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Shifting Focus

by Paden Hughes I was listening to a podcast and the host asked, “If you were offered a $10 million check, but the price of receiving it was that you couldn’t experience real love in your life or have close connections with your kids… would you take it?“  My instant reaction was no doubt similar

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“If you want success in any area, hard work is the price of admission.”

by Michael Hughes Last week, we had the opportunity to go to the MINDBODY BOLD conference where we had three luxurious days to learn about industry trends, business strategies, and how to evolve our business to best meet needs. When you run a fitness facility, there are two types of educational events we go to:

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I think I can, I think I can…

by Michael Hughes I have a nightly ritual with my two and a half year old daughter where we read books and sing songs before bed together. It’s one of my favorite times of the day. Now with two kids, I play a much larger role with her and it’s been incredible to see our

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Make Time for Play

by Michael Hughes When was the last time you played? Just cut loose and played like you were a little kid again?   Last week, Kennedy and I went to a park and just ran around, going up and down slides, sliding down Sinsheimer’s turf hill on cardboard boxes, laughing and trying new tricks. It was

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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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