A Special Message To My Mom and Moms Around the World

I have given a lot of thought on what to write to you on this special day. I really believe you should be celebrated 365 days a year, but I’m taking advantage of Mother’s Day to send a special message. For my mom: Besides giving me life a little over 30 years ago, Mom, you gave up your peaceful sleep for constant feedings, diaper changes, and constant projectile vomiting (so you have told me) … [Read more...]

Let Me Be Vulnerable and Share With You A Secret…

Being a fitness professional is hard... It is hard to live up to the standards and "perfect" lifestyle that our clients believe we have. Believe it or not, most fitness professionals struggle with body image, weight maintenance, motivation, etc., just like you. I really struggled with this earlier on in my career. I would make sure none of my clients were around at the grocery store if I bought … [Read more...]

Are You Proud of 2013?

There are only 2 days left in 2013, which gives us a great opportunity to look back on the past year and give the year a rating. Chances are there were areas that were awesome, while others really sucked. Only you know how the past year has been for you. Just like myself, I challenge you to take a "life inventory" of 2013 in the following areas of your life (no particular … [Read more...]

Choosing a Fitness Program | One Of The Biggest Tips I Can Give You!

One of my small group clients made a comment to me that got me thinking. She saw another one of my clients (extremely hardcore and dedicated), getting pumped up for his next workout. She asked me, "When does this ever stop? Don't you get to a place where you are happy with your results and then just stop?" Unfortunately, some think that this whole eating healthy and exercising is a kick someone … [Read more...]

I Answer Your Questions…

I get asked almost daily to get interviewed for various magazines, blogs, newspapers, and podcasts. Most of the time I never mention them, but I wanted to give access to a podcast I recently did that I thought was exceptionally good. Not because I did anything great, but the dad who interviewed me was an incredible interviewer. I love to learn through listening. I try to listen to a … [Read more...]

It is OK To Be Scared…

I can't tell you how many times I hear, "Dustin, I really want to get in shape and feel better,  I'd like to join one of your programs but I am scared I will (fill in the blank)."  The most common answer is, I am scared I will fail or I will give up. Doing something different or uncomfortable is scary, stressful, and nerve-racking, but the alternative to that comfortable, boring, stagnant, isn't pl … [Read more...]

Kaitlin

I really like the story you are about to read about Fit Fun Bootcamper Kaitlin because it goes to show that despite growing up in a family of poor eating habits, it doesn't have to be a death sentence.  Change is possible and results will be achieved.  Losing the weight has not only transformed her body, but has given her extra drive and confidence to build her growing massage business. Here is h … [Read more...]

What is your excuse?

My one year Fit Fun Bootcamp anniversary was not a day I ever thought would occur. If I am being honest, the only reason I signed up for bootcamp was because there was a three week deal, and I convinced myself that I could do anything for three weeks. When I first told my husband he said, ‘You? Are going to get up at 5am? And run the Elver Park hill?’ I mean, when you put it that way I suppose it d … [Read more...]

Bootcamp July 13, 2011

Posted by Roger,  a contributor to this blog. In case you haven't had a chance to experience one of Dustin's bootcamps in person, just wanted to share this video to show you what it's like. My wife had a stress fracture and can't participate right now but she did me a favor and got up at 4:30 am to take the pics and video. Hope you … [Read more...]

Lessons Learned from Bootcamp

Posted by Roger, a contributor to this blog. I woke up pretty rested today. The television said it was 44 degrees out so I figured that's not too bad. A hoodie and sweatpants should do the job. Ok workout, I thought, here I come! … [Read more...]