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Being the Fit Friend

It can be really difficult to keep your fitness goals on track when it seems like no one understands the commitment you made to yourself to make a change.  Aside from the people in our community at Icehouse, who are already on their own fitness journey and share your...

What’s Your Why?

Some Background I’ve been lifting fairly heavy since my Junior year in high school as part of my full recovery from my first ACL surgery.  Some light math that’s roughly 22 years now.  Crazy to think.  I went from there to Division I athletics and lots of running and...

The Long Game and Goals

Welcome to week 4 of your Flux Challenge, everyone! Congratulations on making it this far!  You’ve done some hard work not only physically but also mentally.  There have been many changes for the better in the past 4 weeks and the aim is to keep those positive changes...

Let’s Talk About Time

Time is the only real thing that you have control over.  Let’s get real for a moment…I hate the word busy.  If that word were wiped off the face of the planet I would be really happy! It’s one of the most overused words, and it will also make me look at you funny. ...

Let’s Get Positive

Ya’ll are crushing the first week of the Flux Challenge and we want to keep that going.  In this first week it’s all about awareness and creating a space for ourselves.  Something I want to dig into that can have a huge benefits on our health is positive self talk. ...

Sleep

We often spend time thinking about the day’s workout, what we are going to have for lunch, and of course…work.  However, we don’t give much attention to sleep.  For some of us, recovery is just grabbing a protein shake after a workout and calling it good.  Sadly, that...

Sugar

Sugar is everywhere these days.  It’s not just in your common violators like ice cream or pop.  It’s also in foods labeled as “health foods”, such as protein bars, smoothies, sports drinks, and basically any item labeled as low fat.  So why is this a problem?  Well,...

Managing Stress

Stress, it almost feels like a buzz word these days.  It seems like people are always under constant pressure from all around to do more, work me and be more.  Stress can take a real toll on our bodies, both physically and emotionally.  Let’s dive in and talk about...