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A New Chapter, and a New Opportunity for Personal Growth

September 4, 2010

As the newest member of the Efficient Exercise team, let me just say that I couldn’t be happier to be back home in the great state of Texas, and specifically to be here in fabulous Austin, dubbed “the epicenter of Physical Culture” by Efficient Exercise’s own Skyler Tanner.  The area has certainly changed a bit (to say the least!) since I left in the mid ‘80s to pursue a military and, later pharmaceutical industry career.  Returning to central Texas, though, remained a priority of mine throughout my time “in the wilderness”, and so, not only do I now find myself back home, but also as the newest member of a fabulous team of experts within a field of practice that has been my lifelong passion.  Am I Excited?  Yes, yes indeed; with “excited” being the understatement of the year!     

And what a fantastic area Austin is; the “Epicenter of Physical Culture”, indeed.  The Austin area is replete with both competitive athletes, and with those who, while not being necessarily “competitive” per se, do realize the inherent value of pursuing a healthy lifestyle, and the significant contribution that smart and effective strength training can lend toward that end.  I am extremely excited about — and look forward to working with — both of these demographics in my new role as Manager of Efficient Exercise’s Rosedale Studio.  Physical Culture has been my life’s obsession since I first toyed with an old Sears barbell set in a friend’s hot, San Antonio garage some 35 years ago.  To say that I’ve come a long way since that summer in practical, empirical, and scientifically-backed knowledge is an understatement on par with that of my being excited about the ability to share this knowledge with current and potential Efficient Exercise clientele.  I continue to learn on all fronts, as the acquisition and sharing of Physical Culture knowledge is my passion, as is the satisfaction of partnering with a client and seeing that client reach their particular and personally-defined fitness goals.       

Efficient Exercise’s core philosophy of the most efficient route to looking, feeling and performing at optimum levels as being attained via infrequent bouts of short-duration, high-intensity exercise – with the smartest and safest form of exercise being weight training – perfectly aligns with my personal philosophy, and with my 30-plus years of empirical observation.  To put it simply, this prescription flat-out works.  And I adhere to those same strategies in crafting my own fitness program; not only do I “talk the talk”, so to speak, but I “walk the walk” as well.  If you haven’t had a chance, please take a tour through my fitness blog, Theory to Practice.  This is my outlet for describing, ruminating, and opining on what I consider to be the key components of life lived in the pursuit of fine Physical Culture.  If you care to dig a little deeper into who I am personally, or delve a little deeper into what my core fitness/Physical Culture beliefs might be, please take a look at this Theory to Practice “About Me” post, or this post in which I outline, a little more specifically, my exercise and diet core beliefs.  Also,   Roger Dickerman (host of the very entertaining Relentless TV show) provides an entertaining romp through my itteration of the Physical Culture landscape here, in (episode 14)

So, what unique attributes can I bring to the already stacked, Efficient Exercise team?  Well, as I see it, first and foremost, it’s my ability to craft a highly personalized training experience predicated on each individual trainee’s particular circumstance.  Every client enters into the world of Physical Culture with a one-of-a-kind set of expectations and physical (and mental) attributes that must be accounted for when the proper fitness “prescription” is being formulated.  My job is to both formulate that most efficient “prescription” and then join with the client in a partnership to see that prescription through.  My goal is to ensure that each and every client successfully meets their fitness goals and their own, personalized expression of optimum Physical Culture.  And I do see this as a partnership; when the client wins, I win, and the entire Efficient Exercise team wins.  To those current Efficient Exercise clients who I’ll soon begin partnering with, I’d like for you to know that I take your fitness, health, and overall well-being success as seriously as I do my own.  To potential and future Efficient Exercise clients, team Efficient Exercise is here to make your fitness dreams a reality. 

So to the Efficient Exercise team — Mark, Shauna, Skyler, Cindy and Lesley – and current clients and future fitness “journeymen” alike, I’m excited as I can be about becoming a part of the Efficient Exercise family.  It’s going to be a fantastic close-out of 2010, and a bright, bright future beyond.  My aim is to continue the long-standing tradition of Efficient Exercise’s client-trainer partnerships as being a significant reason behind Austin being the epicenter of Physical Culture!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 4, 2010 5:02 pm

    Excellent post–best wishes with your new endeavor!

    • theorytopractice permalink
      September 5, 2010 1:35 am

      Thanks, Dave. I know it’s going to be a fantastic partnership!

  2. Brett Cornwright permalink
    September 5, 2010 7:50 pm

    Congrats again! Austin sounds awesome. Open a branch in Raleigh one day!

    • efficientexerciseaustin permalink
      September 8, 2010 10:18 pm

      Cool, thanks Brett! And yes, Austin *is* “the epicenter of Physical Culture”! 🙂

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