202strongTV Episode 1

I’ve been kicking around the idea of 202strongTV for a couple weeks now.  Maddie and I were waiting around all afternoon for an equipment delivery, so we decided to take that down time and shoot the inaugural episode.  Check the…

20 Holiday Gift Ideas 2014

The Holiday Season is officially here.  Need some gift ideas?  I’ve got you covered. For the Fitness Enthusiast: Rogue SR-2 Ballistic Jump Rope – Easily the most versatile piece of exercise equipment you can own. Becoming a Supple Leopard –…

The Tactical Athlete Part 1: Officer Candidate School, posture, mobility, maintenance, and treating yourself like an athlete

I’ve known Andy Holmes for a few years now, and I’m not going to lie, this kid astounds me (in a good way).  He’s basically a walking contradiction.  Andy’s a self aware, sensitive soul who’s wanted to join the military…

202strong Buildout Progress

Maddie and I were down on Eye Street earlier today talking to the architect about lighting, finishes, etc.  Right after we wrapped up, we shot a quick video tour of the space so we could keep you updated on the…

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…