Why You Need To Start Thinking About Your New Years Resolutions Now

I know, I know. It’s only December 13th. But, if you want to be successful in 2019 with accomplishing a health or fitness goal, it’s time to start thinking about it now. Whether your goal is weight loss, getting off medication or doing a specific event (like a summer hiking trip), you’ll want to avoid common reasons people fail. Most …

2 Common Back Pain Causes And A Not-So Common *But Effective Way To Relieve Them

Stand up straight is bad advice. When I started working as a personal trainer and even through physical therapy school, I thought the picture below would be considered “good” posture. I would have picked, “#1 Extension Posture” over “#2 Flexion Posture” all day long.   I was under the misconception that holding the spine into rigid extension would keep my …

4 Ways To Keep Exercising When Under Stress

“There is no such thing as over-training, only under-recovering.” Matt replied to me, quoting a training partner from his days as a collegiate athlete at UC Davis. “You have to understand, this guy was doing 10 sets of 10 very heavy squats several times a week-” Even by an athlete’s standards, that is way too much- “and he never got …

Ever Feel Like There Simply Isn’t Enough Time To Exercise And Eat Well?

Ever since my son Cooper was born 2 years ago, I’ve felt pulled in countless directions. Between being with my family, friends, trying to exercise and eat well and running a business, days seem to fly by! Ever feel like there simply isn’t enough time to get it all done? The real problem lies in wasted time. It’s like a …

How An Entrepreneur Practices Thankfulness: The Slingshot Paradox

Movers. Shakers. Game Changers and High Performers. This message is for you. If you are like many of our clients, you thrive on shaping the environment around you. Problem? I’ll solve it. Broken? I’ll fix it. Maybe it’s a family situation. Maybe the workplace. Maybe what you see is so big that little improvements won’t cut it. You’re the kind …

How A Busy Person Balances Health And Fitness Through Environment

Salubrious adjective health-giving; healthy. That’s it. You can now define salubrious. Not only is Salubrious the title of our (Dr. Matt and Dr. Erik’s) first published, paperback book, it’s also a great word to describe the type of environment needed to live a healthy life. Most fitness and nutrition people are focused on the details of how to live a …

3 Questions Every Healthy Person Must Ask Themselves

Wow. You did it and are doing it! It’s not easy, but you are running a successful business or pouring out your heart and soul to raise a family. Or both! Yet something is off… Weight has started to creep back around your midline. Those nagging pains in your joints have started to do more than nag. And your energy …

End Chronic And Lingering Pain In Active Adults: Breathe

I was wondering recently where the phrase “spinning plates” came from. So I Googled it. It’s a term from the circus where “plate spinners” would speedily rotate plates and place them on top of poles. It’s a juggling act which demonstrates the concept of entropy. If a “plate” is left to spin by itself, it won’t maintain it’s speed or …

2 Secrets Of High Performing Moms, Business Owners, And Real Estate Agents

As someone who runs a fitness and physical therapy business, you would think finding time to get gym workouts in would be a breeze. Confession: having a  new baby and our business opening a separate location for physical therapy has made prioritizing gym workouts really tough. Over the summer, there were weeks where I was only strength training once a …

3 Things You Need To Live A Lean, Healthy, Pain Free Life

I worked in the big healthcare system for over a year as a physical therapist. I saw lot of good things and a lot of things which desperately need to change. One of the biggest things I think needs to change is our understanding of what drives diseases like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and even obesity. The way the medical …