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Why You Do What You Do

Hopefully by now you have figured out your why and have taken a deeper look at who you really are as a person (your identity).  If not, please go back and check out part 1 and part 2. If I were to ask you, what are your top 5 core values, could you do it?  […]

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I am who I am

In my last article I talked about the importance of finding your why as it pertains to goal attainment.  As the saying goes, when you find your WHY, you will figure out the HOW.   So let’s say you’ve taken the time to find your why but you’re still feeling like you’re spinning your wheels […]

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What’s Your Why?

Given that the calendar just rolled over and many of us have been busy setting and embarking upon new goals for the year, I wanted to take a minute and share what I feel is the most  important part of this process – finding your why.   Simply put, what it is the real reason […]

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It Happens to Us All

I just sent this out to my January online nutrition coaching group.  We started getting into some mindset stuff last week and the need to always be “perfect”.  Here’s a snipit of the original email. Boy did I blow it yesterday.  Here’s how things went down.  Yesterday we drove out to Rockford for my wife’s […]

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Did You Know This About Your Supplements?

A little while back after a training session, a client asked me to take a look at a protein powder supplement that caught his attention.  He grabbed his current copy of Men’s Health and proceeded to leaf through it until he found the the advertisement for this particular product. To be honest, I don’t even […]

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Could Your Goals Be Getting in the Way of Your Life?

So it happened again.  For the better part of two weeks, I found myself planted in front of the television from 7-9 pm watching the Winter Olympics.  I had absolutely no intention on doing this.  In fact, right before they began, I had basically zero interest and even remember thinking this would be the year […]

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2017 PPT Client of the Year

Before I introduce you to our newest client of the year, I need to mention that it was hard (really hard) to choose one person to single out.  Why, you ask?  Because unlike previous years (and we’ve been in business for over 10 years now), we currently have more clients making big time changes in […]

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It’s Never Just 30 Days

Greetings!  Hope you all had a joyous holiday season and that your new year is off to a great start.  By now, most of you are probably aware that I don’t tend to be very vocal on our blog and social media platforms.  However, I had a moment the other day and felt compelled to […]

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2016 PPT Client of the Year

When we were looking for our 2016 PPT Client of the Year, we didn’t have to look further than the Boys Basketball Team at Benet Academy.  The Redwings exceeded all expectations to have their most successful season ever at 31-4, and ending with a Class 4A State Basketball Runner-Up Finish in 2016. Benet Academy is not only one […]

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Youth Performance Training: “A Broken System, Breaking Young Athletes” Part 1: How Do I Differentiate

In 2000, I took the steps to become nationally recognized as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  The foundation of what was taught started and ended with 2 main objectives: 1 – increase performance, and 2 – reduce incidence of injury. So why does the rate of […]

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