The Irony In Fitness

Wanna hear some irony? Many people say they want to improve their fitness and decrease stress, yet their unrealistic expectations and vast levels of impatience push...

The Fitness Practice

The practice is worth pursuing. Showing up consistently and doing the work. We get caught up in outcomes. In results. We're so focused on the superficial physical...

You Should Be Selfish

Honestly, what’s your gut reaction when you hear the word “selfish”? Is it a negative one? Positive? Depends? The purpose of writing to you today is to reframe what it...

Fail Forward

Win forward. Fail forward. Focus forward. How you reset your life amidst adversity says a lot; the happy, successful, and fulfilled ones reset quickly and clearly. It's...

How To Have Stronger Days

I believe that most people - whether they know it or not - spend their lives searching for stronger days. After all, every goal, outcome, or change we seek is a result...

Are You Committed Or Just Interested?

I watched this video earlier today and was intrigued by the phrasing of this question. When thinking of the goals we set out to accomplish, I believe a useful question...

1000 Small Deaths and Half-Assed Workouts

If you're thinking, "Harris, are you drunk? What are you talking about?" The answer is twofold I wish Keep reading and I'll tell ya 1000 small deaths. More commonly...

How To Be Consistent In Fitness

Perfectionism is the ultimate killer of consistency. Many use perfectionism as a disguise for their fear of commitment. I know, that may sound pretty extreme,...

How To Take Ownership In Fitness

Blaming other people. Blaming a lack of time. Blaming a lack of resources. Blaming anything but yourself, will leave you frustrated and insecure. There are no...

How To Make Better Fitness Goals

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Mistakes Are Good

The more experienced you become in fitness, the more “mistakes” you will have under your belt. Don’t avoid the mistakes as they’ll teach you the most important things...

Reverse Engineer Your Goal

Reverse engineer your ambitions into the smallest possible piece. Have a 3 month goal? Break down the required actions for each... Month Week Day And then into mini...

The Cycle of Motivation

Do something positive. Get a small win. Feel a bit of motivation. Do another positive. Get yet another win. Become even more motivated. The cycle continues. Thats how...

You Are What You Eat… Kind Of

"You Are What You Eat" is a saying that has been around for quite some time. Of course it can be true in some sense of the phrase, but we're not talking about food...

The Most Powerful Quote That I Have Ever Heard

Inspiring quotes are a dime a dozen. I always love hearing them as they rarely cease to give me an extra boost, but most of them don't truly "stick." I was listening to...

The Most Powerful Quote That I Have Ever Heard

Inspiring quotes are a dime a dozen. I always love hearing them as they rarely cease to give me an extra boost, but most of them don't truly "stick." I was listening to...

How to Think Long-Term In Fitness | 085

Long Term Thinking. It’s our foundation to everything. Dig deep into your goals. Nobody actually wants to JUST “lose a few pounds for vacation.” As human beings, we...

5 Minute Fitness | 084

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CDAiqF2jIEZ/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link You and I have seen more “5 minute ab” workouts than we can count. This isn’t one of them. Today...

Stop Complicating Fitness | 081

Hey there, Just by reading this, I know that you are ✔️   A Hard Worker ✔️ Prioritizing Your Fitness (Or you...

Take Care of Yourself First | 080

Just wanted to say that I hope you’re doing incredibly well. If you’re reading this, please do at least one thing today that makes you feel alive and well. Helping...

Fitness: Tough But Simple | 079

Hey there, Smart people like you understand that building fitness is not all Rainbows and Butterflies. You know that creating great fitness takes hard work. Actually, a...

Skipping a Workout? Just Move | 077

I say it all the time: Something is better than nothing. I know you have the best intentions and plan to never miss a workout, but stuff happens. Things come up and...

The Mental Side of Fitness | 076

You’ve been lied to. While there are countless trainers, coaches, and companies that stand for incredible things in the fitness industry, main stream media highly...

Fitness Efficiency | 075

We all are busy, aren’t we? Work. Family. Relationships. Endless things on our mind. Fitness can be and is an amazing outlet for many of us. An outlet to relieve...

How to Improve Focus Immediately | 072

In a world full of distractions, focus can be hard to come by. The constant clutter and over-stimulus that we experience every day can make it increasingly challenging...

