Family (10)

Is Your Family Going to Support You?

I got a text the other day from one of the clients at Newell Strength that is the midst of an amazing transformation.

He’s down a ton of weight and shows no signs of letting up.

Anyhow, at dinner, he was eating and everyone was trying to give him advice on what to eat and what not to eat, despite the proof right before their eyes that he knew what he was doing.

Many times, family members are going to try and help by giving you their unwarranted advice.  Don’t get upset about it, just let it go.

However, other times, you are going to have family members that downright try to sabotage you.  Many times, it’s unconscious, because your success brings up feelings of bitterness in them (by the way, this goes for success in any area of life).

Again, let your actions do the talking.  Stay the course with a calm mind and when they eventually ask you for advice, feel free to share it with them.

As I already said, unwarranted advice is rejected and taken as criticism, so don’t be the one doing that.

Think Differently- Kyle

P.S-Whenever you’re ready here are 3 more ways we can help you transform your life, lose weight and gain bundles of energy!

1- Check out this podcast I did on Resistance (any time you are trying to improve your life, you will face this!)

2-     Perhaps you’d just like to increase your mental game.  In that case, you can check out our Time Mastery Manual (the information in here will create ‘new’ time for you and give you the ultimate freedom in life)


  1. Find out more about our 30-day, Risk Free Jump Start. If you are ready to shred for the summer and want a simple, no-gimmicks approach. A program in which you just have to show up, 3 times per week and have all the accountability that you would ever need and then some, simply send and email to with the subject: ‘30’.

Casey Became a Better Husband and Father

Casey and I grew up playing basketball and baseball together since we were 9 years old.

It has been a joy to have him as a friend and watch what type of leader he has grown into as a head football Coach and more importantly what type of man he has become for his family.

In this one minute video, Casey gives you a glimpse of some of the transformations he has made since training with us at Newell Strength:



Watch this and think about how fitness can inspire other areas of your life.  Remember, the body is just one side of the triangle.

Think differently – Kyle aka the ‘Meathead Buddha’


P.S-Whenever you’re ready here are 3 more ways we can help you transform your life, lose weight and gain bundles of energy:


1- Check out this podcast I did on Resistance (any time you are trying to improve your life, you will face this!)

2-     Perhaps you’d just like to increase your mental game.  In that case, you can check out our Time Mastery Manual (the information in here will create ‘new’ time for you and give you the ultimate freedom in life)


  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! Simply shoot an email with the subject: ‘jumpstart’.

The Coney Island Kid

On my birthday a few weeks ago, we decided to spend the day out at Coney Island out in Ohio.

When we were about to order our tickets, a sweet older lady came over and told us to hold on because she was going to get us 50% off and get Munchie in for free.

She didn’t work there, she just saw a young family and wanted to help.  She told us she had 9 kids and many more grandkids so she has a season pass.  All this to say, the day got off to a great start!

Coney Island has a water park side and an amusement side, which is where we started.  Watching Brax ride the rides brought back so many memories of when I was a kid just a little older than him, going to Cedar Point and Kennywood (look them up).

We then had our favorite vacation lunch, PBJs and chips and then we headed on into the water park.  Just two years ago we were there with Munch Man.  So, it instantly took me back to that time.

And it also took me back to the times I spent at Action Park and Dorney Park’s Wild Water Kingdom growing up.

It was the best birthday I had in a long, long time.

It’s important to connect with your childhood roots from time to time.  Watching movies from that era, visiting establishments from that time and connecting with people to reminisce about those special times is good for the soul.

Remember, play is a HUGE part of the fitness pizza pie.


Think differently – Kyle Newell


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  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!

Just respond to this email with “JUMPSTART” in the subject and we’ll get right back to you.

The Pitbull Attack on my Birthday

The Pitbull Attack on my Birthday

Two years ago, on my birthday to be exact, we took Dax and Mateen over to the dog park before going to see a movie later on that night.

