How to exercise when you’re a parent

If you’re a parent, you know raising kids and all it entails is almost a full-time job. You may have wondered (at one time or another) how could I possibly get or stay in shape when I have to care for others before myself? Between planning and cooking meals school and after school activities shopping … Continue reading How to exercise when you’re a parent

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Screwing up

I remember my first personal training client like it was yesterday. Yes, time does fly when you’re a middle-aged coach who has spent too much time in gyms watching people admire themselves. And before you even ask, I never looked into a mirror I didn’t like.     She was originally from Ireland, loved to … Continue reading Screwing up

It’s my birthday and I’ll eat if I want too…..

It was my birthday on Wednesday March 6th   . And if I haven’t mentioned it before, I love me some birthdays. Some people run and hide from their birthdays and lie about their age, but not me because I have children to remind me that I’m old. I’ve managed to stay upright for 49 … Continue reading It’s my birthday and I’ll eat if I want too…..

Plug and play training routines

Two huge factors to overcome in your quest to look, move and feel better are Showing up. You know, going to the gym and trainingWhat am I going to do today? Now, I can write to my fingers bleed about your need to show up. Because without it nothing gets done.  Whatever you need to … Continue reading Plug and play training routines

My shoes

Look at these shoes below. They don’t look like much and they’ve definitely seen better days. These shoes were given to me by a friend who is now making God laugh with his offbeat, brutish sense of humor. He’d have you laughing out loud one minute and then burying your head in your hands (in … Continue reading My shoes

What you need to know about sets

Note- This article first appeared here. This is an edited version.  When I first started lifting, I had no idea about all the different types sets. When I went to the gym, I would saunter over to the dumbbell rack and bust open my biceps with some curls. And when I did curls, I did … Continue reading What you need to know about sets

Move like a kid again

Like a lot of middle-aged men, I’m in a state of denial. I’m 48-year-old married father of two yet I still act like a child. Not just emotionally (all the time) but physically (sometimes) too. Yes, my wife will back me up on this, much to her chagrin.     However, when it comes to … Continue reading Move like a kid again