July 2, 2019Life happens. It can be unpredictable and hard, and extremely satisfying. For many of us, training is a big part of our lives. But training does not equal reality. And while we can’t always train for life’s fights, we can train skills that will help us rise up to the challenges it brings. Very few […]
December 26, 2017Since you are likely looking ahead to 2018 and beginning to lay out your training year (you are, aren’t you?), we want to update you on some changes that may be relevant to you.
July 18, 2017As coaches, we are uniquely positioned to have a singular impact on the fitness-consuming public. We are nonconformists dedicated to the principle that the pursuit of quality is its own best reward.
April 25, 2017At StrongFirst we say, “Strength has a greater purpose.” This mindset isn’t the case for everyone and this instinct to pursue strength may require a little teasing out—for a few people, we may have to knock down barriers.
December 29, 2016Although the Certification I recently attended was taught in Hungarian, I didn’t need a translator. I didn’t always know what was being said, but I understood the message. Because the language of strength is universal.
March 26, 2019We believe that strength has a greater purpose—and that purpose goes far beyond the ability to lift weight or move loads. Being physically strong is great. Especially when you consider the alternative. Being weak is less appealing. But the importance of strength shows itself when it transcends what you do in the gym. The strength […]
August 8, 2017Very few people ever have the opportunity to get a dream job. I’ve been blessed enough to have a few. I was a Navy SEAL. I owned a gun range. I worked for StrongFirst.
May 30, 2017The StrongFirst community is primed to make a positive impact with our aging population. If we simply teach the basics of our principles, we are doing a service that could be lifesaving.
March 7, 2017I signed up for Pavel’s second-ever workshop in February of 2002 and my first kettlebell arrived in time for Christmas 2001. The rest, as they say, is history. But what have I observed in those fifteen years?
December 1, 2016I grew up in professional hockey dressing rooms since I was about two years of age. This lifestyle meant I got to see how men of character related to each other — men like Gordie Howe.