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Sleep – You Can’t Live (well) Without It

Scott Klasen, MS, CSCS, Co-Owner, Peak Performance Training “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” Have you ever heard someone say that, or even said those words yourself? I have to raise my hand on this one, and judging by the numbers, I’m not alone. According to some sleep researchers, you might just get there quicker too […]

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It Almost Didn’t Happen

Scott Klasen, MS, CSCS, Co-Owner Peak Performance Training Last month my wife Stacy and I traveled to Sedona, Arizona for some much needed mellow-yellow time. For us, there is nothing like heading out west to take in the breathtaking scenery (in this case, the red rock mountains), get into nature, and breathe some fresh air. […]

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Shrink the Change

Scott Klasen, MS, CSCS, Co-Owner, Peak Performance Training Change.  In most aspects of my life, I struggle with it.  Change is hard.  It’s often uncomfortable.  It can consume vast amounts of mental and physical energy, and it takes time. In my professional life, however, I am great at dealing with change, mainly because I have […]

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Fat is the Problem, Right?

Scott Klasen, MS, CSCS, Co-Owner, Peak Performance Training For at least the last 38 years in which I’ve been alive, the recommendation from the medical community has always been clear and clean-cut in what not to eat in order to avoid a heart attack.  We’ve been told that fat, specifically saturated fat is the main […]

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Would You Sell Your Dog?

Todd Durkin, MA, CSCS, Owner, Fitness Quest 10 Belief. It’s one of the most important ingredients for success. Athlete, executive, coach, actor, clergy… you name it. It doesn’t differ by profession or pursuit. You must BELIEVE. In yourself. In your talents. In your team. It’s easy to BELIEVE when things are going well. Not so […]

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Got Willpower?

Scott Klasen, MS, CSCS, Co-Owner, Peak Performance Training Think about a time in your life where you made a big change.  I mean a really big change, like quitting smoking or getting yourself out of debt and starting a savings account.  Now think back to what made you successful.  Did you just wake up one morning […]

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Fitness Coach or Frappuccinos?

Scott Klasen, MS, CSCS, Co-Owner, Peak Performance Training Here are two questions that I would like you to think about and answer honestly:  Do I feel good?  Do I look good?  If you answered “yes”, congratulations and keep doing whatever it is that you’re doing!  If you answered “no”, don’t feel bad or become discouraged.  […]

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Want Your Kid to Get Faster?

Scott Klasen, MS, CSCS, Co-Owner, Peak Performance Training If you are like most parents, the answer to this question is YES.  One of the biggest complaints I get from parents is that their kids are slow and lack agility when it comes to their athletic pursuits.  The question then becomes, what to do about it?  […]

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PPT Health Challenge – Taking the Journey Together

Don Schlenbecker, CSCS, President, Peak Performance Training When we started Peak Performance Training one of our main goals was to bring quality health/fitness related information to as many people as possible with the hope of creating a healthier environment for adults and children.  As we have grown in our knowledge and expertise, we thought this […]

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11 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting Results

Mike Boyle, Owner, Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning All of us have goals. Goals like losing weight, earning more money, finding a life partner, setting up our business, achieving performance targets, being fitter, building better relationships, and so on. Some people seem to have no problem achieving their goals. Some, on the other hand, don’t […]

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