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Monday, March 17, 2008

Attitude is everything

I only spent two months getting into shape with him, but the experience is one I will never ever forget. You haven’t worked out unless you’ve worked out with Mack Newton. The conditioning class I attended used no equipment, just one’s own body weight and lots of mountain climbers and situps. Just when you think you can’t do it Mack is shouting in your ear “This is the moment you’ve been working towards. A basketball game has four quarters but the last minutes are the only ones that count.” Mack attendees are to follow a strict 3-2 plan: three things you can eat – meat, green vegetables and fruit, two things you can drink – water and 100% fruit juice. I could write an entire novel on the time I spent working out with Mack. He combined music with hard work and discipline and personal motivation stories. He’s trained Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, the Oakland As and Bo Jackson, to name a few. Even though it’s extremely pricey to attend Mack’s class, he makes you feel privileged and honored to be one of his students. I wish he had a location closer to where I live, I don’t care how much it would cost, it was the best shape I’ve ever been in and I had about ten stories to tell after every class. I wish I could cookie cutter his business, but it takes a special personality to do what Mack Newton does in his classes. There's only one Mack.