6 tiny fitness tips that could change your life

If I allowed myself to wake up naturally in the morning (sans alarm clock) I’d wake up somewhere around 9:30am every morning.  However, I know I’m most productive/creative between 6:00am and 10:30am.  But unless I have somewhere to be (or…

My (actual) farewell.

Coaching and training are unlike any other profession, in that you create bonds with your athletes and clients that run incredibly deep.  I mean think about it.  When you step into a gym to workout with a coach, you are…

Trust your gut.

I recently had to make a “gut” decision.  You know, the type of decision where everything in your mind is telling you one to do one thing, but that feeling…that feeling deep in your gut that you can’t ignore no…

Do you even care about movement?

Do you even care about movement? I do.  And let me tell you, the frustrating thing about caring about movement….is the majority of people don’t.  And it’s really unfortunate because I would argue — very successfully in a minute– that quality…

Eating for weight loss vs. improving body composition

Let me be perfectly candid for a moment…eating for weight loss and eating to improve your body composition are essentially the same thing.  How so?  Well if you lose weight, your body composition (aka body fat %) will certainly improve….

Stand for something!

I was just scrolling through Facebook on my phone [side note: I took the Facebook app off my phone in hopes I’d stop using it so much…did not work like I’d hoped] and came across a “sponsored post” (aka paid…

Are you in control?

The lowest points in my life have always been the times I’ve felt completely out of control. After my fifth knee surgery in 2.5 years when I realized my collegiate and competitive basketball career was over.  This was doubly devastating…

202strong Status Update

“So, when are you opening up downtown?” I get asked this question probably once a day.  Which is great.  It means people are interested in what Maddie and I are working on.  Or at least pretending.  Either way I’m ok with it….

What is 202strong?

Maddie and I made the announcement a few months back that we’d be opening a gym in Farragut North, but it dawned on me a couple days ago that we’d never really explained in-depth the question “what is 202strong?”.  And more…

I am afraid of...

As any teacher or coach who gives a damn will tell you, the relationships and connections you make with the kids you work with on a regular basis are special.  They mean something to you.  You see these kids on…