Refining a patient, client or athlete’s awareness to their own level of readiness seems to be the primary goal of many NFJ members. However, is everyone mature enough to handle the awareness of their own readiness? Note: When suffering from influenza, Michael Jordan dropped 38 points (not 60) on the Utah Jazz.


Meeting Date: 9 / 21 / 16

Attending Members: Alison Blake – Jordan CarterJon GreenwichTyler KochPatrick RahmJohannah Zabal

Which is a more robust driver of fitness – intensity or volume? How do you pronounce “voluminous”? How do we perceive and prescribe intensity when considering the response from all the bodily systems, including the lymphatic system? Discussion wraps up with talk on Crossfit creating beasts and overtraining syndrome.

Prescribing Intensity

Meeting Date: 5 / 18 / 16

Attending Members: Jon GreenwichPatrick Rahm

What’s the difference between motivation and inspiration? How does enlightenment fit in?… if at all. Eliciting awe, humility, gratitude, and rage are some of the many tools utilized to inspire. Sources of inspiration seem to come from anywhere and, as usual, everyone is inspired differently.


Meeting Date: 4 / 20 / 16

Attending Members: Patrick RahmTim Ridley

A majority of us want to preserve our health. But there’s more to the “self” then just our health. Can our identity interfere with our ability to improve and change? Our vague, often inaccurate perceptions of pain, risk and time muddy the waters. How do we coach people through these perceptions? Can people change how they perceive themselves?

Self Preservation

Meeting Date: 2 / 17 / 16

Attending Members: Alison BlakeCraig JonesPatrick RahmNatasha Tully

Power, strength, and size are often used interchangeably. How does power differ? Are the intentions behind training strength and power the same? Which exercises and intensities are utilized? Can we teach suddenness? Velocity based training, Brian Mann, and Cal Dietz are staples in the discussion. Lastly, shouldn’t power be prioritized in those aged 70 + years?


Meeting Date: 1 / 20 / 16

Attending Members: Jon GreenwichPatrick RahmGrady RenfrowTim RidleyJohannah Zabal