No Excuses, Part 2

I am a bit short on time, so this is going to be short and sweet.  Last year I posted a blog titled “No Excuses.”  In it I included my favorite commercial, one by Nike.  Here it is again (even if you’ve seen it, its worth watching again):

Now I have another one.  This isn’t a commercial that you will see on TV, it’s not backed by an immense advertising budget.  Instead, it’s a short promotional video for Impact Performance Training in Beaverton, Oregon.  The owner, Dewey Nielson is well respected within the strength and conditioning community and I ran across his video via mutual friends on Facebook (I get so much good stuff via Facebook).  I guess it is somehow fitting that this newest motivational video is produced by a facility based in the same town as Nike’s HQ. And while IPT is on a much smaller scale than a company like Nike, I love this video.  It spotlights a client training at IPT that had a spinal stroke in the 8th grade and is in a wheelchair.  Need some motivation?  Go to Impact Performance Training and watch the short video clip here.

If you’re looking for a bit more inspiration, read about Erin’s journey to becoming a “girl gone strong.”  She’s someone probably most of us can relate to.  A worthy read.  “Journey of a Girl Gone Strong: My Story.

So who’s going to the gym?  🙂  Get some exercise, eat healthy, smile at someone, count your blessings and have a great day!  I’ll be back Thursday with something a bit more substantial.

About Lisa Van Dore

I have lived in Sherborn, Dover and most recently North Walpole, for a total of 15 years (and counting). Having recently been through the process of selling a home and buying (and renovating) a new one, I understand the conflicting emotions of excitement and anxiety inherent in the process, whether you are a seller or buyer, whether this is your first home purchase or your tenth. I have a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Indiana University. My early career found me working as a CPA, and later as the controller of Crate & Barrel. More recently I spent seven years running my own personal training business. I understand the hard work and dedication necessary to build a business and a reputation...most of my personal training clients came to me by referral and my first client was still with me when I decided to leave personal training. This speaks to the level of effort I put forth for my clients, week after week. On a more personal note, I raced triathlon for seven years and more recently completed my first half marathon. In my free time I enjoy cooking, reading, Maine, hiking and, in the fall, following college teams are the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and Texas Christian University (Go Frogs!).
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