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Exercise As Art (or How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way)

Exercise As Art (or How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way)

Tell me if this has ever happened to you. ​ When you were a kid, did you ever want something really badly but it wasn’t exactly the time for you to get a present? ​ Even though you told your parents you wanted it, it wasn’t your birthday or Christmas or Hanukkah or Easter or whatever so you had to wait? ​ I can almost guarantee this has happened...

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Exercise As Art (or How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way)

Nike, CrossFit and The Benefit of Forward Thinking

I was excited when I was asked to sit in at a meeting between the Head of New Product Development for Nike and the owner of the prestigious gym I had worked at for the previous five years. ​ What I didn’t realize at that time was just how dramatically that short meeting would change the trajectory of that gym and my career moving forward. ​ Nike...

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Exercise As Art (or How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way)

Deal With It

For those of you not familiar with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs it goes a little something like this. ​ On the bottom of the pyramid are Physiological Needs. These are the basics humans need to exist. Things like air, food, water, shelter, warmth - it’s very difficult to focus on anything else should these needs not be met. ​ A step above that is...

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Exercise As Art (or How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way)

The Smartest Guy In The Room

Surprisingly few people recognize the name Charlie Munger. ​ Your Dad who has a white-collar job and reads the Wall Street Journal daily has certainly heard of - and likely idolizes - Munger’s boss, billionaire Warren Buffett. ​ But your cool cousin with the tattoos who recently sold her tech company for 100 million bucks, she’s hip to Charlie...

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Exercise As Art (or How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way)

I Get Asked This All The Time

When you’re a fitness professional, you get asked a lot of questions. ​ “What weight should I use?” ​ “What should my macros look like?” “How long before I see results?” ​ “What’s the difference between anaerobic alactic power training and anaerobic alactic capacity training?” (SIDE NOTE: No one has ever asked me this but I’d be happy to...

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Breaking Beliefs

I’m a trainer first and a business person second. But I’m actively and purposefully trying to change that. I’m trying to sharpen my business skills while also empowering and educating our training staff to ultimately be superior at training people than I ever was. It’s simply what is required for me to reach my vision of granting access to...

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What Mariano Rivera Taught Me About Composure

When it comes to the greatest performer in a particular sport, there is very rarely a consensus opinion. Who’s the best basketball player ever? “Well, Jordan’s won 10 scoring titles.” “ Kobe has 6 championships.” “LeBron’s longevity is unmatched.” “Chamberlain scored 100 points in a single game.” Who’s a better quarterback - Tom Brady or Aaron...

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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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