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Sometimes I get sick of teaching people how to squat correctly or convincing people that not benching 3x per week won’t start the Apocalypse. Sometimes I just want to talk about Beast Wars, food, or a recent movie I saw. This section is what I do so that I don’t have to assume a fake identity and start trolling random message boards.

Minutia About Me

A few weeks ago a good friend and colleague of mine, Andrew Coates, took some time on his Facebook page to note that he’s not just this 6’2″ 260 lb behemoth of a human being who likes to lift heavy things. He’s a lot of other things too. Canadian, for example…;o) So, I figured since… Read more

Day 4: Cologne!

Due to some kind of error on my part, we are in an AirBnB with no laundry. You cannot travel to Europe for 2 weeks with carry on-luggage – and a baby – and not have laundry! Oops. So we were planning to do some laundry on Sunday, but NO Laundromats were open! I know,… Read more

Day 3: Bonn Day

Guten Morgan! Julian, Eileen, and Tony slept well. Me, not so much, but what can you do? Luckily, my life-long love affair with coffee sustains me in times like this, so I was awake at 4:30 and up at 5:30am dosing myself, while the family slumbered. After a few cups of coffee and a slice… Read more

Day 2 – Strong Body, Strong Mind, (and Jet Lag) in Bonn, Germany!

So… it happened! Strong Body, Strong Mind, Bonn.     After a quick breakfast, Tony and I popped back downstairs to meet Valentina, leaving Julian and Eileen behind to fend for themselves. We returned to Unique Fitness, where we met an amazing collection of trainers from various parts of Germany and Prague! It was a… Read more

Let the European Adventure Commence!

Hello Friends and Family! Once again, the Gentilewis’ greet you from Europe, only this time with the addition of Julian-the-baby, and Eileen-the-nanny! After much planning, we set off for Bonn, Germany at 3pm on Thursday afternoon – here we are, in good spirits: We took an overnight flight to Dublin, and even under the best… Read more

Movie Review: Sully

Director Clint Eastwood’s (American Sniper, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby) latest movie Sully is, ironically, not centered around a random guy with the last name Sullivan or some obscure neighborhood bar located in the outskirts of Boston. It centers around the real-life event surrounding USA Airways Flight 1549 piloted by Chelsey Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) and Jeff… Read more

The Secret to Getting Good At Anything

I’m not a good writer. In fact, I don’t consider myself a “writer” in the first place. I’m a strength coach who happens to have the ability to write sentences that don’t suck. Sometimes back to back; and sometimes including the proper usage of the semicolon. Full Disclosure: I don’t even know if I used… Read more

Day 15: The Best Copenhagen Day Ever!

Day 15: The Best Copenhagen Day Ever! I didn’t really sleep. There were a number of young and drunk people yelling and chanting early 2000’s hip hop outside of our hotel window. Tony didn’t hear it because: He is the best sleeper on earth He wears earplugs, which worked out to be smart in this… Read more