Why Gym Culture is Uniquely Enchanting

Andre is 6’3”, 220 lbs. He wears a black do-rag, double striped track pants and a white sleeveless shirt revealing his 19-inch tatted biceps.  Bronx born and raised, he earns a living co-managing a pizza parlor. Amy is 5’3”, 115 lbs. She wears black Lululemon shorts and a purple Lulu top. Amy is a private… Read more

Five Ways to Accomplish ANYTHING

You know there are things you should do. Heck, you even want to do them. So why can’t you? Lose 20 pounds. Be debt free. Write a book. Earn passive income. Do you lack self discipline?  Are you destined for a life of mediocrity? Is greatness only attainable by an elite few? No. No. And absolutely not…. Read more

Father’s Day

People talk about the “aha” moment when you realize that your parents are real human beings.  You take them off that pedestal they stood throughout your childhood, and you view them differently.  Not necessarily better or worse, but they become real people. They have made mistakes in their life.  They too snuck out after curfew… Read more

Is Fitness Just About Sex?

I know, I know, I owe you guys the final piece of The Alcohol Regimen. Sometimes an ex-accountant turned fitness guy and mediocre writer sits down and something altogether different spills out. *********** I joke around about the point of this stuff, fitness that is.  I take a sarcastic angle raising sex appeal above all… Read more

The Alcohol Regimen: Part 1 – Intro

Recent studies have shown that calories from beer are primarily stored in the lower abs while the poisonous alcohol attacks the biceps, reducing circumference by approximately ¼ inch per 16 oz. Really? No, [*smack* side of head] not really. We, as people who care about the health and appearance of our bodies (mostly just the appearance though),… Read more

Why “Getting Your Butt Kicked!” is NOT Good

So, in the past week: The membership sales lady at Equinox spent 20 minutes pitching classes that would “kick my butt!” My sister got a hernia after two weeks of CrossFit Lady, did you ever think maybe 1000 reps of bodyweight nonsense isn’t optimal for my goals? “You gotta try pilates!  Pilates will kick your… Read more