Last weekend I held the Get Tough Fitness
Challenge right here in Tampa – and let me
tell you – it was yet another personal best on
First, the students in attendance were the very
best ever. Many people were attending for the
third, fourth and fifth time – and you could see
the physical and mental transformation that is
taking place in their lives.
Second, the speakers were simply fantastic. Dan
Gable, Sakai Yusai, Master Ueno, Ed Baran, Fred
Nicklaus, Pete Lillo and Vince Palko – all held the
audience spell-bound, gave awesome advice and
showed they walk their talk.
Third, the contests for Best Hindu Squats, Best
Hindu Pushups and the 2008 Combat Conditioning
Athlete of the Year were superb.
For three straight years Logan Christopher has trained
with the goal of winning the title in mind. In both 2006
and 2007 he fell short of his goal – but the third time can
be a charm – and it most certainly was this year for Logan.
He blitzed his way into the finals where he faced Perry
Berthelot. The two men fought valiantly for the coveted
crown – but in the end it was “the bridge” that separated
the champion from the runner-up. The patience and persistence
embodied by Logan Christopher reigned supreme.
I’ll be providing some streaming video footage of the victory
in the future to members of the Matt Furey Inner Circle.
There is much, much more I’d like to tell you – especially the
wisdom coming from the other speakers – in particular Sakai
Yusai (Ajari-san) – who shook up the room more than once
with his wisdom.
I will never forget his talk – nor the four days I spent with him
in New York City after the event. Each day when I arise I come
to understand at a whole new level, the depth of Ajari-san’s
saying, “Live each day as if it were your whole life.”
Who you were yesterday is not who you are today. Leave that
person behind and bring a NEW YOU into today.
Let go of the past. Become a new person each and every day.
If you will take the time to “get this message” – your life will
become the masterpiece you’d like it to be.
P.S. I’ll have pictures from the event to show you very soon
as well. Stay tuned.