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Coach Dean

Former Fat Boy Turned Health and Fitness Junkie. Award Winning Fitness Business Owner and Trainer. World Class Nutrition Coach. Truth Teller. Scholar. Opinionated. Humble and Willing To Tell You About It. Tell Dean He Is Full Of It On Any Of His Social Media Profiles. He Will Probably Agree.


3 Steps for Learning to Prep (and Love) Your Veggies [Infographic]

By Coach Dean / May 3, 2017

Sick of hearing how good vegetables are because you just don’t like them? You haven’t tried this!by Dean Carlson You know that eating plants is not only good for you, but necessary for optimal health and fitness. Yet ask how many people actually eat vegetables (more than a couple times a week) and you get […]


Chinese Long Green Beans

By Coach Dean / February 22, 2017

If you love garlic, these are for you. If you don’t, just don’t put it in there! The coconut aminos add a wonderful flavor all by themselves!1 Tablespoon coconut oil½ small onion, thinly sliced1 pound green beans cut into 3 inch lengths4 cloves garlic minced¼ cup water2 Tablespoons coconut aminos1 teaspoon cracked pepperHeat oil in […]


What I learned about nutrition from the Patriots big win.

By Coach Dean / February 8, 2017

One of the biggest struggles I have had, and still have with my nutrition, is “All or Nothing”.Either I am all out, 100% in. Or I’m not.And while short burst of intensity can be good; a time of focus can help us get ready for that wedding we are in, or the anniversary vacation at the […]


No Fry Chicken Wings

By Coach Dean / February 4, 2017

Just in time for the Big Game (or anytime), this wing recipe rocks!Wing Sauce2/3 Cup Franks Hot Sauce1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter1/2 tsp cayenne pepper1/2 tsp garlic powder1 tsp Worcestershire sauceCombine all the ingredients in a sauce pan. Cook over low heat until the butter is melted. Whisk and enjoy!


The Little Things Mean A Lot

By Coach Dean / June 20, 2016

I am really grateful for Father’s Day this past Sunday. Had my dad over for a late lunch after church, kids made me a cool “Wallet” – “Keys” – “Phone Holder”; it was just a chill out kind of day, made a lot more special with the people I get to hang out with. Someone […]


Slow Roasted Oven Pulled Pork

By Coach Dean / June 18, 2016

Coach Dean’s Oven Roasted Pulled Pork from Dean Carlson on Vimeo.   Slow Roasted Oven Pulled Pork Author: Coach Dean (& Amy!) Prep time: 12 hours Cook time: 15 hours Total time: 27 hours Ingredients [b][i]Ingredients listed are per Pork Shoulder (8-10 lbs)[/i][/b][br] [b]Dry Rub[/b] 1 tbsp ground cumin 1 tbsp garlic powder 1 tbsp […]


Humble and Kind

By Coach Dean / June 13, 2016

I had a late meeting Saturday night, and on the way home pushed “scan” on the car radio. As the sounds bounced from one station to the next a tune caught my attention, and the words “always stay humble and kind” made me stop on that station and listen a bit. Have you heard this […]


The New Proposed Food Label Will Make Your Life Easier

By Coach Dean / June 9, 2016

How? Because now there will be a new line that will tell us how much “ADDED SUGARS” there are in a serving. Here’s what the proposed label looks like: This is actually really cool, because with the current label you have to go digging through the list of ingredients to see if any sugar has […]

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