Why Your Favorite Sports Team Is Ruining Your Life

Reading Time: 4 minutes The dangers of being a spectator.

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If You’re Failing At Anything, Here’s Why.

Reading Time: 6 minutes This article discusses the three main reasons you are likely to fail at anything. Learn how to overcome the most important obstacles you’ll face.

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Why Not You? – An Inspiring Weight Loss Transformation Story

Reading Time: 2 minutes An incredible 10-year weight loss transformation story. Extraordinary people are created through daily actions and decisions.

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Follow This Advice to Build Your “FitFam”

Reading Time: 3 minutes Follow these 4 tips to build your fitness support system–your “fitfam.”

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From Fat Kid To Fitness Competitor, Vol 2:

Reading Time: 9 minutes From Liberation To Self-Discovery Discovering that oftentimes it is the growth you experience during the journey that matters far more than the achievement itself. In, From Fat Kid To Fitness Competitor, I wrote about the liberation of an obese kid from his past struggles with weight loss and low self-esteem. This story is the sequel…

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One Simple Trick To Invite More Adventure Into Your Life

Reading Time: 5 minutes We are facing an epidemic. It affects a larger proportion of the population than most people realize and can be detrimental to the well-being and functioning of any adult who suffers from it. This epidemic is a lack in fulfillment within our lives.  We can easily differentiate people by whether or not they are fulfilled…

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Why You Should Have Dinner With Your Clients

Reading Time: < 1 minute Attending social events can deepen your bonds with clients, expand your range of prospects, and give you valuable info that makes you a better trainer (and perhaps a better person). Four months ago, after a long week of sessions and in lieu of my typical downtime on the weekend, I attended two different social events…

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Need to power through a workout? Crank up the tunes.

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you’re having trouble getting yourself to the gym to workout, or find yourself getting really bored while you exercise, then putting together an awesome playlist of your favorite music can help. Listening to music while exercising has been shown to improve exercise performance and adherence.[1,2] This performance enhancing effect is likely caused by a…

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How To Build An Unstoppable Mentality

Reading Time: 7 minutes How can you develop an unstoppable mentality to dodge when life tries to hit back? Find out in this article about overcoming fears, facing life’s challenges, and beating the odds.

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Quit Overeating By Defining Your Happiness

Reading Time: 10 minutes What is the secret to combatting emotional eating and the shortcomings of willpower? Start by defining who you want to be.

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Food Over Family?

Reading Time: 4 minutes I was driving early the other morning, around 5:00am when the cold air felt like the atmospheric version of my alarm clock–unforgiving, annoying, and if it were wireless I’d probably have thrown it across the room. I was listening to some talk radio show on whatever station I had on. One caller had phoned in…

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[Audio] Why You’re Hardwired To Avoid Change – And How To Fix It.

Reading Time: < 1 minute “Change is the only constant.” – Heraclitus Have you ever realized how hard it is to make better food choices and adopt a regular exercise routine? You aren’t alone. In order to effectively grow and reach your goals, you will have to adopt behaviors and do things you don’t normally do—much of which will be…

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Why Your Biggest Fear Is Meaningless

Reading Time: 3 minutes I recently came across a video on Facebook of a woman singing on America’s Got Talent. If that were the end of the story, you’d be pretty pissed off that you wasted a few seconds of your life reading such a useless statement. Hang with me. This woman, Mandy Harvey, is deaf. Yes, as in…

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[Podcast] Increase Motivation and Adherence With Morning Workouts

Reading Time: < 1 minute I was stuck in the car on the way to Toronto this past weekend, and with no service on my phone I thought what better way to spend my time then record some new content! Let me start by saying that any time you can complete your workouts is going to be beneficial. If you…

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[Video] Insider Look At Alex’s Online Fitness Coaching ‘Strategy Sessions’

Reading Time: < 1 minute I’ve recently entered the online fitness coaching market. However, unlike many online personal trainers, I don’t only provide workout templates and nutrition plans. I create custom workout plans based on the needs and lifestyle of the client, I track nutrition via food logs online, and most importantly I complete 20-min Facetime “strategy sessions” with every…

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