Yearly Archives: 2019

If it were easy, everyone would do it.

If it were easy, everyone would do it.

Sometimes we forget how different we train from most until we hang out with people who don’t train like us. Just the other day, I was questioned by…

The ART of Mental Training [book review]

The ART of Mental Training [book review]

The Art of Mental Training: A Guide to Performance Excellence was written by DC Gonzales (DC), a former Naval Aviator, FBI Agent, and Military Cyber-Security Specialist. In his book…

I never aspired to be a gym owner

I never aspired to be a gym owner

October 10, 2010, was the day I legally became a business owner. That was the day I officially filed CrossFit Naples as an LLC. This is embarrassing to admit, but…

That’s when the lightbulb went off. This is my purpose in life…

That’s when the lightbulb went off. This is my purpose in life…

Since as long as I can remember I always felt that I was born for a purpose.  I know it sounds so cheesy and when I was younger I…

I would not tell you to do something I wouldn’t do myself

I would not tell you to do something I wouldn’t do myself

Over the 15 years that I’ve been a personal trainer and the 10 years I’ve spent as a CrossFit coach, my training philosophy has evolved as…

I didn’t wake up fat it just kinda happened…

I didn’t wake up fat it just kinda happened…

I didn’t just wake up one day and look this way. It was a gradual yet inevitable increase in body fat over a 2-year period. At the…

It’s Never Been About Being The Best

It’s Never Been About Being The Best

The 2019 CrossFit Games Open series is officially underway! And if there’s one thing the CrossFit Open is showing the 46 participants who registered at our gym is…

Can you squat like Frankenstein?

Can you squat like Frankenstein?

This might sound illogical for you to hear the first time but from a squatting perspective, you don’t need your hands at all. In fact, the bar is…

ONE Day or Day ONE: My Unorthodox Path To Success

ONE Day or Day ONE: My Unorthodox Path To Success

If you asked me 15 years ago what I thought I would be doing with my life, there is no way I could have predicted my current career, my family…

Frankenstein Push Jerk: Don’t Try This At Home

Frankenstein Push Jerk: Don’t Try This At Home

One of the hardest concepts to grasp when learning how to push press and push jerk is how to perform the beginning and middle portion of the lift with legs…