Play time is now more important than ever.

As professionals, parents, spouses and athletes it’s easy to get caught up in the “rat-race” trying to achieve the American dream. We rarely give ourselves permission to play because we feel we are being lazy or non-productive. Every now and then, make time for play. Play allows one to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity and physical, cognitive, … Read More

This should always be your first step.

Goal setting is great and something we should all practice. However, in order to envision the achievement of our end goal, we must first have clarity. Defining purpose and intention should always be the first step. Without a strong foundation, it’s impossible to build a tower. Without clarity, it’s impossible to have great vision. Therefore, seek clarity before you do anything. Ask … Read More

Knowledge is wealth.

We’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of positive feedback we’ve received since our recent “Train Smarter, Not Harder” workshop. The coaches and athletes in attendance have now begun using the knowledge and pieces of information they gained at the workshop to better themselves in and out of the gym. More importantly, they’ve now begun to share our message, helping others … Read More

Saturday was amazing!

We hosted our favorite workshop on Saturday (11/3) and it was truly an amazing day. However, I wasn’t expecting it to go as well as it did for one particular reason; Matt was unable to attend. Leading up to the event and throughout the week, Matt had been complaining of abdominal pain and cramping that turned out to be appendicitis. Come Friday morning, … Read More

4 very important things.

I wanted to share with you a recent post from Dr. Amanda. “Some seasons of life are tougher than others, but it’s ok, because life is always changing and everything will work out eventually, as long as you remember a few important things: 1. Be Kind- especially when it isn’t the easy answer 2. Be Honest- Never apologize for being honest and being … Read More

CrossFit and healthcare

Hello old friend, It’s me again. This weekend I read a very interesting article that I wanted to share with you. It’s about CrossFit and how its founder, Greg Glassman, is taking on healthcare. My favorite quote from the article is “Fuck injuries. You think we got to 15,000 boxes by hurting everyone?” CrossFit still has a negative stigma throughout society but it … Read More

Are you adapting or optimizing? It can’t be both.

Are you adapting or optimizing?  There’s currently millions of dollar being pumped into the fitness world in attempt to help athletes recover faster, heal more efficiently and train even harder. Recovery is a very hot industry, with companies claiming that all aspects of injury and poor performance are related to recovery. Some would go so far as to say that there … Read More

RIP to a fitness pioneer.

Last week the fitness world received some bad news. Charles Poliquin, aka the Strength Sensai, died at the age of 57. Charles was controversial and edgy, but ultimately he was at the forefront of many progressive training methods that are commonly used today. One of my favorite quotes from Charles, and one that we use in our workshops, is that “strength … Read More

Comparison is the thief of joy.

Comparison is the thief of joy. This was a quote from Theodore Roosevelt and is one of my personal favorites. While it’s not the type of evil it’s often made out to be, social media can often be detrimental to our mental and physical health. When scrolling through Facebook or Instagram, people look like they have a much better life … Read More

How to effectively make a change.

This weekend Matt and I traveled to Dayton, OH to present our “Train Smarter, Not Harder” workshop. One of the goals of the workshop is to identify weaknesses and imbalances that are common among fitness athletes. However, once the attending athletes identify these areas that need to be addressed, the next question is always “What do I do now?”Matt concluded the … Read More