Life Lessons from an Army NCO

Life Lessons from an Army NCO

My mom served for 20 years in the United States Army.  She retired as a Sergeant First Class. She deployed four times during her career (Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Sarajevo).  She was also awarded the Combat Action Badge, awarded to service-support troops for...
Respect the Bell

Respect the Bell

A little over a week ago, I attended the StrongFirst Kettlebell Level 1 course. It was a phenomenal weekend filled with plenty of learning and laughter. What amazed me was the attention to detail and the high standards that were set from the moment we entered the...
5 ways to improve your mental health

5 ways to improve your mental health

     Being a personal trainer, most of my focus is on my clients’ physical health and performance.  I want my clients to move well and feel great in order to enhance their lives. However, what often gets swept under the rug is mental health.  In a society that places...
Focus then refocus

Focus then refocus

    Life can be very challenging at times, I totally understand that.  Family, bills, career, social life, responsibilities, the list goes on.  I’ll be totally honest with you and admit that I feel overwhelmed from time to time just like everyone else.  Luckily for...
The hard truth

The hard truth

    In my 6 years as a personal trainer, there’s one lesson that summarizes my journey up to this point.  Like Jon Snow, I know nothing. Anyone that tells you they have everything figured out is full of shit.  Unfortunately, they’re either willfully lying to you or so...

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