MONDAY MOTIVATION 51 – Do what your coach says!

First, my apologies for not posting a MM video last week! If you subscribe to our youtube channel, I have been on a mission to post a Monday Motivation video every week for the past year and I was two weeks short of hitting my goal and I mind blanked on Labor Day and spent […]

Competing at the Canadian CKA Nationals in Edmonton

Back at Pride after returning home from Edmonton, Canada, and it is time to think about and write about the lessons learned in competing up in Canada. Before I get into my set and my performance, I’d like to talk about the CKA and the people who run it and the other competitors. I had […]

Planning and coaching

25 competitions 5 countries 3 continents   And I am about to make add one more competition and one more country as I head off to compete in Canada this weekend! Two years ago I made a plan with my coach, the goal was to get to the pro class, it was just a general […]

Monday Motivation 44

In this weeks Monday Motivation we talk about not trying to be something you’re not, we talk about using your strength to propel your success. As always we try to draw parallels between what it takes to succeed in the gym and in fitness and in your professional life outside of the gym. Here is […]

Monday Motivation 43 – Your friends are lying to you!

One of my good clients and someone I truly care for their wellbeing and sanity and success, has been having some issues with a close friend. Well…let’s just say she thought it was a close friend…but it turns out she has not been very happy about her success in her career and her success and […]

Monday Motivation 42 – There are no shortcuts!

I love when people see me lifting or Lindsay or some of our other lifters, and they say out loud “wow they look super smooth” or “damn they make that look easy.” I laugh because it isn’t easy, it never was and it never is and it never will be. Lifting sports, powerlifting, kettlebell sport, […]

Monday Motivation 41 – Fear and Action

In this week’s Monday Motivation, I talk about fear and action, the fear of what people will think or say if you tell them how you really feel and the fear of your friends and family telling you that your dreams or plans are crazy. Another big key to this fear is how it can […]

Reaping the rewards from kettlebell sport…

I wanted to write this epic, thought provoking, emotional article about kettlebell sport that would attract people to the sport, and I am not sure if this article will achieve my desired effect, but I am going to try. Kettlebell sport fits me and it fits my personality, if you know me personally then you […]

Monday Motivation 22: Dealing with adversity

You’ve made a list of goals, one month, six month, one year, five year goals, everything is going great and then BOOM you get kneecapped by a shadowy figure and your plans all fall apart. Well…you can roll around and scream “why me” or you can get up and knock the dust off and make […]