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Well, a lot has changed since I posted on this blog last.  Initially the change was relatively small.  I moved to blogging through WordPress.org and sought to blow the blog up into something more noteworthy.  All I ended up doing was accidentally losing the followers I had and wasting all the effort I put into all of these WordPress.com posts.  Oh, and I wrote an ebook.  It didn’t sell very well, but I still stand by its content as far as it concerns the majority of people (it’s not good for athletes, but if you want to be healthy and fit with the least amount of time input, it’s likely for you).

So, with that plug out of the way, here come the major changes. Continue reading

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Reflection

At some point, we all need to just sit back and remember where we’ve come from.  For me, this is often a tremendously difficult task because I’m constantly thinking about the present and how to positively affect the future. Continue reading

A couple days ago a man came up to me and told me that I should have Lisa stop lifting weights because she is getting too strong.  I thought he was messing around because I have recently been beaming with pride as I’ve watched Lisa do heavier power and strength lifts.

Well, he wasn’t kidding.  He said it wasn’t attractive.  I have no idea why he let me know that.  I can’t remember ever asking for his opinion on whether Lisa is attractive or not, and I don’t think any other guy will hear me ask them such a preposterous question.  Of course she’s attractive.  She’s drop-dead gorgeous.

Although this guy made these remarks, he’s still a nice guy.  I like having him around, and I like seeing him.  I just think that his thoughts allude to a deeper issue in society.  This issue is what it means to be feminine. Continue reading

And I Was Running

And I was running…I have been athletic my entire life, playing soccer since elementary school, being in marching band in high school and enjoying every type of activity you could think of.  In college I played soccer, volleyball and football for intramural activities and even tried out fencing for a while.  I just thought of it as fun.  I never really thought of it as fitness and as a means of taking care of myself until I tore my ACL my freshman year of college playing a game of soccer with a bunch of friends.  The next thing I knew, I had a surgery scheduled for spring break to replace my torn ACL.

After the surgery I was hit with the terror of never being able to play sports again.  My first day of physical therapy was just trying to flex my quad muscle.  I could barely do that, let alone walk.  The journey of healing was long, but I persevered.  There was one problem though, I just wasn’t well educated in how to take care of myself physically.  Being active my whole life, I never really cared what I put into my mouth or how fit I was.  It seemed pretty natural for me.  I could eat as much as I wanted of anything I wanted, but I was pretty active at the same time.  Then, all of the sudden when I could barely walk, I knew if I continued my eating habits, I would gain weight.  I didn’t want that to happen.  So I started eating a little less and tried to eat healthier.  I started to try to care what I put into my body and how much.  What I didn’t understand was that my body needs calories to function on a daily basis, even when I don’t do anything; even more so after surgery. Continue reading

One-Arm, One-Leg Push Ups

Everything in exercise is about progression.  The basic principles of how biomechanics relates to the body always remain the same whether you’re dealing with a professional athlete or someone rehabilitating their knee replacement.

This is simply a higher level progression of a push up with the purpose of developing core/whole-body strength.

A couple videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbcOxZbc7ec

About Us

We moved to Boca Raton, Florida from Missouri for Tyler to attend Fitness Institute International.  Fitness Institute is a vocational school headed by Exercise Science Doctorate Anthony Abbott that is designed to take a year and a half.  Dr. Abbott is an impassioned Christian man who decided to create his own vocational school after becoming disappointed with the personal training field in general.  Although his classes are small, Dr. Abbott has produced the two highest scores ever achieved on the most prestigious international personal training certifications.  In addition, Dr. Abbott’s graduates boast a 100% pass-rate on the most difficult personal training certification that is designed for Exercise Science majors although the certification itself only has a 55% pass-rate.

Lisa initially thought that she would teach while Tyler took classes since she has a Mathematics Education degree, but after we attended a couple Fitness Institute classes together, she decided to accompany Tyler in his studies.  We went on to become the first ever co-valedictorians of Fitness Institute International, and we both placed in the top 1% of all test-takers on the most rigorous international certification.  In addition, Lisa likely scored the third highest score ever achieved.

Now that we’ve both earned our CPTS and NSCA-CPT certifications, we’ve created our own company in order to promote health and fitness education.  Our services/products include personal training, tutoring for Fitness Institute classes and the NSCA-CPT, books, and articles.  We’re located in the Boca Raton, FL area.

Feel free to contact us at:
tlbflowllc@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/TLBFlowLLC

Why “Flow”?

“Flow” comes from psychology professor Csíkszentmihályi.

According to Csíkszentmihályi’s interview in Wired magazine, “flow” is defined as, “being completely involved in an activity for its own sake.  The ego falls away.  Time flies.  Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz.  Your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_(psychology)

Essentially, we aim to achieve a level of flow within our own lives where our skills and tasks align to create for us the best use of the finite time we have in this life.  We hope to get to the end and be able to say that we wouldn’t have changed any of it.  That obviously doesn’t mean that we’re delirious and aim to never make mistakes.  We just want to live our lives fully and healthfully.  We hope to learn from our mistakes and become better people because of them.

And we aim to help others be able to achieve that as well.  Life is limiting for those with heart problems, diabetes, cancer, end-stage renal disease, etc.  We believe that these diseases are highly preventable and sometimes even reversible.  We aim to do what we can for the health of our clients in order that they may be able to jump head-first into whatever creates their own flow without their body holding them back.  Rather than allowing the body to be a hindrance, we aim to make it a source of empowerment.  The photographer can now climb the mountain he wants to get his awe-inspiring pictures from.  The grandfather can now play with his grandchildren.  The former Type II diabetic can leave his insulin at home.  Forever.

This is just a taste of the empowerment we hope to arm our clients with and that we aim to educate the public towards.  America’s current state of health is not what is intended for the fullness of humanity.  We all have the potential to have a strong, healthy body.  We want to show you the way.