Sunday, February 26, 2012

50 to 94

Hello and welcome everyone! Thanks to all of you who are responding to
my bloggs. Feels great to know people read and means we
share the same feelings on a particular subject. Let me aquaint you with
my "Balance Your Life" fitness class. Three basic keys make up the
foundation of achieving a high degree of functional balance. I stress
proper techniqe, posture and correct breathing. Over the past four years
over 1500 men and women have participated in the class. Most of the
participants are Seniors, ranging in age from 50 to 94. Women
outnumber men 10 to 1. This program is the same as I conduct for
people between the ages of 8 and 18 who want to develope a higher
degree of athletic skill. All the young kids come into camp thinking they
have balance. That is until they start the drills...oh, oh...they don't have
the functional balance they thought they possessed. The drills are
progressive in nature and can be modified "to fit" the participants ability.
A viewpoint...functional balance is the critical ingredient to attaining
"results expected" in any of our workouts and competitive events.

Have a meaningfull life everyone! Jimmy O

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Hello and welcome everyone! The line between results expected and
results achieved is known as the line of effectiveness. Most of us want
that line to be closer to results expected. The criteria for measuring is
critical. How we measure, why we measure is fundamental to the
achievement of anything worth while. For some, the stopwatch is the
only tool being used. That is not enough for enduring progress. Each
competitor needs to address the function of measuring and the criteria
used is an individual task. Move that "thin line" upward.

Have a meaningful life everyone! Jimmy O

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Hello and welcome everyone! IMPACT! That word has dwelled within me
for most of my adult life. Today, I will share with you the meaning of
that word for me. The impact you make in life is in direct proportion to
your own self image. Our behavior mirrors how we feel.
I is for image...self image. That's the who am I and what am I all about.
M is for maturity. How do I handle things in life. Do I accept responsibility or blame others.
P is for purpose in's more than writing down our's a
A is for attitude. "I want to be the best of me most of the time."
C is for courage. Having the courage to stand up for what you believe in.
Leaders stand alone much of the time.
T is for touch...the human touch. We need more the just a pat on the
back...everyone should get a hug every day.
Impact should be a way of life.

Have a meaningfull life everyone! Jimmy O

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Hello and welcome everyone! Careful...don't want to peak too early.
Would that be for the physical or the mental part? Should there be a one
or two week period between the last game of the season and the Super
Bowl? Those thoughts and questions have persisted since the inception
of organized sports. OK...this is my viewpoint. We don't hear
"pace yourself" when training for events. And I'm not sure of what and
how pace fits into training. That word fits in running long distances.
My training and workouts are programed to my specific events. Track
and Field, tennis, racquetball, pickleball amd martial arts. Everything
I have to do in the specific event, I do in my workouts. I think about the
the events long before "event day." I'm a grinder. Always consider
myself as an underdog. I never know what or how hard the competition
is training. Never worry about peaking to early or to late. I will be

Have a meaningfull life everone.