Why Iron Athletics Redefines Fitness

As the owner-operator of Iron Athletics, I have the responsibility of ensuring the business grows in a positive direction. To do this, I must relentlessly pursue the highest quality of education in all aspects of fitness (fat loss, chronic disease, rehabilitation, preventative care, athletics, strength and conditioning to name a few) while applying it in the most practical way for clients to achieve success. Not a task I take lightly, nor should anyone in this industry. In a field where everything is unregulated, you must be prepared to address skepticism with education. You must be able to answer the question: what

The Gold Star System

I want to share a fun, yet organized method to help you keep track of your fitness goals. The gold star system can be used for any achievement and was created to help keep daily tasks visible and goals in front of you. Whether you are an Olympian or a novice, the gold star system can help make your desires more achievable while keeping things fun. What Is It? The gold star system (GSS) is essentially a chore calendar, similar to the ones mom or dad used on the fridge. As adults, myself and my fiancee decided to implement it around

Bullets & Dump Trucks

Remember high school physics class? Besides building rocket launchers that could fire an egg down the block, the knowledge of Newton's Laws proved an invaluable staple to strength and conditioning and the success of our services. Force, friction, inertia, momentum, leverage, and good ole' gravity play a crucial role in performance gains and overall fitness. In case physical phenomena are a bit fuzzy to recollect, let me review Newton's 3 Laws: 1) An object at rest or in motion will stay in said state unless acted upon by another force. 2) The vector sum of forces on an object is

The Journey of 100 Pounds

Athanasios Coutsos The journey of 100 pounds begins with a single step. Let me preface this by telling you what this blog is not. You won’t find “4 SECRETS TO SIX PACK ABS” or “LOSE 10 POUNDS IN A WEEK USING THIS SECRET METHOD”. What this blog is, however; is a reflection of sorts regarding my transition back to an active lifestyle after nearly an eight-year hiatus. While I was working on completing my Bachelors of Human Kinetics, I was a member of the varsity football team at the University of Windsor. I was active, working out 5-6 times a week,