Fitness Opinion

Fitness Opinion discusses my opinion on if working out in shorts at the gym is necessary for a good workout. Turns out that I tend to have a bit of a contrarian unpopular fitness opinion on this one. Leave a comment below on whether or not you agree or disagree on this fitness opinion!

The Pros And Cons Of Having A Workout Partner

The Pros And Cons Of Having A Workout Partner is something that everyone should consider along their fitness journeys. Today I’ll give you some options to consider when determining the pros and cons of having a workout partner. At the end of the day, the correct answer is whichever option keeps you consistent along your fitness journey!

“Let’s Make Exercise FUN Again!” ?(#30)

Have you ever noticed how hard it is to stick to something that you don’t enjoy doing? Throughout my professional career I’ve encountered many people who actually want to exercise, but simply don’t find it enjoyable. What’s interesting, however, is that I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t enjoy the benefits of regular exercise (eg. better sleep, less stress, mental focus). So today I’ll go over a few ways you can enjoy regular exercise and enjoy the benefits as well!

If I’m to be honest, I’ve gone through seasons in my life where I didn’t enjoy working out. I enjoyed benefits of working out, just not the process. Then one day it finally dawned on me:



people only stick to things they enjoy doing



From that moment on I made the decision to only focus on exercises that I enjoy doing.


For instance, with cardio I prefer running instead of doing “burpee” exercises because I hate doing burpees. In the same way, whenever I run it’s always outside because running on a treadmill is too boring for me. The key is that whether I do 100 burpees, run outside, or run on a treadmill – I’m still enjoying the benefits of cardio.



The beauty of exercise is that it’s broad. It’s so easy to forget that exercise is not just limited to the gym, weights, and 2-hour workouts. I actually had a friend once tell me: “Emmanuel I simply don’t workout anymore because I find it boring. I love racquetball though, I could play it for hours”. Little did my friend know that playing racquetball IS his workout! Perhaps he didn’t realize this all along because he finds racquetball so effortlessly enjoyable.


In the same way I issue you this exactly challenge. I challenge you to find at least one activity that you enjoy doing so much that it doesn’t seem like exercise.


Because at the end of the day, exercise is nothing more than “moving while having fun”!


Key Takeaways:

  • Going through seasons where you don’t feel like working out is normal
  • Exercise isn’t limited to just the gym
  • Find something that you enjoy doing that doesn’t seem like exercise







Friday’s “People Like You” Podcast: Ed Hashim (Episode #30)

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This Episode is especially for you if you:

  • think you’re “too old” to start,
  • plan on living a long, healthy life,
  • need to a humbling kick in the butt,
  • are tired of making excuses



A SPECIAL THANKS: To Ed for coming on and sharing his secrets to a long and active life!

How To Do A Lat Pulldown Properly

How To Do A Lat Pulldown Properly is a fundamental back exercise. Unfortunately, there are many people who demonstrate improper form when attempting to do a lat pulldown properly. Today’s video goes over how to do a lat pulldown properly, and safely, so that you can perform this exercise confidently at any gym!


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How To Get Back In The Gym

How To Get Back In The Gym after taking time off is not a easy task – but no worries I got you covered! In today’s video I provide 3 step-by-step fundamental tips on how to get back in the gym that will help build your confidence! The key is a sustainable fitness journey is a solid foundation and routine to help get you back in the gym.

Tips For Getting Back In The Gym

Tips For Getting Back In The Gym are for those who are ready to make a change of direction in the fitness lives! Today’s video provides step-by-step tips for getting back in the gym after taking time off. The first place to start is figuring out the type of person you want to be. These motivation tips for getting back in the gym will equip with lifelong tools along your fitness journey!

Friday’s “People Like You” Podcast: Sean Carroll (Episode #28)

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This Episode is especially for you if you:

  • have a heart for youth fitness and athletics,
  • want to stay fit with a busy schedule,
  • have had setbacks in life,
  • need better consistency



A SPECIAL THANKS: To Sean for coming on sharing how consistent fitness has impacted his life, and the impact it’s had on those around him!


Friday’s “People Like You” Podcast: Keri Witmyer (Episode #27)

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This Episode is especially for you if you:

  • want to lose weight without exercise,
  • need better eating strategies,
  • want a lifestyle change,
  • don’t know a lot about nutrition



A SPECIAL THANKS: To Keri for coming on and teaching us how to make better food choices!

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Friday’s “People Like You” Podcast: Tyler Gilbert (Episode #26)

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This Episode is especially for you if you:

  • are thinking of trying out CrossFit,
  • have a physically demanding job,
  • struggle with proper exercise technique,
  • need help with “balanced eating”



A SPECIAL THANKS: To Tyler for sharing how CrossFit exercise helps him at work and the importance of developing good lifting technique!