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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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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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Do Hard Things

by Michael Hughes Picture this: It’s Monday, you finish a 12 hour work day, doing what you love, come home and kiss you daughter before she goes to bed, and then you and your wife roll up your sleeves and move 52 wheel barrels of dirt from your yard to a dump truck parked on

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What Our Bodies Can Do When We Believe We Can

by Michael Hughes One of the best things about being a parent is having a front row seat as to how human beings begin to engage and understand the world around them. Until recently, Kennedy’s riskiest move was to climb onto the couch and jump on the cushions with her eyes closed. We felt she

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