How to Align Yourself for Success

I’ve had the pleasure of being a personal trainer for over 14 years now.  I’ve seen all walks of life during that time. Despite everyone’s differences, when I ask people what their goals are the vast majority will answer the same things, to “lose weight” or “tone up” or “lose fat.”  Not surprising considering 70% […]

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What does it take to get results?

Over the past 14 years I’ve had the opportunity to train hundreds of individuals.  All with their own stories, histories, and expectations.  And during that time I’ve developed a pretty keen sense in reading people.  More times than not I know within the first five minutes of meeting someone if they are truly going to […]

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Awakening the Beast!

Wow…where do I even begin?? This is some tough shit, and has been since day one. I started coming a few years ago, intermittently, with my wife. This became both my self-care and marriage therapy lol. I am very grateful my wife talked me into attending Champion Fitness. She encouraged me to go, told me […]

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Go Inward

Too often we look for things to distract us in life. Television…celebrity gossip…drinking…anything to avoid looking within ourselves.  Exercise isn’t any different.  Go inside any big gym and you’ll see countless people mindlessly pedaling away on a recumbent bike or strolling on a treadmill, staring at the television, reading a magazine, simply to distract themselves […]

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The Mindset Needed for Permanent Fitness Success

I am going on my sixth year in writing this column and every January I feel this strong obligation to “keep it real” for you all.  As you embark on your fitness quest with high hopes and a renewed sense of motivation to conquer all of your goals this year, make no mistake that challenges […]

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Fitness Secrets Revealed…Well sort of

It’s a new year yet again ladies and gentlemen.  And as we all begin the annual mad dash back into the gym I thought now was the perfect time to clue you into the biggest secret I’ve come across in my twenty years in the fitness industry.  Okay here it comes…wait for it…THERE ARE NO […]

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Stay motivated by finding your why

I’ve been in the fitness industry since 1994, and I’ve witnessed the same thing. Every. Single. Year. As we near the close of yet another year, and with the holidays just around the corner, most of us will simply shut it down until “next year.” Then January will roll around, and in droves people will […]

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Why do I burn?

Believe it or not, but there are days that I struggle to do this…where working out is the last thing I want to do. Running on fumes with little sleep the night before…dreading…hating each and every second of the workout.  So the question is why?  Why do I still burn anyway?  Because the pain of […]

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