Zach Even-Esh

Today I’m bringing you another episode of War Stories: Tales from the Front. I especially excited about this interview for two reasons. The first is that this time my interview is with Zach Even-Esh. Zach has been a huge influence in my life as a trainer, a businessman and a man. Zach is all heart and his passion for training and his athletes is palpable. In addition he is dedicated to helping those who are willing to help themselves. Without always knowing it, Zach has provided much of the encouragement and inspiration that has kept me plugging away at this… Read More »

Frank DiMeo

It’s Wednesday and that means another installment of War Stories: Tales from the Front. This week’s interview is from Frank DiMeo. Frank is an inspiration. He’s a fellow Underground Strength Coach and runs one of the earliest established CrossFit boxes in the world, located in Sarasota, Florida. Not only was he certified in Santa Cruz, California at the original CrossFit, under Greg Glassman himself, Frank did it when he was 55 years old. Now at 62 Frank is an elder statesman of fitness, but he’s far from retirement and, like Leonidas stands, and trains, on the very front lines on… Read More »

Steven Ashton

  Yesterday, I announced the launch of a new project, War Stories: Tales from the Front. This is an attempt to share the stories of people who have influenced me or made me sit up and take notice. My intention is draw from all walks of life and showcase a wide variety of people. The common theme is that these are people who have faced life head-on – and are still around to talk about it. I want to showcase the struggles that are found in all our lives; and the beauty and strength found in those who’ve made the… Read More »

War Stories: Tales from the front

Today I am super excited. This is the day I announce the launch of a new program here at Agoge Fitness Systems. It’s a bit of a departure from what you might expect from a gym. However, if you’ve followed me for a while it’s really no surprise. Today I launch War Stories: Tales from the Front. This is a collection of interviews with people I admire and respect. I took the name Agoge for my business because of the history of the word. In ancient Greece, the agoge was the school all Spartan youth attended to learn their respective… Read More »