The Goal You Never Knew You Had

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There is one goal I have heard more than any other, but… It is almost never the first, or even the second, goal people mention. Every trainer-client relationship begins with some version of “What are your goals?”  And now that I have been working in fitness for 20 years, I have reflected on what really […]

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Magical Wizard Brain Powers?

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Can your mind determine how many calories are in a food?  Not quite, but close. The core mission of Funtensity is to transform the emotional response to exercise to change it from something that feels like a chore to something that you want to do more.  What we believe and how we feel about what […]

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Superhero Workout – First Hint of Funtensity

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A decade ago, in convention center far, far away, the Superhero Workout was unleashed.  It was 2008, and back then, I used to work for TRX. The first Iron Man movie had recently come out, and it inspired me to create a superhero workout using the TRX suspension trainer.  It was fun to create, fun […]

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It Turns Out, Exercise Does Not Make You Smarter

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Exercise enhances brain function.  So it makes you smarter, right?  Well… “Exercise doesn’t make you smarter…it just makes you normal.”  This great quote from John Medina in Brain Rules illustrates the essential role that physical activity plays in maintaining a minimally sharp mind. Your brain is best at solving problems related to surviving in an […]

Sundae, Sunday, or Someday?

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“I need to make major changes.”  I hear this all the time. Usually it’s from someone who is at a low point in fitness and is frustrated/disgusted/tired from wanting to feel and see changes in fitness but never experiencing any. If you’re out-of-shape, unhealthy, or otherwise struggling for fitness, you might think that major changes […]

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Human Animal or Human Vegetable?

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Which are you? Humans are animals – mammals – that’s for sure.  But what happens if we stop moving? Labor-saving, energy-saving, effort-saving, attention-grabbing technology has transformed the way we spend our daily lives in the last century. But we are born to move.  Without a need for activity that is directly related to survival on a […]

Here’s Why You Don’t Exercise Even When You Know You Should

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I recently watched a TED talk with some great information from a neuroscientist explaining the wonderful brain benefits of exercise, echoing and enhancing much of what has been a part of the Funtensity program since the start.  All good information and a great talk overall. There’s just one slight problem near the end. And it’s […]