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How to Find Fitness Motivation

Everyone knows working out is a good thing. It’s common sense. Yet the majority of people don’t work out.  Why is that? Well, “workout” contains the word “work,” and if you aren’t motivated, you won’t want to sweat.  But if you’re motivated, you’ll definitely dig into a program or routine. So how do you find

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Exercise with Age

The Super Bowl is on Sunday and in case you haven’t been paying attention it’s the Kansas City Chiefs versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the big game.  The Chiefs have one of the bright young stars in the NFL with quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Meanwhile, the Buccaneers have the greatest quarterback of all time in Tom

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My Fitness Journey

In January 2006, I weighed 270 pounds. It had been four years since I had played college football and I was still in ‘playing shape’. It has now been 15 years since I began my fitness journey and there have been a lot of ups and downs.  I was tired of being fat. I was

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The Supplement You Need to Take When Starting a Fitness Program

So you want to start a fitness program, and you have questions about all the supplements out there. We understand! You might have even gone to a store and talked to a salesperson who no doubt recommended a huge pile of powders and pills—all guaranteed to make you fitter, healthier, stronger and leaner in no

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New Year’s resolutions and Parkinson’s Law

I’m going to go ahead and tell you right now, don’t make a New Year’s resolution. Seriously, why do it? You know you’re not going to follow through with it, so why set yourself up for failure. And do you know why you and millions of other people will not achieve their 2021 New Year’s

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No Excuses CrossFit 2020 Year in Review

2020 was a great year for No Excuses CrossFit. Check out all we accomplished this year.   January: We kicked off the new year with our annual visit from Mute Sports Equipment. Mute is a jump rope company that makes customized jump ropes. They also led our members through a jump rope clinic to improve their

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If I were Santa

One of the things I enjoy about the Christmas season is all of the holiday movies. All of the movies have different types of Santa’s. Some are traditional looking, some are young, some are really big and some are thin. If I were to play Santa in a movie, what would that look like? Would

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Save Yourself First

The airlines have it right when it comes to self care. When the plane hits turbulence, masks deploy. You put your own mask on before helping others. Any other way and you won’t be able to help someone. Likewise, putting your health and fitness (your engine) on the back burner will leave you sputtering. At

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6 Winter Workout Tips

It was cold, I was tired, and I was ready to get the workout over with before I even started it. I set up all my equipment, started the clock, and began my workout. No practicing the movements, I just started going. The workout started out well and then I got to handstand push ups.

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Favorite Moments from No Excuses CrossFit

No Excuses CrossFit is celebrating 12 years as an affiliate this week. During that time we have had nearly 3,000 people workout at No Excuses either as members, drop-ins, or for competitions. I’ve been with the gym for 11 of years as either a member, coach, manager, or owner. Here are some of my favorite

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The Year to be Thankful

If there was ever a year to be thankful, it’s definitely 2020. Despite all of the hardships that we have faced this year, I always tried to remind myself of the good things in life. When the gym was forced to shut down in March, I didn’t know if it would ever re-open again. Luckily,

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Lessons Learned in 2020

When I became owner of No Excuses CrossFit a few years ago, I felt like I had not earned my stripes. The gym was successful and I didn’t have to endure many of the tough months and years that most business owners face when starting a business. Then 2020 came and let’s just say those

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What’s your operating capacity?

One of the things I enjoy about personal training is making a connection with the client. We often do this in between sets of their workout as we chat. You get to know the person better — likes, dislikes, routine, family life, etc. That’s how a personal training client and I started talking about operating

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Strong Leaves Weather the Storm

Last week we all felt the effects of Tropical Storm Zeta. We either were awakened in the middle of the night from heavy winds, woke up to trees down near our home, or some people even lost power for several hours. But the next morning when I went outside my house and saw all of

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Let Loose Of The Halloween Candy

We all have things we are proud of in our life. Whether it’s some kind of achievement, promotion, or recognition. I once did the CrossFit workout ‘Grace’, which is 30 clean and jerks with 135 pounds, in 1:24. That’s a pretty legit time. I’ve also eaten a 10-ounce bag of Reece’s Pieces in one sitting.

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