“Kicking the Bucket List”

“How I went from happily creating and experiencing the life I envisioned to hitting the single biggest roadblock of my life.”   PROLOGUE Part I: A few days before Black Friday in 2014, my wife Ashley and I both received what appeared to be a routine marketing email from REI, our favorite “toy” store where […]

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Food As Medicine: Immune System

It’s that time of the year again! It’s the season for playing in the winter snow, cozying up with some hot chocolate, a blanket and binging on Netflix…and the time for seasonal sniffles, coughs, colds and flu. This time of the year we are more vulnerable to viruses and allergies. No one enjoys being sick […]

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Consistency + Motivation=Results

This year I trained for my first national competition called CG Games (Camp Gladiator). Not only did I have to be strong, and agile but have endurance, and speed as well. There are 5 events: strength, agility, endurance, interval and peak (which was an obstacle course). It took months of training leading up to nationals […]

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4 Tips For Holiday Survival

Tip 1: Set a goal not to gain weight this time of year. The reason I like the no gain goal is it gives you some wiggle room. You can absolutely lose weight this time of year. But I like setting a plan that is manageable and allows you to live life and enjoy yourself. […]

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Meaning of Authentic Community

Think of people in 3 rings. In the middle is you, your partner, parents, siblings, & people you talk to daily. The outside is our social media network and anyone you’ve ever known. The middle ring (yellow in diagram below) is where we struggle. These are people you might see once/week. The people you build […]

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How Amanda Plays

In this blog I want to share some examples of how I’ve used play in different aspects of my life:   Play in my relationship I was struggling with being snappy, and short with my boyfriend. In addition to praying for patience and to be slow to anger, I decided to make this a game. […]

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Nestor Powernester

  “What does it take to be able to move relentlessly forward? What kind of person can sustain relentless forward movement?”   PREFACE: Let’s start from the very beginning – MY beginning. I’m sure this sounds very cliché, but I feel like I had a VERY unique childhood (doesn’t everybody?). I was born the only […]

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What Does Work/Life Balance Mean?

As millennials we really value work life balance, but do we actually balance them? Do we even know how? What does work life balance even mean? I will answer all these questions in this blog series. Part 1- What does work life balance mean?   Many of my clients tell me stories about their partners […]

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The TIME Has Come

Time and money, the two things we ALL wish we had more of. Seeing how I’m a fitness guy, let me give you some guidance on getting more out of your time.   Each one of us has a laundry list of tasks that steal away our time. Our job, commuting, sleeping, eating, household chores, […]

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