This is Part 3 of my series on my travel update. Part 1 focused on the work I’m doing while I’m here. Part 2 was all about the challenge to stay in the country.

Over the past couple of months, I’ve rekindled my hobby of balancing rocks. It started as…


This is Part 2 in a series on my life in Thailand thus far. If you’d like to check out Part 1, here’s the link.

As I mentioned in my last post, one of my major reasons for getting a job here was to obtain a long-term visa that will…


It occurred to me that I’ve been living in Thailand for 7 months and it’s been some time since my last update.


Last week, a friend of mine posted a couple of photos on Facebook. One showed all her “smile wrinkles” as she called them and the other was her being goofy and holding her face such that all the wrinkles disappeared. …


In every fitness magazine and on every health-related website, you’ll find workouts for every imaginable goal.

“The 10 Best Exercises For Your Glutes”
“Look Like Wolverine With This Amazing Workout Routine”
“Increase Your Bench By 39 Pounds By Doing This Random Exercise”

While there is nothing wrong with this kind…


This idea is still incubating in my mind, so consider this post thinking out loud. I will likely change my mind about much of it and I welcome any and all feedback on it.

Why do so many people get fatter after they diet? The stats are very clear. Two-thirds…


As I was scrolling through Facebook this morning, I saw another post about the carnivorous diet. Seeing that post got me thinking about all the different diets there are and how they all seem so different. Vegan and carnivorous are about as far opposites as you can get. That said…


People that love working out become personal trainers so they can be around training even more. People that hate working out hire the trainers to help them get in shape. …


I find it amusing that I wrote about the difference between getting better and getting tired just last week and last night one of my personal training clients told me she thought the workouts we were doing were too easy and a little boring. She was worried that she wasn’t…


The other day I was walking home thinking about my goals when a thought came into my mind that stopped me in my tracks.

The goal I was specifically thinking about was increasing my monthly income by a small amount this month. The “this month” part was really important to…

Brian Gwaltney

Personal Trainer, Web Developer, Businessman, Traveler. Creator of www.yourstrengthcoach.com.

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