Saturday, December 29, 2012

2013 is here y'all

Never say Never.

Well, the Mayans were wrong.  We are all still here... I know a few of you out there are saying, "Steve you are a little late.  The whole apocalypse thing was on the 21st."

-I know that.  But, I've been hiding in a bunker since the 19th...  I kid I kid! :)

Since the world is still here, I guess we need to make some New Years Resolutions right?  Where should we start?  I own a gym, so I am supposed to say, "Lose weight" -typical.

Instead of weight loss lets work on building muscle!!  I really want to work on one muscle in particular.

Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails. 
Proverbs 19:21

will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
Ezekiel 36:26

The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
Luke 6:45

Make a resolution that matters.  If you do, nothing can stop you. 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Holiday Schedule

Hi there folks!

Here is Versus's official Holiday Schedule:

Closed- December 24th,25th,26th,27th,28th,29th,30th,31st and January 1st!

Open: January 2nd with regular hours!

However, stay tuned to Facebook and all of our blogs for surprise workouts and limited gym hours on the 27th, 28th and 29th of December!

With all of this time off I would like for you guys and gals to accomplish a few things:

1.  Stretch or go to one of Tammy's Yoga Classes.  Yoga Room Schedule
2.  Practice the basics with this workout: Run 1min out and 1min back, then do 10 push ups, 15 situps, and 20 squats.  Do this 5 Rounds!  Also, go for a long run.  Try to stay moving for at least 60min.  I do not care if you run the entire time because moving for 60min is a great goal.
3.  Pick something you are not terribly good at and practice it for 15min
4.  Again, go to a Yoga Class, stretch, recover and take some time to heal any bumps and bruises.


Thursday, December 20, 2012



I hate it.

As most of you know running and I don't really get along.  I don't know why, really.  I was asked recently to explain why running or even the thought of it makes my skin crawl. 

1.  As soon as I start running I want to stop.
2.  I get out of breath super easy.
3.  My mind is never at ease while running.
5.  I just feel pain while I run/ I feel like I'm suffocating.

That would round out my top 5.  I could go on but I'll save the many other reasons for a fire side chat with my dog Brody.  He has such great eye contact and he's a good listener!

I know there more than a few of you guys out there that completely agree with me on the whole BAN RUNNING CAMPAIGN!  But before we ban running completely, lets look at a few reasons why we should keep it around and maybe even practice it a little more.

1.  Running is primal.  I bet cavemen and women ran from time to time and those guys and gals are as primal as it gets.

2.  Running is a skill.  Don't believe me?  Why do Kenyans always win marathons?  Before you attempt to answer, please do not reply with: They live at higher altitudes, they run from lions, they don't have cars, they have running schools (this is true!) etc. etc.  Besides some of the things I mentioned, Kenyans got skillz (with a Z)!  They do not bounce really high when they run, their stride is nearly perfect, they fall into the next step instead wasting energy etc.  Your stride length, frequency, and how you strike the ground are all things that need to be practiced to become a more skillful runner.

3.  Running, quite simply, is convenient. You don't need any elaborate gear. No special playing field or apparatus. No need to juggle the schedules of others. Just a pair of shoes and the inclination to get out the door.

We have a tee shirt that says, "If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you."  I guess I'll go put on my kicks!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

i'mmmmmm freeeeee


I've been teaching small group classes at Versus since September of 2009!  Buuuuut now I finally have "some" free time for PERSONAL CLIENTS.  Over the past 3 years I have helped hundreds of people get stronger, lose weight and make total body transformations.  I absolutely love working one on one with motivated individuals looking to make a change.

However, if you struggle with motivation, don't know what to eat, don't know what to do when you go to the gym...  I can help you.  I believe that everyone should be able to lead a healthy and happy life.  If you don't know where to start, I can teach you.  I'll provide 3 key things:

1.  Motivation and Accountability
2.  Information
3.  Direction

Think of it this way, I'll provide the vehicle, the GPS and even the road to drive on!  All you have to do is show up!

Spots are very limited.  Honestly, I am only looking for 2 people that want to meet in the morning or mid afternoon 2-3 times per week.

If you are desperate for success in 2013 email me at-

ps.  check out:  Success Stories to see some of the people I have worked with.