Friday, October 24, 2008


Hey, I was hanging out in the studio one night with my wife Beth and my son Maxwell, and just started videoing Beth and Max playing around, and I just wanted to share the moment with my viewers regardless of how small it be(my viewers that is).

As I looked at the footage is made me smile and reflect on just how lucky I am and how wonderful it is to be able to share your life with someone. Iam fortunate in that my wife is my biggest fan and is always encouraging me to push farther. This is one of the reason that I continue to move forward in my journey for excellence.

I feel there has to be a driving force for you to continue on in life and Max and Beth are my driving force. My love for fitness and helping people is also a driving force and I just wanted to share one of my moments.

Thanks for watching!

That's My Word!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

John Hall Studios Training Pro Volley Ball Player

Hey! I just wanted to put a video of how one of the trainers takes Rachel who is a professional indoor volley ball workout. Rachel just landed a great gig in germany after rehabbing a knee injury.

I have worked very hard to create an atmosphere for the trainers at the studio that is conducive to them getting the best results for all clients.

I just wanted to share the video and the trainer Aarons knowledge on why he did certain things with rachel.

P.S. just really excited about being able to put video on my blog page!!


If you don't succeed try again!;0)

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Hello again, well here is my first ever video post. I must confess that I'm not the most computer savy, but I figured that I should be somewhat knowledgeable about the process of movie making. So i dove into the task only to fail miserably several times before getting it right. Hence the reason for this post.

In life things don't always go right the first time, sometimes not the second or third time for that matter, but it's the ones who continue to push forward and keep their focus that get the reward.

This video is by no means perfect but it's a start and that is where it all begins. I couldn't go any further if I never at started. So what is the moral of this story if you don't succeed at first, try and try until you get it.

There is a saying in the bible: "men perish for lack of vision". Keep your vision and keep moving in the direction you need to go and surely you will get there.

That's My Word!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

How Commited Are You

Sorry for my brief departure from my blog, but I have been focused on a few projects aimed to expand John Hall Studios. In venturing out into new business relationships and projects, I am excited - excited to share the passion and love I have for what I do, and to touch others with the knowledge and expetise I have and continue to gain.

As I start to branch out into the fitness industry, I find myself asking, " how committed are you?" Through the years, I have pretty much kept to myself, however now that John Hall Studios has reached a certain level of success - not only am I seeking to share my testimonial with new trainers, but newer trainers and individuals in the industry are seeking me or coming accross John Hall Studios via other avenues.

Therefore, I really had to sit down and reflect on the commitment, determination, steps, and most importantly, ACTION, it takes to be successful and reach such a level. "To whom much is given, much is required." I have learned this - it is an important lession - and I'm trying to instill this in those I touch.

Unfortunately, what I often encounter - and the point of this blog - is that a lot of trainers that want independant success as a trainer, success as a fitness empire, and/or the ability to touch others - are not willing to put in the effort, time, or ACTION it takes to advance. They "say" they want this or that, and have long developed plans on where they want to be in "X" number of years, yada yada yada... but procrastination and excuses quickly replace the drive, and many trainers plateau at a level far below what they ultimately desire. I have been guilty of this same complacency, which is precisely why I had to ask MYSELF, "How committed are you?"

There are several fitness professionals I would like to mention - individuals who have taken much ACTION, and people I look to and learn from in my pursuit of the next level and beyond. Ryan Lee, Alwyn Cosgrove, Craig Ballantyne, Zach Evenesh, just to name a few... These guys have inspired me to take on tasks and new methods of promoting myself that I maybe never have discovered on my own. My goal is to be worldwide like these guys, sharing my passion with people from all walks of life - and influencing others as they have influenced me.

In closing, if one truly wants the success and notarity that they're striving for - there will be sacrifice. It is not easy. So, when do you know that you are committed? When you are willing to make those sacrifices, and take the steps - do the ACTION it takes to move from one level, to the next level, to the next, to the top!

That's my word!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Super Blast! !....Try it you might like it

Hey everybody it's been awile sincemy last post. I have been busy working on my first book and am very excited about my progress! It's really not as hard as I thought it would be.

Well I have a kickass workout for you to try and let me know what you think:

Stiff-Leg deadlift
Barbell bent over row
Clean to front squat
Push Press
Back squat
Good mornings

Start with 6 reps of each, going from one movement to the next, then 5,4,3,2,1. No more than 45 seconds of rest in between sets. Advance individuals cut the rest period down.

Have Fun!

That's My Word!