Monthly Archives: August 2018

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Do you know the difference between hunger and cravings?

2018-08-24T15:40:33+00:00

Written by: Mario Ashley, MBA Whether you give into hunger or cravings it has the same overall effect....and it's over-eating. Sometimes that's based on a physiological necessity (hunger) to eat more and sometimes its a psychological response (craving) that we want to be aware of. Here's how you can spot the difference between hunger and cravings: EMOTIONAL EATING We all have certain foods that make us feel good when we eat them. They bring up memories of our found childhood. These comfort foods have a smell and flavor profile to them that lights up our memory centers in our brain. Cravings [...]

Do you know the difference between hunger and cravings?2018-08-24T15:40:33+00:00

Nick Saban defines Mental Toughness in a whole new way

2018-08-21T18:28:49+00:00

During Spring training head football coach Nick Saban shared with his players the definition of mental toughness in a way I’ve never heard it before. His epiphany of what it means to be mentally tough came from his experience weather proofing his Florida home last year during hurricane season. During the installation of his hurricane proof windows, he asked the installer, “how do you figure out that those windows are better than these windows?” The installers replied we measure the toughness of the window by “the breaking point each window has.” It was right then that Nick Saban understood mental toughness [...]

Nick Saban defines Mental Toughness in a whole new way2018-08-21T18:28:49+00:00

You Will Never Change Because You Don’t Have Enough Skin In The Game

2018-08-16T22:00:45+00:00

On our last personal training session before she left for the summer she walked into my office and gave me $100 and said: "If I don't meet my goal you can have it."  As she handed me the money, I stored it away in my secret stash and didn't think about it. According to her body fat percentage, given she was already pretty lean, we decided that in order to meet a realistic goal in two months, she would have to lose exactly 5lbs before she got back. We came up with a simple plan, shook hands on it and finished [...]

You Will Never Change Because You Don’t Have Enough Skin In The Game2018-08-16T22:00:45+00:00

START, STOP, KEEP your way to success

2018-08-15T17:51:44+00:00

Decisions are the hardest thing to make, especially when its a choice between where you are and where you want to be. - Unknown In the pursuit of improving one's health,  if you can take a step back and look at what you need to do in order to get the results you want, decision making can become quite easy to identify. Decision making is a combination of starting, stopping, and keeping specific behaviors and habits that get results. We all have goals that we want to attain in life. In fitness, they are very easy to quantify. "I want to lose [...]

START, STOP, KEEP your way to success2018-08-15T17:51:44+00:00

How do I compete with businesses that can offer similar products/services at a lower cost?

2018-08-09T15:04:32+00:00

I think the best way to compete with a business offering the same products/service at a lower cost is to get your customers to think of your product/service as more than just a commodity Figure: Supply and Demand Chart for Commodities Market In the commodities market, lowest price wins almost every time because why would someone pay more for something when they could pay less for the same exact thing? This is a race to the bottom. Instead, begin thinking about how you can differentiate your product/service to be more than just a mechanic shop, iPhone repair store, etc. What other [...]

How do I compete with businesses that can offer similar products/services at a lower cost?2018-08-09T15:04:32+00:00

Is that all I have to do to get in shape?

2018-08-07T17:44:18+00:00

Lately I can't stop thinking a lot about the term success and the characteristics that encompass successful people. The "experts" say that successful people wake up early, work out regularly, eat healthy, think positive, are laser-focused, serve the community, are continuously learning, sleep well, are passionate about what they do, the list goes on and on. Is that all I have to do?!! As I began to study success this list continued to grow larger and larger. Not only did the list become impossible to remember, it became impossible to apply. Instead, I wanted to find out what was the common [...]

Is that all I have to do to get in shape?2018-08-07T17:44:18+00:00

Learning to accept the inevitable change we call life

2018-08-06T18:34:29+00:00

People change, businesses come and go, and as we all have experienced we don't remain in peak physical fitness forever. When you allow yourself the space to anticipate the uncertainty that is life, you allow yourself options. By turning rigidity into flexibility prevents ourselves from getting tossed and turned by strong emotions like fear, anger, surprise, and disappointment. Although we are all likely to continue to feel these emotions they don't have to control us anymore. One of the most effective strategies I have used over the last year is called "negative visualization". Most people are familiar with positive visualization most [...]

Learning to accept the inevitable change we call life2018-08-06T18:34:29+00:00

As a business owner, how do you make your business free of “slackers”?

2018-08-02T11:35:09+00:00

Call me lucky but I've been fortunate to have really great coaches. It hasn't always been that way. A year after opening my gym in 2010 I had to hire my first ever coach. The coach I hired was a friend of mine that joined the Navy with me years prior. I knew he was great at coaching but what I came to find out what that he was terrible at everything else. He wouldn't follow the To-Do list I gave him, he would forget to have prospects fill out the waiver, and worst of all... instead of coaching the class [...]

As a business owner, how do you make your business free of “slackers”?2018-08-02T11:35:09+00:00

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