As 2019 ends, I’m near to completing my New Year’s Resolution. I’ve never actually been successful in that. How many of us have? Resolutions tend to be aspirational, and I have made many failed resolutions over the years. I recently read Ben Bergeron’s book Chasing Excellence: A Story About Building the World’s Fittest Athletes. First-of-all, let me tell you this book isn’t just for, or about, athletes. Yes, Bergeron is a top-tier coach with suchContinue Reading


Depression is epidemic, right along with diabetes type 2. We can make educated guesses as to why, but that’s not the point of this post. My oldest son (16 years old) was diagnosed with depressive disorder this past year. First thing the doctor did was put him on daily medication. He also had us consult a dietitian who wanted him to eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. My son took the meds for aContinue Reading

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After a lot of years training adults of all abilities and ages, I’ve learned one thing really well: few adults like high-intensity exercise. As a trainer, I know high intensity is the best bang for your buck: a few short and intense work outs each week are going to get you fitter faster than more frequent moderate work outs. You can find plenty of science online that explains the advantages of high-intensity interval training (HIIT)Continue Reading

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It’s the beginning of the year. You want to change things. You want to improve your health and fitness. What’s the first step? Lock yourself into a gym membership. If you spend the money, you’ll HAVE to go, right? Committing your future self to better choices than your present self is a strategy we have all tried. It doesn’t work. I know this from my own experience. And I actually LOVE exercise. I joined globogymsContinue Reading