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Crime Story

I love our clients. ​ There are so many reasons for this adoration. ​ They’re loyal. They work hard. They’re fun to be around. They’ve allowed us to execute our vision of bringing meaningful fitness to people who truly value such a thing. ​ I am forever grateful. ​ Recently, I’ve come to realize another trait that a few of our clients exhibit in...

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Stacy’s Grace

Stacy was one of my first and favorite personal training clients. ​ A petite woman who was completing a masters in social work and had as much curly red hair as she had anything else, Stacy’s chronic back pain and the fact that she lost her mother to Cancer at an early age always ran in the background of our training sessions. Looking back on it...

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Rebecca Kennedy Changed My Life

Despite what the title of this blog may have you believe, I don’t know Rebecca Kennedy. I’ve never met her. Never spoken with her. I don’t think I follow her on social media. But through my research I have learned that she is an instructor for Peloton and, I believe, is (was?) a personal trainer here in New York. ​ And even though the trainer...

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The One Thing All Successful People Do

I’m a sucker for clickbait headlines. ​ Mostly I try to utilize the internet to learn things. To sharpen my skills. To get informed or motivated or gain a different perspective. ​ But occasionally (daily!) even a robot like myself needs some distraction. ​ So when I see articles with titles like “39 Tweets That Prove Your Mom Doesn’t Understand...

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The Pirate King

The Pirates of Penzance was set to be the biggest production in the history of Clearstream Avenue Elementary School. ​ At least that’s what our teachers told us. ​ Never before had a cohort of fifth graders attempted a performance that involved such a large cast, such detailed sets, the sheer quantity of musical numbers and this level of acting....

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Removing The Friction

I’m about to deliver some great news. ​ I realize that’s pretty rare these days so hopefully you’re pumped. ​ And not only is this timely because, as I mentioned, we could all use something positive right about now, but because this is the time of year where most people set their goals, intentions, plans (or whatever pop psychology buzzword you...

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The Action-Before-Reward Guy

I used to be a reward-before-action guy. This was never more evident than trying to get my advertising career started right after college. My approach was simple. I had completed a somewhat-related undergraduate degree at a fairly well regarded University so, clearly, all I needed to do was put in an application, show up to the interview wearing...

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Get That Look Off Your Face

I envy people who are dedicated to a religion or a philosophy. I’m not talking about those who attend religious services simply out of obligation or tradition or the desire to wear an awesome hat (all of which are fine reasons as well). No. I’m talking about people who have studied, internalized and have concluded that the words of scripture or...

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This Is Not The New Normal

I’m now getting to the age where I’ve lived through some shit. I have vague memories of lining up for hours, waiting in the car with my Dad to get gas during the shortage in the late 70s. I remember the Iran Hostage Crisis a short time afterwards. I remember President Regan getting shot and John Lennon being murdered. I can more distinctly...

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The Piano Paradox

When I was a teenager, I used to mess around on the piano. My parents wouldn’t get me lessons so I just self taught on an old keyboard and picked up some things from my friend Mark. Mark had a full sized upright and he was much better than me. He’d show me how to play songs that I’m sure are relatively easy for established players but seemed like...

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