3 Ideals That Blew My Mind (+my favorite new boy band)

Around the age of 24 I discovered three things that would change my life forever: 1. Paul Chek and his Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology method. To this day I attribute much of my success as a trainer to what I learned studying the books, VHS programs, and live certifications offered by the CHEK Institute.  When young trainers ask me what …

The Holistic Approach To Training & Business: The Strength Camp Way

Every Friday the staff at Strength Camp holds a meeting. The first half of the meeting is dedicated to “In-reach”. The second half of the meeting is dedicated to “Out-reach”. Most businesses and organizations are very good at outreach.  Much of their time and energy is invested in reaching out. Reaching out to customers. Reaching out to clients. Reaching out to …

Four Audible Books I’m Listening To Now (April 2017)

Earlier this week in my birthday blog post I mentioned how important it is to take notice of what’s going on in your life (people, dreams, coincidences, omens, tendencies, attraction etc)  during the days surrounding your birthday. I first learned how powerful, accurate and resourceful this practice is from Stephanie Azaria. I’ve been receiving coaching from Stephanie for about a …

12 Birthday Rituals (today)

Today is my 38th birthday. My first birthday text came at 5:13 from our newest shining star coach at Strength Camp, Nick. Then from my buddy, and fellow Aires, Yahya Bakkar at 5:45. And at 7:25 my dad sent me a happy birthday text along with this picture from my 6 year old birthday party. Unlike previous years, this year I …

What strength training does to your brain?

Strength training is the most direct and powerful means for self discovery, physical transformation and mental mastery. Of course, that’s my personal opinion based on the experience of strength training myself for over 20 years, training dozens of clients, serving hundreds of gym members and supporting thousands of customers with my training products over the course of my career. But …

Advanced “White Belt” Gym Training

After a long break from lifting due to travel, injures and plain old restlessness… I’m back in the gym. What I love most about hitting the gym these days is my “white belt” mentality to everything I’m doing. I approach everything in the gym like it’s my first time ever. I’ve dropped all pre-conceived ideas, all previous knowledge and assumptions about training …

When the barbell calls you… GO!

My first encounter with strength, muscle, power, fitness and physical prowess came around the  age of four. My uncle Elroy was a black belt in Kung Fu.  He was also incredibly lean, muscular and powerful. Every day I would observe him in the basement of our home kicking a heavy bag, sprinting on a treadmill, strengthening his arms with one of those …

Music For Smashing PRs

This year marks Strength Camp’s 10 year anniversary. Ten years ago I decided that training in your typical “chrome and carpet” fitness center was not for me. I wanted to train like I always had, like an athlete. Dropping heavy barbells. Flipping 1,000 pound tires. Yelling. Chest pounding. LOUD music. Shortly after opening the first old n’ dirty Strength Camp gym in South …

Grounding Camp: Everything You Need To Know

(Heads up: There are 2 days left to take advantage of the Early bird $400 discount on Grounding Camp)  Click here for $400 discount off Grounding Camp. I’ve been getting a number of questions about the Grounding Camp so I decided I’d answer them all in this email. Here we go. Q: What Is Grounding Camp? Grounding Camp is a …

How Elliott Trains Today (new workout principles)

These last two years or so have brought about a tremendous shift in how I do things in my life. For many years I worked with reckless abandon on my body, my business and anything that stood between me and “success”. I’m a natural born sprinter. Not only do my muscles naturally work with fast-twitch intensity…. so does my mind. …