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Halloween: My Favorite Holiday

I recall watching a ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ when I was 7 years old at my great aunt’s house.

You might be thinking why in the heck a 7 year old was watching that.  Well, my mom and dad weren’t there and let’s just say I was a persuasive kid from the get go.

Anyhow, that movie got me hooked on horror and Halloween.

It’s not the holiday per say, itself; it’s the memories, the leaves falling, the fall weather, pumpkin picking and hot apple cider.  Yup, Halloween instantly puts me into a state where I was recall pleasantries.

This is known as Hebb’s Law: what gets fired together, gets wired together.

This is the reason your favorite song creates strong emotion and instantly puts you into a better state.  The same thing goes for you favorite movies, your favorite holidays and so on.

Armed with this knowledge, how can you put Hebb’s Law to use for you starting today?

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-whenever you’re ready, here are a few ways to work with us

  1. Talk to us on the phone. Want to see if we’re the right fit for you? Want to talk to a someone that cares about your success and can point you in the right direction toward it? We can help.

Just send an email to devon@newellstrength.com with CALL in the subject and she’ll get right back to you.

  1. Book a free consultation. We’ll sit with you and talk about your goals, experience with exercise, current nutrition program and any things that may be preventing you from getting in the best shape of your life. From there, you’ll get our expert advice on how to achieve your goals and leave the meeting with a clear plan for success.

Just send an email to devon@newellstrength.com with “Consult” in the subject and we’ll get right back to you.

  1. Risk-free 30-Day Jumpstart. If you’ve simply seen enough of our members experience incredible results and you’re ready to get started with us, the 30 Day Jumpstart is the perfect fit. You’ll get the full Newell Strength Experience that’s designed to get you on the path to a longer, healthier and happier life, we’re ready to help you!



3 Scariest Things I See In the Fitness World

I was giving a speech back in 2010 at the first ever certified strength and conditioning specialist seminar for the state of New Jersey.

And all was going well until a guy in the audience started to heckle me because he disagreed with some of the stuff I was sharing and teaching.

I stayed calm and they escorted him out eventually.  It wasn’t my fault that he was too stuck in tradition to be open to some new and proven methodologies.  He was what I would call a ‘brick brain’.

Anywho, it’s scary how many fake fitness experts are out there posing as personal trainers.  I cringe when I hear stories from new clients and trainees from other gyms.

That made me think about the 3 scariest things I see in the fitness world.  In today’s episode, I explain exactly what they are and why you should be watchful of them.

You can take a listen here: http://kylenewell.com/inner-strength-podcast/

 

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-whenever you’re ready, here are a few ways to work with us

  1. Talk to us on the phone. Want to see if we’re the right fit for you? Want to talk to a someone that cares about your success and can point you in the right direction toward it? We can help.

Just send an email to devon@newellstrength.com with CALL in the subject and she’ll get right back to you.

  1. Book a free consultation. We’ll sit with you and talk about your goals, experience with exercise, current nutrition program and any things that may be preventing you from getting in the best shape of your life. From there, you’ll get our expert advice on how to achieve your goals and leave the meeting with a clear plan for success.

Just send an email to devon@newellstrength.com with “Consult” in the subject and we’ll get right back to you.

  1. Risk-free 30-Day Jumpstart. If you’ve simply seen enough of our members experience incredible results and you’re ready to get started with us, the 30 Day Jumpstart is the perfect fit. You’ll get the full Newell Strength Experience that’s designed to get you on the path to a longer, healthier and happier life, we’re ready to help you!



Are You Asking the Right Question?

Last year, when I was on a panel speaking to other private gym owners; I was asked what was the one trait that had served me most in my career.

Easy, eternal optimism.

Like anyone else, I have ups and downs and have to constantly work on my mindset, which I why I have studied the brain so much over the years (i.e. Mind Mapping).

Yet, I’ve come to realize that we need a balance of a positive mental attitude and a logical, linear approach.

You get a logical approach to a problem that needs to be solved by asking the right question.

For example, let’s say you are feeling low in energy, a bit too heavy and your joints hurt. If you are like most, you will assume that the problem is that you are low in energy, too heavy and have joints that hurt.

