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How Do You Want To Feel: Goal Setting, Part 3

The hour was 0600.  The sky was dark.  The air was cold.  But our room was full.  I asked my group fitness class to tell me, in one word, why they move.  Hardly anyone followed instructions, writing many words.  But…

A New Millennium: Kickass Women Of The 21st Century

As I was growing up, I spent quite a chunk of my life amongst my aunts; beautiful, successful and empowered women who are all masters in their field, making them financially independent and sincerely confident about every aspect of their…

When Friends And Family Become Your Obstacle

Have you ever noticed that when you have your mind set on achieving a specific goal or you’re headed in the direction of massive success your closest friends and family tend to want to get in the way?  Spending the…

Dirty Business: Why Hustling Your Way Up Is The Only Way

“If you want to accomplish something in the world, idealism is not enough – you need to choose a method that works to achieve the goal.” – Richard Stallman I couldn’t submit my homework in time because I wanted it…

4 easy steps for better choices in life

Have you ever regretted anything? I think we all have. It is hard not to, it seems at times it can be very difficult to know what the right decision is. In life I believe we all move toward things…

Gulf Elite Issue 4

Gulf Elite Issue 4 is now live! Get your dose of motivation right now and kickstart the month all pumped. Editorial It’s really been a crazy month here at Gulf Elite; a lot of stuff has been going on. We…

Reward and Recognize People Around You

In many of the companies I have worked for, they believe that you shouldn’t praise people for just doing their job, because that’s what they are paid to do. I just cannot subscribe to this type of thinking, which is…

SMART Goals and AARs: Goal Setting, Part 2

A good trainer should be able to help you set SMART goals for the year.  In Goal Setting, Part I, we discussed finding a goal that is significant to you.  Now we will dig deeper on how to measure and…

20 Valuable Life Lessons That Nobody Seems To Be Following

Life is a bitch and can hit you hard sometimes – you have to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, use the hard lessons learned and move on. Over the years I’ve had my own share of challenges, disappointments and failures…

Fitness Goals And Expectations: Goal Setting – Part 1

“A goal without a plan is just a wish” Antoine de Saint-Exupery. In discussing goals with my clients, I have the following dialogue.  Ask yourself these six questions, or sit down with a friend and go through the discussion, together. …

Balance the Study-Work-Life Triangle!

When we’re still in school we take our personal alarm clocks (parents/siblings), and our automated home-work reminders (our mothers) for granted. Not much thought was put into school life, except (hopefully) while studying and attending classes! We get to university,…