Category Archives for Motivation

Lessons From My Failures

Sometimes I take my life lessons from Olivia Pope. If you don’t watch Scandal you need to get on that. Total girl crush right here. The best thing about Olivia is her famous line “It’s handled.” My question for you is, are you handling your shit? What I mean by this is are you trying […]

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How to Get Better Results: Part II

Last week I dove into the simple techniques you can use to improve your results or your life in general, without actually adding more “stuff” to your to-do list. This starts with getting really clear on your goal. Don’t make it fluffy or you won’t follow through. You then have to ask yourself some deeper […]

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What Do Training in Groups, Canadian Geese and Motivation Have in Common?

I heard an interesting story a few weeks ago, about what groups, Canadian Geese and motivation have in common. This is ironic that I actually liked this story because as some of you know, I hate birds. Yep, I have a strange fear of them (not the little tiny ones but anything bigger than a […]

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You Can’t Do That

We have a rule at the gym, saying “I can’t” will earn you 5 burpees.Last week in my email I talked about how you need to reprogram your thinking to try new things and break out of the old ways that may not actually be benefiting you.Why do we have this rule? When doing something […]

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The Fitness Lesson that No One Talks About

Every week, I write articles and blog posts that teach people how to get healthy and fit and I teach our clients in the gym to train hard and smart and to understand why lifting weights, conditioning and eating healthy are important and vital. Yes, those lessons that I teach are powerful, and I know […]

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I Hated the Gym Last Week

How do you create a lifestyle of fitness and health? A lot of people think that it’s so easy because I’m a trainer, I have access to all the information, I know how to train properly and effectively and hell, I WORK and OWN a gym so of course I’m going to get there. Obviously […]

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Somerville Training Spotlight Sunday: Andrew Tang

Welcome back to another edition of our Sunday Spotlight at Durbrow Performance Training. I love reading and sharing these because they are just amazing, inspiring stories from our best assets, our clients. This training family is like no other that you’ll find in a typical gym or even if you have a personal trainer. These […]

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Change Your Story

I can’t give up bread I always eat cereal for breakfast My husband cooks dinner and he makes really big portions I just can’t lose the last 10 pounds I have too many social events. I can’t eat healthy I always do 45 minutes on the elliptical Cutting out grains is a big change, I […]

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Awesome vs. Average

Average is becoming the new normal. So many people don’t even realize it. How many days out of the week are you doing something awesome? Most people just go about their day, wishing for the weekend to come. That’s no way to go through life. I’m not here to preach on what is awesome for […]

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Avoid the “Who am I to do this” Trap

I was recently listening to a podcast with an author, John Acoff, talking about his new book called Start. He was talking about the reasons that people are afraid. Obviously fear of failure is a big one but he believes that fear of success is much higher. He went on to talk about why this […]

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