On the downhill and picking up steam. By now we are sure that many of you have seen some of the before and after pictures of those hard working CTL participants that are prepping for the last weeks of CTL Season 2. It is incredible to see the work that these teams continue to put in to making positive changes for their lives for years to come. Let’s take a quick look into last weeks match-ups so you're ready to place your bets for this coming week! Be advised, there is always a twist so be careful who you back, a fast horse is always right there, ready to ride away with the weekly win. Things got kicked off Sunday with a game that would set the tone for the week, everything would be close, play would be clean (almost), and camaraderie would be at an all time high. Angel Huddleston put her Raptors into high gear; she had consistent submissions and had adjusted her calorie-gaining strategy from the week before. Ultimately, it was consistency with CorVive’s products that helped her to secure the win over Coach Denny Bonewitz and The Cowboys. They both stepped up, but the Raptors walked away with win. New coaches for season two have really been pushing the veterans to the max. One of those, Coach Dusti Caviness easily smoothed over a victory with her team The Wild Brumbies. This new coach’s winning streak should be something to keep an eye on. The OU Sooners had a bit of a slowdown this week as they faced off against Coach Tracy Grimes, but don’t count them out just yet! The Sooners still got a lot of fight in them despite the fact they played against a well-seasoned coach this week. Coach Grimes mentioned that the “simplicity” in the CorVive product line and regimen is what keeps her team winning. She has stayed true to the founding principles of the transformation and it has paid off. Coach Monique DeCourt and Coach Kris Hurley put on a nail biting show. Both of them have well-balanced teams and rosters that keep putting up solid numbers. Their leadership has been evident throughout the seasons; even outrunning a hurricane, they still saw complete submissions across their roster. Yard Goats pulled ahead of the Armadillos in the end for a score of fifty-three to forty. The Bulldog Pups played this week against the Gladiators. Most thought this would be a shutout, but the Gladiators made the Pups work for their win with a final score of eighty-five to seventy two. Now those Pups are full of self confidence, calling on any team ready to take a shot at the young pups. We have a feeling the line is going to start growing. Spartans vs. Sharknados were another close game, with the Spartans barely hanging on to a lead against champion coach Amanda Weber. The Hawks and Chiefs talent's were on full display with coach Ryan O’Donnell's team losing an astonishing twenty-eight [...]
“Champions are made in the middle, when there’s no finish line in sight and the starting blocks are way behind you, it is here when endurance kicks in and the difference between winning and losing takes shape. Though enduring throughout might seem a little less obvious, the stretch that tests your limits is more often than not right before the home stretch.” Often, when you begin a journey you are enraptured by the adrenaline rush, the spectators, the potential…but that long stretch in the middle is where you are able to illustrate your consistency and endurance and this is where the real champion within you is developed. The finish line in all its glory adds another surge of energy, but it is the lonely stretch in the middle when no one is watching, where you'll find the need to push yourself. The battle against your own personal record is truly where you win or lose. This is where champions are made, not just in terms of sports, but also in life. Enduring to the end is something that we all should strive for whether it is on the field or as we develop our own personal bests in all areas of life. It can be easy to rest on our accomplishments, but this is when we need to engage the principles of endurance. Those long miles in the middle of life when we are our own worst enemy is when we need to turn up the heat and stay consistent. Since this is also the easiest place for us to let up on the fuel, it goes without saying that this is also the sweet spot that will decide whether you find the best within you, or settle for something less. My personal challenge to each of you is that you never coast, you find those times where you feel like you’re just getting by and set them into overdrive and continue on that path until you cross the finish line. Believe it or not, this can be one of the hardest times to keep the faith. Take for instant the CorVive Transformation League. You probably had a good couple of first weeks, but now you just want to hit your goals and cross the finish line—don’t be blindsided by not enduring through the most important part of the competition. The finish line will be here before you know it so don’t waste the precious days in-between to truly fine-tune your regimen. Go for personal bests, don’t coast…endure. If you endure now and don’t let off the throttle until you are well over that finish line you will have no regrets. The same is true for life. Don’t coast down the home stretch, live each day with energy and endurance. You never know who might need the gift that is CorVive. So many are watching a world that seems to be spinning aimlessly, but you have a gift to share that is meaningful—the gift of health. Endure to the end; push [...]
