A Book That Influenced Me "Start With Why"

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.”...

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13 Things You Don't Know About Me...But Should

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...

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Breaking down the Push-up

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...

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Creating a Balanced Meal

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...

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What I discovered about Performance on my climbing trip to Squamish

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....

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Breaking down the Kettlebell Swing

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.

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