1. This is some solid advice.

    This is some solid advice.

    (Source: ellas-fit-diary)

  2. Today I went to a few different gyms. I asked about the local job market for personal trainers. The local YMCA is currently hiring two in addition to who they already employ, and another gym suggested that they would be hiring this Summer.

    The feeling that I walked away with is that the job market for personal trainers in my area is good, and (of course) even better in near by larger cities based on what I was told. I really like this idea.

    Now I need to learn more about what’s required for certification. I’m going to look over ACE and CSCS (since I already have a 4 year degree). If I can do this, I feel that my martial arts background, psychology education, and personal fitness life style can add a lot to it.

    We’ll see, but I walked out of the gyms with a good feeling about this.

    EDIT: Isn’t this sweet? My university does computer based ACE certification tests. In MY hall, no less (the hall that houses the psychology classes). How cool is that? I think this basically sells me on ACE haha.

    It looks like CPR certification is required to get certified as a personal trainer. Makes sense. I’m not sure where I would go to get CPR certified.

  3. elllieactive:

    fitspo-culture:

    My before and after photo’s. I went from 160lbs to 120lbs - this is a 40 pound weight loss.

    http://fitspo-culture.tumblr.com/

    SHIT THIS IS AMAZING

    Congrats on your amazing improvement. :)

  4. gutsanduppercuts:

    Ladies and gents, this is Hugo Tronche. Hugo won the “King of Self Defense” tournament last year in the “professor” category. He’s a Pencak Silat teacher and he’s an absolute beast.

    I don’t typically like choreographed demonstrations (which I assume this is), but look at how Tronche moves. Whether it’s empty handed, with a baton or even with a knife, he moves fast and shockingly accurate.
    Remember, this is self defense. It’s not meant to look tidy. He goes for the vitals and puts his opponent down in seconds. He doesn’t stick to punches. His attacks are a combination of kicks, punches, downs and locks. It’s a flurry and enough to fuck up any potential attacker.

    It’s gritty, rough and real. If you can disarm someone, punch them in the face, kick their groin and then put them in a choke, all within a few seconds, they’re done for.
    I’m not saying we can all be this good but it certainly emphasizes the importance of martial arts when it comes to defending oneself.

  5. meetyourinnerstrength:

    So I’m following only 488 blogs, most of which I am pretty certain are unactive now..this makes me feel pretty crap considering the amount of followers  have soooo

    Message me or something and I’ll check you out

    Most of my own followers are inactive. Over 300 last I checked (I have the number disabled now) and only like 3 or 4 show signs of life. I’m currently following 53 blogs and some of them haven’t posted in months. O_o

  6. I am so into this these days. edit: Though I wouldn’t call it “gradually”.

    I am so into this these days. edit: Though I wouldn’t call it “gradually”.

    (Source: wourkinit)

  7. Good night, Tumblrs.

  8. manwithoutborders:

over9000blog:

dee!

Kickboxer! Van Damme!

Yep!  This movie.. I watched  this while still fairly young.The actor who’s kicking the wall had a very thick accent.  At one point he says to Van Damme’s character, “Mylee, good fuck” (or however you spell the character’s name).  Van Damme’s character screams “Noooo!” in this big dramatic yell with a horrified expression.Yet due to the actor’s accent I swear that I heard, perfectly clearly, “My knee.  Good fuck.”Van Damme goes all dramatic “NOOOOOOO” and I completely lost it. I laughed so hard that my sides hurt and I was crying. The person who I was watching the movie with heard the actor correctly, and my apparently sadistic laughter got him laughing just as hard and…. True story.

    manwithoutborders:

    over9000blog:

    dee!

    Kickboxer! Van Damme!

    Yep! This movie.. I watched this while still fairly young.

    The actor who’s kicking the wall had a very thick accent. At one point he says to Van Damme’s character, “Mylee, good fuck” (or however you spell the character’s name). Van Damme’s character screams “Noooo!” in this big dramatic yell with a horrified expression.

