Start With Why by Simon Sinek is a book that has really influenced me in terms of how I deliver my message. Sinek explains how to inspire with ideas. The golden circle, the celery test and split are the three main ideas in the book. The one that stood out the most to me was the golden circle. He uses an explain of how some companies start with their product. In my industry, that would be, “we offer private training, group classes and nutrition coaching.” Then they say how their product works. “We use best possible functional training equipment and strategies.” Then they finish with their why, “We believe in achieving optimal human performance.”...Read More
I wanted to write this post because I’ve been writing a lot more these days and I want you to get to know me as I get to know all so I figured that I would go first. These are things are that are not in my bio. It’s my way of taking you behind the certain and giving you a peak into who I am and what I’m like outside of MCW Fitness.
1 - I love playing sports of all kinds. Growing up, I played soccer, baseball, basketball, track, golf and football. Then climbing, snowboarding, powerlifting, yoga and softball took over. Is yoga a sport?! I don’t know, but I do it and I like it. These days, soccer, softball and golf take up most of my time when I am not rock climbing...Read More
Today's post is about the writing challenge I am starting today. It put out into the world recently by Omar Zenhom on his podcast The $100 MBA. For next 3 weeks will be putting up 15 blog posts. For the most part I will be stick to my Eat, Think, Move, Perform format with a couple of exceptions. This is one. Tomorrow, I will be giving you a chance to get to know me a little bit better. In addition I will be doing a couple of product reviews in terms of gear/food products that can hopefully will be helpful, relative and informative to you. Writing 5 posts a week seems intimidating because it hard to come with things to write about. However, if you can plan out your topics first, then it makes it much easier. I am writing all of this week’s posts first so they are done for the most part, but my task for this week is to write the next 5. I’m excited and curious the see what happens overs the next 3 weeks, not only to traffic on the site, but how it changes me as a writer and a person. Be on the look out for tomorrow’s post 13 Things You Don’t Know About Me...But Should. So will you be accepting the writing challenge?
The Enchantments are one most well known, beautiful and difficult hikes in Washington. If you don’t get a permit and you want to experience The Enchantments then doing the through hike is your best option. It’s 18 miles with 4500 feet of elevation gain and your high point is 7800 feet with one especially hard part, Aasgard Pass, where you gain 1900 feet in less than a mile. When I decided to do the hike I felt great about being physically ready for it, but I had no idea that altitude would effect as much as it did, making the hike much more dangerous than I could have ever imagined...Read More
The push-up is a great exercise and one of my most favorite because you can do them anywhere, whether you’re at home, at the gym, at a park or on vacation. Also push-ups are great because you can workout a lot of different muscles with just one exercise and no equipment is needed. However, push-ups are easy to mess up especially when you are trying to do a lot of them. I broke down the push-up into 3 easy steps to make sure you always do a perfect push-up...Read More
What is flow? Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi wrote a famous book on flow, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience in which he talks about the flow being when you experience deep enjoyment, creativity and total involvement in life. At MCW Fitness, we talk a lot about optimal human performance, where we define it as, "when you’re eating, thinking and moving optimally." Flow and performance are closely related. One can get into the flow state during a number of activities. Whether writing, playing a musical instrument, dancing, playing sports or evening playing video games. It’s that sense of being total consumed and involve in what your doing....Read More
One goal of mine is to help my clients develop healthy eating habits that actually work and are sustainable. Meaning:
- Easting fresh, minimally processed foods most of the time
- Having a good balance of protein, veggies, fats and smart carbs
- Listening to your body and adjusting portions accordingly
Step 1 - Protein...Read More
Over Labor Day Weekend, I went up to Squamish to go rock climbing. Most weekends I am out and about climbing, but this weekend was different. This weekend, I found a route that was new to me and to get to the top, took the culmination of my training this summer. I came across a route called Mrs Negative which is graded a 5.12a. Ever since I first started climbing I have had a goal of climbing 5.12. This is not the first 5.12 I’ve been on and lead all the way to the top, but it the first 5.12 I have finished this year. The reason why this is important to me is because I have recently changed up my training after having a rough start to my year climbing....Read More
At first look the basics of a Kettlebell Swing are pretty straight forward, grab the weight with both hands, swing it through your legs, up to your chest and then back through your legs. However, even though it may look simple, the kettlebell swing actually has a lot of precise parts to it. I’ve broken it down into 4 easy steps to help you get the most out of your swing.Read More