However, you’d be wrong. Those are merely symptoms of the problem. The root problem could be something like trouble in forming discipline, not knowing which habits to work on, and so on.

No matter how good your intentions are, there is nothing worse than running enthusiastically in the wrong direction.

Remember, the thing is not the thing (almost always).

Think differently – Kyle Newell

P.S-whenever you’re ready, here are a few ways to work with us

1. Talk to us on the phone. Want to see if we’re the right fit for you? Want to talk to a someone that cares about your success and can point you in the right direction toward it? We can help.

Just send an email to devon@newellstrength.com with CALL in the subject and she’ll get right back to you.

2. Book a free consultation. We’ll sit with you and talk about your goals, experience with exercise, current nutrition program and any things that may be preventing you from getting in the best shape of your life. From there, you’ll get our expert advice on how to achieve your goals and leave the meeting with a clear plan for success.

Just send an email to devon@newellstrength.com with “Consult” in the subject and we’ll get right back to you.

3. Risk-free 30-Day Jumpstart. If you’ve simply seen enough of our members experience incredible results and you’re ready to get started with us, the 30 Day Jumpstart is the perfect fit. You’ll get the full Newell Strength Experience that’s designed to get you on the path to a longer, healthier and happier life, we’re ready to help you!




Member Showcase: Action Jackson

Action Jackson has been a part of Newell Strength for a few years now and the guy brings the attitude and personality to the table each and every time he shows up!

He is what I would call a ‘character’, which is a good thing in my book!

Action Jackson is always willing to help out other members and give them a word of encouragement.  And the guy loves to learn.

I can say that he is the strongest 40+ year old man I know and we are proud to call him a good friend of Newell Strength.

Here he is in his own words: https://youtu.be/QCmdCU7BiNs

Think differently – Kyle Newell

P.S-whenever you’re ready, here are a few ways to work with us

  1. Talk to us on the phone. Want to see if we’re the right fit for you? Want to talk to a someone that cares about your success and can point you in the right direction toward it? We can help.

Just send an email to devon@newellstrength.com with CALL in the subject and she’ll get right back to you.

  1. Book a free consultation. We’ll sit with you and talk about your goals, experience with exercise, current nutrition program and any things that may be preventing you from getting in the best shape of your life. From there, you’ll get our expert advice on how to achieve your goals and leave the meeting with a clear plan for success.

Just send an email to devon@newellstrength.com with “Consult” in the subject and we’ll get right back to you.

  1. Risk-free 30-Day Jumpstart. If you’ve simply seen enough of our members experience incredible results and you’re ready to get started with us, the 30 Day Jumpstart is the perfect fit. You’ll get the full Newell Strength Experience that’s designed to get you on the path to a longer, healthier and happier life, we’re ready to help you!



The Lemon Eater

A few weeks ago at a Halloween festival, they were giving out this sugar lemon things.  Basically they stick a sugar straw into a lemon and you get to enjoy.

And it was pretty sweet.

Tank was having one but once he got to the end of the straw he began trying to gnaw on the lemon, which I couldn’t imagine would taste to good.  And then my sister in law Lynne informed me that she eats lemons all the time, just like you or I would eat an apple.

I had never heard of such a thing.  But i made me realize that some people like sweet, some like sour and some like bitter.

The late, great, Charles Poliquin would always tell us at workshops that your food preferences could tell us a lot about a person’s metabolic profile.

Nonetheless, you need to make sure that the food plan you follow allows you to eat foods you like.  Otherwise, you are on a ‘diet’ and diets don’t work!  (Nutritional principles do work, remember, it has to be functional and sustainable).

Think differently – Kyle

 

P.S-If you are sick of feeling stressed about what to do at your workout from day to day, come try us out for a 30-day Test-Drive.  The hardest part is just showing up, once you do that, we got your got your back and your stress will melt away regarding your workout.  You can apply for a free consultation here: http://www.newellstrength.com/30-day-risk-free-trial/




I Must be a Numbskull

2 Sundays ago, I was hanging with Munchie and Tank outside after a long day at a Halloween festival.

The boys were content, as was I.  I had a beer I was sipping on and I was jotting down notes for the week ahead.

I had completely lost track of my positioning because I knew that we had a hive of bees that live inside some hollowed out railroad tracks we have as a retainer wall.

