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Coach Jesse Irizarry at JDI Barbell in New York, New York   When someone tells me they don’t take supplements, I usually don’t believe them. Those who fancy themselves as whole food eaters often don’t realize that they are suppleme ...
Coach Micki Pauley teaching a Warrior Body class in Morgantown, West Virginia   The holidays are right around the corner and for many this means slowing down fitness routines, but for myself and other fitness professionals, it becomes important to f ...
Photography by Los Angeles, California artist Lauren Hillary   On the list of my ten all-time favorite movies the top two are comic book movies and half are mob movies. Growing up, if it had an inkling of the mafia, I watched them all. Som ...
  There is nothing like the feeling of strong, vibrant movement in wide-open spaces. Something just feels right about those workouts that break us out of the gym confines and allow us to explore a more three-dimensional, undomesticated fitness exper ...
  Flexibility is often confused with the need to stretch and that is then equated with your mobility. So, let's first start by defining flexibility and mobility. Flexibility is your passive (relaxed) range of motion. For example, while standing ...
Photography by Bev Childress of Fort Worth, Texas   Grappling is my first and forever love. That will be an awkward conversation with my future wife. My love of grappling eventually led to an appreciation and fondness for other forms of unarmed comb ...
I am writing an open letter to you to tell you how grateful I am for your trust, your commitment, and your strength. You see, it is with your strength that I have grown as a person and a coach. Your belief in me has led me to grow what I love which is hel ...
Photography by Bev Childress of Fort Worth, Texas   I am a big fan of exercise and as a chiropractor, I see a great many sports-related injuries that could have been prevented. No one who loves their game, whatever it may be, wants to take time off ...
My how the years fly by. It seems like yesterday, you were rolling your eyes listening to elders go on about how they remember being young and not having all these aches and pains—how they remember being your age, full of energy and unhampered by th ...
Every trainer has had a client who simply loves to exercise. These clients love pushing themselves to get better, are constantly aiming to set new PRs, and will quickly inform you when a workout is too easy. They often remind us of how fun our job can be. ...
Au Bon bone broth is premium quality bone broth that tastes amazing and is excellent for your health. Broths are all the rave at the moment, yet broths have been used for a very long time as a healing remedy. Drinking bone broth supports healthy joint fun ...
Photo by Bev Childress of Fort Worth, Texas   It is the age of instant gratification. Whether an athlete training for performance or a New Year’s resolutioner trying to get healthy, we want our results and we want them yesterday. When we succu ...
Plant-based diets offer protection against cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancers. But with so much nutrition misinformation, how can you be sure a plant-based diet is right for you? Read on to learn why you should adopt a plant-ba ...
Photography by Bev Childress of Fort Worth, Texas   Franklin Delano Roosevelt was an enigmatic man. Stricken with polio, he never allowed himself to be photographed in his wheelchair, not wanting anyone to see him in a "weakened" state. Hi ...
  When it comes to menopause, there have been conflicting reports, some saying women who are very active, workout a lot or other physical endeavors, may be less likely to experience menopause before the age of 45, while some have found evidence to t ...
  Sometimes you're stuck at home. Maybe you work from home. Maybe you have pre-school children. Maybe you have pre-school children and work from home. Or, maybe you just don't want to go out because it's raining, it's snowing, or you ...
  Most people get into the lifting game to look better. Sure, many start training because of sports, but for the vast majority, it is a twinge of vanity that pulls them to the gym after they no longer have to train. Guys go to the gym to hit the mir ...