Old Dog. New Tricks. Young Brain.

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It used to take her weeks, now it is often only a couple of sets. The saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is not true.  But let’s be honest: a young dog learns things faster than an old dog. Some of that slowdown is biological as there are certain ages at which […]

Change is Hard Unless It is Easy

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The “facts” of fitness aren’t hard to figure out.  The “how” is relatively easy to access.  It’s available in countless books, websites, and apps.  But it’s long, hard, and boring. So a lot of people struggle. The perception that to get in shape, you have to give up everything that tastes good and is fun, […]

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Do You Worry Too Little?

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Many people worry a lot, but do you worry too little? As it turns out, the “don’t worry, be happy” people tend to die earlier.  Conscientious people live longer. In looking at a group of people that were followed for 80 years, this is the conclusion drawn from the data by Leslie Martin and Howard […]

Are you a Toe-Dipper?

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Do you often have an all-or-nothing approach to fitness?  Does this keep you moving forward and backward – never really making any real and lasting progress.  It could be that you’re not following your own instincts about how best to try new challenges. We are all familiar with many of the popular motivational slogans such […]

Fungevity – It’s like longevity for your fun

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What’s your Fungevity?     “Wait, what is fungevity?” While we were both speaking at an event, I had a conversation with Tony Horton – creator of P90X – and without realizing it, he dropped a bombshell on me. We were discussing the common reasons people say they exercise.  One of which is to live longer – […]

Do You Suffer from AMS – Acute Motion Starvation?

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Do you suffer from Acute Motion Starvation? Many people are unaware that they do.  Do you have any of the following symptoms? Your body hurts in one or more places with no real reason (no pathology or other injury) You work out 2-3 days a week but don’t move too much apart from the workouts Your […]

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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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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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 […]

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 […]