Same Path Traveled Different Journey Part 8: the scary struggle

This past weekend was the Tactical Strength Challenge (TSC) a competition for your max deadliest, max reps of pull ups, and max kettlebell snatch in 5 min.  This is one of my favorite events of the year!  Instead of competing, I was able to be one of the officials at FUELhouse who was hosting it … Continue reading Same Path Traveled Different Journey Part 8: the scary struggle

Same Path Traveled Different Journey Part 6: #whyIswing

As a trainer and coach, I always want to know my clients’ why, the what for, . . . the deeper reason why they are working with me. At first, it can be as simple if dropping some weight or fitting into a pair of jeans, but I usually find there are deeper reasons why … Continue reading Same Path Traveled Different Journey Part 6: #whyIswing

Same Path Traveled Different Journey Part 5: Beast Mode ON/OFF

When you enter a gym or see advertisement for gyms or a workout, it is usually with BEAST MODE ON! Yeah lets get after it!  As a coach, it gives me chills when I am instructing a group of people beast moding it up and killing a workout!   There is nothing wrong with BEAST MODE … Continue reading Same Path Traveled Different Journey Part 5: Beast Mode ON/OFF

Same Path Traveled Different Journey ~ Part 2: giving up your dreams

As you start reading this, I will be on the road again across the state from a weekend visiting my family in Spokane. I have made this trip uncountable times in my life. I started making this trip when I was in college traveling to the Big City. I was filled with excitement!!! Dreams flashed … Continue reading Same Path Traveled Different Journey ~ Part 2: giving up your dreams

Same Path Traveled Different Journey: Part 1

I go back to my car and turn the key with the normal anticipation my car would start. Nothing happened! Nothing! My car was dead . . . . Again! Ugh Really! The drill of me calling for road side assistance was unfortunate something I did on regular basis last summer. Knowing it would be … Continue reading Same Path Traveled Different Journey: Part 1

HOPE. DREAM. BELIEVE.

Almost a year ago, I was started to suffer from a hip/back injury.  It was two years to the date from my first back injury.  I did not want to admit I was hurt again. I did not want to look weak again and was afraid to admit I needed help.  But the pain increased quickly and … Continue reading HOPE. DREAM. BELIEVE.

smart goal setting gone wrong . . . Use F.E.A.R.

As a trainer I always encourage my clients to use S.M.A.R.T. to formulate their goals.  Even for my personal physical goals I have used these "smart" goals.  Smart goals are great and I will continue to use them in my career for both clients and for my personal purposes.  But it wasn't till I wanted more … Continue reading smart goal setting gone wrong . . . Use F.E.A.R.

3 benefits working out with a WEAK training partner

Summer bliss, Fun in the sun, Sun out Guns out, are some popular sayings during the summer. One phrase you would hear if you went to a local swim pool or lake is “do you have your swim buddy? ” we had a swim buddy keeping us safe and accountable for not drowning. While at the … Continue reading 3 benefits working out with a WEAK training partner

the ME in team

A little over a week ago we watched the devastating lost of the Seahawks to the Patriots in the 49th Super Bowl. Since then there have been many inspiring posts reflecting the Seahawk’s attitude and their amazing season.   I have to admit (again) I have never been a huge football/Super Bowl fan; however, after … Continue reading the ME in team