5 Simple Ways to Incorporate the Jump Rope Into Your Workout (Don’t Skip #6)

5 Ways to Incoroporate the Jump Rope Into Your WorkoutOne of the greatest things about the jump rope is its versatility. There are so many unique ways to incorporate this simple training tool into your workout.

The question is – how exactly do you get started?

Assuming you’ve been convinced that the benefits of jumping rope are too great to pass up on, you might fall into one of a few categories.

Maybe you already have a training routine that’s working for you and you just want to figure out how to incorporate the jump rope. Maybe you’re starting from scratch and want to completely build your workouts around the jump rope. Or perhaps you’re just not sure yet what you want to do yet.

No matter where you fall on the spectrum, there’s room for the jump rope. In this post I’m going to highlight 5 simple ways you can incorporate the jump rope into your workout. Let’s dig in. [Read more…]

Bloom to Fit Fitness Challenge of the Week [Episode 37]

Challenge of the Week Episode 37Welcome to Episode 37 of the Fitness Challenge of the Week series. This week’s workout is built around a few powerful bodyweight training exercises.

This is a freestyle workout meaning you get to be creative with how you want to structure your sets and repetitions. Let’s dig in to the good stuff. [Read more…]

Bloom to Fit Fitness Challenge of the Week [Episode 36]

Challenge of the Week Episode 36Welcome to Episode 36 of the Fitness Challenge of the Week series. This week’s workout is a mix of kettlebell training and bodyweight training.

We’re going to be using one of my favorite workout protocols – the ladder. It’s a unique little protocol to really challenge your strength and endurance. Let’s dig in.
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Bloom to Fit Fitness Challenge of the Week [Episode 35]

Fitness Challenge Episode 35Welcome to Episode 35 of the Fitness Challenge of the Week series. This week’s workout comes straight from the 21 Day Kettlebell Fitness Challenge!

The workout is built around two of the most hated (or loved) exercises on the planet (details inside) and it gives you the freedom to be creative with how you want to structure your reps and sets.

It’s the perfect challenge to get your week started. Let’s dig in. [Read more…]

The 21 Day Kettlebell Fitness Challenge [Open Challenge]

21 Day Kettlebell Fitness ChallengeIt’s been a while, my friends. After a few months of tinkering in the Bloom to Fit laboratories, we’re back with another fat-burning, endurance-boosting, and strength-building open fitness challenge.

I hope you’re ready for this one because it’s going to leave you digging deep for that little something extra.

I’ve received a lot of amazing feedback from the previous challenge we did and so I think you guys are really going to love the structure of this month’s challenge.

With that being said, I’m pumped to get started. This is going to be one badass 21-day fitness challenge and just in time to prep you for the holiday season that’s coming up.

So if you think you’ve got what it takes to complete this 21 day fitness challenge, read on for further details. [Read more…]

10 Easy Ways to Avoid Getting Fat While Traveling (Simple Tips to Get Fit on Vacation)

Get Fit on VacationA friend of mine recently came back from a week-long trip to Spain. He had a great time, expect for one thing – he gained 10lbs in 7 days. And as crazy as 1.5lbs/day may sound, it’s not an uncommon sight.

Many of us go on vacation, move very little, eat what our hearts desire, then wonder how we manage to pack on the pounds in such a short period of time.

It shouldn’t be that way. And, with the right strategies, it doesn’t have to be.

Traveling to different parts of the world can offer some of the most incredible experiences and memories of your lifetime, but it should never come at the mercy of your health (or weight).

In this post, I want to show you 10 easy ways to not only avoid getting fat while you travel, but to actually get fit and boost energy levels while you’re on vacation.

Let’s take a look… [Read more…]

Surviving the Dip: How to Reach your Goals by Being a Quitter

Surviving the Dip: How to Reach your Goals by Being a QuitterI recently read an incredible book by one of my favorite marketers – The Dip by Seth Godin. It was so fascinating that I read it cover to cover in one single sitting.

Then I read it again just to soak up any details I missed.

I’ve referenced Godin’s work before because 1) I’m a huge marketing nerd and 2) I feel that there is a strong connection between marketing and motivation.

It all comes down to psychology. Figuring out why we do the things we do.

Anyway, Seth is a huge inspiration for this post and I cannot possibly begin without recommending his book and his sensational work in general.

But what the heck is the dip?

And am I really suggesting that you have to become a quitter to have a chance at reaching your goals?

Short answer – kind of. But let’s explore it a little deeper, shall we? [Read more…]

The 21 Day Combo Fitness Challenge [Open Challenge]

21 Day Combo Fitness Challenge Bloom to FitIt’s that time again, my friends. We’re back with another jam-packed Bloom to Fit open fitness challenge and I’m pumped to get things rolling.

I have to admit something though – I’ve never done a challenge like this before. I’m serious.

I’m going all out and trying something new this time around. I’ve completely revamped the structure and presentation of the challenge so it will be very different from anything you’ve seen on Bloom to Fit before.

But I have a feeling that you’re really going to dig what you see.

Without a doubt, this is going to be one badass 21-day fitness challenge. And just in time to help you get ready for the summer days ahead.

So if you think you’ve got what it takes to get through the next 21 days, then this challenge is right up your alley. Come join the first-ever combo fitness challenge.

Let’s get right into the details. [Read more…]

30 Little Things You Can Do To Start Living a Better Life

30 ways to live a better lifeWe all want to be better. Whether it be with our body, our mind, our relationships, our career, or our personal life, we all want to be a little bit better.

But the question is how. How exactly do we do it? How do we start pursuing the better life that we want?

The way I see it is, there’s a common misconception that pursuing a better life requires some grand overhaul of everything that we do.

I happen to think that it doesn’t.

My belief is that a better life starts with the little things. It starts with small and simple mindset and lifestyle changes. Nothing more.

That’s why I’ve compiled a list of 30 little things you can start doing today to start living a better life. Each is unique. Each is effective in its own way.

My hope is that you will take one or two items from this list and find a way to implement them into your own life. My guarantee is that the world will open up to you in ways you never expected.

Let’s take a look.
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What the Car Industry Taught me About Taking Action [Motivation Hack]

What the Car Industry Taught Me about Taking ActionBack in the day, I used to work for a global manufacturing company that produced all sorts of highly-engineered products for cars and other motor vehicles.

As a process engineer, one of the interesting parts of my job was figuring out why things went wrong when they did.

When you’re talking about high-volume production in an extremely fast-paced, high-stress environment, things go wrong very, very often. And since problems cost the company a lot of money, learning how to avoid them is an obvious priority.

Finding the exact root cause of any particular issue was an essential part of the job because it allowed us to put systems in place to prevent those same (costly) issues from happening again in the future.

So what in the world does this have to do with motivation?

Well, it just so happens that the tools we used to extract the root cause of our everyday work problems are the same tools you can use to analyze your goals and motivate yourself to take action.

Let me show you just how simple it is to implement.

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