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Monday Motivation: Installment 30- Kasey Esser

Monday Motivation: Installment 30

I mentioned this a while back in a blog post (not sure which one), but I finally joined a local ToastMasters group.   ToastMasters is an organization that basically helps people get better at public speaking.  I plan to do quite a bit of speaking as my business grows, and while others have told me I am pretty good at it, I still don’t feel all that comfortable and I know I have a long way to go.     Luckily, ToastMasters 90210 is an awesome group and after having attended 3...

Farmer Carries for Greatness

“All I have to do is walk?  What the heck does that do?”   This is the usual response I am given after demonstrating a farmer carry for a client.   If you are wondering what in the world a farmer carry is, check out the video below;   That exercise is one of the best things you can do for your physique.  Seriously.   Just pick up 2 dumbbells (of a challenging weight) and walk with them for a certain time and/or distance.   Fat-Loss   Muscle Growth   Strength Development   Cardiovascular Endurance   Lifespan   You name it, the farmer carry delivers the goods.   Farmer...

Monday Motivation: Installment 29- Kasey Esser

Monday Motivation: Installment 29

I know I just posted a Steve Jobs motivational video a few weeks ago, but the man knows how to motivate!   I really identified with the below video, where he explains that a big “secret” to his success was the fact that he simply asked for what he wanted!   I have found this to be equally as true.  I remember when I was a sophomore at Evansville and I really wanted a chance to teach a weight-training class at the fitness center.  The prior instructor had just left and...

An Exercise for Better Posture and Healthier Shoulders- Kasey Esser

An Exercise for Better Posture and Healthier Shoulders

Before we get into today’s exercise, I want to share with you a slightly humiliating story from my weekend.   I took last Friday off, because we had a friend in town from Columbus, Ohio.  I don’t really take time off, so it was kind of weird to wake up in daylight.   The first thing on the agenda for the day was a hike in Malibu.  Jess and I hadn’t done any hiking since we’ve been here, so I was pretty excited to get out and see what the big...