It’s Time for a Commercial Break

By Coach Dean / January 31, 2016

Announcers on TV used to say that all the time. “We will be right back after these messages.” Now days we are so inundated with commercial breaks it would be more surprising if they told us they were going to skip the commercials and just let us watch the shows. That is the appeal of […]


Habits Are Habits

By Coach Dean / January 27, 2016

Usually we talk nutrition habits around these here parts, but my friend and fellow coach Josh Hillis just wrote a great article about training habits that I wanted to share. The bottom line is this – habit formation, nutrition, exercise, quitting smoking, it doesn’t matter -the principles are the same. Focus on habits, not outcomes […]


Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin

By Eat This. It's Good! / January 26, 2016

Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin Recipe Type: Main Dishes Author: Coach Nancy Ingredients 4 large chicken breasts 1 cup fresh button mushrooms ½ pound carrots, peeled and cut into chunky pieces, about 1 inch 4 celery stalks, cut into chunky pieces, about 1 inch ½ pound shallots, peeled 3 ounces bacon, chopped 1½ tablespoons fresh […]


Thankful Tuesday: Football Edition

By Coach Dean / January 25, 2016

I don’t know who said it first, but “Practice Makes Permanent.” Being grateful all the time (or even just on Tuesday) definitely takes practice. Who is with me this week? I am thankful: I am not Tom Brady’s body – ouch. To root for a team that’s “in it” nearly every year. If you lived […]


Busy or Productive?

By Coach Dean / January 24, 2016

Watching a lecture by Philosopher/Poet/Strength Coach/Gym Owner/Author/Lecturer Chip Conrad of BodyTribe Fitness I was reminded that being Busy and being Productive are usually two very different things. I purposely wrote all those “titles” in front of Chip’s name to highlight that he is a very busy person. But more importantly he is extremely productive. He […]


Favorite Pork Loin Chili

By Coach Dean / January 21, 2016

Pork Loin Chili Author: Coach Nancy This is the best chili ever! You can adjust the spiciness of the chili with the amount and type of pepper you use. I make two batches, one for the kids, and one for Dean and I to enjoy. Ingredients 8 tablespoons peanut oil 3 pounds boneless pork loin, […]


Goals and Games

By Coach Dean / January 20, 2016

My friend Josh Hillis has a very interesting take on goals and goal setting. He says imagine someone walks into a gym where two teams are playing basketball. Most of us would look at the scoreboard and ask a logical question. “Who’s ahead?” There’s nothing wrong with that, that’s why they are playing. The score […]


Garlic Roasted Cabbage

By Eat This. It's Good! / January 19, 2016

Garlic Roasted Cabbage Recipe Type: Side Dishes Author: Coach Nancy Ingredients 1 big green cabbage, cut into 1″ thick slices 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or melted ghee 5 large garlic cloves, minced Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Instructions Preheat your oven to 400 F. Brush both sides of each cabbage […]