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...
Stop planning and execute

Stop planning and execute

I’m going to let you in on a very well known “secret.”  Every professional you’ve ever seen has failed more times they’ve ever succeeded.  In fact, Michael Jordan often points out that he’s missed over 9,000 shots in his career.  Do we ever talk about that? Or do we...

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