Monday, March 30, 2015


a time when Jesus took a long grueling walk to his death before he rose for us. I'd like to nudge you today with two stories to help you rise up too!

A young man approached me before the workout. He said, "Coach Theo, I read your book (Conversations With Gio, Amazon). I can't believe you ran 7 marathons. I wish I could run a marathon one day, but I can't."

"Oh yea, why not? Do you have an injury or something?"

"No, I just can't run."

"Did you ever try," I asked.


So many of our minds are conditioned like that. I don't even think the young man realized what he said or how he was thinking, but he literally assumed he couldn't run a marathon, yet he never even tried to run before.  I get it, I've been there and done that too.

I need you to ask yourself right now, DO YOU REALLY THINK YOU CAN'T DO SOMETHING?

No one just wakes up and runs a marathon. If you want to do one, you need to put in the work. Run 1 mile. then 2, then 4, then 10, then 18, and eventually 26.2. Yes, some humans have genetic advantages to run better and faster.  But unless you have a physical restriction stopping you, generally any human being can cross that finish line. It just depends on how bad you want to.

Let me share with you the story of how we started our business....

The odds were stacked against us. The market crashed. People were losing their jobs. The unemployment rate skyrocketed. It was a scary time for many individuals and families. We all realized there was no such thing as job security.

We had a four month old. Amber wasn't working at the time. I was making $40,000 a year running a nonprofit after-school program. I absolutely loved my job.

We had no business degrees or entrepreneurial experience.

We had no funds.

We had no gym.

We had no right.

Yes, some family members and friends probably thought we were crazy.

Yes, there were haters who said it would never work.

But we did it anyways.

We started a website before we had clients.

We started a summer camp in our backyard with three kids.

Before you knew it we ended up renting the basketball gym at our church, with nothing but a few dumbbells and a $30 stereo that you could barely hear when turned up full blast.

For some reason, people started filling our classes.

Two years later we ended up in our new 6,000 sq feet of space that's absolutely the perfect size and location for a gym.

At times the growth is almost uncontrollable. Classes are sold out. Waiting lists are filling more and more each week. My vision of hiring people is happening three years before I even planned.

It's so amazing that I can't believe it and you know I won't take credit for it.  Actually, the only credit I'll take is that when God called, we followed.

Instead of thinking we can't,  we said LET'S TRY.

Instead of wondering how it was going to happen, we just went for it and figured it out along the way.

I just want to encourage you right now to stop holding back.

Why the heck won't you do it already?

You have a passion in your heart that you think about all the time.

Would you just go for it?

If you really want to do it, why won't you?

Do you think we're any more talented or experienced than you?

I need to tell you....

If we can do it, anyone can.

So please do me a favor, take 3 minutes to listen to this song.

Reflect on it.

And stop second-guessing yourself.



Find it.

Get your mind right.

And get after it.

It will be an absolute game-changer for you and everyone in your life.

I'm not lying when I say you can. But I can guarantee you're lying when you say you can't.

It's not about me,
Coach Theo

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