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Using Science to Develop Athletic Ability

Build a Better Athlete by biochemist/kinesiologist Dr. Michael Yessis looks in to the all too common errors in the standards for American athlete development.  Dr. Yessis provides an in depth assessment of how to apply a scientific based approach to develop physical abilities in athletes

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How to Win Pickleball Matches

Anyone else gotten bit by pickleball bug? We have, and we are not alone. According to the USA Pickleball Association, pickleball has had a 650% increase in participants in the last 6 years, and and most of those are NOT in the 60+ age range.

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What is Your Why?

This month, we asked our members: what is your WHY? What brought you to taking the first step towards improving your health and fitness at Telos, and why did you stay? The answers we’ve gotten are awesome: inspiring and motivating and beautiful to read. They’ve

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How to Change Your Life

At the recent conference we attended, the last speaker of the event was Jay Williams of CrossFit Hale. Jay spoke about his journey to lose 100 pounds and how he finally reached his goal of 10% body fat on his 40th birthday. What an accomplishment!

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Anaylsis Paralysis

This weekend we attended an incredibly inspiring and informative conference on how to be successful business owners. For two full days there were speakers, takeaways, and action steps all illustrating to us how to operate a gym that fosters a wonderful culture and the highest

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Dinosaur Training Secrets

The book Dinosaur Training Secrets by Brooks D. Kubik was given to me as a gift from my high school strength coach when I graduated college. There is a reason that I continually find myself drawn back to it to reread and for reference: it’s

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Put Your Mask on First

Self-care is not selfish That is the first point I need to get across. As corny and indulgent as the phrase “self-care” may sound, self care can be generalized to simply cultivating habits that are critical to your functioning. We have all heard the phrase:

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Developing Poise

“What such a man needs is not courage but nerve control, cool headedness. This he can get only by practice.” THEODORE ROOSEVELT At every level of sport there are three things that stand out to me as separators between levels: size, speed, and competitive poise.

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Another Look at Motivation: Mindset Matters

“Wind extinguishes a candle and energizes fire.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb As stated by Dr. Victor Vroom in his expectancy theory of motivation: “it is not merely a specific goal, but the perception of the goal that motivates people.” Further, he states that motivational force

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Building Mental Toughness: A Long Term Approach

“Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare.” – Angela Duckworth , Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance I hear toughness spoken about as though it is the only thing that matters is sports, like it’s something people have or they don’t. It is all too

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