The Tree

Christmas time has begun again. One of the exciting things about this time of year has been the tree. We get to experience a different tree each year. This year was a different type than in years past. The kind of tree my mom had while growing up just outside Portland. We also spent many … More The Tree


Last week we had the opportunity to tour another organization. PROVAIL was an organization I had some familiarity with. A couple years ago, the opportunity arose to play in their annual golf tournament. It was a fun afternoon and a completely new experience. My connection with the organization didn’t truly start in those days following … More PROVAIL

RDL Slider

The Romanian Deadlift has been a central part of my workout routine for some time. The functionality of the exercise provides different ways to modify the movement. The ability to perform the RDL using one leg at a time makes it functional for our purpose. Bernard has often sought to have each side of my … More RDL Slider

CTC Tour

Over the last few months we have been meeting with people and organizations geared toward helping children with special needs. Often these organizations not only provide support for the child, but also the family. This week we had a chance to meet with the children’s therapy center. They have four locations which serve children in … More CTC Tour

BFR Training

Blood Flow Restrictive training is an exercise technique which manipulates the body’s circulatory system. It uses inflatable belts around your arm or leg to slow blood flow to the limb. The systems allow for the use of lighter weights, which reduces the risk of muscle strain or joint strain. The light loads being used also … More BFR Training

Bosu Squat

As with many exercises in the gym, there continues to be another step. Once we get comfortable with a movement, it seems advantageous to move the movement forward. The concept has been something Bernard has done well. Every time something gets accomplished that didn’t seem possible, he sticks with the concept of pushing forward. The … More Bosu Squat

Bosu Balance

The Bosu Ball has been an important part of working on balance. A tool used in the gym with a flat side on one side and half a ball on the other. We began testing my balance on the ball side. Bernard had me stand on top, attempting to balance on one leg. It didn’t … More Bosu Balance


We had arrived at our final game of the season. A season which was unlike my first year of coaching junior football. In my first year of coaching we completed the season undefeated. Experiencing our first loss when playing for the championship. This year we were going into our final game without having experienced a … More Lightning

A Horse

The horse has been an animal I have little experience around. They are the main focus involved in many shows and movies. A horse has often been an animal of intrigue during my life. Though my only time on horseback was on vacation in my youth. It was an exciting experience and I couldn’t tell … More A Horse