Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Houston, we have a problem!

We have a big problem at the gym... See what happened was, these guys kept coming into the gym to get bigger, stronger and faster. I don't know what went wrong but, they did it to quickly! I mean, I thought these tires would give them a challenge for a long time but, it's like they can't get enough of them now.

So , our problem is, I have to find heavier tires to keep these guys from tearing up the place. I know, I know it's not really a problem. You see, they are getting amazing results so quickly that we have to get stronger too. I can't let them get to far ahead of me. I have to lead by example, if I want them to respect me.

I must talk the talk, and walk the walk...who can respect a coach that never put forth the effort to show their athletes how to do it right?
I must get Stronger...hahahaha!

See what I mean... back to the iron, later.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Keep your chin-up...

When all else fails, look in the mirror and tell yourself everything is Perfect!
Who cares what is happening around you, the so called Recession, the economic down turn, negative people, negative comments or whatever...
My business is gaining steam faster than ever, and I'm sure it's due to the positive kick-ass atmosphere we have here!
No one here is hanging their heads in the poor me syndrome. We are kicking a** and taking names...
We have a group of high school wrestlers that are throwing around the 400lb. tire like it's nothing. They are making incredible strength gains and their opponents better watch out, because they mean business. Most of them want to go to State finals and you know what... I know they are going to do it.
We have all our new clients fill out a goal sheet in our sign-up packet...and they all set their sights on the highest level, they didn't say I want to place in League's or get to the CIF finals. No way! They all said State!!!
We all can take a page from these kids, which is there are no limits...except the limits we put on ourselves.
So, Kick A$$ and take names! and Get Strong!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Have you heard of this disease...? It's been around for hundreds of years, but I don't allow anyone in my Gym with this disease. You know why? Because, it's very contagious. Besides who wants to come down with anything while they are training...

I hang a sign in my Gym that says you can't have this disease here, so leave it at the door! It's called, are you ready?

Excusitis. It's probably the worst disease known to man! Seriously. I know it kills more dreams and goals more than any other thing in the world. Literally thousands of dreams a year. People are deathly afraid of even moving forward in their lives if they catch this disease.

Post a sign on your wall or door and let everyone know that you don't allow anyone in to your place of worship (a.k.a. gym) with this either.

P.S. It's not really a disease, well kind of!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Turning Point...

I believe there is a turning point in everyone's life, a make it or brake it moment if you will.
For instance, for me I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I had a conversation with my wife one evening after work, and I said to her that I wasn't sure what I was suppose to be doing with my life? So, we began to discuss this, and no definitive answer came up... After a few days had passed, I was on YouTube watching people perform amazing bench pressing over 400+ pounds, and performing box jumps well over anything I thought I could do...etc.
That morning was my AHHA moment! I went upstairs and woke up my wife and said, come down stairs, I want to show you some videos. So began my journey into opening my own Gym, the birth of STRONG 101!

Here is one of my biggest influences, this video has over 100,000 hits. Yup, this gym and the man who owns it and trains all these studs is the one and only Joe Defranco, of DeFranco's Training Systems. Enjoy!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

The "word" for today is...

Today's word is...Intensity! Why, because not enough gyms today have it. The people in there are just going through the motions. You know, like a boat out in the water not trying to make waves, just floating around.

At our gym, the noise from the music is pumping, the guys and gals are pushing each other to new heights. WE bring the Intensity here. There is no going through the motions at Strong 101. Atmosphere is so important to make strides in your training. Try and bring the intensity and let us know how it has changed your work-outs.

To your success, Get Strong!

P.S. Check this video out and let me know if you think this guy is intense?

Here is an extra one for you, I love this guy's attitude and Intensity!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Life is Amazing! Please enjoy every minute, every breath and everyone around you.

I am very blessed to have you reading this right now... Thank you. I know there is probably a few other things you could be doing than sitting here and reading this, so I know I am blessed.

My family is my driving force, and my love to help others keeps me growing as a person and as a Coach. What drives you?

Put all you have into everything you do, and watch what happens...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Have Faith...

Keep your head up and but the blinders on! Just like a Race Horse, we need to put the blinders on and run full steam ahead to our goals. Keep your eyes focused on the finish line and not on what is happening around you. The end result is what is driving us to finish strong!
If you let the negative people or little bumps in the road take your focus away from your target you won't find the drive to get to where you want to get to. These things are called "energy wasters", they will suck the life out of you. They will try and bring you back to their reality, which is what you don't want. Misery loves company, but on the other end like attracts like! As you start to progress, people and things will show up in your life that will help you towards your goal, if your in alignment...
Stay focused, keep the blinders on and have faith!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Happy Birthday!

I just want to take this time to thank all Armed Forces that are currently serving, or have ever served this Country!!!

But today is a very special Birthday tribute to the U.S.M.C. Happy 233rd Birthday!

Thank YOU, for all that you have provided for us, and for the future of all our children to come. We salute each and everyone of you.

This is a truly special day, please be thankful for what you have and for what you will have, due to the great men and women that serve this country while we work, play, eat and sleep...

Friday, November 7, 2008

No Excuses...

I am posting the second video of this Amazing young man. What an awesome outlook on life, and it takes away all the excuses one may have that is able bodied or just down on themselves due to circumstances. You can only control You, and Your thoughts. So what are you telling yourself? Is it positive or negative? Is it helping or hurting your current situation? Are you prospering or dwelling?

Take time to really tune into the radio station today. Not the one in your car, but the one in your head. What station are you tuned in too? The good news network, or the negativity news? The most important thing is to understand that you control your own Destiny. Only YOU! Make it a Great day, not a good one. Have big dreams, not fantasies. Be comfortable, being uncomfortable.

Someone told me once that, "Crazy people, make Crazy money"... How crazy are you?


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Baby Steps...

One foot at a time, step by step... That's how progress is made. Watch this and let me know what you think?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tough ?

When things become Tough, we need to become Tough(er) as EliteFTS would put it. If we think someone is strong, we need to become Strong(er).
The thing we work on a lot with every client and on our selves is, what is going on between our ears. And no, I'm not talking about the wax. I'm talking about our self talk in our heads. If we believe we are defeated, then there is no need to continue. But, and this is a big BUT, if you can dig deep and push through what ever is holding you back...then that is where Champions are made and where Success happens!
Tough is mental, if you believe you can, You Will!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Today's posting is for those out there, that want something so bad they can feel it deep down inside their souls. Yah you, you know who I'm talking too. The one's out there that just want to scream at the top of their lungs, the one's that want to quit their jobs because they aren't doing what they Love... This post is for you! and you! and YOU!

There is great satisfaction in doing what you Love, and great Reward. Stay positive, that's my biggest gift I can give to you. When the going get's a little rocky, stay positive. When someone(s) says you can't, stay positive. When you don't know how it is going to happen, stay positive... No matter what, Believe in YOU! When you look in that mirror know that you are put on Earth to be Great, not average and ordinary, but Magnificent!

So Be It! Be Magnificent in all that you do. Know that nothing is Impossible. Stay Positive, and know that everything happens for a reason. And that everything is Perfect at all times! Congratulations, YOU are on your way...