“Why 2016 will become the greatest year of your life” by Luke Kayyem December 31, 2015

Yes, I said it! Welcome to the greatest day of your life and I mean it!!! If your not living your absolute ideal, most beautiful, sunny, beaming, joyous life in all arenas including family, fitness, nutrition, business, sleep and happiness then stick around and join us on this legendary journey we call LIFE. I promise I will teach you a few skills to become that person you truly want to be along with learning how to perform at optimal levels.

Today is the first day of the rest of the life that you choose to create. There is no one in this world that has power or control over you except you!

Attitude is everything was once quoted by an early client of mine and she actually had a terrible one. Always a problem, never her fault, complaining, nagging and creating more of the negative energy she already expressed. This relentless work at being unhappy actually created more unhappiness and the vicious cycle revolved.

You see we are all creatures of habit both good and bad and when we want to TRANSFORM ourselves into someone of something better we have to fight not only breaking an old habit like drinking soda with a new one like drinking water. Your actually walking up hill both ways, possibly in the snow and it happens to all of us every single time especially around the New Year.

Why do resolutions not work? Because the idea that your not going to drink a soda for a year after drinking them for years and replacing a sweet Coca Cola with a bottle of water for 365 days is too much for the kind of mind we Paleo Neanderthals have to handle. We need smaller more specific targets to hit continuously so that these small victories over time create a compound factor that snowballs into more victories which in return over time becomes a habit until eventually you can’t remember the last time you had a soda was.

Just yesterday I asked Exclusive Coaching Client since 2009 Reem Kidess what her 2016 VISION was? She replied with “Traveling more and practicing more French”. Easy enough! She has the resources to go anywhere in the WORLD and grew up speaking French. However with no commitment, timeline or TARGET to hit why or when would she truly need to reach them and take ACTION towards accomplishing them. So I used my best Luke Skywalker Jedi mind trick and said…. What if you accomplished both of those on New Years eve?! She looked at me SMUG! and I said let’s take that grand IDEA and turn it into a TARGET you can HIT tonight. Plan your next trip, choose the destination, buy your tickets and pick from the Top 100 French movies of all time all from the comfort of your home. BANG!!! Who’s the greatest Coach in the WORLD?! Well thank you but it wasn’t me it was her and you that have the POWER to make these decisions towards creating KEYSTONE habits that generate more positive outcomes and eventually give you the confidence to do ANYTHING you put your VISION to.

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This is the Power of Habit by: Charles Duhigg and my first book mention of 2016. A direct recommendation from Matt Blanton member since 2010 and one of many I will share with you in the New Year.

Here is a checklist of events in January at SICFIT Scottsdale. Program them in your calendar, use reminders and alarms and only schedule events that will improve your life for the BEST.

“80% of SUCCESS is showing up” Woody Allen

January 1, 2016 First Positive Habit of the Year I will be hosting open gym 10-2pm

January 11-16 Guest Days bring a friend and save a life

January 21 Food as Fuel Nutrition seminar 7pm

January 27 Vision Board Party at Pinspiration City North $25 *Bodyweight workout included 6-8:30pm

January 28 Level I FITness proficiency test 7pm

January 30 In house FITness Challenge 9-11am $30

February 21 Final 9-11am

“SHOW UP, DON’T QUIT” Luke Kayyem


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Spring Into Fitness with Free Fitness Fridays!

SICFIT Scottsdale Free Fitness Fridays at Natural Grocers!

SICFIT Scottsdale Free Fitness Fridays at Natural Grocers!

Join SICFIT Scottsdale the second Friday of the month at Natural Grocers in Scottsdale for a FREE bodyweight workout guaranteed get your body moving and your soul active. The first blood pumping workout takes place January 8th at 9am in the community room. Set some goals and enjoy some post workout refreshments courtesy of Natural Grocers.

Who will you become in 2016? Join our TRIBE to become your best you, ever!




We are not looking for those folks who want to drop a few pounds or run a few miles. NO!

We are looking for those who ONLY want a life changing experience and will not QUIT when things get HARD.

Are you that someone who needs a TRIBE to hold you accountable and give you the tools to build a LIFE you are PROUD of? In all aspects of LIFE.

This is not a gym! It’s not a health club!! It’s not just a place you go to after work!!!

This is your other HOME and we are your other FAMILY.

We ONLY have two rules in this HOUSE.


