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Four Pillar Fitness

90 EpisodesProduced by Phil HuestonWebsite

My name is Phil Hueston, and I am not your average pretty trainer. I've spent 20 years in the fitness profession and made enough mistakes to know I don't know squat. After working with high-level athletes, busy moms and dads, kids of all ages and even Autistic and special needs clients, I've learned… read more

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Expectations, Stress, Addiction and a Death Too Young

No script today. No notes. Just a real, raw monologue.

A young man I coached in the late 2000's just died of a heroin overdose.

It's caused me a lot of pain, because I feel like I failed him.

I know it doesn't work that way.

He was a high-performing high school athlete.

Then on to college. Seemed to have the world on a string.

Everyone expected him to succeed...and maybe that was part of the problem.

Many of our highest achieving athletes and kids are the most "at-risk."

I've written and podcasted about this before.

Today, I'm talking about this and making a plea for all of us - parents, coaches, teammates and friends - to be willing to "step into the breach" to help these kids when needed.

Of course you won't always know it's needed.

Of course it won't always be accepted.

Of course you may fail anyway.

Ignore all that and do it anyway.

Athletes and kids all across this nation are counting on us.

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