Growth: Why, how, and when

People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives. –J. Michael Straczynski I was mindlessly scrolling through Facebook last week, …

Refining your purpose

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success. –Pablo Picasso Do you have a goal? Do you have that off in the distance glimmer that you are clawing your way toward? …

Mindset, Atmosphere, and Perspective

Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still –Henry David Thoreau In the past couple of weeks, the gym atmosphere has been lit on fire. Despite work volume increasing ten fold (literally going from singles to 10RM), everyone comes in to still try and …

Do it For You

Trust yourself Break some rules Don’t be afraid to fail Ignore the Naysayers Work like hell Give something back –Arnold Schwarzenegger, Six rules of Success People are stubborn. Once they hear something from somewhere (usually it’s a Buzzfeed article they reference) it is very hard to change their mind. I am reminded of this time …

Getting flexy with nutrition

Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience. –Denis Waitley For the past several months the coaches at Pure Health have dedicated their spare time to furthering our knowledge basis into the realm of nutrition and macro planning (this is me giving myself a …

Happy Holidays from Us to You!

At Pure Health Performance, we often stress lots of priorities–lifting, mobility, food, rest, and recovery, for example–but nothing compares to the love of family and genuine friendship. We hope everyone has had the opportunity to take a few day off from work to enjoy the company of the people who matter most (while also maybe sneaking …

You’ve got your own back

Prevention is better than cure –Desiderius Erasmus To think that someone else can constantly pick up your pieces and put you back together again is pure insanity. Think about all the times that you acquire an ache or a pain. Think about all the Saturdays that you wish you could go get a massage at …

Strong women make a strong gym

I’m tough, ambitious & I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, Okay. –Madonna   So I had the pleasure of having a long discussion with some of the ladies from Pure Health last night about women in the gym. Before I begin, let me preface with this: My intentions are …