5 Ways to Live a Happy(ier) Life

There are probably over a million books and blogs written on the how to topic of living a happier life. What is great about all of them is that for the most part they all work for someone out there. I like to believe I live a happy life. When I wake up, I’m excited to go to work! The people who surround me are all incredible and they give me something to be happy about each and every day. Continue reading

From Rock Bottom


From Rock Bottom

A coach’s guide to helping clients who have just seemed to quit

By David de Leon


Coaching began for me when I was 19 years old as a trainer at the Texas A&M University Recreational Center. A head first dive is how I would describe it. No experience, but all the desire in the world. Continue reading

How do you perceive your life?

Do we sometimes not realize how much opportunity is around us? Opportunity for growth in life, success, health, wellness, family, education, spirituality and just about anything else we want to improve in would begin to pop up. Unfortunately much of this opportunity is masked by our perception be it good or bad.

If we just changed the way we saw where we are right now, opportunity would begin to arise. It is not about where you are, it is about how you perceive where you are.

Let Your Heart Decide When You’re Done

Too often we listen to our body or mind when they say, “ok, enough is enough”. I am here to change what you listen to. Your heart holds your drive, your purpose and your motivation. Don’t let your mind or body tell you when your done. Let your heart do the talking.

Your Level of Fitness Has Everything and Nothing To do With You

No matter how hard we try, humans are many times very ego driven. Many things we do, we do them in order to help ourselves. We travel so we can see the world, we work so we can make money, we workout so we can stay fit. Many times, it has very little to do with anyone else.

Your level of fitness does not differ greatly. You workout so you can look and feel better. So you can stay active and so you can live a long happy and healthy life. All these things are great, but there is 1 problem, you should not be the focus of your fitness results.

If you sometimes struggle finding a reason to go to the gym when you just feel “too tired”, remember your fitness is for your family, both present and future. Remember that quitting on your workouts is not quitting on yourself, but on your friends, family, wife, husband, and children.

Many times I tell my athletes the 2 things I want them to be able to do in their 70’s and beyond is sit on the toilet without using a hand-rail and run and play with their grandkids.

The level of your fitness should be important to you, but remember that you are not the only one relying on YOU being fit. Those around you young and old are also relying on your physical wellness in order to allow THEM to live happy lives as well.

So don’t just do it for you, do it for the ones you love!

Who/what drives you to stay physically fit? Comment below and let me know.


– Coach David