This logo was created my Michael Russo (contact me for his info, he does GREAT work!) specifically for me! A lot of his time and effort went into my logo and I greatly appreciate his work. People have been contacting me about purchasing one of my t-shirts that have my logo displayed loud and proud across the front. These shirts are NOT for sale, and I don't give them away during contests or out of the kindness of my heart. They are earned through blood, sweat, tears, effort, dedication, and desire. I want the few people that have them, to wear them like a badge of honor. THEY are the ones that have put in the time and effort to get better. THEY are the ones who have made a conscious decision to improve themselves. THEY are the ones I see wearing my logo and smile knowing what they have gone through to earn it!
At times I have been called a fitness snob in that I feel my way is the best way. While that is not entirely true, I understand where it comes from. I have actually based my programs on many different forms of exercise and created a bit of a hybrid system that seems to work for me and my clients. I have watched CrossFit for a while now (from a distance) and realize that on the whole, it's not for me. I do however appreciate the olympic movements involved and the results I have seen people make. Let's face it, anything that gets people up, moving, and active I'm all for. Zumba and Spinning may not be for me either, but you can't argure with the success some people have achieved from them. My issue with CrossFit is labeling the winner of their competition on ESPN, "The Fittest Person on Earth." Hold on now! That's where I'm calling BS! After watching their competitors cycle through kipping pullups (image above), I started looking up other non-olympic CrossFit movements and was disgusted. They are all based on swinging and momentum. I consider myself to be in pretty good shape and I performed my first muscle up a few months ago (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnPjHiIGc9M). It took me months to get to that point! Prior to that, I've done CrossFit's version of muscle ups several times without breaking a sweat. Again, I'm all for anything that will motivate people to be active but don't tell me the "Fittest People on Earth" are the ones using momentum to perform movements as opposed to strict, functional, muscle!
OK, I'm done for now. Your thoughts??