“Wow” is such an understatement, yet it’s the only word I have to express my joy at the moment. Maybe Robb Wolf wouldn’t mind if I borrowed his “Holy Cats!” for the occasion 🙂
Well, after much (and months worth of!) pains-taking consideration — the manner and degree of which was truly worthy of any life-course altering decision — all the various pieces have now finally all come together, and the timing is right. Serendipity has manifested both an opportunity and the perfect outlet for me to pursue my life-long love and exploration of Physical Culture, and to fulfill my desire of “paying forward” that passion and knowledge of the subject to those who might hunger for the message. And to make a good situation even better, that opportunity just happens to be in my beloved native state of Texas…hey, who could ask for more?
So what’s with all the elation today? Well, Austin Texas’ Efficient Exercise president Mark Alexander and I have recently came to terms on a deal that will bring me and my North Carolina dog-and-pony show down to the Austin area to become an integral part of the Efficient Exercise team (which includes, by the way, Skyler Tanner). And I couldn’t be more thrilled over the prospect.
I can’t think of a more perfect outlet than Efficient Exercise for me to freely coach (some would say “evangelize”) my brand of Physical Culture – High Intensity Training (HIT) that is results-driven, essentially protocol agnostic, and personally tailored to meet each and every individual client’s unique needs and goals. Mark and I share the same vision of providing not only excellently-crafted and uniquely tailored personal training, but also comprehensive life coaching. We all know that Physical Culture doesn’t end in the gym; in fact, “training” is only a small part of a 24/7, life-long wellness pursuit. Training, diet, day-to-day lifestyle choices – all of these are interwoven threads which contribute to the great tapestry of a life well-lived. My personal aims and goals coincide perfectly with the Efficient Exercise vision of providing a comprehensive and personalized Physical Culture education to those who endeavor to look good, feel fantastic, and perform optimally.
One client at a time, one life change at a time; uniquely-crafted, personalized service. That’s the Efficient Exercise standard of excellence, and that commitment to excellence is why I’ve ultimately decided to become a part of the fabulous Efficient Exercise team.
How this will ultimately affect the Theory to Practice blog going forward, well, at this juncture, I’m not quite sure. I can certainly envision posting much more “through the trainee’s eyes” type content, as well as more Austin-area based posts (I can’t wait to dive head-first into the Austin area fixie scene J ) from the Efficient Exercise blog. We also plan to enhance the Efficient Exercise web presence, and so TTP may become absorbed into the cumulative, revamped Efficient Exercise web experience. Or, it may be that I’ll post the more “nuts and bolts” diet and training related ideas on the Efficient Exercise side, while keeping to the more theoretical and conjecture-based topics here at TTP. Time will tell, and these things will eventually shake out.
So needless to say, this is very, very exciting for me. As the Austin/central Texas area is a Mecca for endurance-based athletes, I’d love to bring some of these folks into the Efficient Exercise fold, and chronicle their strength-derived, endurance performance progress. Hey, c’mon by and check me out Lance, 🙂 — and all the guys and gals out at Mellow Johnny’s, too – added strength and a rockin’ anaerobic metabolism are the endurance athlete’s heightened performance secret weapons.
But then again, added strength and a rockin’ anaerobic metabolic system are the secret weapons to everyone’s looking good, feeling fantastic, and reforming optimally.
So you’ve been good to me, North Carolina; really good to me. I’ll cherish all the many, many good memories, and I’ll certainly miss all the close friends I’ve made here over the years. Time doesn’t stand still, though, and we all have to heed our calling if we are to be truly fulfilled.
Stay tuned TTP readers, for more updates, and a new edge to the TTP blog. And if you’re in the Austin area and looking for a personalized training experience and/or some serious lifestyle coaching, give us a call, or drop in and see us.