Coach Mario

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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…

A logical progression for training L-sits in a group setting

A logical progression for training L-sits in a group setting

Muscles WorkedPrimary: Abs, gripSecondary: Lats, Hip Flexors The L-sit hold is a powerful core strengthening exercise that develops isometric strength in the abs and grip, improved body awareness, and…

4 Logical Progressions For Learning The Bar Muscle Up In Group Class

4 Logical Progressions For Learning The Bar Muscle Up In Group Class

Today was eye-opening for many members at our gym. For the first time in years, we programmed Bar Muscle Ups. Some surprised themselves and were able to perform their…

Our experiece weighing ourselves daily

Our experiece weighing ourselves daily

My wife and I have been weighing in almost every morning for the last 5 months. As of late, we made it a habit to weigh ourselves every morning before…

My dumbass got an MBA doing these three things

My dumbass got an MBA doing these three things

I don’t know about you but sometimes life feels like a list of endless To-Do’s. The thought of having to complete all these tasks can…