How Important is Sleep?

I remember when I first started out as a trainer.  22 years old, directly out of college and ready to help everyone that walked in the door of the gym.  I took clients on at ridiculous hours of the day (or night).  I remember starting training at 4:30am and working straight through until 8pm (with a one hour break to shove some food in my mouth and often times steal a 15 or 20 min catnap).  I...
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Appropriate Modifications

In the last week or so I have had time to contemplate my broken foot and how to continue to train/be active with a big boot on my right foot.  Some of you may have seen me, often along with my good friend Jaime, rowing with a skateboard for assistance, doing “plank walks” with my feet on the skateboard and doing seated lifts.  I am not saying that if you break your foot or tear some...
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Happy Birthday Jill B.!

Monday evening I had the pleasure of coaching the level 1 class. I was happy that I finally got to meet both Jill and her husband Chris and I was even more excited to celebrate Jill’s birthday in the level 1 class. It was a packed class with a workout that consisted 400m sprints, strict pull ups, and some push ups! In honor of Jill’s birthday we swapped out the 10 push ups on the last...
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Are you a PIG or a CHICKEN?

“Are you a pig, or are you a chicken?” It was a curious question, for sure. What was once a simple training session had now become a serious discussion on life, and like most of life’s questions, we had no idea of the correct response… As if our blank stares weren’t enough to tell we didn’t have a clue how to respond, again, we were asked, “Are you a pig, or are you a...
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Goal Assistance

Let me first admit to you my new problem…I’m addicted to Pinterest.  It’s true…there I’ve said it.  Phew!  There are so many great home improvement ideas, Do-It-Yourself ideas, hair/skin/beauty secrets, things to make you smile, recipes, motivational quotes, cute clothes, and so many other things that will make you a better person.  ;)  This post however, has a...
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Level 1 Testing – New Standards

Okay all you “level 1-ers” and “level 1-ers to be”… like we promised last week… the new Level 1 Standards are set.  You have a little over 2 months to prepare for the testing that will be held on Saturday, April 27th.  MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW!!!!  If you know you can’t make it, then please let us know ASAP and we can try to reschedule a make up day...
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