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Happy Thanksgiving! The Holiday Season is here!

If you didn't see our Thanksgiving Survival Guide that I sent out on Friday, check it out!

CLICK HERE​ for a guide on what to eat on Thanksgiving. You can enjoy Thanksgiving without gaining weight!​

CLICK HERE​ for a quick workout you can do to burn off those holiday calories.

Turkey Trot!

The BEST way to LOSE weight this Thanksgiving is to join us for the 5K Turkey Trot on Thursday morning! Join your gym buddies as we run, jog, & walk a 5K and boost our metabolism before eating a big meal. Bring your friends & family!

Starting time is 9am at Norpoint Center. CLICK HERE​ to sign up!

Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

We are open limited hours this weekend for training & boot camp classes. Squeeze in some t...

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Well I got my wife back this past week. She went off to Palm Springs on a bachelorette party so it was just me and my boys for 4 days. We definitely get closer when it's just dad and his two sons for a while.

For the last month or so, we've been very busy getting settled after moving to West Seattle. So this past weekend we decided to do some quintessential family stuff outside, despite the rainy drizzle. All it takes is some proper rain gear right? Walking on logs at the beach and exploring trails in the park are fun no matter what the elements give you.

Luckily it wasn't as cold as it was last weekend though. Still can't believe we got snowed on. My older son, Tristan, had his last soccer game of the season last Sunday in the snow! He wo...

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Honey Peanut Butter

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It seems like once Halloween hit Western Washington, winter decided to bi-pass fall and come early this year! I don't recall ever getting snow this early in the Seattle area. I wonder if that means we'll have a snowy winter? I hope so! I love playing in the snow. :-)

My wife left this Sunday for her soon-to-be sister-in-law's bachelorette party get-away in Palm Springs. So, it'll be just me & the boys this week. With school & work, we'll stay pretty busy while she's gone. Hope she comes back feeling refreshed after enjoying the warm desert sun and being kid-free!

Hope you had a fun Halloween! We had a great time dressing up with our kids (who were Darth Maul & a storm trooper) and trick-or-treating with them. My sister, brother-in-law, & n...

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Brining is a wonderful method for fast, flavorful salmon fillets. The cool thing about this quick brine is that it only takes 15 minutes. Let the fillets brine while you heat up the grill, set the table, and prepare a salad. Then the fillets cook directly on a nonstick skillet (or when I do many fillets I’ll use my pancake griddle) and are done in under 15 minutes.

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Mornings are great aren't they? I never thought I would be the person to say that. But it's true! I've always been a night person. I'm sure you've gotten many emails from me at 2, 3, or 4am. I get energized the later it gets!

But ever since my little boys started "big kid school" this year, I have to get up at the crack of dawn (6:30am). And as it turns out, it feels good! I get as much done in a 16 hour day as I always did but being awake as the world around you wakes up is something special.

I realize though that it's all relative. I used to wake up at 10am and stay up until 2am and now that I wake up almost 4 hours earlier it feels like a different world. So much opportunity!

So here's my challenge to you. Get up an hour or more earlier ...

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We had more birthday fun this weekend celebrating my wife, Nicole's, birthday on Saturday. We had a bunch of friends over to our house and then went to the Depeche Mode concert (her favorite). We had a big group of 8 that went to the concert so it made it tons of fun.

I'm pretty excited because we have a field trip to the zoo this week. My older son, Tristan's, class is going and I signed up to chaperone. I LOVE field trips but I have to admit that I don't really love the zoo. I feel bad for the animals. Seems cruel to cage up those wild beasts. But I'll compromise my beliefs for a day to have some fun with the kindergarteners. :-)

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Protein Power Bites

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Life is busy right now. Just the way I like it. :-) The month of October is crazy every year with 5 immediate family birthdays and my wedding anniversary.

Yup that's right, I celebrated 11 years of marriage this past weekend. If you've met my wife then you know how lucky I am that she said yes to my proposal. She's smart, funny, and a total knockout. She loves to workout, eat healthy, and does an amazing job as a mom. I love ya babe!

This coming Wednesday is my older son's 6th birthday, as well as, my sister's husband Rob's birthday too. We had a family dinner for both of them last night at our new house in West Seattle.

​It's tough getting settled in after moving. There's stuff to do nonstop. And the worst is not really knowing where anyth...

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I haven't put in a day like that in a long time. It was a good 10 hours of heavy lifting and non-stop hustle. As you know, I love to workout so a day full of exercise wasn't too much of a problem for me. ;-)

Saturday I got to sleep in so I felt good enough to take my sons out for a hike in Snoqualmie. It was a beautiful day to be up in the tree covered hills.

Burien Brat Trot 5K: This coming Sunday, October 1, is the big day for the annual Bavarian Fest 5K! The weather forecast calls for a sunny 70 degree day.

Freedom Fitness has held the award for "largest team" the last 3 years in a row. Help us make it 4 years in a row. Register using our discount team code "FREEDOMDOGS" to join us on race day.

You don't have to be able to run the full 3....

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