Back to kicking butt and taking names

October 6, 2009 · Print This Article

Hey there! I hope you’re doing awesome.

I took a week vacation to Seattle to visit my Dad’s side of the family in September. If you didn’t know, I lived in Seattle before moving to Hawaii at age 12.

My Grandpa is 92 years old and I swear to you, the old man has got some SERIOUS energy.  He loves music, dancing, cracking jokes, and shaking hands really hard. He’s a lot of fun to be around. Before I got back on the plane to Honolulu, Hawaii, he gave me this advice, “Enjoy yourself, and have a lot of fun, boy. Life goes by really fast.”

Absolutely, positively. I am, and I will.

I hope you will to.

Here’s a picture of me, my Dad and my Grandpa. It’s a little dark. Sorry about that.

P1010918So, while I was in Seattle, I had all these plans to go check out a bunch of personal training studios and kettlebell gyms. However, the third day I was there I got sick.


I couldn’t eat ANYTHING for a week! Not a yogurt or protein shake, or ice cream…NOTHING!

I could hardly even drink water.

When I got back to Honolulu, I saw 2 doctors, a dentist, and finally an oral surgeon that pulled all 4 of my wisdom teeth out this past Thursday.

I’m so thrilled to be back!

Seeing you folks pushing yourselves and striving to be your best really inspires me and makes me so friggin’ happy day in and day out. I can’t imagine doing any other “job”.

To my personal training clients in Honolulu, thank you for being so patient and understanding while I was gone. If we haven’t met up since  I ‘ve been back, call me and let’s get set up ASAP!

Anyway, back to kicking some serious butt!

samurai girlSpeaking of kicking butt, in my last blog post I told you about one of the Mixed Martial Arts fighters that I train, 155 lbs Amatuer Champion, Nate Quiniola, defending his belt in Maui. His opponent pulled out about a week before the fight and the fight was rescheduled to be the main event for this past weekend at the Waipahu Filcom.

Nate won the fight by rear naked choke in the second round. Way to go, Nate!

While Nate was at the Filcom defending his belt, I was in Hilo, Hawaii at my 10 year high school reunion.

As I said, I got my wisdoms pulled out 2 days before so I couldn’t really enjoy all the awesome food in Hilo, but it was really great to see all those familiar faces.

If you’re thinking of getting back into shape for a reunion, the best advice I can give you is to get started sooner rather than later. It’ll be here before you know it.  And you probably already know–IT FEELS REALLY GOOD TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF.

Here’s a little video of some of Nate’s strength and conditioning program. I threw this video together really quickly right before I went to Hilo so there isn’t any fancy editing, no fade in and fade outs. Just raw footage of Nate working his ass off.

If you go and check out my channel, there is also some other video’s that I put up.

I should probably give you the warning though, when you go to my youtube channel, expect to see people working hard.

No seal tricks on a stability ball (unless some one actually wants that).

No fluff, only the good stuff.

The stuff that gets results.

Here’s that video of Nate Quiniola, 155 lbs Hawaii Amatuer Champion.

Enjoy yourself, and have a lot of fun. Life goes by really fast.

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