Monthly Archives: December 2008


ChaLEAN Extreme First Impressions

In my 30’s and 40’s my passion was running and I accomplished a lot even with some challenging circumstances.  That passion carried easily on into my 50’s and then Grace came along and I instantly had two passions – being the best father that I could be and fitting my running in around fatherhood.  When […]


Renewing a Sense of Common Purpose

In his weekly radio address, President Elect Barack Obama mentioned “renewing a sense of common purpose”.  Earlier this week, I read this story which was from a story told to the annual Pennsylvania Community Bankers Association by Charles “T” Jones and it came to me from Beliefnet.com. “I’ve never written and only rarely tell of […]


The Life Sentence of Diabetes (or is it?)

Meredith Gelfand is a Team Beachbody Coach and she recently shared her story with a group of other coaches in Philadelphia.  She was also kind enough to retell her story in an email to Beachbody CEO Carl Daikeler, and it is pasted below. “On May 30, 2006, I weighed 305 pounds and was rushed to […]


Remembering a Great Team Beachbody Coach

Written by Carl Daikeler – http://carldaikeler.blogspot.com/ One day in 1981 I was a senior walking down the halls of North Penn high school, wondering where I would go to college. A poster in the hallway caught my eye. It featured a guy with “Dutch Boy” length hair balancing a trombone, heavy texts, science equipment, a […]