From Fat Kid To Fitness Competitor, Vol 2:

From Liberation To Self-Discovery Discovering that oftentimes it is the growth you experience during the journey that matters far more than the achievement itself. In, From Fat Kid To Fitness Competitor, I wrote about the liberation of an obese kid from his past struggles with weight loss and low self-esteem. This story is the sequel to…

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One Simple Trick To Invite More Adventure Into Your Life

We are facing an epidemic. It affects a larger proportion of the population than most people realize and can be detrimental to the well-being and functioning of any adult who suffers from it. This epidemic is a lack in fulfillment within our lives.  We can easily differentiate people by whether or not they are fulfilled…

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The Best Piece of Advice I Ever Received for a Happier, More Fulfilled Life

One of the best parts of my job is having the opportunity to interact with some of the most awesome and interesting people I could ever hope to meet. In fact, I learn just as much from each of my clients as they learn from me. I’ve gained some of the most powerful insights into…

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Need to power through a workout? Crank up the tunes.

If you’re having trouble getting yourself to the gym to workout, or find yourself getting really bored while you exercise, then putting together an awesome playlist of your favorite music can help. Listening to music while exercising has been shown to improve exercise performance and adherence.[1,2] This performance enhancing effect is likely caused by a…

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Build An Unstoppable Mentality

“We face dire challenge and chance… Yet I smile.” – Ezekiel, “The Walking Dead” If you’re a fan of “The Walking Dead,” then you are likely familiar with the character Ezekiel (also known as “The King”). In a recent episode, he was preparing his people for a battle with the antagonist group, reassuring them that…

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Quit Overeating By Defining Your Happiness

[Article originally published on breakingmuscle.com] How can you differentiate between fulfillment and instant-gratification? How can you use this knowledge to avoid binge-eating and begin to accomplish all the goals you set for yourself? In this video, Mark Zarate and I discuss what happiness actually is, and how most people confuse true “happiness” with the almighty…

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How To Convert Your Loved Ones To A Healthy Lifestyle

What is the single biggest risk factor for being overweight? Being surrounded by other overweight people. This includes friends, family members, and spouses. In fact, the strength of this “social network” risk factor is in that particular order—with an increase in the likelihood of being overweight by 57%, 40%, and 37%, respectively.1 How many times…

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So, You Hate Your Workouts? Here’s How To Beat The Dread of Starting Them. [Podcast]

If you often find yourself procrastinating to start your workouts, to the point of not doing it at all, then this podcast is for you. In this episode I discuss a concept called “affective forecasting” – predicting our future emotional states as a result of participating in some future activity. As it turns out, we’re…

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[Podcast] Why You’re Hardwired To Avoid Change – And How To Fix It.

“Change is the only constant.” – Heraclitus Have you ever realized how hard it is to make better food choices and adopt a regular exercise routine? You aren’t alone. In order to effectively grow and reach your goals, you will have to adopt behaviors and do things you don’t normally do—much of which will be…

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Why Your Biggest Fear Is Bullsh*t

I recently came across a video on Facebook of a woman singing on America’s Got Talent. If that were the end of the story, you’d be pretty pissed off that you wasted a few seconds of your life reading such a useless statement. Don’t worry, there’s a point. This woman, Mandy Harvey, is deaf. Yes,…

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[Podcast] Increase Motivation and Adherence With Morning Workouts

I was stuck in the car on the way to Toronto this past weekend, and with no service on my phone I thought what better way to spend my time then record some new content! Let me start by saying that any time you can complete your workouts is going to be beneficial. If you…

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[Video] Insider Look At Alex’s Online Fitness Coaching ‘Strategy Sessions’

I’ve recently entered the online fitness coaching market. However, unlike many online personal trainers, I don’t only provide workout templates and nutrition plans. I create custom workout plans based on the needs and lifestyle of the client, I track nutrition via food logs online, and most importantly I complete 20-min Facetime “strategy sessions” with every…

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[Podcast] The Biggest Excuse Holding You Back From Living The Life Of Your Dreams

As a trainer, I hear this excuse all the time. Heck, I’ve even caught myself using this excuse a time or two. Undoubtedly, overcoming this one obstacle will put you in the better position to achieve all of your goals in life. Tune in as I discuss why, “I don’t have enough time,” is merely…

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“Lean Stigma”: Why Your Friends And Family May Be Undermining Your Health Efforts

Have you ever wondered why those closest to you seem to be the ones that try to sabotage your fitness efforts the most? Have all of your questions answered as we tackle this topic in today’s article.

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[Podcast] The Most Important Skill You Need To Be Successful

I call it my “pseudo podcast,” another medium of providing you all with some great content. My hope for this project is to discuss mindset- and motivation-related topics in a very real, raw, and authentic manner. Tune in as I discuss the most important skill you need to possess, in order to be successful in…

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