some people just keep on doing their thing, getting results, and looking shredded while…