    Yet due to the actor’s accent I swear that I heard, perfectly clearly, “My knee. Good fuck.”

    Van Damme goes all dramatic “NOOOOOOO” and I completely lost it. I laughed so hard that my sides hurt and I was crying. The person who I was watching the movie with heard the actor correctly, and my apparently sadistic laughter got him laughing just as hard and….

    True story.

    (Source: tsgigor)

  9. manwithoutborders asked: 1, 5, 8, 15, 39

    1| First time I watched my favorite movie

    The first memory that comes to mind is when I was still a toddler.  My babysitter let me watch American Werewolf In London.  One of the best babysitters in the world.  Unfortunately the movie royally freaked me out and said babysitter ended up getting yelled at by my parents. Poor girl lol…

    I’ve been a fan of horror movies ever since.

    5| Best birthday I’ve had

    This is a great question, but I haven’t celebrated my birthday since I was in elementary school.  As a result I don’t actually remember any birthday celebrations.  Kind of a dry answer, but that’s what it is.

    8| Thing i’m most proud of

    Probably that I’ve stuck with exercising and continuing some form of martial arts training even though I haven’t been to the dojo in so long.  I still work the bag, I practice form, I go over the PInan katas and Bassai Dai, I’ve taken up trail running. edit: and other related things but I probably shouldn’t write a book.

    15| Most content in life

    When I was attending university classes.  That was a comfortable way of life, I enjoy learning, and aside from some General Ed classes I could choose most of my classes.  It was also where I began regular karate training, how I went to South Korea and so on.

    I would be a life-long university student if I ever won the lottery.

    39| Thing I wish I’d known earlier

    Heavy question.  There were two potential major turning points in my life, however.  One, I dropped out of high school and that was a really stupid decision.  Two, my life would have been much better in just about every way had I remained at the dojo when I joined as a teenager.

    There are other issues, such as some relationship related situations, that would have gone much better had I known something.  Yet they wouldn’t have occurred in the fist place had either of the two aforementioned scenarios played out otherwise.

  10. Omfg "talk about" is a lot cuter than ask me

    I know most people who follow me are only here for the art but if anyone's curious, here we go. o/
    1: Talk about the first time you watched your favorite movie.
    2: Talk about your first kiss.
    3: Talk about the person you've had the most intense romantic feelings for.
    4: Talk about the thing you regret most so far.
    5: Talk about the best birthday you've had.
    6: Talk about the worst birthday you've had.
    7: Talk about your biggest insecurity.
    8: Talk about the thing you are most proud of.
    9: Talk about little things on your body that you like the most.
    10: Talk about the biggest fight you've ever had.
    11: Talk about the best dream you've ever had.
    12: Talk about the worst dream you've ever had.
    13: Talk about the first time you had sex/how you imagine your first time.
    14: Talk about a vacation.
    15: Talk about the time you were most content in life.
    16: Talk about the best party you've ever been to.
    17: Talk about someone you want to be friends with.
    18: Talk about something that happened in elementary school.
    19: Talk about something that happened in middle school.
    20: Talk about something that happened in high school.
    21: Talk about a time you had to turn someone down.
    22: Talk about your worst fear.
    23: Talk about a time someone turned you down.
    24: Talk about something someone told you that meant a lot.
    25: Talk about an ex-best friend.
    26: Talk about things you do when you're sick.
    27: Talk about your favorite part of someone else's body.
    28: Talk about your fetishes.
    29: Talk about what turns you on.
    30: Talk about what turns you off.
    31: Talk about what you think death is like.
    32: Talk about a place you remember from your childhood.
    33: Talk about what you do when you are sad.
    34: Talk about the worst physical pain you've endured.
    35: Talk about things you wish you could stop doing.
    36: Talk about your guilty pleasures.
    37: Talk about someone you thought you were in love with.
    38: Talk about songs that remind you of certain people.
    39: Talk about things you wish you'd known earlier.
    40: Talk about the end of something in your life.

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