My name is Jonathan and I own Fitness For Freedom. This feed consists of my stories of fitness and business. As a student of life I have found that trial and error is the best way to figure things out, so I will share my successes, mistakes and how I will do things differently going forward.
This blog is a reflection of my previous week and comes out on Saturday mornings.
Episode 275 – Why Do You Change in Some Ways But Not Others?
Posted on June 12, 2017
About 10 years ago when we first started our in-home personal training company, one of my co-workers from my previous job hired me to design his exercise program. He was having some kind of an […]
Episode 134 – Follow-up Questions and Answers About How I Eat
Posted on June 13, 2016
Last week’s Q & A Thursday’s episode we talked a lot about how I personally eat and we got a lot of questions about my list of foods and why some foods were on my […]
Jonathan’s First Guest Appearance on Fit and Vibrant You Podcast
Posted on March 4, 2016
Today’s post is a little bit different and a little bit special, instead of doing a blog post we’re sending out my first guest appearance on someone else podcast, Tanja Shaw is the host of […]
Top 10 Reasons Why I Exercise
Posted on February 24, 2016
Exercise has a lot of health benefits like preventing Heart Disease, improving your bone density, preventing Type 2 Diabetes and decreasing your chance of getting Alzheimer’s, but if I’m going to be completely honest I […]
The 14th Thing and No One Knows This One
Posted on January 16, 2016
I cannot believe the response we got from our 13 Things Only a Couple of People Know About Me post. Your encouragement and thoughts towards it and us have been overwhelming and for that I […]
13 Things Only A Couple Of People Know About Me
Posted on January 9, 2016
I read in someone’s blog somewhere that you should write out a list of things people don’t know about you so they can get to know you better and build a better relationship with them, […]
Taking Stock of What’s Really Important
Posted on September 5, 2015
This week for the podcast we interviewed a woman in her early 30’s, she suffered a stroke several months ago and almost died. The conversation we had was an emotional rollercoaster as she talked about […]
I Want to Change the World
Posted on August 29, 2015
Just typing that makes my heart beat a little faster, but it’s true. I don’t know where it comes from, maybe I watched too many episodes of Superman growing up or maybe it comes from […]
Trying to Get Up on One Ski When You’ve Never Skied Before?
Posted on August 22, 2015
As some of you know but most of you don’t I love to water ski (since the age of 7), I get a lot of joy in cutting hard over the wake, spraying the girls […]
Are You Living Up to Your Full Potential?
Posted on August 15, 2015
Have you ever been in the middle of a task or project and asked yourself ‘Why am I doing this right now?’ and not been able to answer it clearly. This happened to me last […]
Do You Value Time More Than Money?
Posted on August 8, 2015
About 6 months ago I embarked on a journey. I didn’t realize that’s what I was doing but it was. I came to the realization that the online version of what I was trying to […]
Criticism Leads to Negative Self Talk Leads to Inaction
Posted on August 1, 2015
Earlier this week I was training a client that I have been training for several years. We train at 5am two mornings a week and despite the early time and occasional grumpiness we get along […]
When a 2 Hour Job Turns Into a 2 Day Job
Posted on July 25, 2015
This was a long and moderately frustrating week, you know when you’re first learning a new skill or you’re not sure how to do something and somehow a task or a job that you think […]
Could I Get a Side of Wisdom with That Plate of Knowledge Please?
Posted on July 18, 2015
About 200 years ago in the deep forest of Western Quebec there was a spectacular lumberjack competition where 2 competitors faced off to see who could chop down the most trees. The incumbent champion Jean-Francois, […]
If I’m Right Then By Default You’re Wrong
Posted on July 11, 2015
I’m flawed, but shhh don’t tell my parents, they think, I think I’m perfect, something about being a cocky teenager, but that ship sailed years ago and someone forget to tell them I age just […]