How to Find Your Focus Zone | HYLETE CEO, Ron Wilson

In this week’s BarbellBusiness episode, Ron Wilson will discuss how he has built a multi-dimensional business with apparel, fitness accessories, and training apps. His vision is set on doing even more, but what made him successful is the fact he started with a singular focus, what he calls his Focus Zone. Watch the video below, and to see more videos like this, visit, barbellbusiness.com


Naval Surface Force: Military Spotlight

Every week HYLETE shines the spotlight on certified trainer, gym owner, or service league member. We do this to show our appreciation for leaders in the HYLETE nation and the functional fitness community.


Why you joined the military: "I decided to join the Navy to create a better life for myself. When I was 18-years-old, I was 6'5" and 350 pounds. I was sedentary and morbidly obese. When I decided to join the Navy after graduating from high school  [read more]

Wild Geese Fitness Training Spotlight

Every week HYLETE shines the spotlight on a leader in the HYLETE nation and the functional fitness community.

Wild Geese Fitness Training: Dave Hedges

Why you opened a gym: "Back in 2005, my training partner and I were dissatisfied with the types of training available, so we were discussing the options of starting our own gym. It was 2007 when this finally came to fruition when I lost my job and needed to generate an income. Opening our own place and making it a success seem  [read more]

Go Day | Team Rubicon

January 12, 2010. A 7.0 magnitude earthquake shakes Port-au-Prince. Hundreds of thousands are injured and in dire need of medical care and sheltering. The world waits to see who will help. January 13, 2010. Go Day. The first eight members of Team Rubicon deploy to Haiti to provide immediate medical care. Since 2010, Team Rubicon has responded to nearly 150 disasters across the country and world. By uniting the skills and experiences of military veterans with firs  [read more]

Run As One | Team Rubicon

Run As One  |  April 1, 2017

Team Rubicon is holding it's Sixth Annual Run As One 5k. Run As One is held in honor of Marine veteran Clay Hunt, an original member of Team Rubicon and avid sportsman, who took his own life after battling PTSD and depression. Clay was an active participant in many veteran organizations and the event serves as a celebration of the networks that empower, unite, and enrich the lives of veterans.

Why Run As One?

With thousands of participant  [read more]

Five Essential Bodyweight Exercises with Al Kavadlo

Al Kavadlo is one of the world’s leading experts in bodyweight strength training and calisthenics. The author of several books, including the Amazon bestseller Street Workout, Kavadlo is also known for his appearance in the popular Convict Conditioning book series. Famous for smiling while performing some of the most difficult bodyweight exercises imaginable, Al has racked up millions of views on his YouTube channel.

We all need to sta  [read more]

Mitch Rapp: Off Book | Andy McDermott

HYLETE fitness model, actor, and former Phoenix PD SWAT officer Andy McDermott, is set to star in the independently-produced short film “Mitch Rapp: Off Book” based on Vince Flynn’s bestselling novels about macho, All-American counterterrorism agent Mitch Rapp. 

McDermott recruited Phoenix-based filmmaker and Hollywood VFX artist Paul DeNigris to lead the effort. McDermott and DeNigris had previously worked together on   [read more]

volunteer spotlight | Scratch My Belly

about Scratch My Belly

Scratch My Belly is a nonprofit organization, saving animals from high kill shelters in Southern California and the streets of Mexico. They take dogs from dangerous situations and give them the love and attention they need to be happy and healthy. Without the help of the volunteers at Scratch My Belly, the rescue would not be able to take in and help the dogs it currently does. Its volunteers are what makes Scratch My Belly tick. They are the heart of the organization, a  [read more]

volunteer spotlight | Team Rubicon

about Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Team Rubicon aims to "bridge the gap" between military and civilian life by providing our veterans with three things they lose after leaving the military: a purpose, community, and self-worth. Without the help of the volunteers at Team Rubicon, they would not be able to deploy emergency response teams. Its volunteers are what makes Team Rubico  [read more]

Circuit Challenge for Charity Spotlight | 31Heroes

Get to know 31Heroes

31Heroes is a group of former and current military members who support the families of fallen military heroes by raising money through social and athletic events. 

On August 6, 2011, a tragedy shook the military community and Americans everywhere. In a single instance, America lost 30 military service members, many of whom were members of the Navy SEAL community—and one military K9– when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, call sign Extortion 17, was downed in Afghanistan.

In th  [read more]

Circuit Challenge for Charity Spotlight | OUR Rescue

Get to know O.U.R. Rescue

O.U.R. Rescue has gathered the world's experts in extraction operations and in anti-child trafficking efforts to bring an end to child slavery. O.U.R.'s Underground Jump Team consists of former CIA, Navy SEALs, and Special Ops operatives that lead coordinated identification and extraction efforts. These operations are always in conjunction with law enforcement throughout the world.

Once victims are rescued, a comprehensive process involving justice for the perpetrato  [read more]

Circuit Challenge for Charity Spotlight | Team Rubicon

Get to know Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon's primary mission is providing disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters, be they domestic or international. By pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions, Team Rubicon aims to provide the greatest service and impact possible.

A word from Team Rubicon

“Responding to disasters across the country and world takes determination and streng  [read more]

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