To lead people, walk beside them

To lead people, walk beside them …
As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence.
The next best, the people honor and praise.
The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate …
When the best leader’s work is done the people say,
We did it ourselves! —Laozi

Fitness Training (via online coach)

Roman Fitness SystemsI finally hired a fitness coach. It is not entirely what I would prefer but experience, focus, schedules, finances, travel, and location need to mesh too perfectly to have face-to-face training at this point in my life.

So, I procured me an online coach instead. And now that I stop to ponder, this may actually suit me better than the fleshy alternative—being somewhat averse to people in my general vicinity for an extended period of time.

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First Legit CrossFit WOD

Alliance Training CenterI decided it would be beneficial to my character, and probably my snatch, to try CrossFit firsthand rather than base my thoughts on the cult-like craze from what I see via Facebook, various blog posts, and other troll-harboring internet nooks.

Last night, at 8pm, I attended a free CrossFit Basics class at a local gym. Wait, they call it a box. This particular gymbox is called Alliance Training Center and aside from CrossFit, they offer Krav Maga and something called StrikeFit which is like a combination of a typical WOD and beating the shit out of a heavy bag.

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Phy² – The Fundamentals of Health and Fitness.

In December of 2008 my yearning to aggregate my knowledge of, and passion for, health and fitness under a single banner (a brand, if you must), culminated with the fusing of two words into what I call physiometry.

The genesis of the word physiometry is fairly obvious: physiology (the study of function in living systems) + geometry (mathematics concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space); two areas of great importance and intrigue in my life being both a web developer and personal trainer.

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The Most Astounding Fact

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, folks. One of the greats of our generation and a true inspiration. Educators like him make the world a better, brighter place.

“When I look up at the night sky, and I know that, yes, we are part of this Universe, we are in this Universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us.” —Neil DeGrasse Tyson

This came from a TIME Magazine interview back in 2008.

Truth-teller. Reputable fabulist.