Of course, I decide to stop right in the path of where the bees come and go.  And let me tell you, there is one coming and going every second.

I could hear them buzzing by my ear but it still didn’t pull me away from my notebook.  But you know what did get my attention?

When one of those little buggers stung me right on my right ear!

My own fault, but boy did that sting.  My ear hurt for the next couple of hours!

I was lacking in situational awareness in that moment.

And there’s an argument to be made that situational awareness counts for a whole lot in life.

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-We just started the brand new Newell Strength YouTube channel last week and we are planning on having a bunch of cool education and entertainment.  If you have a second, please subscribe to the channel over here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCey-1bu3pm8g8fGbSRRbYKQ?view_as=public

thanks in advance!




How to Gauge the Quality of Your Workout

Have you ever felt like you were going through the motions when it came to your workouts?

And how do you know if had a great workout?  Surely, not every workout can be an all-time best.

Just like I was talking about yesterday, you need clarity on your process and purpose.

In today’s episode of Unlocking Your Inner Strength, I go into great depth (still under 15 mins or so) on gauging the quality of your workout.  You can take a listen over here: http://kylenewell.com/inner-strength-podcast/

 

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-And if you are sick of feeling stressed about what to do at your workout from day to day, come try us out for a 30-day Test-Drive.  The hardest part is just showing up, once you do that, we got your got your back and your stress will melt away regarding your workout.  You can apply for a free consultation here: http://www.newellstrength.com/30-day-risk-free-trial/




The Mullet is No More

Roughly two weeks ago, Braxton had told me that he no longer wanted his hair in his face.

Now, those of you that have seen Braxton before know that his hair fits his personality. In fact, he has never had a haircut until now.

Nevertheless, I told him that we would be fixing that for him ASAP. So, on that Friday afternoon, I told Devon that I would be taking him in to see our good friend Chad, for a mullet.

To me, it made perfect sense: it would keep the hair out of his face, kids on the playground would no longer mistake him for a girl and he would keep his ‘personality’ (long, blond curls) in the back. To me it was a no-brainer, this was perfect for functionality!

Well, throughout that entire weekend I continued to remind Devon about the mullet. That Tuesday morning of our appointment came and I took him in. And let me tell you, it was freaking sweet!

I was a proud dad, taking his son for his first haircut and a mullet at that!

Devon didn’t feel quite the same way….

Let’s just say I was in the doghouse for a better part of that week and Brax no longer has a mullet.

Clarity is key in communication. But what happens when the one you are communicating with still isn’t clear on your intent? Most issues arise in life because of a lack of clarity with self and others.

Think differently – Kyle Newell

P.S-We just started the brand new Newell Strength YouTube channel last week and we are planning on having a bunch of cool education and entertainment. If you have a second, please subscribe to the channel over here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCey-1bu3pm8g8fGbSRRbYKQ?view_as=public
thanks in advance!




Client Showcase: The Notorious Nina Lombardi

Nina has now been training at Newell Strength for a little over two years and she remains as committed to her program as ever!

The thing about Nina is that she is always upbeat and in a positive mindset.

Here she is in here own words describing her inspirations and experiences thus far.

P.S-LAST CALL: We have our people of fitness night party tonight, at the Flemington Newell Strength.  We’d love for you to come out and enjoy a drink (Skunktown Distillery) and have some pizza! No, you don’t have to be a member and yes, you can and should bring friends!




Pumpkin Patch Pictures

2 or so weeks ago, Braxton and I went on his first field trip to the local pumpkin patch.

It was cool to see all the other parents there with their kids and I was able to meet some of Brax’s school friends.

Yet, I had a million things to do and being that this fell on a Wednesday, it was taking away one of my high focus days.

I could have focused on all those things and wished the time by or worse yet, I could have resented the moment.

But I didn’t.  I enjoyed it.  I got pictures that’ll last him and I a lifetime.

After all, life is about connecting and special little moments, not being busy being busy.

P.S-We have our people of fitness night party tomorrow, Friday, the 12th at the Flemington Newell Strength.  We’d love for you to come out and enjoy a drink (Skunktown Distillery) and have some pizza! No, you don’t have to be a member and yes, you can and should bring friends!