Sunday, April 29, 2012


Hello and welcome everyone! Getting ready to  compete...long before "event day," challenge yourself physically and mentally. Envision exactly how you are going to compete and consider all the things that can go wrong. "Play" the event over and over again in your mind. I call this mental conditioning. Being a sprinter, I challenge myself by sprinting uphill forward and backward. The hill is 40 yards long with a 20 yard incline. I do this 10x and also add plyometric drills going uphill. Two days later, I sprint up steps (67) 10x. A one minute rest between each one. Dedicate one day each week to workout on the track. Go with progressives...50's, 100's, and 200's. All my workouts are for 90 min.

Have a meaningful life everyone! Jimmy O

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Fatal Trap

Hello and welcome everyone! The fatal trap...roads that lead there are...confusion, insecurity, impulsiveness, nonpurpose and lack of passion. All are critical in building the right road to success. Let's concentrate on PASSION. It's more than writing out your goals and putting them on the fridge door. When you reach a passion for something, you "come alive." You are able to rid yourself of the clutter in your life. Your training, workouts and your life begins to make sense. Long before you reach your begin to see yourself as already being there. That's passion!

Have a great and meaningful life everyone! JimmyO


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Enemy # 1

Hello and welcome everyone! Enemy #1 is TIME! We are either fighting
for or against it. Can we get time on our side? Yes! Ignore the "outside" with your "inner clock." We all have an inner clock...use it.
Focus on where you are and what you have to do. When you worry about
the outside, you are already distracted...out of focus. Keep your focus on
the finish line...not the other competitor's. Part of your training must be
in gaining an understanding of how to read your inner clock. Time now
becomes your ally. You will be amazed at the power of your new friend.

Have a meaningful life everyone! Jimmy O

Sunday, April 8, 2012


Hello and welcome everyone...Happy Easter! My Easter message...we live

as if we will never die...we die as though we never lived. We rush to grow

up...and then long to be kids again. A reminder...we spend hours working

out and training...enjoy the moment. The moments are our investment

in our future. However, it is not an investment in just our future, it is also for

those who follow us. Let's give them something to reach up for...always.

Have a meaningful life everyone! JimmyO


Sunday, April 1, 2012


Hello and welcome everyone! Most athletes understand the saying.
"outside the lines." Let me share with you another...I use it quite often;
"inside the heart." For the past ten years, I have worked with, served as
a personal trainer and group fitness instructor to the physically and
mentally challenged. Why is it, people who are challenged serve as a
great teacher and role model for all of us. "US" meaning the "perfect ones." I have not only noticed, but have lived with and taught a valuable
lesson in sports and life. The challenged that I have come to know have
HEART. The will, the passion and the mindset..."I will prove you wrong."
I am convinced, the challenged accept the "challenge" of having to prove
themselves. The next time you give up, search out a challenged person
and allow that person to teach you a lesson. Have a "heart to heart" talk
with that person. Inside the heart of a champion. Webster defines heart
as "the vital center of one's being." When you find will know.

Have a meaningful life everyone! Jimmy O