Stuff to Read While You’re Stuck At Home Not Wearing Pants: 6/19/20

THE WEEKLY BRIEF UPDATE 1. I’ll start with a brief #achillesgate2020 update. I had my first post op with my surgeon earlier this week and, once the faint Cheetos smell dissipated after removing the bandaging I had on for two straight weeks, the doc said everything looked swell. I was quite shocked at the lack of… Read more

Appearance on the Revolutionary You! Podcast

I Have Things to Say My friend and colleague, Jason Leenaarts, was kind enough to invite me back onto his popular podcast recently (this time without my wife) to discuss the future of the fitness industry. We talk about why studios like CORE should be considered different entities from box gyms and group exercise formats… Read more

Form Fix: Forearm Wall Slides

If you have a shoulder (or two) chances are there’s been a time in your life where things haven’t felt great. This sentiment is only amplified if you happen to be someone who lives an active lifestyle playing sports and/or enjoys lifting heavy things. There are a myriad of culprits that can lead to shoulder… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Stuck at Home Not Wearing Pants: 6/12/20

THE WEEKLY BRIEF UPDATE 1. I’ll start with a brief #achillesgate2020 update. It’s been a little over a week and a half since my surgery and things seem to be progressing nicely. I mean, I’m not really doing anything: NOTE: don’t show my surgeon THIS. But for all intents and purposes I’m doing my best… Read more

The Words We Use Matter. Again.

It’s been a minute since I’ve written anything on this site. In fact, this is the longest I have gone without writing anything…like, at all. For those unaware, about two and a half weeks ago I ruptured the Achilles tendon in my right lower leg fighting ninjas sprinting. I’m okay. My ego took a bit… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Stuck at Home Not Wearing Pants: 5/22/20

THE WEEKLY BRIEF UPDATE Still in Florida…;o) I’ll spare you the gloating, but needless to say it was the right move. Oh, hey, did you notice I released my new CORE @ Home platform? It’s designed so that I can deliver workouts you can perform at home – pants optional – using minimal equipment. You… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Copenhagen Side Plank Shenanigans

Just to get the obvious question out of the way: I have ZERO idea why the Copenhagen Side Plank is called what it is. My educated guess is it’s not because it was popularized in Detroit. In THIS article, though, via Carl Valle, he notes the origin of the exercise is a bit of a… Read more

4 Maybe New to You Goblet Squat Variations

Alas, I will never be a fitness influencer. First of all, the mere thought of even calling myself something like that invokes an immediate gag reflex. But more to the point I am not nearly creative enough to fall into that camp. I mean, a true fitness influencer would have used any of the following… Read more