Is 110% really possible?

YES!!! This week’s Monday Motivation, I am talking about giving 110%. Yes you heard your high school coach yell at you to give 110% and you thought you were giving it, but were you? Are you now? Is it even possible? YES! When you give 110% that is how you hit a PR!

5 Benefits of Training with Kettlebells…

We all know that I love kettlebells, and yes I am that dude in the gym that is doing endless rounds of clean and jerks and snatches. I can go on all day talking about how great kettlebells are, and I do love barbell work and conditioning work, but kettlebells are my jam! So here […]

Monday Motivation 83 – Maximum Effort – Maximum Results

When you come in for training, and your coach tells you to change your grip or fix your posture or push out two more reps or move a little faster or talk less, we aren’t doing it just to make your workout harder or just to be a pain in your ass, we always have […]

The state of fitness 2019…

After ten years in the fitness business as a gym owner and a coach, I think I finally have the experience and the background to voice my opinion on the fitness industry as a whole. I have been mulling over this for a few weeks now. If any of this article stings or feels like […]

Rebels victorious at USPA North Carolina State Championships!

Last month Pride hosted the USPA North Carolina (tested) State Championships, it was a ton of people in our little gym…over 400, and the Rebel Powerlifting Team did great! Here is a quick recap of everyones lifts: Jenn Squat: 303 Bench: 154 Deadlift: 325 Tara Squat: 292 Bench: 143 Deadlift: 353 Steve Squat: 375 Bench: […]

Monday Motivation – Rolling into 2019…Here we come!

What can I say about 2018…it was a tough year filled with struggles and stress and injuries! Every year we try to put the past behind us and we look forward to a bright new year. I saw a great quote the other day that talked about great leaders always sailing the ship towards the […]

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 […]