Why Outback Performance?

Gyms are a dime a dozen. During my time as a personal trainer, I’ve worked in my fair share. Personal trainers see gyms a little differently because it’s a unique workplace but also a place to ‘workout.’     I’m assuming which … Read More

Client Spotlight- Consistency

Note- Her name is changed to protect her identity. You could have the best training program in the world, hire the best coaches or you could throw a bunch of money at your health but none of this matters if … Read More

Client Spotlight- Overcoming obstacles

Note- This person wishes to remain anonymous, so his name is changed. Recently, Mike hired me to help him lose weight, help ease his chronic pain and to improve his health. Nothing earth shattering here, because most people hire personal … Read More

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 … Read More

The other side of coaching

Note- This article first appeared here. This is an edited version.  You see them on TV. You see them in the gym and you see them at ball games. Coaches, they’ve got it made, right? They’re strutting along the sideline … Read More

How you can start an exercise routine from scratch

Getting started is hard. Whether you’re doing something for the first time or starting up again after a break, taking the first step is difficult. You’ve all been there at some stage, correct? My first foray into the gym was prompted by … Read More

Why I hate gyms

Note- This is the authors opinion only. Hate is a strong word, but I got your attention, didn’t I? It’s more an extreme dislike of commercial membership-based gyms and it’s been festering like a bad smell for a few months … Read More

How NOT to get results (from exercise)

Some people join the gym with great intentions and when things don’t go their way, they leave with bad intentions and go back to attacking their favorite pint of ice cream instead of the weights. In my role as a … Read More

How to start in the gym

I’ve been training consistently for over 15 years which makes me ancient in the gym years. I’m so old I remember when there were no TV’s on treadmills and the internet came through the phone line. I can smell a … Read More

Now, that’s personal

My friend and former client Greg Hodak passed away Saturday night surrounded by family and friends. To say God broke the mold when he made Greg would be an understatement. He was one of a kind. Larger than life, generous … Read More