Saturday, November 30, 2013


Welcome everyone...emotion plays a role in this blog. I will be
emphasizing a special person...the underdog. For those of you, who
have followed me over the years will recognize my thoughts and
words. Since the year 2003 I have devoted my time and worked with the physically and mentally challenged. 100's of men and women with disabilities have participated in my fitness classes and
various sports classes. I have spoken the words several times...
" I am overwhelmed by people with less, do more." Throughout my
life, I have always thought of myself as the underdog. Aside from
people with physical and mental challenges, a great majority have
less physical and athletic ability and skill...and yet, they still WIN.
Why? These men and women think "outside the box." They are
forced to create a win. This is true in business as well
as all of life. Never underestimate the power of the
underdog! My book recommendation this month is David and
Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell. He appeared on 60 minutes about a
week ago. A must read!

Have a meaningful life everyone...JimmyO

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

In Thanks

Welcome everyone...since I was 10 years old, Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. Just family, friends and turkey.
I am the chef on this day. For more years now than I can count, I
always invite a family to join us...a family on hard times. And make a meal for shut ins. Makes me feel better. My father once told
me, "if you do something expecting a thank you, you are doing it for the wrong reasons." So, do something for someone. My thanks
to all of you and for being a part of my life.
Best wishes to you and your loved ones and to someone you
helped today. JimmyO

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Stick It

Hello and welcome everyone...over the years, every once in awhile
I elect to take a side road to think, observe and gain perspective in
life. So, I'll share what I saw this past week. Watching one of my
fitness class of women participants I noted once again that applying
games, sport and fun, the women achieved a higher level of fitness.
When training and getting in shape becomes FUN, we perform better, longer and are more focused. Also the confidence level is
much higher. You can have structure and still have fun. Also, women have taught me, there must be a social element...a connection. I never disrupt a minute or two for socializing. I call that the "refresher." Another waste more time than women. Most consider the gym the "pain ctr." Watch men on
a tread mill...not pretty. People going into surgery have the same look. I also observed that both men and women did not illustrate
a "peak "  during their routine. I call that the "STICK IT" time
frame. I then visited another one of my fitness classes for people
with disabilities. I observed people having fun while getting into
shape. I am always motivated by people with less doing more and
giving more. Each one of us possess three people inside...the child,
the adult and the parent. As we age we push aside the child within
us. We allow the adult and then the parent to take over our lives.
Bring the child back into your life.

Have a meaningful life everyone...JimmyO

Sunday, November 17, 2013

WOW factor

Hello and welcome are the best. WOW! I appreciate
your comments and questions. "I want to be the best of me most of
the time" I don't compete for the sake of competing, I compete to WIN! My mindset...out work you. I have average skill, athleticism
and intelligence. When you know your strengths and weaknesses and admit will become a winner. Natural energy... start with
Epsom salts. Soak your feet for 20 minutes daily. Chia seeds, avocado, apples, cherries, ginger for circulation, pineapple melon and goji berries. And last do not want dehydration of
connective tissue, joints and tendons. Cells respond to collegen.
You can never go wrong with berries and seeds.

Have a meaning life everyone...JimmyO

Sunday, November 10, 2013


Hello and welcome everyone...the response to the Ninja and Navy
Seal training and workout has been overwhelming. I will answer
all questions and comments. So, my thanks to all of you. When
reviewing my blogs, I discovered I forgot to add one other push up.
Take your push up stance...go down to chest and push up fast and at peak height push hard and either go to left or right. Your hands
come off the floor and you land as far from center as possible and
then back and forth moving as fast and as far as you can. Do ten and build up to 25.
Breakout...pain relief and speeding up metabolism. Before, during
and after your workout...s-t-r-e-t-c-h. Design your warm up and
cool down. Rehab is no fun. Consider the following for pain relief...Capsaicin creams, Inflathera, Zyflamen, Turmeric, Curcumin, Prothera RX, Arnicare. Speed up metabolism...protein
contains amino acids your body needs to speed up metabolism.
Kale and green tea. Next

Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Saturday, November 2, 2013


Hello and welcome everyone...last week's blog concluded my four
part series on Ninja training. I illustrated 25-30 different drills. Mix
and match your weekly, two hour daily drills six days a week. By now, after four weeks you should be rock hard. will
gain more benefit from your workouts with...1) proper breathing,
exhaling when applying resistance. 2) Proper technique. 3) Proper
mental attitude. 4) Patience. 5) Proper stretching.
Now, I will address the intangible...mental toughness. You develop
mental toughness while training in Ninja training. Hard...yes.
Uncomfortable...yes. Rewarding...very. To get there...start here.
Let's say your are going to prepare a special meal. You need the
proper recipe, one that you can work with. As you get started,
it is some what confusing...until you get "into it." You begin to
visualize what the meal will look like and what it will taste like.
Yes, you can even sense what it will smell like. In reaching any
goal, you begin to visualize yourself as already being there.  You
begin to act and behave as though you were already there. That vision lives with you, drives you, it consumes becomes
your passion. Nothing can stop you. You follow your vision.
Next week...pain relief.

Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O