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How to apply Coach John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success principles to running

johnwoodenbrirunI like to listen to fitness, health and business related podcasts when I’m on the treadmill and getting ready for work in the morning, and one name in particular kept coming up on several of my favourite podcasts that warranted an online search to see who this wise and influential person was. This person had clearly impacted and shaped the lives of the podcast hosts and guests, so I wanted to know what he was all about.

If you’re a basketball fan or participate in sports of any kind, you may have heard about John Wooden. Wooden was an English teacher, American basketball player and coach who, during his time as head coach of the basketball team at UCLA, won 10 NCAA national championships in a 12-year period, including a record seven in a row. No other team has won more than two in a row since.

It’s no wonder he was named national coach of the year six times and is one of the most revered coaches in the history of sports.

As a strength and conditioning coach, I’m always looking for tips and tools to not only help my clients reach their full potential in whatever health and fitness goal they want to achieve, but also to help develop myself to become a better coach and athlete.

During his years spent as an English teacher and coach, Wooden developed a guide to help his students and players become the best version of themselves that he called “The Pyramid of Success”. (more…)

BQ Marathon training plan update and an exciting announcement!

Marathon training in 26 degree heat is for crazy people.

Marathon training in 26 degree heat is for crazy people.


Remember my non-new year’s resolution goals for this year? I’ve been working on goal number one for the past 10 months, and am so excited to announce I PASSED THE CSCS EXAM! In terms of practicing what I’m truly passionate about (which is helping others reach their health, fitness and happiness goals), having this accreditation helps immensely, not only as a personal trainer but also as a writer. Now when I pitch articles to publications or write ranty posts on my blog, people are more likely to give some thought to what I have to say. At least that’s my hope. (more…)

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