Case Study: How Mikey Stays Strong for His Family Despite a Demanding and Unconventional Career

Staying consistent with training is hard for most people. Between a job, a family, and other responsibilities, it can seem damn near impossible to not only fit in a workout, but to stay committed to getting stronger and building skills.

Mikey Killingback, one of our devoted Alpha Posse members, proves that it can be done.

Despite a challenging job situation, he prioritizes his health so he can stay strong for his three young children.


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As you’ll see below, Mikey’s job situation makes his schedule a bit more challenging than most, but he doesn’t let that get in his way. He knows his family depends on him, so he finds a way to make his health and strength a priority.

Plus, he has a lot of fun in the process!

Focused and Fantastic at 56: How Nancy Gave Up Bouncing Around & Found True Strength

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People do all sorts of things to “get in shape.” Maybe they’ll take a class or two at their local Y, take up walking, join a community softball league – and all these things are great. What many people find, though, is that jumping from one activity to another doesn’t really allow them to get…

Playing Your Own Game – How 6 New GMB Trainers Exemplify Mindful Practice

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One of the things we’ve always emphasized is that, with consistent and mindful effort, everyone can improve their strength and condition. From beginners to long time trainees, the secret to success is doing the right things over and over again with a mindful approach.     Time and time again, we see that those trainees who…

The GMB Fitness Skills Show [Episode #60] – Ryan’s Gymnastics Coach, Mark Folger

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In this special episode, Ryan interviews Mark Folger, USA National Coach of the Year (2009), and Ryan’s gymnastics coach from back in the day. Mark has had a tremendous influence on Ryan’s movement journey, and many of our approaches to skill building stem from what he taught Ryan early on. He has also coached top…

The Fundamentals of Tumbling – Technique, Concerns, and Recommendations


“Tumbling” may bring to mind the triple backflips and other crazy skills you see once every four years in the Olympics, but there’s a lot more to tumbling than that.     Tumbling teaches body awareness along with the combination of strength, coordination, and flexibility it takes to train and perform the skills. And you don’t…