JHoAwesomeness, continual learning, practice, training1 Comment

Believe it or not some people in the world don’t like to exercise. They don’t work out. Ever. In truth neither do we. We don’t work out. WE TRAIN! But that is a post for another day. In fact there are sleeper cells within our very own gym community who actually don’t like exercise.  They recognize the value but secretly … Read More

The Butterfly Pull-up Effect

JHoAwesomeness, gratitude0 Comments

The generosity of this community never ceases to amaze me. Raising money for the Movember foundation, supporting Joanna and her family during an incredibly difficult season of life, shoes for orphans in Africa. Sometimes it just involves showing up. And the folks that make up the XCF community show up in a big way. I am proud to be member … Read More

I am Spartish

JHoAwesomeness, discipline, Xplore CrossFit0 Comments

I “ran” a Spartan “race” this past Sunday with a few badass ladies from the gym. It was amazing. The race was great. It was well run, super fun, and very challenging, but that wasn’t the magical part. The amazing thing was watching people that work so hard in the gym week after week get the chance to put their … Read More

Keep learning

JHoAwesomeness, continual learning, OPT, Xplore CrossFit0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago my former coach and ongoing mentor James Fitzgerald came to Seattle to do some teaching. We hosted 3 days of OPEX seminars during which he covered a broad range of topics elevating the thinking and prescriptions and programs of athletes and trainers from the Northwest. I have personally been learning from James for over 5 … Read More

“Sometimes I am a badass.” -MA 1821-20??


I was inspired today by an email I received from my favorite complainer. Believe it or not MA is my longest running client. She has lost over 30 pounds, continues to set PR’s and still has ever-changing short and long term fitness goals. MA tripped about a week ago and sprained her ankle. She called me the next day to … Read More