March 14, 2017 - An incredible winter snowstorm in my state of New York forced our region, and many others, to entirely shut down. No driving or traveling, businesses shut down, and nothing but heavy snowfall for tens of hours to come. As much as I love kicking my feet up in front of the… Continue reading A State of Emergency is Merely a Recommendation: Move!
This is a guest post from my mentor, and founder of Orca Empire Fitness Academy, Ken Stabler. His philosophies and level of introspection have led him to be Raw & Honest with himself, his students, and his community to create a platform for growth. Enjoy! Have you ever heard people say: “You are either a… Continue reading Why Holding on to Negative Emotions is Ruining Your Life
The average U.S. adult sits 9-10 hours per day To put it in perspective, that’s the same as taking a flight from New Jersey to Rio de Janiero every single day. I don’t know about you, but I would be pretty pissed off and tired of being on a trip like that 7 times a… Continue reading Stand Up For Your Health! Why Sitting is Not So Relaxing in the Long Run
The Cure for Moving too Fast is to Just Slow Down." - William E. Coles Everything is about the hustle and bustle of how fast, how many, or how much. In life, we can move too fast, mindlessly through milestone events and celebrations, or even feel the blur of day to day gratitude when spinning your wheels at 1,000 mph.… Continue reading Learn the Steel Mace Climber Squat for Stronger Quads, Core & Mobility
My diet used to be absolute piss poor. There is not the slightest chance I will try and throw a curtain over my pre-collegiate habits. After 90% of highschool days, religious rides to McDonalds or the deli for a mayo slathered hard roll sandwich. To even throw more fuel in the fire, that could be… Continue reading Didn’t Your Mother Tell You to Eat Your Damn Vegetables? Here’s the REAL Reason Why
If you follow me on any social media, you may have seen that Journaling is a staple in my daily routine to keep me grounded, my pinball thoughts at bay, and a safe space to open up and think. Every now and again, I flip back through the pages to previous entries; there is a… Continue reading It’s Not Just About the Exercise, It’s About the Entire Experience:
What if I told you that stretching and mobility is not the best way to improve shoulder health; would you believe me? At the same time, neither is excessive strengthening or doing handstands every day. Since the shoulder can be so powerful, yet fragile, it goes a bit deeper than your usual strengthen-&-stretch routine in… Continue reading 3 Ways to Protect Your Most Vulnerable Joint From Injury (#3 is my All-Time favorite)
Everday on your social media news feed is a new diet fad or nutrition hack, but I urge you to avoid the buzz and take miraculous claims with a grain of Pink Himalayan Sea salt. Trying to flip your habits and behaviors a 180º (nutrition, fitness, lifestyle, ect.) there is always some blowback. I understand… Continue reading Just Focus On One Thing In the Moment: Habit Forming Advice to Make Them Stick
I love to journal. As in I LOVE to journal every day with or without structure behind why I touched my pen to the page (yes pen, no pencils here). Sometimes, a stream of thought takes control of my pen and I simply cruise along for the ride, letting my hand feel guided by the… Continue reading Did You Commit To Yourself 100% Today?
Piggybacking from my last post, _______________, we are back in action on some ways to retain your best intentions this year. When things come up and distract you momentarily from the choices that empower you, sometimes the wheels can come spinning off in a hurry. Let me follow that up with It is okay to… Continue reading 4 Tactics to Retain Your Resolutions; Staying Consistent Just Became Easier