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Truth and consequences; Critical-thinking and accountability; Unconventional origins and philosophies;   We will speak with and strive to reach those that embody and embrace the above.   Thoughtful, progressive, desirable demographics- by nature ...
It happens to all of us. One day, you catch yourself in the mirror or glance at a recent picture taken and it kind of hits you. ”Is that me?” You notice that you have a few wrinkles. Or maybe a little extra around the middle. That, or some spe ...
When I first started lifting at 16, my workout consisted of three exercises: bench press, standing barbell curls, and lying tricep extensions, also known as the French press. This routine helped me achieve my measurable goal of building some muscle, as we ...
Flow. We all know the feeling of time standing still when we are engrossed in what we are doing. During a set, we may feel like Neo in the Matrix “finessing” a deadlift or a bench press. We’ve yet to fully explain this phenomenon in a wa ...
There’s no way around it—injuries suck. As a coach, gym owner, and a massage therapist, I see them constantly and I observe the way they affect people’s lives. I also know from personal experience how devastating injury and pain can be. ...
So, you’re in the constant pursuit of developing a strong athletic core, and a visible set of abs. Let’s be clear from the get-go, only you know where you’re at right now so if you’re thinking this article will take you from 30% bo ...
  Overcoming resistance is as much as a mental feat as it is a physical one. During training our goal is to get our body, a weight, or sometimes both, from point A to point B. Your gym partner may be able to push 100lb dumbbells within three seconds ...
Squash may be an unusual choice for breakfast. However, when butternut squash is blended with yogurt and sweetened with just a touch of honey, it makes a perfect custard-like filling for the inside of crepes. Crepes made with an almond flour base provide ...
  Dr. Wendy Walsh is a human behaviors expert. She teaches Health Psychology at California State University Channel Islands and speaks often about pro-aging (mental and physical wellness,) gender dynamics and relationship science. She is an award-wi ...
Chronic stress is a genuine concern in our current environment. Continuous "fight-or-flight" responses and prolonged cortisol exposure plague countless individuals, and their health and body composition suffers. I wish to acknowledge that at the ...
With the holiday season upon us, family dinners, never-ending temptations, samples at Costco, cookies, turkey, cheesy potatoes, and a glass of wine or two, it is no wonder that most people pack on the pounds at the end of the year.   Most of us blame ...
Tearing your ACL sucks.   It's frustrating, defeating, and often comes with an influx of fears of never being able to return to the field as the athlete you were before. Just because your friend who tore her ACL became slower, maybe gained some w ...
  Often times during Thanksgiving we are concerned with staying in shape and making sure we get in our workout before the big meal. I teach a yoga class on Thanksgiving morning and it is always filled to capacity.   When I was a runner, I&rsquo ...
Squash is a vegetable that many love to hate. Maybe it’s the texture or perhaps the somewhat bland flavor that is sometimes attributed to it, but the squash has a high nutritional value and it is worth finding ways that you can truly enjoy it and ev ...
Life in the 21st century is busy. Between work deadlines, traffic, taking the kids to their various activities, keeping the house from falling apart, and, of course, our constant accessibility to the immediate needs of other people (thank you, smartphone ...
Trying to improve your game? Adding another two nights of practice may not get you the results you want. Rolled your ankle at softball practice? Taking three days off may not get you back on the field as intended.   Less is not always more—and ...
For some bizarre reason, Olympic weightlifting is treated as a very different discipline from general strength training by newer adoptees. Things that make intuitive sense in weight training aren’t applied to weightlifting (Olympic). One of these cr ...