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Can You Believe He’s 5 Already?

Five years ago today, Braxton was born.

 

People always say that time flies when you have kids and boy are they right.  

 

I learn as much or more from him as he does from me.  Be present with the children you have in your life, they are wonderful and observant and see the beauty in everything.  

 

One of the affirmations I use in the mornings is, ‘I will always keep the child within me alive’. 

 

One of the best ways to do that is to be around young kids.  

 

Even if they aren’t yours.

 

I love him (and Tank and Little Warrior) so much that it hurts, but that’s a blessing.

 

Happy birthday Brax!

 

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-Our next Trinity Transformation program begins on Thursday, October 1st.  We are taking 12 people per location.  




Here is How You Heal

A week and a half ago, I was 2 minutes into our Sunday hike, with Emma loaded into the backpack carrier, when I took a hard spill.

 

I stepped on a tire track lip that was hardened in the mud and got a fairly severe ankle sprain.  I went down hard, fell face first, and poor Emma came out of the backpack upon my impact with the ground.  

 

She had a little bloody lip but was otherwise okay.  

 

The pain set in pretty instantaneously but I managed to do the whole hike.  That night and Labor day, my ankle was swollen.  I compressed it and moved it and by day 3, the swelling had pretty much subsided.

 

I have a cerain philosophy with healing that goes against the grain just like everything I’ve taught in health and fitness.  Move it if you can, compress it and put heat on it.  In short, increase blood flow without causing further injury.

 

That’s partly how I recovered from the most severe knee injury (twice) my surgeon had ever seen in his 4 decade long career in record time.

 

Think outside the box and never stop moving, blood flow is the key to healing, even if you have a broken arm, then train your lower body and the other side of the upper body.

 

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-Our next Trinity Transformation program begins on Thursday, October 1st.  We are taking 12 people per location.  




Is Today a Superstitious Friday?

Nineteen years ago today.

Yup, I remember watching it on tv.  Yes, I saw the second plane hit live.  

I was the only one in my fraternity that took 8 AM classes and I happened to be coming back from a class when I stopped to watch the television in our main room that was still on from the night before.  

I was confused at first and then it became pretty clear as the day went on.  It was no accident.

9/11 is a date that will live on in infamy, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a great day today.  

Two of my uncle’s were actually born on this date, two great men.

 

Pay respect by remembering those that were taken that day but honor them by living life to the fullest you possibly can today.

 

Superstitious dates can only be negative if you bring that energy to that date.

 

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-The next Panda Challenge will begin Monday, September 14th.  I am only taking 10 students this time and I have 3 NEW things that will be implemented into this journey.  It will be 7 weeks.  *ONLY 2 SPOTS REMAIN!!!*. To apply and set up a call so I can see if you’re a good fit, go to: https://hillsborough.newellstrength.com/panda_diet

 

P.P.S- We are in fact having our annual Fat Shredder contest, albeit a little later than normal.  If you are ready for some fun, accountability and ready to take back your health, then this is it.  Contest begins on Sept. 17th and we are only taking 20 teams.  Each team is made of 3 people and must include at least one woman and one non-member (can be one and the same).  If you are interested, reply to this email or sign up at either Newell Strength location.




It’s Time For You to Look the Dragon in the Eye

In today’s episode of Unlocking Your Inner Strength, I discuss the concept of examining your true fears, looking the dragon in the eye and not backing down.

The thought process in this episode is interesting as it was pretty much when I decided we were going to open the gym on 5/18, despite the fear on multiple levels.

You can take a listen here: www.newellstrength.com/single-post/2020/06/16/Its-Time-For-You-to-Look-the-Dragon-in-the-Eye

 

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-I am taking people for the next Panda Challenge, it begins June 22nd.  Based on the first two challenges, the average inches lost around the waist in just 45 days is 3”!!!! If you are interested in one of the remaining 7 spots, go here: https://hillsborough.newellstrength.com/panda_diet

 

P.P.S-After much consideration, we are pushing our Fat Shredder to September.  We will be able to run it better and people will be ready for it.  We don’t want anyone to miss out.  Details will come out as it gets closer.  




Leaders Are Inquisitive

In today’s episode, I explore the concept of leadership and asking questions.  

By nature, I am a skeptic.  This is at the root of one of my  personal life philosophies of ‘doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing’. 

I may be wrong, but at least I ask questions.  You can take a listen to today’s episode here: https://unlockingyourinnerstrength.libsyn.com/leaders-are-inquisitive

 

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-I am taking people for the next Panda Challenge, it begins June 22nd.  Based on the first two challenges, the average inches lost around the waist in just 45 days is 3”!!!! If you are interested in one of the remaining 9 spots, reply to this email with ‘Panda’ in the subject box.

 

P.P.S-After much consideration, we are pushing our Fat Shredder to September.  We will be able to run it better and people will be ready for it.  We don’t want anyone to miss out.  Details will come out as it gets closer. 




