We'd like to extend an OPEN invitation to join our global Hillseeker Team for the May 2014 Whole Life Challenge. For a look at our motivational videos for the team for the winter 2014 challenge, please visit this link.

 

This is an 8-week challenge. It's open to all fitness levels and people in all countries. It's fun and effective, plus participants learn a lot regardless of their level going into it. Most importantly, it teaches a sustainable lifestyle and helps establish the discipline we all need for new habits and lifestyle choices to stick.

 

 

For all 55 team members for our global Hillseeker Team doing the 2014 Whole Life Challenge, we'll share team videos here as well as on our private Facebook page. Registration for the January edition WLC 8-week challenge is closed, but please visit our info page here and feel free to join us in the next challenge!

 

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From CrossFit® sessions to training for endurance athletes, runners and triathletes, sandbag training offers an excellent opportunity to condition and strengthen the body with functional, real-world movements. Here's our Top 7 list of sandbag workout ideas. Check it out and if you have other ideas for awesome sandbag workouts, let us know on Facebook.

 

 

As Many Rounds as Possible (AMRAP) in 12 minutes of:

 

  • 6 Sandbag Push Press
  • 200m Run (optional: carry sandbag)
  • As long as possible arms locked out Sandbag Overhead Hold. Note time.

*After 12 min, determine the total time in arms locked out position and continue with the duo of 4 Push Press + 200m run for that amount of earned bonus time, counting the additional rounds toward your score.

 

We'd like to extend an OPEN invitation to join our global Hillseeker Team for the January 2014 Whole Life Challenge. Late registration closes on January 19th. If you missed this one, please check back for a future WLC and feel free to join us then. For a look at our motivational videos for the team for the January challenge, please visit this link.

 

This is an 8-week challenge. It's open to all fitness levels and people in all countries. It's fun and effective, plus participants learn a lot regardless of their level going into it. Most importantly, it teaches a sustainable lifestyle and helps establish the discipline we all need for new habits and lifestyle choices to stick.

 

I just got back from an amazing experience at SEALFIT HQ in Encinitas, California. The event was the Unbeatable Mind Academy Retreat. I had the honor of joining a team of elite performers in a panel discussion, serving as MC for the event and getting to know so many interesting, friendly and giving people. I couldn't have been happier or more fulfilled being around such positive energy and I sincerely thank everyone involved for creating something special.

 

 

 

We learned from a wide range of guest speakers, including physicians, retired SEAL officers, elite CrossFit athletes and of course my mentor and the head of SEALFIT, Commander Mark Divine. Here's a short video summary of the event with more photos on the UMA Facebook Page.

 

 

Back when I had a corporate job, I did lots of international travel between Europe, the United States and Latin America. And somehow now as a coach, I still find myself on long-haul flights and in & out of airports. Several times a year I travel from my home in Switzerland to the SEALFIT Training Center in California. Door to door, it’s about a 24-hour trip for me. I also try to visit our charity projects in Malawi once a year and our family in the U.S. That all adds up to lots of time spent in the air and in transit! Please trust me on this: I’d much rather RUN the equivalent time than sit so many hours on planes, trains and automobiles (seriously!). It's worth it for the people, destinations and opportunities, but when I know I’ll be stuck in the dreaded sitting position surrounded by noise, discomfort and "expected" travel frustrations, I have to do my best to counter it. 

I'm right at the 3-year anniversary of starting a full-time pursuit of doing what I love for a living. The time has flown by and I'm very grateful for how this journey has unfolded. As I pass this milestone, what's on my mind is how important it is to recognize key ingredients in your life and to optimize the various combinations of those ingredients. To explain, let's talk cooking.

 

As is the case with most television shows, I discover programs years after shows start to air, which explains why I just heard of a show called Chopped. In this show chefs are given a surprise collection of ingredients and a time limit to prepare a meal with them. Some chefs succeed and are able to prepare creative and tasty meals with a diverse set of ingredients and others crash and burn. Oh, the drama!

 

 

This reminds me of when I made the big decision to start my own business and then asked myself ...

 

“I heard that this is the coldest (or hottest/windiest/wettest/darkest/muddiest/etc.) it’s ever been on this course. This just isn’t my year.”

 

“There it is again, <insert any old injury> is back. It’s hurting more with each step. I’ve got another major descent ahead and then that massive climb, there’s no way I can make this.”

“If I don’t make it to checkpoint 6 by XX:30, then I’ll definitely miss the cut-off for checkpoint 7. It’s no use trying to push like this.”

“It’s not worth being injured the rest of the year and that’s what is most likely to happen now.”

 

Over the past few years I've had the incredible opportunity to complete the 50-hour non-stop, no sleep SEALFIT Kokoro Camp, intern at it and eventually work as a coach at both the SEALFIT Academy and Kokoro Camp. It's a real honor, especially as a civilian, to work with such a high calibre team of coaches and warrior athletes. Mark Divine has created a valuable and world class program via Unbeatable Mind and SEALFIT. Nothing like this exists anywhere else. Being a part of these transformational events is a highlight of my life and work as a coach and the moment I step off the plane in Zurich, I'm itching to travel back to Encinitas for another immersion into the positively charged atmosphere at SEALFIT HQ.

As important and difficult as it was to say no to things, there was a series of Yes decisions that carried its own immense value in my quest to do what I love for a living.

 

Y E S!

 

 

While a successful escape involves saying No to the right things, saying yes, particularly when yes involves embracing uncertainty, is important as well. Oh, those yes’s and no’s have so much value if you can only apply them to the right things!

 

 

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