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Journey to Fitness

by Michael Hughes Did you know that I grew up with a really bad stutter? It was a serious speech impediment that created this sensation of what I call voice freezing… like I knew exactly what I wanted to say, but I couldn’t make the words come out of my mouth. Even if I re-spoke

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The Illusion of Balancing It All

by Michael Hughes Have you ever been on vacation with someone for the first time? Like a first date, it’s a dance as you try to “feel out” their expectations. I’ll never forget my honeymoon. Paden and I headed to Tahiti, and we hadn’t really talked about how we relax until we were on the

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Stress 101

by Michael Hughes Recently, I’ve been blessed to connect with more of our new members, as they enter the Gymnazo community. As we go through their fitness consultations, I am often asked what they can do to improve their health.  More specifically, if they don’t have time to do much, where should they focus their

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Finding Your Way Through Conflicting Values as a Leader

by Michael Hughes One of the hardest things as an entrepreneur is to let go of control and pass the baton to an employee. I remember when I was the only coach of the Gymnazo program, and the first time I added Trevor Smith to the coaching schedule. Nervous excitement. A bit of vulnerability. Hoping

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Why Your Body Needs a Mechanic

by Michael Hughes I like to take note of events that are “firsts”.  Last week I had a very cool “first”: I had my tires rotated for the first time. Now that may seem pretty run of the mill to you, but when you go “all electric”, one of the benefits is how infrequently your

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