Multi-Walk | 071

Most of us know that multi-tasking doesn’t work all that well, at least, if the goal is to do a particular task as well as possible. That being said, there are some...

Get Back On Track | 070

I believe that if your mindset allows you to get right back on track no matter what happens, you are ahead of most. The goal of perfection just doesn’t exist. It’s not...

Simplify | 069

More, more, more. That’s often the goal in life for many. And while achievement comes from taking proper action, it doesn’t necessarily come from doing more things. You...

Mental Fitness | 068

When discussing fitness, we usually focus on the body. Physical strength. Body composition. Cardiovascular conditioning. Mobility. All important things. But what about...

Accountability | 067

There is something amazing that happens when we are held accountable by an external party. Whether it be your spouse, your child, your best friend, or your trainer,...

Subtract to Move Forward | 066

Moving forward and making progress is by definition a positive process. Improvement, growth, momentum. They all include going in a forward direction overtime. Worth...

How To Improve Morning Workout Energy | 065

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyK2lhumUhc&t=1s The truth is, the best time to workout is whenever it works best for your personality and your schedule. Some...

Small Tasks Win | 064

Small things done repeatedly build into big things that stick. Break the big tasks into pieces so small that you can’t miss them. The more you achieve the little steps,...

How To Be More Consistent | 063

Break things into smaller chunks. We all struggle with consistency. I have spent so much time wondering why I would have so much trouble being consistent in so many...

Write Down Your Life | 062

Write down your workouts. Write down your experiences. Write down your feelings. Write down your memories. Write down your goals. Write down your predictions. Write...

Invest In Yourself | 060

* Full transparency: I am not trying to sell you on my coaching right now. The following simply needs to be understood.* The pursuit of fitness can mean different...

Tomorrow Is a New Day | 059

You’ll often hear me talk about focusing on the present moment. Doing what you can today. Not waiting until tomorrow. But this message represents another concept. No...

Do Something Daily | 058

Ideally, we would all have a clear vision and purpose with our fitness. We’d have clear goals and a direct plan to get there. But nothing is ever ideal and sometimes...

Start With Yourself | 057

Begin each day by focusing on yourself. The better you are, the more you can do for others. If you can take time to train your body first thing in the morning, you will...

Build Your Fitness Vision | 056

I became very aware of something over the past 3 months: My peace of mind, confidence, and mental health are directly correlated with the level of excitement I have to...

Focus On Today | 055

If you’re like me, you’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the future. Tomorrow. Next month. Next year. You’ve even spent a great deal of time worrying about the...

Fitness Micro Goals | 054

https://youtu.be/c9O3A8m0N1g Have you struggled to find the motivation to workout? Have you struggled to make new healthy habits stick for the long term? What about to...

Do it anyway | 053

Waiting to do things until you’re motivated is like waiting to drive until you have a nicer car. Yes, a nicer car may drive better, but you still have to go places....

Skin In The Game | 052

We often look for sources of motivation. Many times, lacking motivation comes from not having enough “skin in the game.” If you have no pressure to improve, it’ll be...

Fitness is a Tool | 051

Fitness can mean many things for people. The “why” behind focusing on fitness is truly a personal thing. But one thing is always true, and that is that fitness is a...

5 x 5 for 25 | 049

Today is my 25th birthday. Beyond grateful for all of the lessons that I’ve learned, People I’ve met, and opportunities I’ve had. Started my day off with some great...

Just Show Up | 048

Often times, you just need to show up. Even when you don’t feel like doing it. Especially when you don’t feel like doing it. When you don’t think you can do a great...

What Your Scale Weight Really Means | 047

This morning, I hopped on the scale weighing in at 158.2 pounds. Then, I stepped off the scale and “made my bladder gladder,” if you know what I mean. I immediately...

Imperfect Action | 046

Imperfect action is always better than perceived perfect inaction. We often fear taking a step because it may not be our best possible step. But there really is no such...

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow | 045

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. That’s the window that we constantly live in. Thinking about the past, living in the present, and hoping for a better future. If we take...

Keep Going | 044

We as a species are going through a tense time right now. A lot of changes in the world. I truly think all of this change and chaos will amount to something better. A...

Dedication Over Motivation | 043

I have spent a lot of my fitness career being very dedicated. Dedicated to my training in every way. I have also spent a lot of time feeling very unmotivated. Finally,...

