Category: Blog

What Is And What Should Never Be

*The title of this post was taken from the Led Zeppelin song of the same name* I had a conversation with a new client recently and it reminded me of a common obstacle I see with some folks. All too often, individuals use their workout as an excuse to eat poorly. As the adage goes, […]

Lust For Life

*The title of this post was taken from the Iggy Pop song of the same name* Owning this business has always been fun. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have its fair share of stress but interacting with people all day long who are committed to self-improvement is a blast. As we are now somewhere […]

When It All Goes Wrong Again

*The title of this post was taken from the Everclear song of the same name* Frequently, clients of mine will assume that my diet is 100% perfect all of the time. Perfectly timed, all healthy options, never eating desserts, chips or large portions of junk. At times, some have assumed that I am gluten-free, sugar-free, […]

Resistance Is Victory

“The title of this post is taken from the Epic Ditch song of the same name” Before Jacquelyn started training with me, she sent me a message outlining several health issues that I needed to be aware of first. There were injuries to be aware of and some internal challenges that she was working diligently […]

The System Of 1000 Lies

“The title of this post was taken from the Morgan Delt song of the same name.” We have a coffee table at my studio in between two lounge chairs. Over the years, I’ve tried to subscribe to fashion and fitness magazines so people could peruse them if they wanted to. Over time, I’ve decided to shift […]

Stripped (Or Lessons From The Elimination Diet)

“The title of this post was inspired by the Depeche Mode song of the same name” A couple of months ago, my wife (Marissa) had a health issue that landed her in the emergency room. When the doctors came in to discuss the matter, it seemed as if something from a dietary standpoint caused the problem. […]

Someone To Pull The Trigger

“The title of this post was inspired by the Matthew Sweet song of the same name.” My mind tends to swim in chaos. At any point in time, there are so many things that I want to read, listen to, digest, and execute on. Of course, I only can take in so much stimulus at […]

Pain Makes You Beautiful

“The title of this post was inspired by the Judybats song of the same name.” I’ve been certified as a personal trainer for nearly nine years. I’ve been involved in the fitness industry and given fitness advice to people for about seventeen years. Much of that initial advice was given well before I had much […]

The A$$hole Problem

So many things get in the way of progress. Crazy work schedule, unreasonable demands on our time, conference calls that last longer than they ever should to accomplish less than you ever anticipated, etc. Time and again, I have found the biggest obstacle on our path to progress is ourselves. The self deprecation, badmouthing, sabotage and self-shaming […]

Stupid Calories

Fahad and I were talking yesterday about why he’s not been seeing his weight drop at a satisfactory rate. There are always so many sides to this conversation and it is important to me that I try my very best to meet any individual where they are on a spectrum of understanding what is happening. While there […]