Saturday, 5 November 2011

Have you seen my packages?

I was informed that I have not updated my training packages recently. All of my materials and internet doo-dads are currently in a state of upheaval.

I am toying with package titles and fees. Let me know what you see that is good.

Here goes nothing. Also if you want to follow me on Twitter take a peek over to the right. The link should take you where you want to go. Have a great day everyone!




Cub Package: Core Building and Brain Training For Young Athletes

Avoid injuries, Build Core Strength, Knee Strength / Balance Training

Mental Skills Sharpening - Be Yip-less

$219 – 5 one-hour sessions

WolfBlast Package:

23 point Range of Motion and Posture Assessment

Cardio, Resistance and flexibility prescription for your goals

Personal Training Information Binder

$489 - includes 5 one-hour fitness sessions

Wolfhaus Package: Elite In Home Personal Training –

State of the Art Body Composition Assessment: your Personal Lean Mass,

Hydration, and your Metabolic Rate Accurately Calculated

Nutritional Caloric Recommendation

23 point Range of Motion and Posture Assessment

Cardio, Resistance and Flexibility prescription for your goals

Personal Training Information Binder

$649 – includes 7 one-hour sessions

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Criticism Sucks. Postivity is its killer.

This requires repeating.

“I always take more pleasure in liking something than in disliking something. That’s not to say there aren’t some things that deserve to be liked and some things that deserved to be disliked, but I’m never fond of disliking something.

The lesson I’ve learned is to be wary of those who are. The ones who seem to think that being critical is the same as having good taste. Those people almost never have good taste, so their opinions don’t matter. There’s no particular sophistication required to be a critic. We know this, because children often dislike foods they learn to love as adults.

So, even if what you’ve done isn’t so great, just remember that those who can’t say so with grace, those who seem to take pride in criticizing you, their opinions don’t matter. It may very well be that you’ve created a masterpiece, and they’re just children. If you can learn to be a fair judge of yourself, you won’t feel the need to rely on other people’s opinions.”

-Chris Shifflet

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Highs and Lows, Mental Skills are Handy

I have to say that I am very fortunate in that I learned quite early on that getting worked up about things doesn't make them better. Life has many hurdles. If you focus on the negative to motivate yourself you will have a surge of energy, but very often is misdirected. Things will get done, but will they help you move in the right direction.

No, I am not proposing being an automaton. Getting upset is normal and healthy. Staying there and using it as a motivational force is, however, misguided. Very few people need this type of stress in their lives to move forward and grow. An exception would be MMA fighter or boxer. As you can see, they would be short term focused. Your life is not, or should not be short term focused.

So, what to do. It is normal to get upset, but take the time to think about why and what the next step would be. This is not taught to many people. I've worked with hundreds of people who react the moment they are "wronged". A few even notice later that it felt good at the time, but in the long term it made the problem worse. Even fewer realized that it was their responsibility to react in a healthful way. Most felt that it was necessary to react swiftly and harshly.

The Art of War would blow their mind, if they stopped to learn about the many ways to approach a problem they have at their disposal. The 36 Strategies of Ancient China is also a simplified, equally as effective breakdown of ways to approach problems with your future goals in mind.

Well, if you've read this far you are interested in personal growth and problem solving, without the anger. :)

I recommend you find these books and give them a read. They just might change your life, for the better.

If you want a really light read, try Samurai Strategies.

Thanks for your time, everyone. Have a fantastic day!


Monday, 19 September 2011

The Time Has Come - Post Apocolyptic Rantings

Hello all,

In case you haven't noticed, I've been off the grid for a while. Big changes around here. And I wanted to let you know I am back with only a few dents in the armor.

Since change is natural, and inevitable in this business, it was only a matter of time my turn was up. I've been in the fitness biz for a while. I experienced a bit of floundering but with time and experience came new and different choices and opportunities.

This blog is where I will be detailing these changes and the new direction. So, on the topic of keeping up with the goings-on around here, if you haven't subscribed already, You can follow along with one of my accounts.

I have been updating my Twitter account, Facebook account, LinkedIn account and Google Buzz. I use Seesmic, a program that updates them all in one fell swoop.

Go to LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google Buzz and type in my name. Find me and join or follow me. There will be (almost) daily updates there!

And here is where I will be able to dive deeper into topics, rant on the bizarre goings on in the fitness world, regale you with tales from my own business and training, and blow your mind with my terrible spelling.

Let's do this!

BTW: you can subscribe to this blog as well. RSS feed it if you know what I am saying. Thanks to everyone who waited. This is going to be fun.


Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Physical Intelligence

Physical intelligence...

Like the mind, if you park it you can plan on some serious atrophy kicking in.

Keep moving.

Take it from one who knows. I went from very active to an unplanned corporate gig that added stress, wonky hours, and poor eating times for a decade.

Two guesses how my first run went once I realized I needed to get more active.

I had always been active, or so I thought. In reality there was about an 8 year gap in there.

Let's just say that when someone says they used to be very active or that they used to be an athlete I shift gears and approach them in a slightly different way than Joe or Jane. There is an ego to be handled as well as a physical component. The reintroduction of activity to a body that has a history, a memory of what it used to be able to do. And it will get frustrated with itself when it can't achieve the high water marks it was used to.

It's like cracking open your grade 11 math book, and you know you knew this. But you sure wouldn't want to write a test at that moment. Some practice would be in order.

But the upside, of course, is that it won't take any time at all to get back to where you were. You are not doomed. It takes time and patience, but a high level of fitness is achievable. Mental and physical.

So have at it you retired fitness fanatics. Just be smart. Use the wisdom of your years and the patience you have gained to make gains again. Oh, you know I am leaving that sentence there just to bother the grammar police.

Have a wonderful day all!

Be sure to check out my Altius Fitness Facebook group. It's getting started and could use some joining!

todd at altiusfitness dot com

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Semi-Private Training

Altius Fitness is back! Have you been looking for professional personal training for you and your friends? Private or semi-private training?

Learn what gets results that stick for my clients. 9 years of experience means you can cut the excess and do what works for you.

If you and some of your friends want to challenge and motivate one another to amazing results, there is a program for that. Small group training at your home is available now.

It's' a great way to get lean and keep your pocketbook fat and still get top level training in your own home.

Contact me for more information!

Todd at altiusfitness dot com

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Still here ;)

Oh my goodness, you wouldn't believe the twists and turns life's road can take. Actually... you probably can.

Well in the meantime, I am mid hairpin turn. I am continuing to learn and I will be sharing my new lessons with you in the very near future.

I want to welcome the new people who have begun to follow my posts and thank the ones who have stayed with me.

We'll all be rewarded handsomely for our patience! lol

Have a wonderful day everyone.

In health,