Recovery: playing the long game

As we embark on the training season, I want to provide you with the seeds that you will hopefully plant, water, and nurture. These seeds are the foundation of a proper training formula. One of those seeds is RECOVERY.  Below, I discuss some big-picture concepts of recovery. My goal is that you …

Intermittent Fasting

In this week’s weigh-in video (members, see the Team ECo Facebook page), I mentioned a  strategy I employed last week: intermittent fasting (IF).  I’ve been practicing some form of this (unintentionally) over the past 15 years. If you have been paying attention to diet/health media recently, IF has become very …

Goal for 2018: I want this to be your best year ever!

I’ve spent the last 25 years of my life immersed in the world of human performance. While I spent 14 years as an elite/professional athlete and 10 years in higher academia, my passion lies in empowering adults to be healthier and perform better. Lisa (pictured above) allowed herself to become …

January Core Challenge

Challenges can be a great way to find motivation,  jumpstart a training program, and boost fitness. But you have to be careful jumping into a challenge. Some challenges require a lot more activity than you are used to or more stress than you are physically ready for. But, strategically and wisely …

Joe’s take on fitness trends for 2018

I came across an article in Outside Online that caught my attention. The article summarized predictions for trends for 2018 from some people intimately involved in the fitness industry.  The article can be found HERE. As I read through the article, I realized that I had some decent insight into each of the predictions. So, …

Vulnerability: The key to a breakthrough?

Below are a few thoughts that were inspired by the C.S. Lewis quote at the top of this post. We are all human. We all have fears, desires, strengths, weaknesses. When we put down the defenses and peel back the layers, we often find that we are more alike than …