Little Shifts

Little Shifts, by Coach Alison What’s the best way to go about making lasting change in your life? Small, consistent habits that build over time are much more reliable than doing a 180 or setting your expectations extremely high. The idea of building little shifts (or habits) into your routine is just like building a…… Continue reading Little Shifts

Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks Gyms in MN have re-opened for group classes once again! For many folks this past year has presented a ton of new challenges when it comes to keeping up our fitness routine. Many of us have had to rely on very limited space & equipment. Some of you may not have touched a…… Continue reading Opportunity Knocks

Be One of the Cool Kids

Be One of the Cool Kids I’ll never forget my first fitness competition. I was a young, lanky 26 year old who had really just learned that fitness competitions were a thing. I’d only been practicing barbell lifts for about six months, but as a life long competitor in sports, I was hungry for a…… Continue reading Be One of the Cool Kids

Going All-In

(L-R) Andrew Bergeson of the United States, Cameron Naasz of the United States, Marco Dallago of Austria and Scott Croxall of Canada perform during the Finals of the Red Bull Crashed Ice, the second stop of the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship in Saint Paul, MN, United States of America on February 22, 2014. // Andreas Langreiter/Global Newsroom/Red Bull Content Pool // VIN: SI201402230094 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to for further informations. //

For some reason, back in 2014 I thought it would be an awesome idea to compete in Red Bull’s Crashed Ice event here in St. Paul. If you haven’t seen the sport of ice cross downhill before, it’s pretty insane. It’s basically extreme downhill racing on hockey skates, on a course made of ice, full…… Continue reading Going All-In

You Need a Team

You Need a Team, by Coach Chris Back in the day (and by that I mean a couple years ago) I was a competitive inline speed skater. Yes, you read that right. Competitive inline speed skating is a thing. I was one of the cool guys careening down the Greenway in Minneapolis in a spandex…… Continue reading You Need a Team

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Level Up Your Stats

The year was 1997. My palms were sweaty. I’d just put brand new batteries in my Game Boy Color. I’d made sure to save my game once again, just in case. I consulted my game manual one last time. There was nothing left to do. It was finally time: I was ready to take on…… Continue reading Level Up Your Stats

My World Record Idea

My world record idea, by Coach Chris My “office” was really a storage room that they’d crammed a desk and computer in, piled high with stacks of medical release forms.  Take a form from the stack. Look up the person on the computer. Type in the check number. Make a copy, then put it in…… Continue reading My World Record Idea

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Are You Plugged In?

Are You Plugged In? by Coach Chris A month ago I was challenged by my business mentor and a group of other gym owners to publish a piece of content every day for 30 days. Every single day, I’d need to write a blog post, record a video, or some other piece of content beyond…… Continue reading Are You Plugged In?