Health & Fitness. Midlife Explorations. Real Talk.

Not Another F***ing Fitness Site

Welcome to Iron Beaver Fitness. This isn’t a place for people who want to go from zero to Spartan in six weeks, or think when they have washboard abs, life will be perfect. This spot is for the people out there who seek things other than the perfect diet or an arbitrary fitness goal, those who want to be healthy and fit but have an actual life outside of the gym. This is for anyone who is done with the shallow side of fitness culture, almost to the point of hating, but doesn’t want to give up on themselves. I see you. I’m here for you.


-Slay midlife.

-Kill Fitspo.

-Be Rad.

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Not Another F***ING Fitness Book!

I’m here for the regular people. The ones who want to be strong and bold and adventurous at their own pace. The ones with lives, injuries, bills to pay, mouths to feed, mental illness, obstacles – real ass shit. The people who know that health and fitness are the foundation of a good life, but not the sum total of it.


That good life starts with the basics. Clearing distractions, gaining focus, employing systems, and knowing how much is “enough,” dependent on your goals. You need to get stronger, get rid of all the useless static (other people’s opinions don’t pay your bills) and find something you love to do. (Guess what? It doesn’t even have to be fitness related.)


I’m writing this for anyone who feels stuck or overwhelmed at square one, or is coming back from a setback and can’t seem to get their footing. Before you go dive into the ocean of fitspo chaos, take a moment and solidify your bedrock. Be strong and focused. Remember what brings you joy and what is poisonous, and tune your settings accordingly.



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Not Another F***ING CHEAP motivational quote

I promise to never fake the funk. If I don’t climb a mountain, I’m not going to tell you I did. If I don’t get my ass kicked trying something - I am not going to tell you to put yours on the line. And when I do go on these little excursions, I’m going to take you a little deeper than surface cheerleader shit. I talk to people, I feel the vibe, I get in the weeds to bring you the real experience, not just the generic fitspo filtered soundbite.