The fitness industry is unfortunately loaded with so much BS it disheartens me. It actually embarassess me to even be considered part of this industry. From the fakeness to the lack of ethics, but I guess this is everywhere in the world. There is always good and bad. The light and the darkness. I just wish the very thing that is so near and dear to my heart didn't seem so fake sometimes, or, often times.... In fact, a few months ago I had a conversation with a mentor of mine and I … [Read more...]
168 | Joe “Big House” Kenn | NFL Strength Coach & AWESOME Guy!
Photo Above. Throwback 2008!! _______________ STRONG Life Podcast Ep. 168 with Joe House Kenn. I am fired up to share this episode with my man BIG House, Joe Kenn! I love chatting about training and life with House. He pulls no punches, he gives you his honest answer, NO filter. His decades of experience make him 1 of the most experienced Strength Coaches in the world. Joe's dedication to his craft is humbling and inspiring at the same time. It was 2008, maybe 2007, when he brought his … [Read more...]
Zach & Syn Martinez of Afro Brutality Discuss Early Days CrossFit, Business Rants & What The Hell Is “The Fitness Industry”!?!?!
Here we GO! Episode 118 of THE #STRONGLife Podcast with Syn Martinez of THE Afro Brutality Brand. WOW, my words can not do justice to the journey you're about to go on as Syn and I discuss the following topics with NO filter! … [Read more...]
Growing, Evolving & Improving As A Human BEING | Mike Bledsoe
STRONG Life Podcast Ep. 113 with Mike Bledsoe from Barbell Shrugged. Mike and I met a few years ago when he invited me to Miami to speak at WODAPALOOZA on behalf of Barbell Shrugged. Since then, we've evolved..... We've done Strength projects together, podcasts together and got crushed by Joe DeSena in Vermont while helping Joe with his first book, SPARTAN UP! This conversation digs deep into how Mike and I are evolving, changing, growing and most of all, allowing this growth and … [Read more...]
Being A Simple Man VS A Great Man, Same Difference?
I came across a great post by Jim Wendler on Instagram and then I elaborated on how these words from actor, Tom Hardy hit home for me. Now, I don't know anything about Tom Hardy. But, these words inspired me and I love to write. Writing for me has always been something I love to do, even if no one is reading. It's a therapy of sorts so I just put this out there.... From Tom Hardy: … [Read more...]
Don’t Be That Strength Coach
Since being in gyms from the age of 13 (1989) until today where I own 2 gyms and work with Coaches around the world on both training and business, I have learned a few things that are often NOT spoken of. I've seen gyms come and go. I've payed attention to the small details as to WHY some succeeded and why some did not. I've seen why some Strength Coaches crush it and why others always toil in mediocrity. I've seen Strength Coaches with the abundance mindset and I've seen other Strength … [Read more...]
Strength Coach Business & Life Tips – July 2015
Every time I open up the gates for QnA, half or more than half are from Strength Coaches or aspiring Strength Coaches. The more I soak this fact in, the more I realize we are an ARMY of Coaches, together, we can change the lives of this younger generation because we are STRONGER as a Unit! Most Strength Coaches will tell you how TOUGH it is to develop relations with the high school sports coaches. They rarely reply to e mails and have NO urgency in organizing something together. The way to … [Read more...]
Inspiration Behind Live The Code Creation
I'm often asked how Live The Code came about. Like all training programs, people are flawed. We're all flawed. We're not perfect. But, we deep down know when we are unethical and doing the wrong thing. Here's what it takes for me to work with people whether it be training them at my gym or business. I feel this can help you start controlling your life rather than allowing life to control you. Let me know your thoughts.... [youtube width="640" … [Read more...]