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TACFIT Certification (Italy)

The world renowned TACFIT Academy Certifications have returned to Italy providing in-person certification during the days of June 18th-20th with a 8-week preparatory academy included.

Meet Ryan Provencher: The one thing he used to create our new Firefighter Global Division

In his famed book, Think & Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill notes that “There may be no heroic connotation to the word ‘persistence,’ but the quality is to the character of man what carbon is to steel.” It’s one thing to have a sudden idea or epiphany about something you want to create. It’s another to … Read more

From Alaina Sawaya: “FLOW” Training is My Lifeline

On October 14, 2020, TACFIT  Team Leader Alaina Sawaya releases our latest TACFIT introductory program, TACFIT FlowFit 101. “Flow” training was originally created by TACFIT Founder Scott Sonnon nearly 20 years ago out of a need for more effective training to help mitigate excessive stress and postural imbalances found in his athlete and first responder … Read more

How Kettlebell Spetsnaz Originated Behind the Iron Curtain

Discover the first kettlebell program – TACFIT Kettlebell Spetsnaz – that originated behind the Iron Curtain with Russia’s high-level Spetsnaz (Special Operations Forces). In 1996, TACFIT Founder Scott Sonnon first came across this unique use of the kettlebell (which was really a weight used in crop harvesting), took what he learned from the Spetsnaz and … Read more

Erik “Esik” Melland : Bulletproof

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Would you want to be invisible or have the ability to read minds? Would you choose physical strength or master the art of persuasion? When wounded, would your body regenerate within seconds or would you be bulletproof? Although we may not be able to fly … Read more

Alone – Together by Scott Sonnon

How are you doing? Have you taken a moment to sit with your sensations, feelings, and thoughts? This can be a frightening, overwhelming crisis. Your physiology reacts to crises without conscious involvement. What our scientists have come to understand of “consciousness” is that we don’t have “free will” as we have thought of it. We … Read more

Robert Miller: Leading from the Front

Sports movies are undoubtedly a source of inspiration. As the story unfolds, we become emotionally charged witnessing the struggles of the protagonist. Although innately talented, the main character lacks direction. We’ve seen it in Rocky, Million Dollar Baby, The Karate Kid; in every single movie. While the lead has the heart of a champion, there is … Read more

You’re Stronger Than You Believe

Wednesday. October 23.  I arrived at my TacFit™ class at 8:50 a.m.  I’ve been attending the 7:30 a.m. classes with the intention of getting my workday started earlier. But on Thursdays, there is only a 9:00 a.m. class.  After walking through the double doors, I made my way through Legacy Gym.  I was bewildered when … Read more

Better. Stronger. Faster

The memories of growing up in the 70s frequently evoke a certain television nostalgia. Every day I looked forward to watching Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, Sanford and Son and countless others.  In particular, I remember the first time I watched The Six Million Dollar Man.  Colonel Steve Austin (portrayed by Lee Majors) was a … Read more

FLOW STATE

Flow day.  Thursday, October 10th.  I enter the Legacy Gym with the same mantra that was instilled in me by Professor Alberto Crane and inspired my first TacFit™ post,  “Just Show Up“.  That phrase was promptly reiterated by TacFit™ Instructor, Robert Miller, “Even if you can’t do many of the movements” he looked at me … Read more

JUST SHOW UP

It felt like the summer of ’73; my first day of kindergarten. The classroom was standing reciting “The Pledge of Allegiance.” Because I arrived late, I did not want to walk in. I stood outside, perfectly still, with tears in my eyes, trying to be invisible; feeling nervous and wanting to go home. Then, she … Read more

Assess and Improve Ankle Mobility

  Last week we were discussing the importance of proper squat mechanics to optimize performance, avoid pain, and prevent injuries. We often assume that poor mobility in the back and hips is the culprit when we have poor squat mechanics. Often times it is poor ankle mobility, dorsiflexion specifically, that is preventing individuals from achieving … Read more

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