Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Monthly Programming and Initial Assessment

UPDATE: I’m now offering four free months of monthly programming to one highly motivated individual.



I offer monthly programming, which includes the following:

  • Individualized, systematic, progressive workouts for the month

  • Detailed notes and pictures on the exercises in the workouts

  • Email support, motivation, and accountability

  • The NO-MIND FITNESS Self-Mastery Guide ($20 value)

  • The NO-MIND FITNESS Static Stretching Routine ($20 value). You should do this stretching routine after your workouts or at least once a week.

  • If you live in or near Chicago, IL, I will train you in person once per month, at no additional cost. Each additional training session is $75.

Overall, I emphasize strength, performance, and functional fitness.

If you primarily care about aesthetics, then you should understand that aesthetics follow from functionality and performance. If you want to look good (e.g. like many Olympic athletes), then train like an athlete and perform functional movements: squats, deadlifts, presses, push-ups, pull-ups, lunges, sprints, etc.

I am well-versed in different training methods: the NASM Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model, CrossFit, SEALFIT, Military Athlete, Starting Strength, etc.

I will motivate and push you. I want my trainees to achieve a high level of fitness and strength. If you’re willing to work hard, follow my programming, and do at least 90% of what I say, you will get killer results over time.

Price: $75 per month (monthly subscription via PayPal)

At any time, you can cancel your subscription in PayPal.

Please note that there are no refunds for monthly programming, whether you pay monthly or pay upfront for multiple months.

At some point, I will increase my price for new trainees and only new trainees. Current trainees will continue to pay the same price.



In addition to monthly programming, I offer initial assessments, which we would do before you start a training regimen.

The initial assessment includes the following:

  • Static posture assessment

  • Movement (dynamic posture) assessment

  • Cardiorespiratory assessment

  • Performance assessments

Price: $50

Please note that there are no refunds for initial assessments.

Questions? Please contact me at colin.brown[at]nomindfitness[dot]com.

Last revised 12/6/2014

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Samurai Warrior and Zen

The samurai warrior seeks out the Zen master, not vice versa.

Note: the video shows a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, not a Zen Buddhist one.


Friday, August 9, 2013

No Mind. No Ego. No Self.

Please see this clip from the film Little Buddha. Here, Mara represents the human mind, ego, or self, and Siddhartha is the Buddha or the awakened one.


Mara: You go where no one else will dare. Will you be my guard?

Siddhartha: Architect, finally I have met you. You will not rebuild your house again.

Mara: But I am your house. And you live in me.

Siddhartha: Oh lord of my own ego. You are pure illusion. You do not exist. The earth is my witness.

Last revised 9/18/2016