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The 5 Best Exercises You Rarely See in a Big Box Gym

The 5 Best Exercises You Rarely See in a Big Box Gym Think back to your time in a big box gym or other “gym” environment and recall all the incredible things taking place. Some of my best (and by best, I mean worst) memories include the young female learning how to deadlift (ouch!), the isolated arm curls, the back-breaking crunches, the single arm triceps cable extension with a glance in the mirror, the machine circuits that put you in the seated position, the numerous exercises I couldn’t identify, and the other […]

The Operating System That Will Change The Fitness Industry

The Operating System That Will Change The Fitness Industry Are you trying to lead a life of optimal health or coach others to it?  Are you trying to be the best version of yourself or help others achieve it? Those questions may seem ridiculous, because, isn’t everyone? Is it possible to lead your best life without some form of exercise?  Since we no longer spend hours hunting, gathering, lifting and carrying, exercise is a critical component of health, fitness, quality of life, and mortality as determined by the Academy of […]

The 6 Sins of Kettlebell Use

If you prepare your body properly by having a reflexively stable core, are guided by a kettlebell professional, practice spine health habits, move proficiently, and have a mindset for progression, kettlebells are one of the safest and most effective fitness tools ever created.

The 5 Client Keys

The 5 Client Keys all represent essential concepts associated with success initially and throughout Your Performance Journey.  Failure to abide by any will at the very least make the journey more challenging and at most make failure inevitable.

The Gym Industry Must Embrace The Money Model To Impact Low Participation and Poor Outcomes

Use fitness framework to improve user experience and gym industry outcomes.

Check Mindset at the Door

When your clients are conditioned to look for progress, there is more value in the service and more commitment to devote the time to exercise.  

Improve Mobility From The Ground Up

Improve mobility from the ground up when you personalize and progress.

The Most Important Thing To Remember About Crossfit

CROSSFIT IS A SPORT! Crossfit works hard to position themselves as a sport based upon National Crossfit events, competitions they hold, and how they time random workouts of the day (WOD’s).
CROSSFIT IS NOT A FITNESS SYSTEM that takes anyone from where they are to where they want to go through logical and proven frameworks. When you view Crossfit as a sport it becomes much easier to appreciate the unbelievable fitness level the athletes have.

What Is Personal Training?

What Is Personal Training? PERSONAL TRAINING is an extremely common service and term. However, looking up a definition for PERSONAL TRAINING is difficult to find. So, I’ll ask you…what is PERSONAL TRAINING? Take a few moments and let that marinate. Seriously! Think about it. Most probably define personal training as a service that provides 1-on-1 fitness assistance. We like to define PERSONAL TRAINING as a framework and structure that is personalized to a client in order to meet them where they are and move them towards their self-defined performance goals.  […]

The Tight Body Blueprint

The Tight Body Blueprint There’s something nearly everyone has in common when they walk through our doors. They want a tighter body…shaping and toning, weight loss, fit in my jeans and reduce my flab are a few of the words I hear during a consultation. That’s correct, we all want to look better! This may seem simple but why is everyone seeking shape & tone if it were so simple? The evidence that most are lost is seen in the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) data that 40% of us […]

When Exercise Is More Than A Workout

When Exercise Is More Than A Workout For many, exercise is thought of as just a workout. This may provide insight into why most who walk this earth don’t exercise. When we discount exercise as just a workout it devalues everything gained and valued regarding human movement. It’s sort of like driving. You can drive around or you can drive to a specific destination. Driving around can be fun, but is there a clearly defined purpose and destination? Exercise impacts every aspect of our lives, from mental to physical. There […]

Milestone 2: Build A Stronger Core

The most common starting point for new clients walking into our environment is Milestone #2: BUILD A STRONGER CORE.
That is interesting since nearly everyone I have ever met would tell you they desire a better mid-section/core/abs or however they describe it.
With so much desire you’d think everyone would be injury resilient, have no back pain, move well, and of course, have a toned 6-pack.

Milestone #1: Find Your Flexibility

Milestone #1: Find Your Flexibility Do You Have Hip/Core Sequencing Issues? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 80% of adult Americans do not get the recommended amount of exercise necessary to control weight, receive mental health benefits, and reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. Today, we’re going to help you determine how to start SMART…regardless of whether you exercise or not. If you don’t exercise you can look forward to a future diagnosis of sedentary death syndrome since […]

Build A Stronger Core For Injury Resilience – A Case Study

Build A Stronger Core For Injury Resilience – A Case Study Featuring Colleen Michelle Leonard One of the beauties of Your Performance Journey is that we can meet anyone where they are and guarantee progress…regardless of where they start. We can go as low as breath or as high as an elite athlete in any sport. Most who seek our services begin Your Performance Journey in a white strength band and specifically Milestone #2. Milestone #2: BUILD A STRONGER CORE. True strength and injury resiliency come from building a stronger […]

8 Essential Elements For Optimal Strength And Conditioning

8 Essential Elements For Optimal Strength & Conditioning Did you do what it takes this weekend to Look Great, Feel Great, and Perform Your Best? This morning I made it to the club to coach a client and livestream Deathwish to our followers around the country. I made the sacrifice of getting up early to help others with their health & fitness. All of us sacrifice something when we choose to exercise and eat better. To sacrifice is to surrender something for the sake of something else. What Are You […]

Milestone 3: Move Better By Hip Hinging

Milestone #3: Move Better By Hip Hinging Can You Demonstrate Proper Hip/Core Sequencing? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 80% of adult Americans do not get the recommended amount of exercise necessary to control weight, receive mental health benefits, and reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. We are very careful to identify problematic movement patterns when a new client walks in the door. We are negligent if we fail to identify movement issues that may increase the risk […]