Yesterday I sat down with Brian Barden, Head Coach for Horizon Baseball

Brian Barden
Horizon Baseball Head Coach – Brian Barden

Yesterday, October 31, 2019 and as most of you know Halloween was a fun day for everyone at Husky Park. The players numbering close to 65 of them, have been working hard at conditioning and baseball skills 4 days a week with me and first year Head Coach Brian Barden. It’s a grind from August to tryouts in February and with the break in the weather and feel of Autumn in the air, we decided to give them a break from the normal Continue reading “Yesterday I sat down with Brian Barden, Head Coach for Horizon Baseball”

2019 5A State Champions Horizon Baseball back to the grind!

2019 Leaders
Returning Husky Baseball players

On Thursday May 14th, 2019 the Horizon Baseball Team began playing for the 5A State Championship at Tempe Diablo Stadium, and some 5 hours and 35 minutes later they prevailed in possibly the best high school baseball game ever played in Arizona. Horizon High School wins 5A State Championship! Continue reading “2019 5A State Champions Horizon Baseball back to the grind!”


John Neel FITLIFE Owner and athletic trainer
FITLIFE Owner for over 20 years

During my 20 years of directing FITLIFE, I have continually thought about ways to improve our services and facilities and more recently how to help our members achieve our vision for each of them to “Live. All In.”  When thinking of that phrase, it begs the question, are we providing our members the training, motivation, information and guidance that they need to succeed in their ability to fulfill this motto.  Each person’s individual plan varies but the cornerstones remain the same.  From my perspective, our staff has the educational background, interest, commitment and the personal drive to guide our members toward this objective. I hope you all feel the same way and if you  Continue reading “FITLIFE OWNER JOHN NEEL SHARES HIS THOUGHTS ON LIVE. ALL IN.”


Catching up with Craig Alderson
Craig Alderson and John Neel

Today while playing golf in the Arizona sun I had the opportunity to catch up with an old friend, Craig Alderson. I met Craig in 2009 when he became an intern with us that allowed him to complete his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Wellness from Arizona State University.  Craig was an instant hit with both clients  Continue reading “TODAY I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT WITH AN OLD FRIEND, CRAIG ALDERSON.”

FITLIFE spends some time with High School Volleyball player Nicole Shuhandler


Today I sat down with one of our outstanding high school student athletes, Notre Dame Prep senior volleyball player, Nicole Shuhandler.  Having my job is great because of the people I get to meet and work with every day.  I really enjoy being around athletes of all ages but the high school ones are special as I get to impact their success and help them with any set backs. This one has more success to come! Continue reading “FITLIFE spends some time with High School Volleyball player Nicole Shuhandler”

AT Spotlight: Andrew Williams, Work-Fit Boeing

It’s National Athletic Training Month, as such this week we are happy to highlight one of the athletic trainers that has been a key part of FITLIFE’s recent history. Andrew was involved in FITLIFE during his grad school years at A.T. Still University providing care to Salt River High School athletes and FITLIFE clients during the 2016-2017 academic year.


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FITLIFE visits with long time client, Joanne Young

Today I spent some time with a truly remarkable woman, FITLIFE client Joanne Young.  Joanne walked into our first office on 85th Way and Royal Palm on April 4th, 1998 and has been a staple here ever since! What? That’s an incredible commitment for anyone and believe me her attitude, energy and enthusiasm are contagious and inspire both staff and clients alike.  Helping her stay in amazing shape over the years has been incredibly rewarding for myself and my staff.  Continue reading “FITLIFE visits with long time client, Joanne Young”