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The Aloha Life

On a recent trip to Hawaii I experienced a culture that truly changed my outlook on life, and I want to tell you about it. Here’s what happened: About 4 years ago, knowing I’d been daydreaming about visiting Hawaii, my parents gave me some amazing incentive to stay focused on college. They told me that if…

The Athlete in All of Us

On Saturday afternoon, July 23rd, 2016, Advantage Training shared our facility with Scottsdale Adaptive Services and the local Special Olympics. It was an honor to provide new opportunities to develop physical fitness, observe the demonstration of courage and determination, experience joy and inclusion, and participate in the sharing of the skills and gifts that sport brings to us…

Invest in a Valuable Commodity: You

Take a moment and think about how you spend your valuable resources like time and money. Is it on material things or vacations? How about entertainment such as a movie or a nice dinner out? There are so many ways to spend time/money, some definitely more valuable than others. How much do you spend on…

The Power of Pace

I played all of the “popular” sports when I was a teenager and loved every second of it. I realized fairly quickly, though, that I was not the most explosive guy on the planet. I wasn’t going to overpower or out-sprint my competition. That’s okay. I found a different edge. I found a way to compete and…

Finding Calm During the Storm

Have you ever felt so overwhelmed that you couldn’t think straight? Or like the universe is favoring everyone but you? Don’t worry, you are not alone. We all suffer from debilitating stress due to work, family life, finances, health, social anxiety… gosh, the list goes on and on. Turns out, a little bit of stress…

Panic, Joy, and Pheidippides

So much of our current definition of sports, competition, and even the study of exercise science have roots in ancient Greece. Games of archery, discus, javelin, and combat were contested amongst warriors and hunters to test their skills against one another, and even to decide positioning on the battlefield and in the hunt. Elders, philosophers,…