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I’m Just Not Motivated

“I’m just not motivated” is probably one of the most common phrases we hear as personal trainers. There is this myth that we should always feel motivated, and if we aren’t feeling “motivated” that it’s an adequate excuse to not do something. I’m here to tell you that motivation isn’t the key to success in … Continue reading “I’m Just Not Motivated”

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”