MrBeast Burger Review

I decided to break plant-based protocol for the first time in a long time to try MrBeast Burger, a virtual dining experience crafted by the famous philanthropist himself, MrBeast. If you’ve ever swung by the TwitchGym you’ve undoubtedly heard me say at some point I don’t watch Youtube. Other than the occasional how-to video orContinue reading “MrBeast Burger Review”

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Anyone Can Run – My First Marathon Experience (Pt. 3: Lessons Learned)

When I was actively training clients who wanted to complete their first race I’d always break down the race experience into the following three components: Training cycle (the most important component) Race day (the moment you’ve been waiting for) Lessons learned/reflection (the most critical for your development) Thus far we’ve covered both the training cycleContinue reading “Anyone Can Run – My First Marathon Experience (Pt. 3: Lessons Learned)”

Anyone Can Run – My First Marathon Experience (Pt. 2: Race Day)

Picking up where we left off during our previous installment, it’s time we jump directly into the actual race day experience of my first race, the 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon! I woke up around 3:00am (after going to be around midnight like a super intelligent person) to have my pre-race meal (bagel and almondContinue reading “Anyone Can Run – My First Marathon Experience (Pt. 2: Race Day)”

Anyone Can Run Podcast – My First Marathon Experience (Pt. 1, Signing up and Training)

As an NCCA Certified Personal Trainer whose love affair with running was sparked by the decision to take on a full marathon with only a few months to train, it’s always been a passion of mine to help others reach their health and fitness goals. Anyone Can Run is the podcast I created to helpContinue reading “Anyone Can Run Podcast – My First Marathon Experience (Pt. 1, Signing up and Training)”

Best Healthy Snacks (That actually taste great!)

While it’s typically healthier to prep your own meals and snacks, sometimes it’s not always practical. Whether you need something you can keep in the desk or backpack, are traveling or just like mixing it up and having something not homemade, having something you can grab and snack on is convenient. That being said, ifContinue reading “Best Healthy Snacks (That actually taste great!)”

6-Month Marathon Training Plan for Beginners

If you’re brand new to distance running (typically defined as running any distance over 5 miles) and are looking to tackle your first full marathon, below is the training plan I’ve built and shared with numerous clients and friends, along with some good-to-knows. Although pretty much everything you need to know is in the planContinue reading “6-Month Marathon Training Plan for Beginners”

Recipe: Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker Chili

As a Texan I love chili-but I also VEHEMENTLY believe if chili has beans in it it isn’t chili…but I don’t know what else to call this dish so there you go. Perfect for appetizers, a quick and easy dinner, a topping for Fritos (you really should bake your Frito pie but we can saveContinue reading “Recipe: Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker Chili”

Recipe: Easy skillet ground turkey/lean taco meat

Taco meat is something I prepare almost weekly here at the TwitchGym-it’s pretty healthy (since I use lean or extra lean ground meat and only a single packet of seasoning/sauce), relatively inexpensive can be consumed with tortillas, bread, by itself or just a big pile of veggies. I always like to have a couple entreesContinue reading “Recipe: Easy skillet ground turkey/lean taco meat”

Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon/Marathon Packing List

A few weeks ago I flew to New Orleans for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon and I’ll be flying to some additional races this year. Many runners I’ve spoken to struggle with packing for destination races you have to fly to, which I understand. On top of ensuring you’ve everything you need for raceContinue reading “Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon/Marathon Packing List”