The real reason you should exercise

I used to smoke weed. I used to drink a lot. I used to pop every pill under the sun. I used to party till dawn, go to bed and then get up do it all over again. And I did all of this after watching my father die of cancer due to his unhealthy … Continue reading The real reason you should exercise

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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 now. How did I get to this point?  Let me explain. I’ve been … Continue reading Why I hate gyms

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 gym newbie from a dumbbell rack away. The men (usually) make a beeline to the … Continue reading How to start in the gym

Finding your why

I haven’t always been a beacon of health.  A long time ago, in a land far, far away I smoked cigarettes and pot, drank to excess and took pills. There were the happy pills and the ones that wiped my memory for days. I was in my early twenties following the lead of the cool … Continue reading Finding your why

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 to a fault, loving father and you felt special when you were around him. He … Continue reading Now, that’s personal

Now, that’s personal

Since being a personal trainer I’ve had Two clients pass away Three who have beaten cancer A former client and friend who’s currently battling cancer One who’s got dementia Several clients who have had their joints replaced When studying to become a trainer, these situations never came up in any of my textbooks because nothing … Continue reading Now, that’s personal