You Soft like a Marshmallow?

Who loves being called out for being soft? And by soft I don’t literally mean “I touch you and you’re soft.” Not Marshmallow soft. I’m talking in terms of people who say they’ll commit to something and then throw in the towel at the first hardship they encounter. In the fat loss industry being soft…

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Are You Tough Enough? (Free Tough Mudder Challenge Prep Course)

I love September. Don’t you? The month of September can’t miss in my book. If it’s overcast, gray, raining – it’s more than likely welcomed due to the August heat. If it is beautiful and sunny, then it’s equally if not more awesome than the welcomed coolness. Because a beautiful sunny day in the PNW is unbeatable. I mean…

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Dad Gainz

Do you have 10 minutes to spare today? I sure hope so – because if you don’t have 10 minutes then you don’t have a life. With the birth of our son, the amount of time that I used to dedicate daily towards my career and my training has shifted in a major way. I can’t…

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Dad Strength

TGIT! Wow- I’m feeling inspired. I can truly comprehend the notion of “dad strength” now. Being a new father to my first child, I feel like I can move mountains. I feel empowered. I feel invigorated. I feel the spirit moving deep inside me to be a better me. I feel truly ALIVE. When was…

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Increase your Size & Strength without Touching a Weight

I was chillin by the Snoqualmie River (Fall City in the house!) with my family yesterday – bbq’ing, playing wiffle-ball, catching up with my brother’s people who I haven’t seen in a minute. Taylor – my youngest sibling, just earned his Masters degree from Idaho State College in Business/Sports Administration. I’m super proud of him.…

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Take IT (how to figure out your EXACT calorie and macro breakdown)

Look – We’re all about seeing the forest through the trees in order for us to help you accomplish your health and fitness goals.   We need to have a firm understanding of not only what we are doing and why we are doing it, but equally important a solid understanding of who we are.…

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Self Determination Theory and Fat Loss

I know the statement of “What’s Your Why” has gotten to the point where we hear and say it all the time that we don’t even consider the substance of the statement.   And it’s not our fault.   We’re so constantly bombarded by information that our brains have developed a filter for every single…

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How do YOU Measure Success?

Are you successful? I guess that depends on your definition of the word “success”. I like John Wooden’s definition the best – “Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of SELF-SATISFACTION in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.”  Coach Wooden believed that true success…

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Flip Phone Nokia’s and the Art of Letting Go

I was just mentioning to someone about how I continue to date myself with our middle school and high school students that train at Impact by talking about apparently ancient artifacts such as: VCR’s Bob Ross SNICK Flip Phone Nokia’s You know, 80’s baby stuff that was very much a part of any kid who…

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I May Not Be A Smart Man

I don’t feel like I have much to say today. I’m empty. Which is a good thing. Before you fill your cup up with goodness you gotta empty it out first. You need to clean out any cuts and wounds before you can heal and grow. So right now – I feel really good. I’m…

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