Posts in Jake's Blog
Wednesday Musings: It Ain't Rocket Surgery

See change isn't all that complex. It’s built upon doing a lot of small things correctly over a period of time. Unfortunately this is where most people get lost. They think it’s enough to work out and stretch for 2 hours a week, completely forgetting the other 166 hours in the week. During the rest of the week they think they continue to eat like shit and sleep like shit and sit around like a sloth, yet they still expect change.

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Wednesday Musings: The Haka Warm-up

Our warm-up is probably what we are most known for and probably garners the most questions from new people. But what often seem like small, seemingly random, and montonenous movements actually serve a huge purpose in preparing you for the rest of your workout. So here is what makes up the anatomy of the Haka Warm-up!

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Wednesday Musings: Happy Thanksgiving

Coming out of college I felt on top of the world. I was a cocky little shit who thought everyone needed to be in the gym every day and have their life in order. I mean hey, if the college kid could do it why couldn’t these grown adults? But as I got further and further from my sheltered existence on a college campus and started to make more and more decisions with real life consequences, my life felt like it was unraveling.

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Wednesday Musings: The Holiday "Freeze"

Instead we lose them to the undefeated champion of excuses, time. Not enough of it, needing to focus it elsewhere, needing to figure out a better schedule. And nowhere does this become more of a factor than during the holidays. “Oh, I just have so much going on right now, I’ll be back in January I promise!”

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Wednesday Musings: Elections Edition - The Tribe

Instead we spend our time on social media or watching the news, getting the worst of the worst news from faraway parts of the country about people we will never know and issues we will never face, and we get angry. We create tribes with people who don’t know our lives and our problems and we ignore the very people whose homes we drive by every morning and walk by the on the street every day.

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Wednesday Musings: How to Conquer the Morning (And the Rest of Your Day Too)

I haven’t always been an early riser. In college I partied quite a bit and getting up for an 8AM class was a struggle. Unfortunately I fell in love with a profession where my day starts before the sun rises. This required me to not only address my sleeping schedule, but also the way I started each morning. And though my morning routine has undergone changes and modifications over the last several years, several things have remained constant. Below you’ll find my three biggest tips to starting each day with intention and setting you up for success!

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Wednesday Musings: Emergency Sunday Scaries Edition

The moment I stopped making my Sunday about what it is I wanted to do and started focusing on what I felt I needed to do, my mood just plummeted. Going about my day, being productive, and prepping for my week ahead had me feeling on top of the world. Sitting in front of laptop, pounding a keyboard looking for wisdom, and feeling a need to give advice to frustrated people had ME feeling frustrated.

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Wednesday Musings: Why Strength Matters

Slow it down! That looked too easy! Make it hurt! Anyone who has worked out in one of my classes is very familiar with me shouting these words at them during a class. Too often I look around the gym and I see people rushing around. Paying no mind to their form, whether it was truly difficult, or if they are even doing the thing I’ve asked them to do.

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