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Strength Training For The Endurance Athlete

“Train to survive the training” At 413 Fitness, our endurance athletes train to become stronger, yes; but, really our main objective is to simply make it to the starting line. It’s been reported that anywhere from 60 to 80 percent of people training for an Ironman will face an overuse injury each season, depending on … Continue reading “Strength Training For The Endurance Athlete”

Hydrate Like Your Life Depends On It

If you know one thing about me, it’s probably that I own a fitness facility. If you know a second thing about me, it is that I carry a jug of water with me all the time (well…enough to adequately hydrated on a consistent basis). To some people, it looks ridiculous. My dad can’t stand … Continue reading “Hydrate Like Your Life Depends On It”

Don’t Make Resolutions, Make Decisions

At the end of 2015, I had just finished The Power of Positive Thinking and I liked the way it sounded. My expectation of what a life of positivity would cultivate excited me. So, without any better judgment, I defined what my core values would revolve around. My governing principles, if you will. By doing … Continue reading “Don’t Make Resolutions, Make Decisions”

20 Things About Your Trainer

The biggest factor in my success has been my increasingly growing faith, but I am still shy to talk openly with most people about it so I don’t come off as a Bible Thumper. My favorite nickname is from my little sister when she calls me Bubby. I nicknamed my girlfriend Scooby. My favorite super … Continue reading “20 Things About Your Trainer”

5 Fun Ways to Switch Up Your Workout

Believe it or not, even as a fitness coach, I too find myself getting stuck in a rut at the gym. Burnt out on doing the same exercises over and over again, and not having as much fun. I will always workout to tell myself I’m doing something; but when I am training with a … Continue reading “5 Fun Ways to Switch Up Your Workout”

10 Ways to Change Your Life From the Inside Out

The last year has been quite the journey for me, and I attribute all of my successes to changes I have made in my spiritual and physical habits. I’ve been blessed in many ways other than what you may see on Facebook or hear about when you talk with me. In what follows, I outline … Continue reading “10 Ways to Change Your Life From the Inside Out”

It’s an Uphill Battle From Here

Earlier today I was in the YMCA finishing up a swim workout and I noticed this guy beside me that just had a HUGE grin on his face from ear to ear. I couldn’t help but ask what he was smiling about (because NOBODY gets that excited to be drowning in the pool). His response … Continue reading “It’s an Uphill Battle From Here”

What is “Core Strength” Really?

When talking with people about their favorite kind of workouts, the single most common topic that is brought up is “core training.” (Every now and then you get one or two weirdoes who try to convince me that their favorite workouts are leg day.) But it is interesting to me that nobody can really ever … Continue reading “What is “Core Strength” Really?”

What is Strength?

In my experience personal training, I have seen nearly all walks of life come through the doors to work with me; from triathletes, to clients with disabilities, to your average Joes, and everybody in between. And with that comes my very different views on what their kind of “strength training” should encompass. It’s no surprise … Continue reading “What is Strength?”