Where the Magic Happens

“It’s the willingness to keep pushing through new challenges, not shrink from them back into your comfort zone, that separates the successful from the unsuccessful.” -Jen Sincero, Author   Your comfort zone is where you experience no risk, no discomfort, no anxiety, and you’re content doing what you’re doing. When you live in your comfort […]

The Easiest Choice

When we get busy we tend to sacrifice our nutrition by skipping meals, hitting the vending machine, or finding a drive-thru. When we get hungry and don’t have healthy choices at our fingertips, we become victim to whatever is convenient. Make the healthier choice the easier choice. Set yourself up for success each week by […]

Support, Friend, Community

Strength In Numbers Research has shown that the most important factor in achieving long term health and wellness is having a support system. Fitness buddies provide motivation, accountability, and healthy competition. There are days when we all show up to a workout exhausted and are instantly reenergized by our workout companions. A twelve month exercise […]

Chocolate Milk

Why Runners are Obsessed with Chocolate Milk  (How Runners make the Post-Workout Simpler) Heart pounding, legs burning, a runner reaches the final stretch of his race. With an all out burst of speed he crosses the finish line. His legs are rubbery as he stumbles to the scoring table and then off to a cooler […]

FRANK SINATRA & POWERLIFTING

Music has become essential to our enjoyment at the gym. Research has shown that music will influence performance in several ways. First, people will naturally follow tempo, which is the principle of entrainment or synchronization. We tend to run, bike, or row to the dominate beat of the music. A faster beat will often lead […]

Run the day or it'll run you!

THE SECRET TO DAILY PRODUCTIVITY  “Either run the day or the day runs you.” Productivity is making progress in areas of your life that are important. One productivity strategy that is simple and works is: Do the most important thing first. Sometimes our to-do list is never ending. Dealing with this challenge starts by defining the […]

All or Nothing

Finding Middle Ground It’s Sunday night and you reflect on all the poor eating choices you made over the weekend. You vow to be incredibly strict and meticulous with your diet and exercise plan this week.  Monday: You wake up at 5:00am to hit the gym, and eat egg whites, ground turkey, and asparagus. Boom! […]

Environment = Goals

Change Your Environment to Match Your Goals  Your environment encompasses all of the spaces you spend your time, such as your home, car, and office. The best way to start changing your habits are to take control of your environment. When you examine all of these spaces ask yourself: Is my environment helping or hindering […]

On and "Off" Day

Do These Things On Your Off Days Every good training program has rest days. When you find yourself on an off day, here are three things that you can do to maximize your recovery so you are ready for the next day of training. Myofascial Release. Big fancy term for rolling out. Rolling out is […]

Pain Face

Going To The Dark Place   The Dark Place. Where you feel searing pain. Where doubts fill your mind. Where you want to give up. Where your knees buckle. Where your lungs bleed. Where you can’t breath. Where you want to cry. I haven’t experienced the dark place very often as an athlete. It’s scary, […]