Monthly Archives: September 2016

What Is Your Defining Moment? This is Mine…

What Is Your Defining Moment? This is Mine…

Everyone, whether they realize it or not, has a few defining moments in their life that they’ll never forget. This one is mine. I was encouraged by a…

The Struggle Is What Makes It Great

The Struggle Is What Makes It Great

The struggle is what makes it great. That was my encouragement to my members this morning after a 5:30am class that involved a grueling 40 minute workout. In fitness…

Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad

Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad

My dad spent 13 years in prison. He’s not in jail anymore and nobody really knows what he’s up to. Very seldom do I think about my dad…

What Socrates Can Teach You About Creating An Amazing Culture

What Socrates Can Teach You About Creating An Amazing Culture

In ancient Greece (469 – 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance who ran up to him excitedly and…

The Phantom Cry Got Me Good

The Phantom Cry Got Me Good

I never understood why my mom was so worried about me all the time until I had Liam. At night is the worst. I haven’t fallen into a…

What Fatherhood Can Teach You About the Importance of Fitness

What Fatherhood Can Teach You About the Importance of Fitness

The moment I walked out of the hospital after Liam was born my life felt different. It’s difficult to describe in words. The best way to describe it is…

3 Points to Consider With a Solid Rack Postion

3 Points to Consider With a Solid Rack Postion

This is one major topic I’m most confident about, not only because I perform the movement very well but also due to the fact that I have seen…

What failure, hardwork, and determination taught me about myself…

What failure, hardwork, and determination taught me about myself…

I dropped out of college when I was 18 years old. I moved to Texas to live with my uncle and worked at Walmart. I joined the military and was…

Coaching Has More To Do With Communication Skills Than How Much You Can Lift

Coaching Has More To Do With Communication Skills Than How Much You Can Lift

Before you get mad at me for stating communication skills are more important to coaching than a coaches experience let me explain… At our gym a few weeks ago…