February 5th, 2018And Another One Bites The Dust...

January 2018... DONE. Did you survive? Did you try the Whole 30, plan to loose a bunch of weight, just simply get up and going? If you did, GREAT. If you DIDN'T... no shame. There is still time. The beauty is that there is no pressure, no more "resolutions" to uphold, no more "OMG it's a new year", none of that. It is just time. Time to get stronger, to get faster, to get BETTER. Healthy, fit and happy. You CAN do it. It doesn't require a million hours in the gym, or on a treadmill. It mostly requires commitment. Commit 3 hours a week to start. They should be pretty hard hours if you really want the best out of them. However, don't over do it right out of the gate. Take a couple of weeks to adapt to the new thing and then HAMMER. Mostly. Listen to yourself and get after it. It just requires doing it. What are you waiting for? Hopefully, I will stick to my own guns and will be writing here at least monthly. Sometimes, I need to remind myself of the same thing. Commit.

May 9th, 20174th Straight 4A State Champions!

Here is a nice tribute video of Casey Ahrendsen and Ally Arenson. They are set to take their 4th straight 4A doubles State Championship this weekend. This will be an unprecedented feat in Colorado tennis. Casey has been one of my young athletes for years. Congrats girls, for a great high school career, and good luck this weekend!

Updated, these girls did it! Won uncontested, 4 straight years! Awesome!

Click below for the video.

December 29th, 20162017...

Time for a New Year. While I'm not a huge fan of "resolutions", what I am a huge fan of is assessment. It is a great time to reflect on goals set for 2016 and whether or not those goals were met. If they were, GREAT, time move on to the next big goal. If not, that is ok too. However, it is good to assess what went right, and what went wrong, with those goals. It is sometimes difficult to be 100% honest with ourselves when it comes to reflection such as this. It might simply be the goal was too big to be reasonably obtained, or the heart just wasn't in it. Many issues can kill a great plan. Look at the things you could control vs the things you couldn't and correct accordingly. Most important, make the goal/s OBTAINABLE. This is applicable to all areas of life, not simply weight or fitness goals. Now, get out there and crank!

August 17th, 2015New things coming!

Hey all, keep an eye on our site! We have a new look, and will soon have a few announcements of new programs and offerings. Again, we appreciate all of you and thanks for checking out Physique Etc. Personal Training Studio!

October 2nd, 2014Some of the greatest things...

This is a blessed life. We get to help multiple people in their goal to become stronger, more capable, more confident and simply better at everything they do. There is no better reward than seeing a client succeed at something they never thought was within their capabilities. This year, we have seen athletes achieve personal bests. We have seen them challenge themselves with goals seemingly outside their capacity to complete, and ALL attained their goals! A few bumps in the road, but got them done! This is a great place to be, and I am so thankful for all of our trainers and clients continuing to push past the limits and achieve! Awesome. This is a blessed life!

February 24th, 2014Life...

As many know, life can throw us a curveball once in awhile. In this case, the blessings of our first granddaughter, a married child, and a freak medical diagnosis.

My wife, Amy, has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. This came as a shock and has made us think a little more about our lives and our future. Currently, she is doing well with minor symptoms. We hope, with her passion for life, she will continue to beat this thing and be well.

We hope your year is full of happiness and life... 2014 will prove to be great!!

March 31st, 2013A year in...

Well kids, here we are, not quite a full year in our new studio. What can I say? It's been fantastic. We are all enjoying the space and the new things the space allows us to do. This move was simply a dream come true.

To other things! This year I have decided to start mountain bike racing again. Only this time, with a little twist. I have always liked the gravity aspect of my sport in terms of going DOWN! Thus being a downhill racer. So, now what? Well, how about ultra endurance? This is an entirely new realm for me and will challenge me on many levels. The Rocky Mountain Endurance Series culminates in a 100 mile race with 13,500+ ft. of climbing. Yes, UPHILL. What am I thinking???? It should be fun and I will be updating my training and progress here. Stay tuned.

June 8th, 201212??

Yes, that's right we now have twelve personal trainers working out of our studio! We are very proud of them all! Give us a call and lets get these guys slammed!!

May 22nd, 2012We have some new trainers!

Recently a local personal training studio announced it will no longer be open. We are fortunate to have acquired Body-Symmetry's entire staff. Tassi, Britney, and Stephen will be joining our family on June 1. I will be updating our website with their profiles as soon as possible. I/we look forward to working with them for a very long time!