Nothing in this world gets done without teamwork. Just one person has the ability to affect a movement or set it in motion for a revolution, but ideals are usually just stale brain fodder without a strong and competent team to help carry those ideas out. A team where everyone is given room to excel and spread their wings can accomplish great things. CorVive Founder Jeremy Fouts had this to say about teamwork, “Two draft horses pulling together cannot pull twice as much as one. They can actually pull three times as much. The two draft horses that can each pull 8,000 pounds alone can pull 24,000 pounds working together.” This fun fact is kind of an astonishing phenomena. The same is true in life. Our attitude towards others and our ability to work effectively in collaboration will take us much further on our journey than a lonely solo flight. We all essentially find our team in life. Sometimes we call them our tribe, but these are the people that mentor us, guide us, and in return we can do the same to strengthen the power of their own journey when needed. CorVive has been on a determined mission from the start to align with like-minded individuals that have a heart to love, serve and care. CorVive continues to drive a theme of service, wrapped in the gift of better health. They provide products that are simple to use, with powerful health benefits, along with a lifestyle element that allows anyone to be part of a team. Unwavering in his resilience to help others and their loved ones, Founder of CorVive Jeremy Fouts recently launched a nuanced effort to coach and mentor people in achieving their health and fitness goals, with the 45-day CTL challenge. The CorVive Transformation League has been a smash hit, creating positive team spirit during a very disconnected time in our nation. Coaches have helped lead their own team during the CTL and have contributed to create a very fun and lighthearted environment, encouraging others to stay committed and learn to push themselves mentally and physically in their endeavors. The CTL has seen some incredible transformations and continues to be a weekly favorite. “CorVive will always promote teamwork, it's paramount to our brand. We love to help others find their way to a more balanced healthy lifestyle that has a positive domino effect throughout the other parts of their life. ”—Jeremy Fouts
A good leader knows how to serve; there you have the secret of a great, strong leader... the ability to serve. From the inception of CorVive--as blueprints were drawn up, as storyboards grew, as products were perfected, a mission statement developed and it was simple: love, serve, and care. Those three principles were so strong in Jeremy Fouts mind that he knew that they would become the guiding ethics of CorVive. For years Jeremy instilled leadership skills in those around him; instrumental to those skills was the ability to serve. If someone didn’t have it in their heart to be of service to humanity, Fouts found it very hard to help them overcome other obstacles that were critical to becoming an effective leader. He knew that paramount to leadership is service. The cornerstone value of service has historically proven its requisite time and time again. From times of war to times of peace, from bedtime stories to true autobiographies, whether rich or poor, the badge of leadership rested on the stripes of those that could shoulder the significance of service. If you have the innate ability to serve your fellow man, then you will have the ability to inspire within them the ability to trust you, to become loyal to you, and to treat you the way that you treat them. Within the code of service also lies the golden rule of life, treat others the way that you would like to be treated. This principle is tested and true. “If ever you are struggling with doubt, depression, or stagnation I challenge you to serve,” once stated CorVive Founder Jeremy Fouts, “this simple act is the quickest cure to almost all that you might struggle with in life. When you are in the service of others ,you immediately begin to feel the ease of burdens that hold you back from developing as a leader.” Even the most brilliant mind in modern history, Albert Einstein once said, “It is high time that the idea of success should be replaced with the ideal of service.” The most well known genius of our time was able to draw a straight line between service and success--you truly cannot have one without having the ability to do the other. Now that you know the secret, try it out! The next time you are feeling low, search out an opportunity to serve! Opportunities are all around us, all the time. And when you do find service as a remedy to your despondency, remember how it makes you feel. Understand that through service you are refining your ability to lead and create a better world. Your ability to apply the golden rule to your life will repay you in dividends. Let your servant heart lead you to your path of success. The cat is out of the bag and the ground is fertile with ways to serve. Give it a shot.
