ThrowBack Thursday… Associations and Peers

My wife and I have been working out in the backyard lately. With a squat rack, some weights, a kettle bell, bands and the California sun we have everything we need. The more we are out in the backyard the more my little sister watches us. She becomes curious as to what is going on. She then gets off the couch from watching TV and wants to come outside and play. She see’s what we are doing and wants to join. It got me thinking if we weren’t there and there were no backyard workouts would she just sit and […] Read more

Every Time I Fail I…

Every Time I Fail I…

I haven’t failed. I’ve found 10,000 ways that don’t work. -Thomas Edison, US inventor

I feel the common perception of failure is a bad thing.

All successful people fail. The more successful they are the more they fail. Most of them I bet would admit they have failed many more times then they have succeeded.

What do you do when you fail?

Stay down and give up? Try something else? Bounce back and be better?

It is easy to get caught up in our failures, setbacks and struggles but how is that going to improve your situation? It’s not!

The reason why the successful are successful […] Read more

In It for the Long Haul.

In It for the Long Haul.

Starting a workout program can be intimidating, nerve racking, and feel overwhelming at first.

Succeeding with that same workout program and turning it into a lifestyle can be even harder.

During my years as a coach I’ve noticed that most people quit working out because they failed to understand and address the non-physical issues with being successful in making exercise a life long habit. It’s usually not the exercising itself that makes them decide to quit it’s the issues they don’t address before they start.

A. Physical: The physical issues are the most popular and usually the first type of goals/reasons we think […] Read more