Yesterday I FINALLY ran my first Trail Race, The Summer Solstice Trail Race put on by The Hartford Marathon Foundation. Many of you know that in the past years I have found much more pleasure running in the woods than on the road. Not only does it feel better on my body, but it adds an enjoyment to my running. I have never enjoyed running on the road, but I did it because it wa ...

There is probably not a topic that my brother and I discuss more than MENTAL TOUGHNESS. Maybe because this area is the biggest struggle we have with our clients. Many people know what it is, but they fail to understand the importance of it, and what it is capable of. They have no idea that they are capable of so much more than they think. I also believe many people choose to ne ...

Disclaimer: I am NOT a doctor, just a personal trainer. These are basic tips, info, etc. Seek professional advice for more detailed info.   It seems like we could have a hot and humid summer ahead of us. Yesterday temperatures soared into the 90′s, yet we still had 21 bootcampers ready to work hard!Although we always preach ”become comfortable with uncomfortable”, with these ...

Tomorrow I will be going to RHAM, my Alma Mater, to teach BOOTCAMP at Wellness Day for the third year in a row. This is always a great day for me. First, it is always nice to go back to your own High School, and give back in any way at all. Second, it makes me so happy to see how interested these kids are to do class, and how hard they work. They seem to legitimately enjoy it. ...

This Saturday was the Bill Landers 5K, and what a success! First, the most important thing: Over 450 runners participated to support Glastonbury Education Foundation. Over 35 of those runners were mission FITNESS clients! We represented well with Matt placing 2nd in his age group and 8th overall out of 464 runners with a 18:59 time. I came in 1st in my age group with a 20:51 ti ...

Saturday is the big day. At this point you have (or haven’t!) done all you can to be prepared. Here are some quick tips to help you out as we approach The Bill Landers 5K   The Night(s) Before: Get a good night sleep 2 nights before, and also the night before. The night before have a healthy dinner. Charge your Garmin and/or iPod, and lay out your race outfit. Do not try ...