May 18th, 2012Whew...

Finally! We get it done. Our new gym is in full go mode and we have all recovered from some ass-kicking work! We are very happy in our new space. Fantastic!

April 16th, 2012More Done!

Hey! Progress is being made on our new home. There is something about a little 'Sweat Equity' that is very satisfying. Dirty hands, painted clothes, tired bodies. At the end of the day is is great to look at what has been accomplished and say, "well done". We have a few more of these days ahead of us. I can only hope everything continues to go as smoothly as it has! Keep crankin'!

April 8th, 2012Too LONG!

It's been far too long since I have updated our site, and this little "blog". Things are going well for me. My hip is recovering excellently and I'm back to full training, though the leg is weak. That's an easy one. Keep training. My range of motion is fantastic and it is great to move again.

To other things, we are working on our new facility. I am very excited about this new move as it allows us to offer everything we have ever wanted to offer, in one location. I will be updating more often and letting everyone know what is going on and what is happening. Check out our Facebook page to see the inner workings!!

July 28th, 2011Hippy, Hippy, Shake

It's been awhile since I've been able to update things here on the website. Be looking for some big changes in the coming weeks. New programs, new specialties. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, I've had surgery to replace my hip. It has been a LONG time coming and is going to be a life changer. There are many things I have been limited in, that will no longer be limitations. I can't wait. It's only been two weeks, yet my recovery is going well overall. Can't wait to squat again without pain!

See you in the gym...

January 2nd, 20112011...

Here we are, another year under our collective belts. Did you make those changes you promised yourself LAST New Year?

It's never too late. Let THIS year be the game changer, the end all be all, the year that changes your life forever! What have you got to loose? All it takes is a goal, a plan, and a bit of motivation. Maybe run a race for the first time, perhaps climb a mountain you've always wanted to climb, or simply loose that nagging 5 pounds. Let 2011 be the year (the decade) that makes a difference in your life. Now... get to it!

November 6th, 2010Craziness...

Sometimes, in this industry, there are things that come and go. These days, it's all about the "extreme". While that idea is all well and good, there has to be a moderation of intensity in ANY training plan. Not a single elite athlete trains all out, all the time. They train with a form of planned, specific segments on an annual basis. This method is nothing new, it is called periodization. It allows the athlete to control specific stages of development to ultimately achieve a 'peak' at a given time to have the highest level of competitive capability at that time. Recovery has as much focus in a periodized plan as does the "extreme" stuff. While it is necessary to push the body hard to achieve a high level of strength and fitness, it is NOT necessary to push this hard every workout, everyday, every week, each month.

October 27th, 2010SWEET, SWEET, SNOW

Well, Well, Well... Looks like our snow dance request worked and old man winter delivered. We received an average of a foot of snow in our central mountains. Two of our ski areas are open, and the slopes are ON!!! Yahoo!! Looks to be a great season ahead!

October 24th, 2010Still... No Snow

Once again, time for a snow dance here in Colorado. What the warms temps and lack of moisture mean for us is MORE MOUNTAIN BIKING TIME!!! COOL. At least before we power up the snow treads anyway! It also means a few extra weeks of ski prep this season. So, dust off those planks, boards or whatever your snow sliding piece of gear is and let's do that dance.

For those of you that DREAD the cold, dry winter days ahead... not to fear, intensity is here. Just because it gets dark early and those days are cold doesn't mean it's couch potato time. Let's make winter be successful pre-planning for fun in the sun in a few months!!

October 6th, 2010Here it comes... SKI SEASON

So... Legs feeling READY? Once again, ski season is right around the corner, time to get the body in shape. Often overlooked in a ski preparation phase of training is the core. The basis of good ski control is a strong and balanced core. Without this, all the other work is somewhat worthless. Here at Physique Etc. PTS we specialize in ski season prep to maximize your time and hard earned cash on the slopes allowing you to ski the day hard and have fun. Our plans are centered around a strong core and dynamic balance. Including: plyometric training, strength training, specific balance skills and dynamic fitness. Give us a call, we also have group possibilities. So, round up some office mates or friends and come see just how good your ski season can be!!!!

August 2nd, 2010We have a new triathlete!!!