As we wrap up our RENEW event I take time to reflect on all of the amazing transformations our CorVive family is going through. At a thought-provoking time when everyone has been going through different stages in their lives, I realize again that change is real; and as I have said before if there is one thing that is constant in our lives, it is change. Sometimes change can be the hardest thing we face in life, but if we can harness the power of that change and let it strengthen our resolve to do good, we can affect the world in wondrous ways. Fall represents change in a way and is a powerful season. Fall is a time that is right in sync with why I decided RENEW would be a good theme for our event. The thing that I am most excited about is the rumbling of momentum that we are beginning to feel across the board. There is a feeling of exponential success that is beginning to take shape. We saw more rank advancements than ever, we witnessed health transformations that were nothing short of miraculous, and we listened to people explain life changing stories that were significant in every way. Let us use those feelings of positivity and harness them as our catalyst for success moving forward. Between now and our Catalyst event in January we will see more growth and success than we ever have before at CorVive. We understand that we are very fortunate to be in the position that we are currently experiencing as a company. We offer best-in-class products that are fine-tuned to be exceptional on every level. Our executive team is incredibly devoted to ensuring that our field leaders experience the most success possible. Rather than drudging through business like an aged dinosaur, our youth (being just two years old) gives us the strength and it gives us a fresh perspective that in turn allows us to be on the cutting edge. This is exactly where I want us to be. We have so many things going for us, most importantly, it is our humble objective to make sure that you get the chance to love, serve and care as we all go through change and growth together. I look back at my experience when momentum took livelihoods to a new level, and back to the beginning of my career, when product advancements were exciting and new; and I get the familiar feeling of accomplishment that accompanies those characteristics. CorVive is renewed and we stand ready to love, serve and care for all those that we can. We have teamed up with the most amazing people in the world that have those same values at heart. This union will serve as rocket fuel as CorVive pushes new levels of success and for that I am grateful. Hang on and enjoy that ride because we want all of you to be part of the magic that is on the horizon. [...]
When you think of good examples of memorable leaders throughout history the list is endless. Leaders have played a strong role in the development of society throughout time. The same is true with all groups of people--leaders will ultimately emerge, and often times you find that some are born with innate leadership abilities but more times than not those attributes are taught, learned behaviors that can be refined and perfected. Leaders are often trained and mentored by those that came before. When you think of ultra successful companies in todays environment, it is rare to not link the success to the leadership that helped to grow and evolve those companies. During the developmental phase of CorVive, Jeremy Fouts took the need to help people with personal growth very seriously. He knew that by deploying the principles of love, serve and care you have the chance to change people’s lives and watch them grow for the better. CorVive allows everyone the opportunity to grow where they are planted, and Jeremy is always looking for ways to help individuals cultivate their God-given skills. CorVive has made certain to give all individuals the opportunity to become outstanding leaders. Once you start to see leaders develop, you also start to see your efforts grow exponentially. Suddenly the heavy load isn’t always weighing on your own shoulders; with a group of leaders you have the ability to distribute efforts and witness your team evolve into a fine tuned machine. Want to know a secret? One of the most effective ways to help people develop their leadership skills is through an in person event…Leaders are built at events. This is why Jeremy Fouts has laid down a clear cadence of corporate events so that you have the support you need to help grow leaders amongst your team. Events allow their confidence to build in ways that cannot happen outside of a live leadership event. If you’re looking to add rocket fuel to your team it is imperative that you get them to every CorVive event possible. For repeat attendees, it affords you the opportunity to refill your tank so that you leave motivated and empowered. For new people, there is nothing more important than getting to your first CorVive event. It will be the deciding factor for how your leadership forms. When new people tap into success for the first time, it is often because they had recently attended a Corvive event. Check the events page often at www.corvive.com so you know when you have your next opportunity to stretch and grow as a leader…Because leaders are made at events.
