The 7 Best Exercises to Make You Stronger

7 Best Exercises to Make You Stronger

  As a CrossFit coach, I constantly meet men and women who, though they may have a fitness background playing various sports or doing recreational activities like running or cycling, are lacking in the strength department for the simple reason that they’ve never lifted weights before, or at least not challenging ones. They get excited by workouts that feature cardiovascular movements, such as box jumps, jump roping, sprinting, or rowing, but when it comes to barbells, they look at them the way cows look at a new gate: totally unsure what to make of them or whether they can be trusted. … [Read more...]

7 Key Quotes from My Upcoming Memoir, “Immeasurable”

"Guidepost to our purpose"

  My latest book, Immeasurable: Diving into the Depth's of God's Love, will be released by eLectio Publishing later this month. Below are a few quotes I selected from it that I feel capture the heart and message of the book. You can learn more about it here, and if you're interested in reading it when it comes out, just subscribe to this blog and I will gladly keep you posted. Thank you!         … [Read more...]

Honey: The Natural Choice for a Natural Sweetener

Honey- The Natural Choice for a Natural

Much has been written lately about the dangers of sugar substitutes. Countless studies have proven that these seemingly sweet, harmless, figure-friendly substances are actually snarling wolves in fluffy white sheep’s clothing. Take a look at just a few of the adverse effects of one of the most popular artificial sweeteners on the market today, Splenda, also known as Sucralose: It tricks your taste buds. Splenda is 600 times sweeter than table sugar. Evidence suggests that exposing your taste buds to these high-intensity sweeteners makes them less receptive to natural sources of sweetness, … [Read more...]

“Anatomy of an Idol” (Sneak Peek of My Next Book!)

Anatomy of an Idol: First Chapter of "Immeasurable: Diving Into the Depths of God's Love"

Today's blog is the first chapter of my latest book, which is set to be released later this month! Immeasurable: Diving into the Depths of  God's Love is my personal story of finding freedom from “measuring up” by seeking the One who numbers and names the stars, the One who gives graciously from the overflowing abundance of His love. By renewing my mind through prayer and time devoted to reading and meditating upon the Word of God, I have found my unshakable identity in Jesus Christ, not my dress size or how I compare to the airbrushed women displayed across America’s magazine covers and … [Read more...]

The Piece of At-Home Gym Equipment Everyone Needs

The Piece of At-Home Gym Equipment Everyone Needs

  Would you believe me if I told you that you could improve your flexibility, performance in workouts and function in everyday life, and reduce injuries all with a single piece of equipment that you can buy for less than twenty bucks? Well you should, because it’s true! Self-Myofascial Release (let’s call it “SMR”) utilizes a simple yet brilliant little invention called a foam roller along with your own body weight to massage away yucky adhesions that form on important connective tissue that surrounds individual muscles, muscle bundles within individual muscles, nerves, and blood … [Read more...]