One Decision Can Change Everything | 042

If you are incredibly unmotivated. If you have given up hope. If you feel like there’s no point in trying anymore because success and happiness seem too far away, just...

Make Fitness Fun Again | 041

Fitness is what you make it. Being fit has many meanings. Physically, it includes strength, mobility, conditioning and more. How you improve these attributes is more or...

Treat Fitness Like A Snowball | 040

Ever watch one of those cartoon’s where a character pushes a little snowball down a hill? That snowball starts off moving slow and appearing small, but as it gains...

The 4 Pillars Of Fitness | 039

Movement. Food. Recovery. Stress. They all must work together for you to truly be fit. Move daily. In all planes. With resistance. Make it fun. Eat mostly Whole Foods....

Dwell a Bit Less | 026

If you make a decision, own it. You can always change your mind or change course later. Enjoy the moment. With regard to fitness, this stuff should enhance your life -...

Check The Box | 025

Sometimes, you just need to check the box. If your goal is consistency, in any thing that you do, then sometimes you just need to lower the expectations around your...

Fear and Fitness | 024

I believe that every internal challenge, insecurity, and obstacle we can't quite seem to overcome, roots from one thing: Fear. You and I may not know each other (yet),...

Appreciate How Far You’ve Come | 023

Think about your past self. How far have you come? Six plus years ago, I was different in so many ways. I hated my body. I hated my face. I did things to impress people...

Learn From Those Who Have Done It | 022

You hear this advice often. Eat in a calorie deficit to lose fat. Focus on slow and steady progress instead of rapid results. Add more weight on your lifts overtime....

Are You A Procrasti-learner? | 020

You don't need any more information to progress. I’m a huge advocate of continued education and surrounding yourself with new knowledge. Understand, however, that there...

Fitness Is Not All Or Nothing | 019

Something over nothing. Sometimes, it is tough to make the time to workout if your only idea of a workout takes place at a gym and for no less than 60 minutes. But...

Fit People Can Be Unhappy, Too | 016

Mental Health Matters. The leaner, stronger body that you aspire to have doesn't mean a whole lot if you have body image issues and are trying to live up to someone...

Action Creates Motivation | 013

Not motivated? Do something productive and motivation will likely follow. I have struggled with this a ton and have come to realize that action is always reliable....

A Thought on Changing Behavior | 012

Achieving your goals and creating a better quality of life requires changing behavior. A massively effective way to change your behavior is to audit and adjust your...

Consistency Over Perfection | 011

You'll often hear people say, "Quality Over Quantity" with regard to practicing a skill. Yes, it may be better to do something well on a lower frequency basis than it...

Fitness Success Through Self-Awareness | 009

Have you ever chosen a workout based on what others are doing at the gym? Or started a new diet because it “worked” for your friend? If you are unhappy and not seeing...

There are no prerequisites to starting | 008

Have you ever said to yourself… “I am too fat to make progress.”“I am too old to start.” “I’ve failed so many times what’s the point?” Or something similar? If so,...

Simplifying towards a better life | 007

Our environment heavily influences what we do and what we think. A messy, unorganized space can have a domino effect creating chaos and overwhelm in multiple areas. By...

Just Start | 006

“I will start tomorrow.” “I will start next Monday.” “I need to take care of a few more things before I can start.” Sound familiar? I've said this so many times. The...

Progress isn’t enough | 005

Progress. Is it enough? The short answer is, no. Let me explain. Progress is incredibly important. Truthfully, it is the main thing that I focus on in my life. Probably...

Why and how to enjoy the process | 004

What is a goal of yours? Clearly define it. That goal has a deep emotional driver attached to it. Let's call it your "why." Knowing your "why" will make everything...

Take ownership of your fitness | 003

Take Ownership. When I was 15, I was incredibly insecure with my body. I felt scrawny, weak, and as if I couldn’t hold my own physically. I needed change.I wanted to...

What works for you? | 002

My strength training has been better this week than it has been in quite some time. By better, I mean more enjoyable, more focused and frankly, more of it. Motivation...

Perfectionism Is Fear In Disguise | 001

The following will not be perfect. Perfect doesn’t exist. How could it? Who’s to say what perfect even means? The relentless pursuit of “perfection” stems from an...

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