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Sugar and Chronic Disease

Sugar and Chronic Disease

Marketers are tricky. Most people understand that excess sugar is not healthy. Unfortunately over the last 20 years in effort to fool you into eating more sugar, companies have created ingredients for foods that don’t contain that actual word, “sugar”. Instead you’ll...

What’s the Best Fitness Program?

What’s the Best Fitness Program?

It’s a question I get asked often, and you may be wondering the same thing. The simple answer is "all of them." CrossFit, bootcamp, yoga, spin, running, body pump, Zumba, mountain biking, The Gazelle (remember that one?), Orange Theory, F45, etc…. Love tennis?...

10 Lessons From 10 Years of Gym Ownership

10 Lessons From 10 Years of Gym Ownership

In February 2010 we started training people out of a 700sf office space for free until our initial space was ready to open in April 2010. This business has taken me places, introduced me to people, taught me lessons and given opportunities that I would never have had...

My # 1 Way To Get $hit Done

My # 1 Way To Get $hit Done

  This past weekend I was in NYC with a small group of entrepreneurs from all over the world. We meet quarterly to help each other on a number of levels (business, personal) and to share our problems and find ways to improve. This meet up started with a talk and...

Why You Can’t Get Motivated To Exercise?

Why You Can’t Get Motivated To Exercise?

We live in a “quick fix” “I want it NOW” society. We can get news 24/7 and On Demand TV. Gone are the days of needing to wait for the newspaper to get our news, or wait until we get home to make a phone call. Don’t even get me started on same-day Amazon orders!...

Your Next Step In Fitness

Your Next Step In Fitness

We first opened our doors in 2010. The fitness options were slim. Mostly it was large gyms like Bally’s, YMCA and Gold’s where people would go for exercise. The only constant is change. Many things in the fitness space have come and gone, for today it’s; Peloton Burn...

Why Exercise At Home Doesn’t Work

Why Exercise At Home Doesn’t Work

Don’t get mad. Maybe you’re an outlier. However, history is not on your side. The ab roller. The ab wheel. Denise Austin DVD’s. The Gazelle. 8 minute ads. Spin bikes. Treadmills. Weight plates. Pull up bars. What do they all have in common? 99% of these and other...

The Five Buckets

The Five Buckets

I recently spent 3 days in Whistler, British Columbia with 183 CrossFit affiliates from 18 countries to celebrates those businesses that have been open for 10+ years. It was a celebration more than anything, however we spent a lot of time discussing the poor state of...

Your time/energy conundrum

Your time/energy conundrum

One of the biggest obstacles people I speak with run into is time - the lack of it. They're busy, they work demanding jobs, family beckons, they're running to and from class. I've had the pleasure of working with my fair share of clients who don't seem to be able to...

Habits

Habits

We’ve met thousands of people through almost 10 years in our business. The majority of them are struggling with their health due to poor habits they have created. These things don’t happen overnight. Similar to creating good habits, poor habits take time to create...

Next time

Next time

How many times in your life do you think you’ll utter those words and regret it? In an article written by a nurse who spent her life working with older, terminally ill patients--people who kept lists of their most glaring regrets. Over the years, she found the most...

Squatting Pain Free

Squatting Pain Free

Cooking the Squat Do your knees cave in during a squat?  Do your feet turn out? Does your low back round?  Are you shifting your weight to one side?   These faults may or may not be the cause of your pain, but it is important to identify them because these are...