The Power of Insecurities

“When we own our imperfections, our insecurities lose their power over us.” I developed body image issues at an early age, where I never felt comfortable in my own skin. I started swimming competitively at the age of five. My uniform was a swim suit, which is essentially like working out in your underwear everyday. When I was […]

The Easiest Choice

When we get busy we tend to sacrifice our nutrition by skipping meals, hitting the vending machine, or finding a drive-thru. When we get hungry and don’t have healthy choices at our fingertips, we become victim to whatever is convenient. Make the healthier choice the easier choice. Set yourself up for success each week by […]

Your Future Self

Respect Your Future Self Self-destructive habits can range from smoking, to sleep deprivation, to unhealthy eating. The task of quitting a bad habit, such as eating ‘junk’ food, is hard. In the present moment, we get instant gratification from eating foods, such as Oreos. This food is manufactured to be addictive and it’s difficult to […]

Your Future Self

Respect Your Future Self Self-destructive habits can range from smoking, to sleep deprivation, to unhealthy eating. The task of quitting a bad habit, such as eating ‘junk’ food, is hard. In the present moment, we get instant gratification from eating foods, such as Oreos. This food is manufactured to be addictive and it’s difficult to […]

Chocolate Milk

Why Runners are Obsessed with Chocolate Milk  (How Runners make the Post-Workout Simpler) Heart pounding, legs burning, a runner reaches the final stretch of his race. With an all out burst of speed he crosses the finish line. His legs are rubbery as he stumbles to the scoring table and then off to a cooler […]

FRANK SINATRA & POWERLIFTING

Music has become essential to our enjoyment at the gym. Research has shown that music will influence performance in several ways. First, people will naturally follow tempo, which is the principle of entrainment or synchronization. We tend to run, bike, or row to the dominate beat of the music. A faster beat will often lead […]

Electrolyte Imbalance

Electrolyte Imbalance What do you think of when you hear the word “electrolyte”? Most likely what comes to mind is sugary, expensive and popular sports drinks. They claim to provide us with necessary electrolytes to power us through workouts and keep us hydrated. But what is an electrolyte? Why do you need them? What happens […]

Run the day or it'll run you!

THE SECRET TO DAILY PRODUCTIVITY  “Either run the day or the day runs you.” Productivity is making progress in areas of your life that are important. One productivity strategy that is simple and works is: Do the most important thing first. Sometimes our to-do list is never ending. Dealing with this challenge starts by defining the […]

03.18.2013

Today marks the start of our Paleo Challenge 🙂 The challenge will run until April 20th! Wish all our athletes luck with 32 days of NO GRAINS, NO DAIRY, & NO SUGAR (includes soy and processed crap!!)!  But think aout all the delicious meals you CAN eat: combining Meat & Vegies has an infinite amount […]