If it’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing Badly

Failure. Why do we entertain this notion, often presented in movies, that someone who is good at something was exceptional at it from the beginning? We know it is not true! But we still watch the drivel, like the new Star Wars movie, where a girl picks up the lightsaber for the first time andContinue reading “If it’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing Badly”

How to Love Yourself Skillfully

NOTE: this is a loooong post, and a little meandering, so proceed at your own peril. ‘What is love? Baby don’t hurt me Don’t hurt me No more’ <La Bouche> If you grew up in the 1990s, you might remember this chewing gum with a cartoon inside, called Love Is. I used to collect thoseContinue reading “How to Love Yourself Skillfully”

The Philosophy of Fitness Minimalism

My whole life I have been obsessed with growing up. There was a freedom, discernment, drive and ability in it that I felt was inaccessible to my scattered and emotionally immature child’s mind. This is, I believe, a natural instinct most children possess. However, it can be suppressed or derailed, by family, culture or circumstance.Continue reading “The Philosophy of Fitness Minimalism”

Encouraging Thoughts on Nutrition

    Persevere. In my personal and professional experience, I have noticed that both the effects of higher quality diet on a neglected body and of low quality diet on a healthy body, are relatively slow to show. Why? In many ways it’s down to cellular life span. Your body is building new cells allContinue reading “Encouraging Thoughts on Nutrition”

Mindfulness Doesn’t Rock – it SWINGS.

One of our new members said the other day: ‘it is interesting that when I’m using a kettlebell, my mind has to be completely and utterly on it. There is no space for anything else, it is total focus’. I agree. In fact, kettlebells and mindfulness seem to go together like Red Caviar, Lewis RoadContinue reading “Mindfulness Doesn’t Rock – it SWINGS.”

Are Kettlebells Safe?

Short answer: YES Long Answer: In my nearly 1.5 decades of mastering and coaching just about every major fitness discipline, I haven’t encountered a safer overall strength and conditioning tool. After years of coaching Powerlifting, Boxing, Bootcamp, Crossfit, Sprinting and Gymnastics, I chose to make kettlebells my ultimate specialty, because I see the results theyContinue reading “Are Kettlebells Safe?”

If Something is Important…

If something is important, do it every day. If it’s not important, don’t do it at all. Dan John   This is my favorite quote by the philosopher coach, but it seems to be also a frequently misunderstood one. You could say: ‘But there are some things that are important to me, yet I cannotContinue reading “If Something is Important…”

Body Image vs Body Confidence

Imagine how much energy can be freed up in the service of worthy pursuits if you swapped worrying over your body-image for cultivating body-confidence. In our culture, we focus on creating a positive body-image, as if an image has any power. No one’s body-image has ever accomplished anything. Body image is a passive object, itContinue reading “Body Image vs Body Confidence”