How to Destroy Your Business

This is a story of stupidity and survival, of a young company with a lot of money and poor leadership. This was us in the early 2000’s. We had raised a substantial amount of money from one of the top ...Read More
/ Stories of a Small Business

The Future of Personal Training

Can Robots Replace Trainers? There is a lot happening in the realm of innovation and automation. We are in the thick of it, just up the road from Silicon Valley, down the street from Facebook, Tesla and Google. There are ...Read More

It’s Easy to Sell in Good Times

This past week we attended the IHRSA show in San Diego. IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association, is a not-for-profit trade association representing health and fitness facilities throughout the world. With less than 6% of the world having ...Read More
/ Stories of a Small Business

March Madness (The Ultimate Team Building Game)

Each year millions of basketball and non-basketball fans go crazy over March Madness. Hours are wasted at work and productivity goes down because everybody involved is filling out their brackets and talking about the games. While some people do hours ...Read More
/ Stories of a Small Business

The Ketogenic Diet: The New Atkins?

Fat is not the enemy The Atkins Diet still seems to be best known as the “eat all of the eggs and bacon you want” diet. While this may not be exactly true, it definitely still has a bad rap ...Read More
/ Science and Nutrition

Trust, From the Ground Up

18 Years... Having been at one company for 18 years seems almost unheard of these days; many people move from one opportunity to the next to find what makes them happy, what they’re passionate about, or just for something new ...Read More

Own the Pain

I was 5 years old, running, swinging, laughing and living a youthful and active life. Suddenly, I started writing with my left hand, but I am right-handed. The doctor said it was not out of the norm for kids to ...Read More
/ Stories of a Small Business

The Gut Microbiome, Part Two: The Road to a Healthy Gut

We often think of bacteria as something bad, something that will make us sick, something we need to get rid of, but as we are now learning, good bacteria is essential for our bodies to stay healthy and free of ...Read More
/ Science and Nutrition

The Gut Microbiome, Part One: Are We Human?

Wait, I'm more bacteria than human? Yes, our human cells are outnumbered 10:1 compared to microbes. We have over 20,000 different genes in our body but 2 million or more bacterial genes in our gut. The gut microbiome is the ...Read More
/ Science and Nutrition

Fasting: Trend or Science?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about different fasting diets. Fasting, although it’s been practiced for centuries, is now becoming more mainstream. You may have seen a related article in the Wall Street Journal just few weeks ago. As ...Read More
/ Science and Nutrition
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How to Destroy Your Business

This is a story of stupidity and survival, of a young company with a lot of money and poor leadership. This was us in the early 2000’s. We had raised a substantial amount of money from one of the top venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. The board brought in our first CEO from outside

Read More

The Future of Personal Training

Can Robots Replace Trainers? There is a lot happening in the realm of innovation and automation. We are in the thick of it, just up the road from Silicon Valley, down the street from Facebook, Tesla and Google. There are apps that can track our every move. There are automated cars; there are robots being

Read More

It’s Easy to Sell in Good Times

This past week we attended the IHRSA show in San Diego. IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association, is a not-for-profit trade association representing health and fitness facilities throughout the world. With less than 6% of the world having a gym membership (in the U.S. it’s higher, but only 20%), this organization is focused

Read More

March Madness (The Ultimate Team Building Game)

Each year millions of basketball and non-basketball fans go crazy over March Madness. Hours are wasted at work and productivity goes down because everybody involved is filling out their brackets and talking about the games. While some people do hours of research, others practically close their eyes to pick their teams. The beauty of the

Read More

The Ketogenic Diet: The New Atkins?

Fat is not the enemy The Atkins Diet still seems to be best known as the “eat all of the eggs and bacon you want” diet. While this may not be exactly true, it definitely still has a bad rap. Perhaps when this diet came out it was too soon for us to open our

Read More

Trust, From the Ground Up

18 Years... Having been at one company for 18 years seems almost unheard of these days; many people move from one opportunity to the next to find what makes them happy, what they’re passionate about, or just for something new and exciting. I’m grateful for having been at AXIS for so long as it’s given

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Own the Pain

I was 5 years old, running, swinging, laughing and living a youthful and active life. Suddenly, I started writing with my left hand, but I am right-handed. The doctor said it was not out of the norm for kids to switch hands at that age. Then I started dragging my right leg. I was just

Read More

The Gut Microbiome, Part One: Are We Human?

Wait, I'm more bacteria than human? Yes, our human cells are outnumbered 10:1 compared to microbes. We have over 20,000 different genes in our body but 2 million or more bacterial genes in our gut. The gut microbiome is the trillions of bacteria found in our intestinal tract and has become a very popular topic.

Read More

Fasting: Trend or Science?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about different fasting diets. Fasting, although it’s been practiced for centuries, is now becoming more mainstream. You may have seen a related article in the Wall Street Journal just few weeks ago. As with anything that is popular, we sometimes jump to our own conclusions without properly researching

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I am Not an Entrepreneur

It seems like the word ‘entrepreneur’ gets used A LOT these days. Granted, most of the information we seek out is geared towards business owners so my media input might be slightly skewed. Perhaps I hear it so much because of the business podcasts we listen to (thank you Tim Ferriss for that addiction), or

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READY, SET, BLOG!?!?

If my 8 year old daughter can have her own YouTube channel and “vlog” about shopping at Target and playing ice hockey, we should be able to create a blog that has something meaningful for someone 😉 Scott had been talking about it for awhile; with his entrepreneurial brain he has been ready to hit

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The Heart of Business

What does it feel like to lose your dream? To put your heart and soul into building a community of like-minded team members, and loyal clients, only to have it ripped out from under you? I experienced it, as many business owners do, and it feels shitty! As an entrepreneur, your business is your baby

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