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What is 40fit?

40fit supports a community of athletes age 40+ with Fitness, Community and Lifestyle resources. The goal is to support performance, lifestyle and quality of life for 40 plus athletes. By combining the resources of evidenced based science, anecdotal experience, and the community, individuals are challenged to look at aging through a refreshing perspective and reach their maximum genetic potential.


The more I trained using various methods, the more I realized there was something missing.  I noticed that even though I was significantly more fit than most of my peers, my experience in training was not the same as the “younger crowd.” The higher my fitness level became, the more I realized the value of fitness and lifestyle factors that I paid less attention to in the past. This is true for almost any athlete seeking higher levels of performance and capacity. Any inexperienced athlete can make quick and sometimes astonishing gains.

40fit programming is based on my own personal experiences as an athlete, evidenced based science and the collective experiences of the community. The programming model is a conjugate of these inputs and represents an adaptive construct to support the maximum genetic potential of each individual athlete. There is no one system that can meet the needs of all individuals, and anyone who would tell you otherwise is selling something for the purposes of selling something. The programming in the training model will constantly change and be a work in progress. We will not follow fads or training techniques just because someone else recommends them or they have become sexy. The foundation of any training should be based on what works, not what sells. I know that puts us at a significant disadvantage to spread the word, but I hope that the results of those who engage in our training will be evidence enough.

May 25, 2018

Coach D brought on a good friend and the first guest appearance on the podcast, Willie Villareal. Willie is a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Houston, TX area and a highly accomplished Masters athlete as well, having gone to the Crossfit games and regularly placing highly in the open. Willie is an expert on hormones and hormone therapy, and joins 40fit to talk about the basics of good hormone health.


Hormones are an essential part of body function, they control all metabolic activity in the body. Consequently, if your hormone levels are out of whack - even if you are training and eating right - your quality of life can be severely impacted. Mr. Villareal recommends doing four things to measure and maintain good hormone levels:

  1. Bloodwork - know what your testerone levels are
  2. Nutrition - follow good nutrition habits, eating a high protein, low sugar, mostly whole foods diet
  3. Training - strength training 
  4. Sleep / Recovery - with an emphasis on quality sleep


You can find Willie on his clinic website Core Sports Health. He is also on Instagram @coresportsrecovery and Facebook.