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Monday Motivation: Installment 28- Kasey Esser

Monday Motivation: Installment 28

I love Barnes and Noble. In Ohio, there was one pretty close to the gym, so I was able to pop over at a moment’s notice and browse the new releases, do some programming, read to kids, the whole sha-bang.  It's an awesome place to chill. And if you hang out at a Barnes and Noble, you can relate to the following;     But the only B&N that I have seen in LA is at The Grove in West Hollywood.  It’s not that far from me, but in LA you have...

Monday Motivation: Installment 27- Kasey Esser

Monday Motivation: Installment 27

There is very little in life that Ted Turner has NOT done.   Seriously, the man is a beast.  He is not only a media mogul who founded CNN, but also quite the philanthropist.  His generous donations have given support for the United Nations and brought attention to many environmental issues.   In the below interview, Turner talks about how he has conditioned his mind to stay at the top of his game.  When I saw the title of the video, it wasn’t what I was expecting to hear, but it...

I Got 99 Problems, But a Plank Ain’t One

I feel like core training has become as overused a term as functional training.   Just say that something is “functional” and “blasts your core” and boom, you have some silly fitness gizmo that makes bank.   It wouldn’t be that big of a deal, but as with the functional training craze, core training has been taken to the extremes.   It’s pretty much commonplace to see some poor soul attempt to do a standing mountain climber on a stability ball (if you can’t picture that, don’t try to, it’s one of the...

Monday Motivation: Installment 26- Kasey Esser

Monday Motivation: Installment 26

With the “Jobs” movie opening this past weekend, I thought I would put up another inspirational Steve Jobs video for this week’s motivation.   While the movie, starring Ashton Kutcher, doesn’t look like it is going to do too hot (just $6.7 million for the opening weekend), the fact that Hollywood was willing to put together a movie about his life pretty much says it all. I will blame poor marketing for the movie’s lackluster opening (I hadn’t even heard they were doing a movie until last week!).   Anyway, in today’s...