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  • The Toughest Game

    My dad…. is gone. But life is a game and we are all athletes.  He taught me this.  Let me tell you about the toughest game I ever played. Pregame I can…

  • Different and Same

    The backstory Six years ago I met a man and his son.  His son was eleven years old, wiry, and pretty funny. He was a normal kid. He had a prosthetic for…

  • One Year No Beer

    When the culture you are living is straight out of Wolf On Wall Street.   When you have a few pints at lunch almost every day and the white lies add up…

  • Winning the rough days

    Goodness. It’s been a while! Things have been shifting over the past month and a half for me! This year, April brought exams, two unexpected injuries, and (after 5 years in London,…

  • Today is a couch day

    Earlier this week (despite knowing better) I did a workout that was too much for my body at the time.   I started thinking: If I’d done that workout on a day…

  • Walking on [an excessive amount of] sunshine

    I’d like to share a few boring, self-centred facts with you:   Fact 1: This past summer, I spent tons of time soaking up the sun. My sister and I spent several…

  • Achilles Pain: Three to do’s, one not to do.

    Let’s talk about nagging chronic injuries like achilles pain. As a lifelong Exercise Physiologist/Trainer/Coach/”whatever you wanna call me” I have helped athletes and recreational athletes alike get over common ailments with basic…

  • Acknowledging the Sneaky Things: A Lesson on the Knee Joint

    The body has many sly little processes that it carries out everyday — processes that are crucial to our health, but they don’t draw a lot of attention to themselves. We probably…

  • The 8 Reasons You Should Train For More Than Your Health

    Everyone knows how important it is to work out, stay in shape, be healthy, lose weight. Tone up, trim down. Whatever terminology you use doesn’t really matter. And, for somewhere like Athlete…

  • When in doubt move….more than your body.

    We have all been there.  Doubt creeps in.  Should I be here?  Doing this? Have I wasted the last 5 years, months, weeks, hours doing this thing?  There are so many others…