How to treat people.

You know the golden rule, right? “Treat people the way YOU want to be treated.” This weekend, I was fortunate to be a part of a workshop in Atlanta that was led by our colleagues at Active Life Rx. One of the topics covered was “how to effectively work with clients.” What did I learn? That the golden rule is wrong. … Read More

Taking a lesson from Pixar.

Jacky and I had a chance to sit down and watch a great documentary over the weekend. It’s called The Pixar Story, and it tells the story of how Pixar created, and essentially re-imagined, the animated film industry we know and love today.While a great documentary overall, there’s one part that stood out to me from the rest. Pixar found early success, producing films … Read More

Good enough for now.

I want you to remember a product that was unappealing. Maybe an old couch that is cracked and torn, with strips of black tape holding it together.Or an old car that is well past its prime, soaked in rust and traveling on spare tires. Somewhere along the line, someone decided that “this is good enough for now.” The result?  A product that is certainly not up … Read More

My goal for 2019.

We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on those experiences. Reflecting back on 2018 is a way to celebrate the successes and accomplishments, but it also allows us to create goals and framework a plan for the future. Looking forward to 2019, my experiences will revolve around the process of creating. Primarily, creating remarkable content in that … Read More

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