10,100 Reasons to Be Thankful

I’ll mark this down as one of the most memorable Christmas seasons of all time. Friday, I flew out to Denver, CO with my son Champ. I’ve mentioned this before, but Champ is 5 and has “autistic tendencies”. So needless to say, I was concerned about him getting on a plane for the first time. I brought his noise-canceling headphones …

Tough Thanksgiving Gift

I was sweating bullets… I couldn’t believe I said I would do it… I was excited, yet really nervous… The only people I have ever emailed at the time was my gym list of only around 300 people. Many of them were my clients, too. But my friend and mentor, Craig Ballantyne, offered me an opportunity to send a guest post …

How to Customize Any Workout

“If you continuously compete with others you become BITTER. If you continuously compete with yourself, you become BETTER.” – Unknown Being a Master trainer, I’ve had the pleasure of sharing my programming with trainers from all over the world. I also teach (and sometimes even PREACH) that not everyone needs to be doing lunge jumps and burpees or even metabolic …

How to Customize ANY Diet

My private client, who I’ve been working with for about 9 years, made up a brilliant experiment and it’s working really well. He mentioned I should share this with you as it could help you a lot and believe me, it will. It’s simple. Step 1: Be honest with yourself and write down how many times a day you eat (including snacks). …

Improve Your Mobility with These 4 Moves

This is an odd question, but I’ll ask it anyway. If you had 3 apples and 4 oranges in one hand, and 4 apples, 3 three oranges in the other hand, what would you have? Answer: Very large hands Alright, I’m done with jokes. Let me ask you a serious question now while you’re rolling your eyes… Even if you’re dieting and have more energy, …

Top 5 Fat Loss Secrets from 10 Years of Coaching

It’s been a fun ride. I started training people 1-on-1 way back in 2005. Since then, I’ve see what works and what doesn’t work… the HARD way. Without further ado, here are my top 7 fat loss secrets I’ve learned and I’m sharing with you… #1 – EVERY diet works, BUT… I’ve had Transformation Contest winners crush it using intermittent …

5 Ways to Crush Mindless Snacking

It’s been… well, challenging. My wife went to a Nutrition & Wellness Event and won’t be back until Saturday night. So I’m playing “Mr. Mom”. I’ve been doing the usual things like tell horrible jokes and play hide-and-go-seek. Fun times! Now to be honest, when I’m trying to balance my business and making sure I’m being a great Dad, I can …

Sample Meal Plan Template If You’re Busy

Just before bed last night, I asked my son Champ, “What do you call a deer with no eyes?” and he responded with, “What?”. I told him, “No idea”. He’s only 5. He didn’t get it. He asked me for some water and a story. #Fail What else is a fail is pretending to be a victim to “time” and …