5 Simple Apartment Workouts and Routines

Figuring Out Apartment Workouts   Years ago, my wife and I lived in a tiny apartment just north of New York City. To say that we didn’t have much space would have been an understatement.  The apartment complex we lived in did not have a gym, and we had to find ways to do apartment workouts without annoying our neighbors.

DIY Fitness: Your Renovation Project

What is “DIY Fitness”?    With the popularity of home improvement shows in the last few years, DIY projects are a familiar concept. We’ve all felt the tug to renovate or have spent the capital to plan and complete improvement projects that we can do ourselves in our homes.    What I’m calling DIY fitness follows that same framework. A

A Simple Kettlebell Training Guide

What is Kettlebell Training?   Kettlebell training is a mode of exercise that uses the ultra-versatile, extra-portable, and compound-movement friendly kettlebell for your training goal. Using this cannonball with a handle can completely transform your training, as it did mine.    Almost a year ago, I was stagnant in my home gym routine. I wanted to add some weight into

The Last Kettlebell Buying Guide You May Ever Need

A Kettlebell Buying Guide: An Overview   While they may seem like a fringe exercise modality, kettlebells have increased in popularity over the last several years due to their versatility in just about any space, from the most basic home gym to the most decorated commercial gym.  And for the home gym user, they are the ultimate minimalist home gym

A Minimalist Exercise Routine That Works

On the Hunt for a Minimalist Exercise Routine   Maybe you’re like me. Maybe not.   Maybe you have young kids, a marriage, a full-time job, and time constraints, but you want to spend some time each week exercising.   Maybe you don’t mind going to the gym, but you want to find a routine you can do at home.

10 Minimalist Workouts You Can Do at Home

What are Minimalist Workouts?    Minimalism is a word on the move. Like a fresh fad, it’s being sprinkled on top of anything and everything. There’s minimalist art, minimalist lifestyle blogs, minimalist podcasts, and now here we are talking about minimalist workouts.     While I don’t personally consider myself a minimalist or part of that movement, my pursuit of efficiency with

Threats to the Glory of Young Men

“The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair” – Proverbs 20:29   This Proverb crowns the young and old man with his distinctive yet complementary qualities: the young man with his strength, and the old man with his wisdom. These two traits, when intertwined in both use and fellowship across

Latimer and Ridley: The Strength of Conviction

The following account is an inspirational story of strength. This is not a weight loss tale or a bulk-up success story, nor is it a story of mighty Samson ripping a lion apart or heroic David hauling the head of his defeated giant away.  This is a story of steel-spined resolve, and a display of strong convictions in the midst

When You Lack Motivation to Exercise

The Mist of Motivation   We all know that familiar slothful feeling that creeps into our minds and chills our zeal. In one moment, we are blazing paths and trails, and the next, we are ice cold and wondering where our passion went. This is a common occurrence with exercise. Come January 1st, flocks of people eagerly jump into a