Falling Out of Love with Fitness

The people who love fitness seem crazy, don't they? Full disclosure: they are. And here's the thing, in order to be successful in your fitness journey, you don't need to be in love with it.

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Scale Screw Up

I done screwed up, y'all. I planted the seeds of doubt and despair in a client, and I feel pretty crappy about it. But like Bruce Willis said in Sin City, "Hate yourself later". With the damage done, let's see what kind of takeaway we can glean from the situation. I'd been working with one … Continue reading Scale Screw Up

Learning Fitness Hurts My Brain

New year, new you, etc. You're trying. You're trying to do better, so that means you're trying to make an effort to read up on all this fitness stuff. But it's hard. For one thing, it seems like everything contradicts itself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ua-WVg1SsA That's kind of the problem with research itself. Results can always be skewed … Continue reading Learning Fitness Hurts My Brain

Frustrated? Change is Part of the Game

Feel like you're getting a grip on things, only to find out there's a way, better approach to lift, eat, sleep, etc? Definitely, been there. For as much talk as we've done about being consistent, we do want to point out how being open to change is another fundamental part of the fitness journey. You're always … Continue reading Frustrated? Change is Part of the Game

Fighting for Your Life: You Don’t Have to Know Everything

The biggest talk of combat sports this week is the Mayweather-McGregor fight. Yes, it's actually happening. Whether or not you're a huge boxing or MMA fan, this fight has enough mainstream appeal that anyone can join in on the fun. Likewise, there's a lesson to be applied to your own fitness journey. There's layers of depth, and the more … Continue reading Fighting for Your Life: You Don’t Have to Know Everything

Why Does Fitness Mean So Much?

Okay, we should probably clarify that title. This isn't a post trying to convince you why fitness should be important. Honestly, that approach rarely works for the long-term. This is really just a heart to heart about why fitness means so much to us. We both just celebrated our 30th birthday. (Thirty years for the AoA's … Continue reading Why Does Fitness Mean So Much?

Iron Fist Fails Are Fitness Fails Too

Maybe it's because of all the bad press that I kept my expectations low. But honestly, I didn't think Iron Fist was bad. Out of all the Marvel Netflix joints, Danny Rand might've had the least impact. Even for those who enjoyed it, I don't think they're going to be clamoring for a season two. On to the … Continue reading Iron Fist Fails Are Fitness Fails Too

Figuring Out Your Fitness: Full Body Workouts vs. Split Days

"I've got a question for AoA-- right now I do full body workouts because they're better for my schedule. My boyfriend and my trainer have both told me not to overdo it. My thought process is that I only have 2-3 days to workout. How much worse is it to do full body routines since … Continue reading Figuring Out Your Fitness: Full Body Workouts vs. Split Days