Devon was 8 months pregnant with Braxton at that point.  We were already at the dog park for about a half hour when I noticed a pit bull acting very strange.

And after talking to the owner, I knew why.  The owner was aloof and didn’t even know the background of this dog that he had rescued one month earlier.

I do hate that pit’s get a bad rap, they are beautiful dogs and usually the ones that you see on the news are part of a cultural problem, not the actual breed.

Anywho, we watched as the pit spearheaded another mut right in the side for no good reason.

That’s when I said to Devon that we should start making our way to the truck.  We had already been there long enough and I didn’t like having this wild card near my pups.

Now, keep in mind, stupidly, I had flip flops on because it was a very hot, late summer day.  Mateena made one more bee line to go mark her territory as we were walking towards the gate.

I turned around and saw the pit running at her. There was also a rot that had just arrived, making his way over to the very same area.

Mateena knows herself as silly as that sounds.  I’d argue that she knows herself better than most people.  She knows that she is a loner and that she doesn’t like being in a crowded area.

And like any dog, she reacts if put in a situation that she doesn’t like.  The pit went up behind her and started sniffing her BE-hind.  Mateena turned and did this little chomp she does to let other dogs know to back off.

As I saw this unfolding, I was already running as fast as I could over to the spot because I knew what was about to happen.  The pit reacted to her chomp and clamped down on her skull.  Thank God I got there in time to kick the pit in the head a few times, dislodging his grip on her.

Stupidly, once again (man this was a dumb day by me all around), I stayed between the pit and Mateena and the rot that was now starting to get worked up.  I didn’t think about what it could have done to me.  I reacted and put my family first.

Luckily, I was very aware of my surroundings that day.

I knew the environment and I could ‘feel’ the energy that was in the air.

You can do the same thing, not with a pit bull of course but in your home, at your job, etc.

Environments are triggers.  The brain is always scanning your environments.  You are either going to be at the mercy of your environments or you are going to master your environments.

People often are stressed out of their minds because of their very mismanagement of their environments.

Well, lucky for you, Dana told me it’d be okay to run a special for her Fascial Stretch Therapy service for the holiday season.  For the month of Decemeber, Dana is offering a buy 2, get 1 free deal.

I am already booking a bunch for myself and Devon.

If you are overly stressed, tight in your lower back and regular old massage isn’t doing the trick, then shoot me an email and I will set you up with Dana.  For inquiring minds, if you aren’t sure what FST is, Dana shows you in a quick video here:

Be your weirdest self – Kyle Newell


President Reagan’s Favorite Story . . .

President Reagan’s Favorite Story . . .

There were eight year old twins.

By the time they got to be eight years old, they were driving their parents crazy because one of the twins was down, depressed and negative, and the other one was positive, up and energized all the time.

Well, the parents finally decided to bring them to a child psychologist.

After a few sessions, the psychologist decided to do a little experiment.

So, when they came in, he took the negative boy and brought him downstairs, and in the room was ice cream, cake, candy, video games, rocking horses, everything an eight year old would want.

He said to the eight year old boy, “Why don’t you stay here and play while I meet with your brother?”

The kid walked off, sat in the corner, and sucked on his thumb.

The psychologist went upstairs and got the positive kid.

He brought him down the hall to this huge gymnasium, but there weren’t any basketballs and baskets.

There was just this huge mountain of horse manure that almost went to the ceiling.

He said, “Son, why don’t you stay here and play for half an hour while I meet with your brother?”

Almost instantly, the positive kid starting running up the mountain, rolling down the mountain, and within a few minutes, he was a total mess.

A half an hour later, the psychologist went down to see the negative boy.

He was still sitting in the corner sucking on his thumb.

They psychologist said, “Why don’t you have some ice cream, candy or cake?” “I might get sick.” “Why don’t you get up on the rocking horse?” “I might fall down and get hurt.” “Why don’t you play with the video games?” “I don’t know how.” “Well, why don’t you follow me? You might learn something.”

