Summer is over, kids are back in school, you are at work. But I'm guessing that you probably had some summer cocktails during your vacation(s), which means you probably took some time off from the gym. Is anyone out there feeling a little more puffy and out of shape after this fun summer? You are not alone. Time to get back to basics and clean it up!

Starting on September 18th I (Jen) will lead a three week nutrition program to get everyone back to the basics of eating clean. This program is designed for the nutrition novice, the guru and everyone between. You can be a current TCS client, or just a member of the Austin community ready to make a change with your eating habits. Everyone needs a kickstart sometimes, right? 

this program INCLUDES :

  • TCS SPEED class on Sept.  24th and Oct.8th @ 730am
  • TCS Conditioning Class on Oct. 1 @ 9am
  • Detailed food list to make it easy
  • Measurements
  • Monitored food log
  • One on one time if needed
  • Accountability! 


  • Better mood
  • Better sleep
  • Clothes fit better
  • More energy
  • Clearer skin
  • Actually being hydrated
  • With all of these things your workouts become better as well. You are able to put more effort into it, use more weight, move your ass faster.

Important Dates:

  • Kick off meeting Sunday September 18th at 11am. 
  • Official Start - Monday morning the 19th.
  • Official Finale - Monday October 10th (after final measurements).



We are excited to announce that the Travis County Strength Kids and Teens Classes are back in session starting Wednesday, September 2nd!

Both the Kid's and Teen's programs will be lead by Coach Jaime Shauger who has done an amazing job of developing an environment for kids and teens to build strength, coordination, conditioning and self-confidence. And just like the other programs TCS has to offer, the workouts are based around working hard, having fun and staying safe.


TCS Kids:
Ages 6-10
M/W 445-530pm
Register Here

TCS Teens:
Ages 11-14
M/W 530-615pm
Register Here

Pricing Options:
$75/month for 4 sessions
$125/month for 8 sessions


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For ZenPlanner/Scheduling/Registration questions, please contact


That That Must Not Be Named

Workout Credit goes to Pat Sherwood of CF Linchpin.

Workout Credit goes to Pat Sherwood of CF Linchpin.

The past couple of weeks have been a practice of doing shit that I don't enjoy, and doing so consistently. Things like 40min Airdyne sessions and the sexy beast you see above have not only proven to be physically challenging, but more importantly, they have forced me to get out of my own head and just put in the work.

It would be pretty damn hilarious if I could somehow include y'all in on the mental conversations I have before and during these types of sessions. It's pure gold. Regardless of what goes through my head, the key is that the work gets done and it gets done to the highest quality I can muster. 

At times, I have to be my own coach and remind myself that the work can't always be fun and enjoyable. Yes, in the long run your program needs to something you enjoy(in a sick,twisted way) - otherwise you will not stick with it. But on the flipside, if you're not hitting that stuff that makes you turn in to a whiny 5 year old (at least mentally) you're really not creating a solid level of strength & conditioning that is well-rounded. 

Whether it be burpees, running, lifting heavy, sandbag getups, or enjoying a pleasant cruise on the airdyne - put in the work and you'll find that it no longer sits outside of your wheelhouse.


Tell It Like It Is

Apparently, by deciding to not watch the Super Bowl game I forfeited my right to be one of the first billion people to see this amazing commercial. But while watching the 40th Anniversary of SNL I was able to catch back up.

The point of this post is not the TV shows or what was watched and what wasn't. Rather it's about a great commercial delivering a powerful message(s) that everyone should receive. So, really, I'm just doing my part by sharing this so that maybe a couple others may take this in.

Enjoy and Apply.

Introducing RuckFit


Some of you may heard recently that I....yes, me - "Mr. Cardio" did a Go Ruck Challenge a couple weekends ago.  If you know what Go Ruck is all about, I know you're very impressed, given my admittedly neglected oxidative/aerobic system.  If you haven't heard of Go probably have some questions.

I would first encourage you to follow this Go Ruck Challenge link to watch the video and discover what it's all about. 


As for my experience, I will briefly say that the GR Challenge is an outstanding way to test yourself.  It's not about moving the fastest, lifting the most, or any of the traditional attributes fitness-minded individuals seek.  It's a grind.  It's a mental and physical grind that tests your will - your mental toughness - more than your physical strength or ability to perform cardio-based work.  It also demands that you let go of selfishness and rather focus on the man or women to the right and left.  It's also about team.  Talk about value....

If you know anything about me or the way I coach my athletes, you know that I value a strong mind more than a strong body.  Both can be built and strengthened, but when it's all said and done - The mind dictates the body.

This is exactly why I decided to do this GR Challenge with my friend and fellow coach, Nick Mounce.  It was a way to test ourselves in a new way.  And I gotta say, I loved every second of that grind - both the training leading up to the Challenge and the Challenge itself.

Our participation in this Challenge was also a fact-finding mission.  We wanted to see, first-hand, what this was all about before we unveiled RuckFit!


Coach Nick Mounce, a former Marine and former Firefighter, knows what it is to train hard for a job - a mission.  He's obviously had a unique perspective that will prove extremely valuable to you as your prepare for your very own Go Ruck Challenge.

Coach Nick is very excited to kickstart this Go Ruck training program and has put together a brief description of what the RuckFit is all about....

A 12 week course focused on getting athletes ready to tackle a Go Ruck challenge. Two class times will be offered on Saturday morning. Athletes can choose to attend the 630am or 10am class. Classes will last between 1.5 and 2 hours. The focus will be on strength-based endurance training. Special attention will be paid to nutrition, mobility and recovery work.  Athletes will need to have a ruck or backpack capable of carrying 35-45 pounds.

The class fee of $450 includes the registration fee($90) for the challenge held in Austin on April 11th. Also included is an exclusive class t-shirt and custom patch that will be designed by and produced for the athletes that take on this challenge.

**$450 minus $90 Registration = $360
That's $30 per 2hr. class!
Not too bad for A LOT of Rucking Fitness!**

Class size is limited to the first 6 people that sign up. No time to sit on the fence. Act quickly or miss this opportunity to challenge and apply your fitness.  If you're looking for a Challenge to kick start 2014 we have got you covered -- RuckFit class 1A.

• Registration for the April 11 Go Ruck Challenge in Austin ($90 value) is included

• 12 training sessions focused on increasing athletes endurance through strength work

• Special attention paid to Mobility and Recovery

• Nutrition for pre, post and during the challenge

• Gear/Equipment reviews and recommendations

• Proper loading of Ruck for efficient carry

• Class-specific t-shirt

• Custom class patch

• You never forget your first Ruck
(challenge that is)

If you have any questions feel free to contact me at or 512-560-7053
If you're ready to take on the Challenge

** SIGN UP **