I was recently in Florida to visit my Dad and he told me of a friend’s son who was a great gymnast but was considering leaving the sport. His parents were saddened because they are so proud of his accomplishments and prowess and hate to see him leave something that has given him so much success. Garrett…

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To look at me, you wouldn’t think that I was such a thinker. I might look like a meat-head, but there is some depth below the surface.  I live so deeply inside my head that sometimes I find the “real” world a very odd place. That is most likely some psychological condition that I accept…

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“ Square pegs in round holes” is an expression connoting that one thing may not be the ideal fit for another, it implies impossibility of solution.  I’ve always thought that it also implies something out-of-place, an imperfect match.  In the world of fitness we see so many square pegs aiming for round holes and covering…

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Saturday we held the Kieran’s Klub benefit at Gymfinity.  I was very happy to see the number of people who came out to support this boy, this kid that they never met. We had 75 kids come out to “play with a purpose” and many donated well over the suggested donation for admission.   I…

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On February 26th from 1-4PM Gymfinity is hosting a fund-raiser for the family of Kieran Jaymeson.  Why? I had a well-meaning mom ask me that question and I responded “because I should.” Kieran was born traumatically in 2009 about a month early. His mom, Rachelle, had Peripartum cardiomyopathy. In essence her heart was tired of beating…

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Sadly I have to admit that I am embarrassed by the state of sports and sportsmanship today. Being in the profession of training athletes I take very seriously the underlying lessons that are prevalent in training young people. When I see the negative results that become evident in athlete and fan behavior; when coaches, administrators…

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I wanted to have one last post before the New Year. It’s been a great year at Gymfinity and next year will be even better. New Years is a time to make resolutions. People swear off candy, drinking, cussing, smoking and other resolved changes that usually don’t take long to reverse.  Maybe instead of setting…

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I love studies in animal behavior. So much can be learned by seeing how animals behave in certain situations and under certain conditions. What we can infer from these studies about human behavior is very interesting. Take into account two studies: The first is a study of monkeys placed in a cage with a set…

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There is research out there that shows various indicators of the population and their propensity toward being overweight.  It appears that cars make us fatter. In fact when gas is cheap we tend to take them more places and walk less.  Research shows that people living in suburbs are fatter because they have to drive…

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When does it stop? Asa child I remember jumping off garage roof to the lawn. I remember building a ramp to jump over match-box cars on my bike. I remember throwing and deflecting mini fire-crackers in a battle with my brothers. We used to build snow forts and have huge snow-ball fights. We used to climb…

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