Finding Your Happy Place

Oh man, what a cliche. Sorry folks, I guess I am just a cliche machine. So what? It’s a perfectly useful cliche, and suitable for what I’m going to talk about today. I have a happy place that I go to when I need to, and this blog is about finding that place for yourself,Continue reading “Finding Your Happy Place”

Personal Discipline

This is a common conversation I’ve been having with a lot of people lately. What is discipline? Where does discipline come from? Is discipline something that an outside force imposes upon you, or something that you impose upon yourself? Or, should it just come naturally? I believe that discipline works best as a pull (yourContinue reading “Personal Discipline”

Saving the World One Healthy Lifestyle at a Time

This is my mission statement. What does it mean? To understand, I think you’ll need to look at each component one at a time. Does the world need saving? On some level of my consciousness, I have been borderline-obsessed with saving the world for my entire life. I’m really not exaggerating when I say, “myContinue reading “Saving the World One Healthy Lifestyle at a Time”

What is “Health & Fitness Coaching”?

My business cards say, “Health & Fitness Coaching.” But, what exactly does that mean? What do I really do? The services I provide are Individual Design Coaching programs, One-on-One Training, and At-Home Training. That just tells you what’s on the menu, though, it doesn’t really tell you what I DO. In order to understand that,Continue reading “What is “Health & Fitness Coaching”?”

Home Gym Time Machine

I’ve been talking about home gyms this week on my Facebook page, so I wanted to do a blog about some of the home gyms I’ve had in the past. Then I came across these pictures of my firstborn son Javan and I playing in our yard in Lam Narai, Thailand in 2013. In theseContinue reading “Home Gym Time Machine”

Coaching is Not Therapy

I needed a picture for this one, so I Googled “coaching is not therapy” and came across a TON of great infographics supporting my topic today. If you’re curious, why not give it a Google yourself and see what you learn. So, the images I chose to include today are simply a series of 6Continue reading “Coaching is Not Therapy”

CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 7

This is the final article in my series responding to the October 2002 CrossFit Journal, now 17 years since I read it for the first time in the fall of 2003. You can read all the other articles here: CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 1 CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 2 CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 3 CrossFitContinue reading “CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 7”

CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 6

Honestly, I thought this would be one article with a few brief comments on the old CrossFit Journal. But, then… I had a lot to say. Here are the 5 blog posts leading up to this one, if you want to catch up: CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 1 CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 2 CrossFit HistoryContinue reading “CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 6”

CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 5

Continuing to re-read the October 2002 CrossFit Journal and process my thoughts and reflections based on 17 years of experience with these ideas (I encountered them in 2003). Here are the previous 4 articles on this topic: CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 1 CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 2 CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 3 CrossFit History Lessons,Continue reading “CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 5”

CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 4

Over the past 3 articles, I have alternated between praising and criticizing Greg Glassman’s CrossFit. The first one was about the definition of fitness (100 words). The second one was about the three fitness standards. The third one was about the sickness-wellness-fitness continuum. Today, I’m looking at the “Implementation” section of the October 2002 CrossFitContinue reading “CrossFit History Lessons, Pt. 4”