Death to Dadbod: High Elevation

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

Colorado Springs is cool. My wife and I spent the weekend there while our kids were at church camp and we absolutely loved it. The food was great, our hotel was amazing, and the people were super nice. The SCP gym was awesome, it was perfect for a hotel workout. My only negative experience was due to the high elevation.  Oh. My. Goodness. My lungs were on fire. I live in Salt Lake City, I thought elevation wouldn’t be a …

Herro. I’m Pat.

Pat Barber Outsider Interviews

This world is full of people pushing themselves, unlearning harmful beliefs and behaviors, following their curiosity, and just trying to do their part to love life and leave the world better than they found it. If they can do it, so can you, so can we. Because we’re all in this together, and we’re tougher than we think. In this week’s Outsider Interview, we’d like to introduce you to co-founder of OTB, Pat B. • If you could magically gain …

Death to Dadbod: Anniversary Running Workout

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

Before we get to the running workout… Ahem. 5 years ago, I married the love of my life. Joanie is my inspiration, the most humble person I know, and lights up my day without saying a word. She loves me in the purest sense. #RibRib It’s been a wild, amazing chapter in our lives. Our kids are awesome. They’re these hilarious little copies of their mother, except now they got some really bad habits from me. Bella has my disabling …

Death to Dadbod: Hot Sauce and Push-ups

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod

This one is a total body workout with Push-ups. I love hot sauce. If someone hands me a bottle of hawt sawce I’m going to put it on my food. Heat makes the flavor better. I don’t waste time with the phony warnings or recommendations on dosage… if you like it enough to recommend it, I’m going to pour it on. And because of who I am as a person, I tend to put too much on. Sometimes, this doesn’t …

Death to Dadbod: CrossFit’s Favorite Girl (Fran)

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

I’ve been involved in the CrossFit world for sometime. Been to the Games three times, Regionals four times, and at least a half dozen local comps. I’ve been a part of two gyms and have done drop-ins and had visitors. In 2014, I even shaked (shook?) Greg Glassman’s hand. I’ve done Fran over 50 times.   Wait, before I continue, I should explain. Fran is not a person. Well, Fran is a name of plenty of persons, but that’s not …

Death to Dadbod: Fortnite Fitness

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

My son is obsessed with Fortnite. He knows all the dances, the landmarks on the map, and uses words like EPIC to describe a squad victory. I listen to his stories because I love him. He’s almost 14 years old, and soon he’s not going to want to talk to me about anything. I’ve read plenty of parenting handbooks to know there’s a good chance I’m going to be treated like his sworn enemy for a few years.   He’s …

Death to Dadbod: Sibling Rivalry

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

They say children are the future. If that’s the case – then you’re all welcome. I’m blessed with 3 amazing children who are going to make the world a better place. They’re 3 of the most loving, kind hearted little humans I’ve ever met. Ahem, I also have a 9-week-old baby boy, but the jury is still out on him. He’s the first of the 4 to actually have my DNA, so he’s got an uphill climb. He’s already mastered …