Death to Dadbod: The Long One

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

There are times in a man’s life when he needs to give up. Quitting is the best option. Sloppy Joe eating contest. Trying to make dub-step cool. Wearing only spandex during a workout. Telling friends that cats should eat vegan too. Wearing jerseys in public. Getting angry about comic book movies.   Quitting ain’t all that bad, ya know? I’ve joked several times on Death to Dadbod about quitting during a workout. I say it’s a joke because I’m being …

Fitting In Fitness When Life is Full

Pat Barber No Filter Fitness

Even though we’ve been CrossFitting for over a decade, we’re brand new to the individual programming space. Why? Because our specialty has always been programming for affiliates, and we just couldn’t connect to individual programming. Or quick workouts. It wasn’t us. It wasn’t our life. That’s different now. We still believe that going to a CrossFit affiliate that you really like is the best thing you can do for your fitness. Hands down. That said… We have three kiddos and …

Death to Dadbod: Running In Place (RIP)

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

I’m so excited to workout! Oh man, it’s been one of those weeks. Baby isn’t sleeping. Kids are farting around and crying about the smell. Marriage game is strong, but it’s hard to be power lifting when your tiniest human cries 4-162 times each night. I felt like I’ve been constantly running around. And I hate running. I need the weekend. Even if the weekend just means I work all day without actually being at Work all day. Maybe I’ll …

What Fitness Means to Us Now…With Kiddos

Pat Barber No Filter Fitness

Once upon a time, long, long ago, when we were younguns, we worked out for two reasons: As down time or “me time” So we could keep up with all the crazy talented competitors at the CrossFit Games. Now, with three little humans overtaking our household, our “why” looks very different. Here’s a glimpse at what fitness means to us now, and how we make home workouts work amidst all the interruptions and distractions that come with parenting. Fitnessing at …

How to Win as an Outsider

Pat Barber No Filter Fitness

We want you to win as an Outsider. And to do that, we’re here to set you up for success. Getting motivated to work out again is no easy thing. Nor is going from zero to hero and suddenly getting consistent with your fitness. That takes planning and self-awareness. Here are 3 things to do if you want to make this online workout program work for you— We’re here for you. We want you to succeed. Put these 3 things …

3 Things That Affect How Fit You Feel

Pat Barber No Filter Fitness

You’re working out but you still feel blah. You’re wondering how to get fit at home with your busy, full life. With all the distractions and priorities. Or, maybe you feel stuck in routines that just aren’t giving you the results you want. We believe it’s not all about the workout program. It’s about context. A more holistic understanding. The bigger picture. It’s about what you’re doing outside of the program…outside of Outside the Box. There are many, many things …

Death To Dadbod (3/29/2019)

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

The house is quiet. Almost too quiet. Joanie (my wife) is off to run errands and pick up the twin from dance practice. She’s probably going to come back with a new kitten, if history is any inclination. We used to have 3 kids and 3 cats. Now we have 4 kids… how’s your math? She trusted me home alone with our newborn. This isn’t me being the “dad who babysits.” But she’s really going out on a limb to …

Death to Dadbod (3/22/2019)

Danial Hooper Death to Dadbod, No Filter Fitness

This is me. My son was born just over a month ago. My wife and I went through IVF to have our tiny little miracle. We have pictures of him when he was an embryo. It’s the most adorable little blob you ever did see. We knew the cost going in. We knew it was like buying one really nice car, or five thousand Chick-Fil-A sandwiches. I stressed a lot during her pregnancy. That’s not to ignore her stress or …

We’re Bad at Goals

Taz Barber Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

The thing about setting goals is that most of us are terrible at it. The first problem is that we don’t know what we want. Or, we don’t know why we want it. We’re like kids in a toy store, running around, wanting everything we see, crying because we can’t have it, and then forgetting it ever existed an hour later. Apparently, it wasn’t that important to us. Maybe we were bored, confused, frustrated, and in looking for a balm …

When the Excuses Keep Winning

Taz Barber Brain Gainz, No Filter Fitness

In my teens and twenties, my life was all about Sport and Fitness. I played multiple sports. Was a CrossFit Games competitor. Owned an affiliate. Coached clients. And coached coaches, too. My friends were the type of CrossFitters who were breaking barriers (and the internet) like every other week. It was a lot to live up to. Sorta like how a doctor feels as if they can never be sick because that would reflect poorly on their knowledge or skill, …