Being one of only two players to win 5 super bowls makes Tom Brady a really special football quarterback. As if that feat was not great, Brady set the record of being the only quarterback who won 5 Super Bowls playing for the same team. However, that is only the beginning of what puts him in a league of his own. He has 4 Super Bowl MVP awards (the most), has been into a dozen Pro Bowls, has 2 league MPV awards to his name, and has seen his team win more division titles as a quarterback than anyone else. Tom Brady is easily in the list of the greatest athletes in the sport. He has been an inspiring figure to tens of millions. These quotes from this legend will not only help inspire you, but they can also provide you an insight into the stuff that makes him so great! "You can’t go out and practice average on Wednesday, average on Thursday, okay on Friday and then expect to play well on Sunday." "A lot of times I find that people who are blessed with the most talent don’t ever develop that attitude, and the ones who aren’t blessed in that way are the most competitive and have the biggest heart." "I think sometimes in life the biggest challenges end up being the best things that happen in your life." "You wanna know which ring is my favorite? The next one." My personal favorite quote from Tom Brady is the following: "You Push your body to the limits, but you have to train your body to deal with the limits."
In his Olympic career, Michael Phelps amassed twenty-eight medals – an incredible twenty-three of those being gold – both all-time Olympic records. Remarkably, he did so over the course of four Olympic games spanning twelve years. Michael Phelps has proven himself to be one of the greatest athletic champions of all time. Here are 10 quotes of wisdom from Phelps on high-performance, passion, and persistence to match his illustrious twenty-three gold medals. If you say can’t you’re restricting what you can do or ever will do. It doesn’t matter what else is going on. When you walk into your arena or your – whatever you excel at — you’re there to take care of the job that you have to do. If I didn’t swim my best, I’d think about it at school, at dinner, with my friends. It would drive me crazy. There are always going to be obstacles that come in your way, stay positive. People say to me, You’re so lucky. You get to see the world. But I don’t. I go to the hotel and the pools and back again. That’s it. You can’t put a limit to anything. The more you dream, the farther you get. I feel most at home in the water. I disappear. That’s where I belong. With so many people saying it couldn’t be done, all it takes is an imagination. I wouldn’t say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it. When I feel tired, I just think about how great I will feel, once I finally reach my goal.
CTL 1 Coaches Corner: Tips and tricks for taking your fitness goals to the next level for CTL 2, directly from CorVive Transformation League Coaches of the Week. Make the most of your workouts. Jeremy Fouts: What is your personal tip that guides your own work outs? Push your limits. Your body is an amazing machine; listen to it. It knows when you need nutrition/supplementation, it knows when you’ve gone a little too far, and most importantly it knows how to recover. Almost every CorVive product has an ingredient intentionally incorporated into the formulation to assist in recovery. From CBD Balm’s peppermint oil to NRG’s l-arginine: be consistent with the products to get the most out of your regimen. Mental Strength Sherry Klander: Whats your number one rule that you don’t skip? I ensure that I take 10-15 minutes of time to myself every day to really get my mind right. I recommend that all of my players do SOMETHING every day to work on their mental game! Jeremy Fouts recommends working on leadership daily, so it is definitely something I incorporated into the CTL and I would recommend it to everyone joining CTL 2. Keep your mind sharp and your body will follow. Physical Maximum Laura Brent: How do you really get a good sweat on? First and foremost, any workout is better than no workout! I am a huge advocate for strength training. However, let’s say you only have limited space and limited access to weights...my favorite space saving moves are as follows- Air Squats, Lunges, Standing calf raises, push-ups, planks, jumping jacks, jump rope, and mountain climbers. All of these exercises are sure to get your heart rate up and can all be modified to fit your fitness level! Product Power Jerry Briggs: What are your f avorite products and how do you maximize it/them? I think the obvious answer here is Cor Power. While it is very true that it helps immensely and plays a huge role in the amount of time I'm able to put in running without taking a day off, I'm going to go a different route and say HYDR8! My whole life I've struggled mightily with hamstring cramping, both while sleeping/laying in bed, and during the day after long, hard workouts. In recent years, I've had trouble with both legs cramping at the same time, effectively immobilizing me for a period of time, and even bringing tears to my eyes. The last cramp I experienced had been just about a week or so ago, after an 11 or 12 mile run. I called for help from my HYDR8 and consumed it quickly. Not even a whimper of a cramp the rest of the day, or since! I regularly consume a HYDR8 before and after a workout now, sometimes during too. It's the only thing I've ever had that makes the cramping subside and prevents them from recurring. Not Gatorade, not pickle juice, not salt tablets, nothing I've tried (and I think I've tried it all) has [...]