Where Are Your Cheerleaders?

When talking about cheerleaders, let me clarify one thing from the start. It’s not the cheerleaders on the sideline at sporting events who are waving their poms-poms around and chanting. Here, I’m referring to your personal support network, which you … Read More

Fitness’s Secret Enemy

Health and fitness has a low bar for entry, but the secret enemy stops many people in their tracks before they even get started. Becoming or staying healthy and fit is simple (but usually challenging). Pick up a weight or … Read More

Persistence: The Neglected Fitness Trait

There’s a fine line between persistence and stubbornness, but more on that later. Before going further, here’s a definition of persistence to get things straight between us. The two definitions you’re concerned with are. Firm or obstinate continuance in a … Read More

Patience: Who’s Got Time For That?

Remember when you were a child, and your parents almost always told you to show patience? Mum, when is it dinner time? 6 pm, Shane, and for the love of God, show some patience. Who can be patient when they’re … Read More

Create Tension And Get Stronger Instantly

There’s a game my friend used to ‘play’ at high school because he had a screw loose that involved tension. He tensed his abs as hard as he could and dared people to punch him there as hard as they … Read More

Having A Short Memory

My wife and family always accuse me of having a short memory, you know, in one ear and out the other. Then the bugging begins because I keep forgetting to do what they asked, and they keep reminding me. My … Read More

3 Ways Therapy Has Made Me a Better Coach

You see it in cop shows after an officer-involved shooting when the cop is mandated to go to therapy. The cop is almost always reluctant to go, and when they do go, it’s usually a standoff with the therapist, and … Read More

A Change Will Do You Good

You Exercise For Change, So You May Need To Change Other Things For Success Do you recognize the headline? It’s an older song by Sheryl Crow, released in 1996, and I was a real fan of hers and this song … Read More

Trust The Process

Trust the process is a key factor with your health & fitness Results are paramount in my profession and when clients are not seeing the results they’d like, their trainer will sometimes utter the words ‘trust the process.’ But what … Read More

When Things Don’t Add Up Start Subtracting

Adding and subtracting. Wasn’t this drummed into you during primary/elementary math class? And for the most part I enjoyed math until algebra and then it was all downhill from there. But adding, subtracting and multiplication, they were my hey days … Read More