How a certain gym is hurting people.

Hello everybody and welcome to BW Barbell podcast. Thanks for tuning in. I’m your host, Andres. This podcast is brought to you by Cafe Tres Estrellas. CTE is an small batch, craft-coffee roaster that specializes in fair trade organic coffee. If you need a good cup of coffee, visit them at cafetresestrellas.com. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get on with the show. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of going to the gym? Pizza and bagels, right? Well if you attend a…

Be honest with yourself

Most weekdays you’ll find me at the local high school pool waiting for my daughter (age 9) to finish with her swim practice. Most of the pool is occupied by the swim team. 2 days a week a few lanes are reserved for a swim aerobics class. The members of the class are almost all women in their mid to late 50’s. They all show up and put on their swim buoys and hop in the pool. Then the class turns into gossip time. 90% of the women do not…

Always be a beginner

The other morning I woke up and started my morning routine. I walked down to the kitchen and started the tea kettle for my coffee. Filled my lunch bag. Put on my gym clothes. The last thing I do is make my post workout shake. 2 scoops of protein and a medium Gatorade. I do this every morning like clockwork. I could do it with my eyes closed…and most mornings, they are.   Step one for the shake is to grab a shaker cup and fill it with the Gatorade.…

Making fitness a habit

Habits are what make up most of our day. Wake up, brush your teeth, take a shower, eat breakfast. When we do something out of order, it feels wrong and we might forget the other tasks in our routine. I know that if I don’t complete my habit for getting out of my car when I get to work, I’ll forget my badge and have to walk back to my car.   A habit loop consists of a cue, a routine and a reward. I’m bored>go on social media>I’m not…

Find Your Motivation

Merriam-Webster defines motivation as “to provide with motive”. Which means: something that causes a person to act. Whether its internal or external, finding your motivation to stick with something can be difficult to hold on to.   When everyone starts to live a healthier lifestyle, finding their motivation is the first thing they do. Being persistent and accountable are all buzzwords used by online authorities, but what does that mean. Is motivation an intrinsic characteristic that we all have? Here are 6 tips to help you find your motivation and…