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How CrossFit Changed My Life

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I know many of you have a love/hate relationship with CrossFit. I know I do. I been doing it for 7 years now and sometimes I love it and other times I can’t stand it. There are some major problems with the trend that CrossFit is heading towards, but I don’t want to rant about it about it right now. I’ll save it for a more extensive blog.

One thing for sure, CrossFit got me in the best shape of my life. Continue reading How CrossFit Changed My Life

25 Years of Watching the Freak Show at the Gym

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In all my years at the gym, I can conclude that if you are mentally fragile, you will always be susceptible to a break down. If that happens, that hot bod you worked hard for can get out of shape very quickly.  In my 25 years as a trainer and gym rat, I’ve seen many men and women with sought after bodies let themselves go and quit working out because they couldn’t handle the adversity and pressures of modern living. Continue reading 25 Years of Watching the Freak Show at the Gym

So You Think You Don’t Need to Be Mentally Tough?

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Was there anybody tougher than Butkus?

In my 25 years as a trainer, I’ve trained clients in various gyms in the Los Angeles area. I’ve worked with bodybuilders in the mecca of bodybuilding, Gold’s Gym. Also, I trained clients in many overly priced chic gyms with fancy high tech equipment in both Los Angeles and New York. All my clients had one thing in common Continue reading So You Think You Don’t Need to Be Mentally Tough?