A Real Life Hero

As we head into Memorial Day weekend, I wanted to reflect on my living grandfather, Leo.  

Yes, he is the same man that I watched Raw Deal with in yesterday’s email.

Leo is a world war 2 vet, and as you know, there aren’t many of them left.  He is still sharp as ever, still strong as ever and a real inspiration for me.

His dad, my great grandfather, was an Italian Immigrant that earned his U.S. citizenship by fighting in WW1.  

I always reflect on my grandfather as we celebrate both Memorial Day and 4th of July.  He fought for our freedoms and way of life.  

Thank you Pa! 

And if there’s anyone in your life that sacrificed to give us freedom that you know of, please give them a big thank you from me.  

Happy  Memorial Day weekend!

 

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-We will be up and running soon.  Some of you have been reaching out about the annual Fat Shredder contest.  We will be doing it, and are aiming to start in the beginning of June.  More details to come!




Amazingly it All Started With This

9 years ago, I made today’s video.  

It’s about how I began and yes, it began with a simple exercise band.  

Take a listen for 3 minutes and try to gain a spark of inspiration.  

(Don’t mind my eyes, they  were a bit puffy because of allergies).

Enjoy! https://youtu.be/wa61Mmg9mRs

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-We will be up and running soon.  Some of you have been reaching out about the annual Fat Shredder contest.  We will be doing it, and are aiming to start in the beginning of June.  More details to come!




My Success Principles

Nine years ago, I made this video while driving to jury duty.  

In it, I talk about my success principles.  The interesting thing is that they remain true today.  

And I can trace my path back to following these principles day in and day out for the past decade.

See if there is anything that  you can pick up from this short clip, enjoy! 

 

https://youtu.be/k_d4Ht6JB5E

 

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

P.S-We will be up and running soon.  Some of you have been reaching out about the annual Fat Shredder contest.  We will be doing it, and are aiming to start in the beginning of June.  More details to come!




The Most Beautiful Quote of All-Time

While down at the creek on the same day as when we had the puking incident (see yesterday’s email), I was talking to Brax.

As I’ve mentioned, he loves all-things army, navy, marines, etc.

And as dad’s do, I’ve been painting the vision for him of how great he is going to be as a soldier one day.  Yes, we fantasize about him being a SEAL (Devon disagrees). 

Well, I was asking him about what he pictures and all that and he looks at me and says, ‘Dad, I just want to be a kid and stay with my family.’

Floored!!!

The wisdom of kids is so beautiful and in that case he was my teacher.

I think we can all ponder that for a few seconds and see how beautiful it was.

Think Differently- Kyle 

P.S.-If you’d like to work with us and have the best Coaching in the world, before this craziness is behind us, then check out the opportunity below.  The first round of clients are crushing it and they’d be the first to tell you  that it’s the best investment you  could make in yourself, particularly given the current climate…

1-Last week I opened the doors to the second Panda Challenge, which will be starting May 11th.  10 of the 12 spots are already taken and it looks like this will be the trend going forward for this Challenge as it’s one of a kind and dare I say, the most effective ‘Nutrition Challenge’ in the world (mark my words, you heard it here first). If you’d like to find out more info and at least throw your name in the ring for me to decide if you’re a good fit, then go here: https://hillsborough.newellstrength.com/step_1




Check it Out!

Back in early March, Cori Burd came in to interview for one of our 6 sweepstakes spots.

He was timid and lacked confidence.  

Believe me, he’d agree with that assessment.

Well, he was selected.  

And because of circumstance and the unforeseen global lockdown, the others had to put their experience on hold.

Cori though, he didn’t flinch.  In fact, he ramped up his efforts.

You have two types during this.  

Those that turned into ‘Homer Simpson’ and those that saw it as an opportunity to challenge and grow into a superior version of themselves.  

Cori chose the latter.

The man is down damn near 40 pounds.  He could have waited and began after things were back to normal.

But Cori knew that if you wait until all the lights are green to GO, then you’ll die without ever having really lived.

Let Cori’s inspired action inspire you to grow.

 

Be unconventional – Kyle

 

1- The Fat Shredder is coming!  Realistically it’ll probably start at some point in the backside of May and run until the 4th of July weekend.  Here’s all you have to do for now: start thinking of your teammates. Each team will have at least a member, non-member and one woman (teams of 3).  It’s gonna be epic and just what we all need at that time:) 

 

2-I am opening the doors to the second Panda Challenge, which will be starting within the next 3 weeks.  The first 12 ‘Panda’s’ are crushing it and dare I say, all 12 are on track to hit their 45-day goals! Yes, I only take 12 because of the high level of Coaching each client receives.  5 of the spots are already taken from people that just missed the cut for the first Panda Challenge. If you’d like to find out more info and at least throw your name in the ring for me to decide if you’re a good fit, then go here: https://hillsborough.newellstrength.com/step_1