Congratulations to Lucy Allen and a successful first triathlon! She has worked extremely hard for this over the last few months and kicked butt! This was an all women's tri for breast cancer. She is a survivor! Way to go Lucy!

May 26th, 2010Summer's a comin'!!

Summertime... Parties, sunshine, outdoors, crankin' till late hours in the daylight. Remember the sunscreen, keep hydrated and have fun. Summer is the time to show off all that hard, winter work. Get after it!

February 10th, 2010Resolution? What resolution?

Sound familiar? These days it seems the word 'resolution' is rather trite. The term is used to promise ourselves some amazing outcome, that is usually a pipe-dream at best. Just what does it mean to 'resolve' to do something? It means we have made up our minds. Have we? In a recent 'resolution' study, 52% of participants were confident they could reach their resolution goals. In reality only 12% actually achieved anything. Why? The idea sounded good... Right?

In the fitness/weight loss realm one usually discovers that the 'idea' is a bit more challenging to achieve than one originally expected. Most never think that a resolution to "loose weight" is actually a resolution to CHANGE THE WAY THEY LIVE, THINK, AND BEHAVE!!!! This is what is required to make any real change in this arena. There is no pill, drink, button, wrap, or otherwise to make the process significantly faster. What it takes is a PLAN. With that plan, reasonable goals must be made and rewards for attaining those goals must be in place. With a sound plan anything is possible.

While any exercise plan can take some time to show big results, one must consider actual time invested. If one invests 3 HOURS a week to a solid, sufficient, exercise plan, amazing gains can be achieved in as little as 12 weeks. Do the math... 3 hours times 12... 36 hours total. In less TIME than a typical work week one can change their body drastically. I've seen clients loose 20-50 pounds in this period of time and change their lives. Incredible. 36 hours...

So, while the task may seem insurmountable, it isn't. Patience and perseverance are critical to success. Nothing with any real value comes easy in our lives, everything that is successful requires hard work. Make a plan, be reasonable, be smart, and most importantly keep to it. It WILL HAPPEN...

January 21st, 2010The New Year

As the new year/new decade unfolds, it is time to assess priorities. Make this a time to focus on you and your health. This can come from many directions, getting that diet under control, starting an exercise program, or just promising yourself to get off the couch and MOVE. No one will do it for you, take a stand... make a difference, feel great.

A fun way to get started is to pick a realistic goal to work toward. With this 'carrot on the end of the stick', it is much easier to stay focused and on task. Challenge yourself, you might be surprised just what you have inside! Happy 2010, and cheers to the new YOU!

December 20th, 2009SNOW...

Living in Colorado means snowsports... WHEN there is snow. Let's all do a little snow dance. We need some of that east coast white. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

Merry Christmas to all!!

December 6th, 2009Winter Sports

Winter... what a season. Snow, cold, dry air etc. Keep in mind while exercising outdoors the cold, dry air can wreak havoc on the lungs and sinuses. Be certain to take extra time to warm up thoroughly prior to high aerobic/anaerobic activities. This will allow your lungs to adjust to the cold air and the possibility of bronchitis will be diminished. Also, try to breath through your nose as much as possible, this will warm and moisten the air you breath. Another bonus, nose breathing actually increases oxygen uptake. Never a bad thing.

Now get out there and ski, snowshoe, run, skate ski, climb or whatever you do and most importantly have fun!

November 27th, 2009The Feast is DONE!

This is a challenging time to keep weight down with the average American gaining 5-8 lbs during the holiday season. A few ways to keep things in check are to watch the alcohol intake, load up more on proteins (meats) and eat fewer starchy carbs. Keep the fats low and try not to add additional salt to your meals. Any questions, drop us a line!

November 25th, 2009The Big Eat!!!

Thanksgiving... Starts the holiday season! Keep in mind what the day is all about. Giving thanks. We would like to thank everyone that makes Physique Etc. Personal Training Studio what it is. Now, get out there, and EAT. But, don't get too crazy. Fun Friday is right around the corner and the heat is ON!

November 20th, 2009What a week...

Things are cookin' here so far... not enough sleep. Let us know you are out there!
Have a GREAT weekend!

November 18th, 2009WOW!!! We have a website!

It's been awhile in the making but Physique Etc. has it's own website! Feel free to browse, check out our links and give us a jingle. We would love to hear from you! Thank you and WELCOME!!!!