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Fitness as a Lifestyle

Fitness as a Lifestyle

This may seem odd to mention or talk about. A majority of people use fitness in relationship to eating, food and calories. Lifestyle honors fitness in all areas of health and well-being. Lifestyle is foundational, from the way you live, things you value, how you 

The Power of Training

The Power of Training

We know how important nutrition and clean foods are for your body weight as well. Again thats looking at Optimal Performance over getting into what’s good, what’s bad- it focuses on how does your body response, get you the best results and be your best.

Optimal Performance; The Greatest of All Time.

Optimal Performance; The Greatest of All Time.

The Greatest of All Time.  Optimal Performance brings the best of people. Consistency plus a plan which values work, recovery, growth and release.  Key factors for people to perform at such high levels are their programs and habits.  

You can take your performance in health to the next level through a clean eating plan with proper nutrient support, mindset and lifestyle. It’s structured with a clear path and plan. 

To be 43 years old and playing in peak performance shows what’s possible for any age with a plan that supports you physically mentally and emotionally.   Trust me, there’s a lot which goes into it, beyond the field.

Optimal Performance takes the inner workings of you and organizes and structures your health, nutrition, fitness, mindset and lifestyle. This is not a gym, or personal training. A gym is a place you pay to rent and a personal trainer gives you exercises, spots and counts. A coach sees your potential, guides and coaches you to excellence.  Their philosophy and skills bring more to you than just the physical.

When you decide your health and performance is a priority, take the steps to get involved in the right programs. You’re going to need to structure your day. You’ll need the right support systems. You’ll need to know where your fine line is….between anabolic and catabolic (that’s building and breakdown). With too much you’ll break down more than you’re building or stagnate your progress.

Your health and well-being, your performance is more feelings, emotions and mindset. Being present in your workouts. Being present in your mindset. Plus, your body’s function and production of hormones and neurotransmitters.  

Are you willing to look at your overall health and well-being to uplevel, to grow?

Can you see the potential and possibilities you have for yourself?

How much productivity and focus will a coach bring to your career as an athlete or entrepreneur to organize and structure your health, nutrition and lifestyle?

Here are 3 steps to focus on your health today;

  1. Start your day with movement.  Fitness, from weight training, yoga, running, cycling, are great ways to start your day with a practice and healthy habits.
  1. Include mindset. Keep your head clean, clear and focused on your vision and goals. This comes from affirmations, reading, writing, visualization, and practicing in your new level of focus and who you are becoming. 
  1. Clean eating and vitamins. Foods rich in antioxidants, minerals and vitamins.  Eating a plate of colorful foods, vitamins to support oxidative stress, enzymes to digest foods, probiotics to keep up with good bacteria, Zinc for health, and a personalized  vitamin protocol for your own health.

Optimal Performance keeps you working at your potential and allows you to grow and gain strength internally and externally.  You’re never to old, it’s never to late.



Performance is a set of deep feelings, emotions, actions, habits and precision in motion. As athletes, actors and those who put on a show, performance is a given….a path and a way of doing for a sense of purpose and meaning. A real connection to 

Health at the next level.

Health at the next level.

Increase. Productivity. Profitability. Conversions. Relationships. Joy. Success. You know, when you have financial success, you’re not concerned about your finances not being there for you or enough… you’ve reached the next level of success financially, you’ve got a flow managing your success. Your health relies 

The year of Lifestyle Medicine

The year of Lifestyle Medicine

This year has proven to be a year of great change,especially for the medical community. The underlying issues faced with health are more than sickness, they are dis-ease, where the body mind and emotions are not at ease. 

Now more than ever a light is shining to make new conscious choices, habits and actions for your health. This requires a clearing out and cleaning of negativity, toxicity and past limiting programming. From food, movement, entertainment and news your lifestyle patterns dictate your behaviors and outcomes. For this to change, you need to change your patterns and behaviors. 

Lifestyle Medicine looks at all of you, your habits, patterns and behaviors. It’s here you can be given a new formula and plan for your health.

Lifestyle Medicine chooses vitamins, minerals, herbs, mindfulness, empathy and the present moment to prescribe health for you.  Health after all is a series of positive choices, habits, actions and non-negotiables.

When you recognize what you are putting into your body, mind and in your environment are not improving your quality of life, you make a decision, a choice.

A decision. 

Lifestyle Medicine is all about empowering people.  When people are empowered you make choices and decisions that are for your good. You take your health and well-being into your own destiny.

Resilience is a by product of Lifestyle Medicine.  When you have the right systems, structures and plan in place you will navigate health with more confidence, greater clarity and more innate wisdom.

Growth is a natural state of life and living supported by the foundation in Lifestyle Medicine. Growth is powerful in increase, expansion and new.  It may begin messy and unknown,  yet once grounded with consistency, growth brings more to life and living.  Lifestyle Medicine maximizes people’s living and life.

Curious about more visit my Lifestyle Medicine Store by Metagenics 



This year has been interesting… For some we see opportunity, growth and neccessary changes. For others the changes have been traumatic and life changing in a way you’re unclear on how to make changes. Everything falling apart at once. Paying attention to your health is 

How are your resiliency skills?

How are your resiliency skills?

Resilience is one of my favorite topics. Mostly because of the experiences I’ve learned, grown from and now have as skill sets. Here’s a few pointers I can share with you.   Resilience in today’s growing and changing world is a necessary skill to have.  Many 

How I built my foundation of success doing the opposite.

How I built my foundation of success doing the opposite.

They thought I was crazy.

“Who would need or want what you have to offer”,  they said.

I was determined in my ethics, clear in my feelings and actions. I knew without a shadow of a doubt my head and heart were aligned, in integrity, stable in thought and feeling.

“Why would you do that”, they interrogated. Repeatedly

I spent hours at the gym training.  I had a plan in place that gave me time every morning to focus on my health and set up my day.  Before my work began, training clients, and teaching classes. And my foods; clean, purposeful and energizing.  

After all they were Dr’s, lawyers and business professionals, their version of success held more relevance to happiness, health and success than mine could. 

There was no proof to my ideologies. 

Who was I to prove them wrong?

I decided the idea of setting up challenges which would give me opportunity to test my skills, nourish my strengths and have me show up everyday was a greater fire starter in me than following the ideologies presented to me.

Yes, I was willing to take it on, challenge their version of succes, health and living.

I focused, set my path and stayed the course.  I build a foundation for lifestyle which includes health, success and growth. It includes financial and spiritual wealth, mental and emotional health and habits which are grounded and practical for success.

My KPI’s have been resilience, excellence, detail, and brain training actions

In order to excel and exceed one must be willing to go beyond the current standards and norms. 

I had just decided I didn’t want to fit into their version of success. 

Success to those of you who desire more from living and your lifestyle want your health, fitness and wellness goals to be at the forefront of your living.  You understand Optimal Performance is the foundation for success.

This busts through the myth that success comes from having a specific career.

A career is a choice.  Growth, Personal Development, and Innovation are optional.

What options are you adding and Implementing to your health and success?

I’ve identified 3 stages to focus your mindset, gaining clarity, confidence, concentration and focused actions for success.

What Mindeset is keeping you safe?

What Mindset is necessary for growth?

What Mindset is the focus for succeeding?

Are you up for the challenge?

Your call to action awaits you. Message me to get started.

Your Endocrine System- The Hypothalamus: CEO of your Body

Your Endocrine System- The Hypothalamus: CEO of your Body

Your endocrine system is made up of glands found throughout the body. These glands, which produce hormones, send hormones into the bloodstream or into the fluid around cells, and receptors to be distributed among organs and tissues, and “programmed” to respond to the hormones. Essentially