So, he went back upstairs to the gym, and the positive brother was still running up the mountain, rolling down.

The manure was in his hair, down his shirt.

It was a total mess.

When he saw the psychologist, he came running over all excited.

The psychologist said, “What in the world are you doing?”

The positive kid said, “Well, I figured with all this horse manure, there must be a pony somewhere.”

You see, it’s all about perspective.

Happiness is so simple and is really the purpose of all that we aim for in life.

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Peace-Kyle Newell


Oil and Puke in the Bathtub

Oil and Puke in the Bathtub

On Sunday night, Munchie and I were taking a night time bath together.

We were having a grand old time; we had music playing, I had a beer and he was really enjoying playing in the water.

Before I knew it, he had somehow gotten the top off of the baby oil that Devon normally uses on him in the tub (that’s too girly for me to do).

We had a full on oil slick, just like Deepwater Horizon.

A couple of minutes later, as I was thinking about how to get the oil off of us, Munchie had placed the top of the oil bottle in his mouth.

It’s much too large to choke on, but I guess he activated his gag reflex and next thing I knew, I pulled it out of his mouth and he projectile vomited all over me.

He didn’t bat an eye, he went right back to playing and I was now thinking of how to get the puke that was sticking to us because of the oil, off of ourselves.

We wound up taking a shower right after the bath, a memorable experience that bath was.

Sometimes, you just have to laugh at life.  You won’t always know what is going to happen, as much as you want to control each event, you can’t.

But what you can always control is your attitude.  You can always control your response to any given situation.

Once you internalize that and make it  yours, you realize that you now have total control and power over your life.

Come out and join us for the Thanksgiving morning charity workout.  It’s a blast, some coffee, possible mimosas (?:)), classic rock and a great way to boost your energy for the all-American holiday to follow.  You can reserve your tickets here:


Do You Know What the Answer to ‘Overwhelm’ Is?

Do You Know What the Answer to ‘Overwhelm’ Is?

On our Sunday morning hike over in the mountains this week, Devon and I were having a heart to heart conversation.

She was letting me know that she was quite overwhelmed with life right now.

And who could argue with her?  She is a full-time teacher with a very active 14-month old son.

She is pregnant with number 2.

We are going to be moving into our new home within the month.

Life seems to pile on at times.  I am sure you are familiar with the feeling, right?

Well, I asked her, ‘Dev, what’s the answer to overwhelm?’

Being the good student that she is, she said, ‘I know, I know, it’s to be present.  I am thinking too far out into the future.’

While that may be, I was looking for something even simpler.  So  I said, ‘Yes, but the real answer to overwhelm is never more.’

Dax Moy taught me this long ago.  So simple, yet profound.  The brain wants to pile more and more on when it gets caught in the endless momentum of all the ‘to-do’s’ of life.

But the answer is never more stuff.  It’s to take a step back and do one thing and only one thing at a time.

You can’t do 10 things at once, you can try, but I’ll save you the time and tell you it won’t end up pretty.

You have a lot on your plate.  Life happens.  Sometimes what we need is a little R and R.

That won’t happen unless you plan for it though.  Do yourself a favor and write out a time this week when you are going to take 30 minutes for yourself.  30 minutes to just enjoy life and to breathe.

Never more my friend, never more.

P.S-If you are looking for a way to make your Thanksgiving holiday even better, then come out and start the day right by joining us for our annual charity workout.  You can reserve your tickets here:


Stoke That Fire Bay-beee

Stoke That Fire Bay-beee

It’s about midday and just lit another fire in our cozy little family room.

I am sad to say that we only have a few more weeks here, the first ‘home’ that Devon and I shared together.

We are moving to a dream home of ours, very zen, quiet and complete with a creek in the back.

One of the things I am most excited about is the fact that I will turn part of the shed into my office.  I will have a singular light bulb or even a lantern, haven’t decided which yet as my lone light source.

