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….

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…

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…

Educate Yourself

There is a disturbing trend in The United States in which we tell ourselves once high school or college are over so is our education. I couldn’t disagree more. I learned a lot of things in both High School and College. My real education is on going and constantly evolving. In fact I’m just now…

Make Your Path

Get out there and make your own path! If I could go back in time and tell my younger self a secret, it would be stop waiting, get out there, and make your own path. There is an industry built on helping people find the answers. My articles, my lectures, and classes are about helping…

Let’s be Better this year

It’s the end of the year. In a few days we’ll all be making those New Year’s resolutions and promises of changes to come. As much as I’ve ridiculed resolutions in the past and encouraged change, regardless of the day on the calendar, I still feel the New Year’s crunch coming on as sharply as…

It’s Getting Crazy in Fitness

Hello Readers and welcome back, it has been a while. I should probably apologize for my long absence, but I won’t. Life happens sometimes and we head down directions we hadn’t anticipated. This past year I’ve been down some interesting roads. I haven’t published anything in a long time but that doesn’t mean I haven’t…

Home Gyms…too expensive?

My wife and I have been building our home gym for the past 6 years. All told it’s cost us just over $4000.00 over those 6 years. Little by little we’ve added things we always wanted as money became available. When we first began though it was pretty simple; an old banged up barbell, two…

Change Directions, Often

November 22nd was my last day as Head Coach of a CrossFit affiliate here in Illinois. I haven’t coached since. I don’t know if I ever will again, and I don’t think I want to. Things change. Six months ago I wrote down some goals, targets I wanted to hit before the end of the…