Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Men's Health Fit Schools

My friend and editor at Men's Health Scott Quill has started a really great program to fight childhood obesity and improve Physical Education in our schools. As a former K-12 Physical Educator, I can attest to the lack of activity our youngsters are being exposed to each and every day. Please support this new program!

Mission Statement:

The Men's Health FitSchools Initiative helps fight childhood obesity by improving physical education. With support from fit-minded companies and leading youth fitness experts, Men's Health provides the resources and information necessary to ensure students a healthy, active life.

5 Principles of MH FitSchools:
1. Help schools build a safe, inclusive, and accepting environment for physical activity.
2. Make fitness a fun and engaging experience that kids will look forward to.
3. Introduce kids to a variety of activities, so every child has the opportunity to enjoy exercise.
4. Give kids the knowledge to improve every minute outside school, and throughout the rest of their lives.
5. Inspire schools and communities to take control of their health, and work together to find solutions that will help at-risk children.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Okay, so I'm not talking about these bad-ass mofos right here....errr, I'm talking about SPIN CLASS RAGE! Yup, it was only a matter of time before some guy lost his mind in that sweaty box filled with 50 steaming bodies that we call a Spin Studio. Oh, and lose it HE DID! Check this out...

Broker accused of 'spin rage' at gym
By PAT MILTON, Associated Press Writer Tue Sep 18, 10:57 PM ET

NEW YORK - A Wall Street stock broker has been charged with assault after he became enraged during a cycling class at a posh health club and slammed a fellow member and his bike against a wall, according to a complaint.

Christopher Carter, 44, a broker at Maxim Investments Group, was at Equinox gym taking a spin class, a high-impact workout using stationary bikes. He apparently became so fed up by member Stuart Sugarman's hooting and grunting during the workout that he picked up Sugarman and his bike and hurled them into a wall.

"This is spin rage," said Samuel L. Davis, Sugarman's attorney.
Sugarman, 48, a Manhattan hedge-fund manager, suffered a back injury that required surgery to correct a herniated disc pressing on his spinal cord, Davis said.
Carter was charged with a misdemeanor assault and was released on his own recognizance Monday, according to the Manhattan prosecutor's office. A criminal complaint charges that Carter caused a back injury to Sugarman.

Carter's attorney Michael Farkas denied the claim. "We intend to vigorously fight this charge," Farkas said. "We await the truth to come out, which will be a vastly different story than Mr. Sugarman's."

The incident took place last month at the Upper East Side gym, which is frequented by celebrities and wealthy business executives, Davis said. Sugarman, who weighs about 200 pounds, was enjoying the "euphoric experience" of cycling and was making noises to increase his high, according to Davis.

"Carter yelled over to him to shut up," Davis said. "My client yells back: 'This is spin class. If you don't like it, leave. Stop being such a baby,'" he said. With that, Carter walked over to the bike, lifted it into the air and flipped it over, Davis said. Sugarman got back on the bike and continued the class but stopped when he began to feel pain, Davis said. He called 911 from his cell phone and was taken to a hospital.

Can you just FEEL the hardcore intensity here?!?! Can't we all just get along?

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Men's Health Power Training!

The book has officially launched folks! Should be available in all bookstores and amazon is shipping out all the pre-orders (thanks to all who have been waiting patiently for the book release!).

I did a interview with Mike Roussell on his Maxout radio show about the book...check it out!

Pick up a copy of the book from Amazon here!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Hang on while I get this call......

Do I even need to say anything??

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Ahhh....gotta love the underdog!

Know what stadium this is? Okay, don't hurt yourself....it's Kidd Brewer Stadium on the proud campus of Applachian State University in Boone, NC. 18,000 seats of raving fanatics for the reigning two-time Division IAA champion Mountaineers.

Okay, you know what stadium this is? Much easier right? It's the BIG HOUSE in Ann Arbor, MI @ The University of Michigan. Home to approx. 108,000 lunatic Wolverine fans and also the location of the greatest upset in Michigan history last weekend as The Mountaineers defeated the Wolverines 34-32. For those of you who don't really get the significance of this victory/defeat (whichever side you're on...) let me put it this way. Never, I'll repeat, NEVER has a Division 1AA football team EVER defeated a ranked Division I team in the HISTORY of NCAA football. To go a step further, Applalachian State has 45 scholarships, perhaps a handful of legit D1 guys on this squad (mostly D1 bouncebacks), and has a yearly budget that is probably on par with what the University of Michigan spends on their MARCHING BAND during ONE GAME WEEKEND. Moral of the story? "It aint the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog". Hats off to the underdogs!
Up next for Appalachian State.....a sold out home game against Lenoir-Rhyne. WHO??? Yikes!Probably what the Michigan fans were saying before last Saturday's kickoff huh.....