De-stress With this Simple and Relaxing Neck and Back Exercise

The past few days you have been learning some awesome new ways to help your muscles recover, lengthen, and perform better. Up until now you have been focusing on the lower half of your body. In today’s foam roller lesson you are going to experience my favorite foam rolling exercises that are going to loosen up the mid to upper back and neck area. It almost feels like you have your very own m … [Read more...]

Randomize the Routine with Exercise Bingo

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what some people fail to realize is that morning workouts can be just as important. Just as eating a hearty breakfast boosts your metabolism, morning workouts keeps your body staying fit much easier.  You can also think of it as “just getting the much-needed exercise out of the way”, so you’re free to enjoy the rest of your day k … [Read more...]

The #1 Thing Required to Lose Fat and Transform Your Life

The Actor Hugh Laurie once said, “It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready." I agree with this quote and believe that actually, no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, "now is as good a time as any.” I was standing on a big pier 25 feet above the water in my swimsu … [Read more...]

I am sorry.

This weekend I took 7 of my trainers with me to Chicago for a fitness conference. It was an educational 3 days for personal trainers and group fitness instructors. We learned a lot of hands on skills, along with the latest in exercise science, research, and trends. For me, one big take away from the event was the revelation and understanding that our industry's focus on exercise is flawed and is … [Read more...]

What is Your Normal?

I recently climbed Longs Peak, a 14,250 plus mountain. If you know anything about Longs, you may know it kills more hikers then any other climb in Colorado. Tragically, an 18 year old kid fell off the same cliff I was on only 18 hours earlier. The 15 mile, 5,500 vertical feet climb is listed as a 12-14 hour round trip. I had just gotten off the plane and had not yet acclimated to the altitude, … [Read more...]

Follow This Exact Fat Burning Workout I Just Did

In three weeks I will be competing in the top stair-climbing race in the world at Willis (Sears) Tower in Chicago. I will be in the professional division with a previous win and I am taking things very seriously training 6 days per week. On Saturday, I climbed over 100 floors and then met my brother at my Transformation Center for a workout. It was so good I decided to film a short video for … [Read more...]

If You Have Never Read a Blog Post of Mine, Read This One…

This might be the most powerful and impactful 2 minute video that I have created. With all the buzz around the 21 Day Clean Eating and Exercise Challenge that starts Sept 8th, I wanted to share something I learned recently that rocked my world. This new concept has been so profound for me that it has enhanced and transformed my ability to achieve high levels of confidence. We all want to … [Read more...]

How the Ice Bucket Challenge Can Help You Lose Weight

You might just think of me as this exercise, nutrition, and a little bit of a mindset guy, but I now study and put a lot of my attention on learning about social dynamics, community building, social trends/norms, etc. Although I will continue to learn what the latest research in nutrition and exercise is, I believe that to help create a healthy change in our society it needs to come fr … [Read more...]

Why running sucks… and causes you to gain fat

Have you ever gone to a “big box” healthclub or gym? They are filled with treadmills and cardio machines. And you see infomercials and ads for ellipticals and treadmills, to help you lose weight. You see skinny people running, and it seems like what you need to do to drop a few pounds. But I have news for you. Running, while not a bad thing, is not a good way to lose weight. In fact, if you r … [Read more...]

The Dirty 4 Letter F-word

I hope you are enjoying this unseasonably cool weather we are having this week! The past handful of days I have listened to about 14 hours of podcasts and read several books, and I have discovered that in all the content I'm listening to and reading about, there is an underlining theme of the importance of overcoming our fears. I am going to keep this short today, but I would like to … [Read more...]