Eric: Before and After

Fat Kid to Fitness Coach

My parents divorced when I was 6 years old. My mom and I moved away from my dad, so even though I was being raised by a strong and caring woman I didn’t have a consistent male figure in my life. My mother got a job as a secretary, making about $13k a year. I […]

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noun,  re·cov·ery \ri-ˈkə-və-rē, -ˈkəv-rē\ the act or process of becoming healthy after an illness or injury : the act or process of recovering the act or process of returning to a normal state after a period of difficulty the return of something that has been lost, stolen, etc. Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 02 June 2016. […]

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Aftermarket Accessory Package


“Pain is weakness leaving the body.” – Adrianne Gleeson (ironic Facebook status update September 12, 2013) I had just finished 78th in my first “official” 5k with a time of 29:59.24. I had just taken my last unassisted step for what would be 10 long months. I was sitting on my butt in a parking […]

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A PSA Regarding Stress Fractures

How does one manage to break their hip? I’ve read a lot on the subject over the past couple of years, and in the absence of a traumatic injury (like a car crash or a hard fall), it is possible to break your hip by ignoring a developing stress fracture. While doctors have observed and […]

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No Discomfort No Growth

Most of us have it made… and it’s killing us. Modern humans don’t have to work very hard to survive. Compared to our ancestors, acquiring food and water is easier even for the most economically disadvantaged. Struggle and discomfort used to be a way of life for humans. Now we live in a culture that […]

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Adrianne Gleeson

My Seva Story

Please let me introduce myself. I have been given an incredible opportunity. As guest blogger, it is my privilege to tell you how Seva Fitness Academy changed my life. Born and raised in Paducah, KY I left for college and followed the road-less-traveled back home. I am a licensed CPA and certified Human Resources professional. […]

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Three M’s for Fitness Success

Do you know the three most critical principles necessary for fitness success? First, let’s start by defining “fitness success.” My definition is simply: A person who can move effectively through space and time. The more years you can do it, the better! Realistically speaking, all of us are headed for the same six foot deep […]

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I Believe

Something I believe… I believe movement is life. As water stagnates it becomes diseased. We are no different. When we stop moving we start dying. I believe when we stop loving and challenging ourselves we start giving up on ourselves, like pressing the accelerator to the grave. Human beings would not have continued to evolve […]

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Your Ultimate Retirement Package

Consider this: your body is your ultimate retirement package. Being fit means being capable. When you are finally able to break free from the daily grind, will you be physically able to chase your dreams? Will you have enough energy to do exciting and rewarding things? Will you be able to travel, or work in […]

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