Man, it’s got a mystical feel already, I can feel it!

But back to the fire.

I have been known to light fires in the middle of the summer because it set’s my environment for me.  For me, it’s always been fire and water, the two things that make me feel most connected to my source.

So when we were at my buddies the other night for a big bonfire, an old thought re-popped into my head.

As the fire raged, it was putting off quite a bit of heat.  Each palate that my buddy Chris through on went up in flames within minutes.

The fire had momentum.

Getting my measly little fire started today was a bit tough.  Normally I can get that sucker going within seconds.

After fiddling with the layout of the logs, I got it.  I can feel the heat.  And as I throw on more and more logs, I won’t have to mess around with it.

You see, the fire is already going.  The hardest part of starting a fire is just that: starting it.

Wherever you are at in life.  Whether your goal is to lose some weight, to start a business, to write a book, just start.

And once you start, keep going, day after day.

Momentum is often the most powerful force in nature, yet NO one talks about it when it comes to success.

Momentum will make you unstoppable, especially if you link it to something you are passionate about.

Momentum is about managing your time and energy in the smartest way possible.

Well, lucky for you, I finished transcribing October’s workshop which was all about Mind Map and Time Mastery. You can get the full manual (12 or so pages) and the actual audio from the workshop here:

In a brief moment, you can begin creating massive momentum.


-Kyle Newell

‘Tis the First Time I Ever Saw a Lady Bug Swarm

‘Tis the First Time I Ever Saw a Lady Bug Swarm

We went for our usual Sunday morning family hike in the Sourlands last weekend.

Still no bears.  Still no Bigfoot Sightings.

We went just about to the edge of the preserve, by far the longest we had gone.

Even though we didn’t see anything unusual on the way out, when we got back to our access point we saw a father, a mother and young daughter.

The man was pasty white and had an English accent.  But that’s not the weird part.

They had a swarm of ladybugs around them.  Almost like they had stirred up a hornet’s nest, but of ladybugs.

It was quite the site to behold.  We went towards them only to have the ladybugs start swarming us.

Munchie tried to eat a few, which I wasn’t opposed to because protein in the raw is the best form to grow the muscles:).

It was an unusual site.  And a good omen.

If it were indeed hornets, our perspective would have shifted and the seen would have been quite terrifying.  That would have been a bad omen.

I could have brushed it off as coincidence, but since I don’t believe in coincidence, I chose to look at it as a sign of things to come for me.

When’s the last time you had an omen?  Is God trying to send you a message that you just keep ignoring?

Here’s a sign you can’t ignore.  If you are struggling to figure out your direction in life and you seem to be at a glass ceiling, then come out (2 spots left) to the November Theater of the Mind workshop.  I’ll be teaching stuff that I’ve never taught to anyone else, anywhere.

-Kyle Newell


How Jimbo CR Escaped His Golden Handcuffs

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How Jimbo CR Escaped His Golden Handcuffs

My friend Jimbo CR just made a BOLD decision.

He is leaving his corporate job of 10+ years to pursue his dream of becoming an entrepreneur.

Jimbo CR has a family, a mortgage and very little time.

So when we were having a (very) early morning coffee recently, he asked for my opinion on what he should do.

Did I tell him to say FU to his bosses and leave it behind? NOPE.

Did I tell him he’d be foolish to quit? NOPE.

I told him, “Whatever path gives you more energy when you think about, go that way”.

Many people would have told him he was crazy if they knew he was leaving his cushy job.

Heck, many people told me I was stupid, a moron, arrogant and more when I decided to resign from teaching.

But I knew my path because I knew where my energy was flowing.

This is Jimbo CR’s last week at his old job.  Will this path be easy?  No way.  Will there be struggle?  For sure!

However, I know he won’t regret this decision for one minute.

What are you scared of?

If you’d like to learn how to use your mind to put yourself in state to make a decision of this magnitude, then you’re gonna want to check out the November workshop that I am putting on (6 spots left):