If this is you and what your looking for then call today and schedule your first life changing experience of 2016

480.922.3253 or stop by between 10am-12pm on NEW YEARS DAY to get started.

Last day to remember your 2015 WHY and began your 2016

Hello and welcome to the only live, interactive streaming video show on the planet that discusses, debates and delivers important tips and tools for Dads.
Want to learn more about the most important job a man will ever have? Need to hear dinner table topics & captivating stories that will capture your children’s attention & imagination.
On this show we will learn and grow together as a community while holding each other accountable to improve everyday.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to show the world what makes you a Father of the Future. Be honest, tell your friends, laugh, cry and open your hearts so that we can all learn what it takes to be committed, engaged and devoted to the children in our lives.

My name is Luke Kayyem & I am a Father of the Future….

If you are interested in coming on the show or would like to learn more about my “Fathers of the Future” coaching program please email me personally at Luke@SICFIT.com


Warm Up
Row 1 pull easy, 1 pull hard, up to 10 and then back down to 1

Run big lap
10 pull ups (sub with jumping if strict slows them down, no bands)
15 push ups
20 sit ups
30 calorie row
30 air squats

+ 5 minute plank challenge

*Every time knees drop counts as 1 air squat for everybody after class, coach mark it down!!

Squat Often for a Beautiful Backside and Other Less Interesting Reasons

Strength in Conditioning for Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Coach’s Choice

A1) Build to 1RM Back Squat
Rest 2 Minutes
A2) Max Unbroken Squats @80% of A1

Review KB Snatch & Turkish Get-Up

20-15-10-5 (run small lap in between)
Turkish Get-Up x5 on each side
Single Arm Russian Swing/Arm
Goblet Squat

Arnold squat

“There is simply no other exercise (and certainly no machine) that produces the level of central nervous system activity, improved balance and coordination, skeletal loading and bone density enhancement, muscular stimulation and growth, connective tissue stress and strength, psychological demand and toughness, and overall systemic conditioning than the correctly performed full squat.” - Mark Rippetoe

Athlete of the Month: Diane Weidert


Congratulations to DIANE WEIDERT for becoming SICFIT Scottsdale’s Athlete of the Month! Below are some cool facts about this athlete. Awesome work Diane, you are a great part of this community!

Born: Chicago, Illinois
Lived: First 37 years in Illinois, now in Arizona
Family: Married to my husband of 20 years (Keith) and Michele is our 18 year-old daughter. Oh, and we have 2 gorgeous Jack Russell Terriers – pets are family too! I grew up in an Italian family with 3 siblings (2 brothers and a sister).
School: I went to an ALL GIRLS CATHOLIC COLLEGE! Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa
Worst Job: Probably recruiting Engineers and Lawyers for a national recruiting firm.. Reviewing resumes and conducting phone interviews, and I was in an office of only men.
Best Job: My pet sitting business! Who doesn’t like to work with 4-legged friends?
What do you want to be when you grow up?  I don’t want to grow up! I want to be silly and goofy!
Greatest Weakness in Your Current Training: The rope, handstands, and burpees
Goals: To continue to lose weight and become more toned.
Greatest Accomplishment: Besides raising my daughter? Changing my diet and losing weight! Yes it is a lifestyle change!
What Is Your Why? I want to feel good, live a long healthy life, and continue to maintain the healthy eating that Sicfit has taught me.


How will you finish 2015?


Last week 2015 Montage


Today is the beginning of the last week of 2015, are you ready to finish STRONG? We are at SICFIT Scottsdale as you can see above our community has traveled the globe and is back home to finish this year right and get a head start on 2016. Don’t wait for the New Year to get started doing anything good! Get going now and be ahead of the curve…. Life will not wait for you so don’t wait for it. SHOW UP, DON’T QUIT. 

Strength In Conditioning


A) Every Minute On Minute for 10 minutes

Power Clean + Push Press

B) EMOM x10

Thruster (from rack if possible, Sport athletes from the ground)

C) Every 2 MOM x10

10 back-rack step-back lunges


D) 21-15-9

Calorie row

Kettle Bell Swing  American

Sit ups

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas…

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On the twelfth day of Christmas, SICFIT Scottsdale gave to me… a 1-Mile Run!
25 Sit Ups
50 Overhead Squats
25 Push-Ups
10 Burpees
400m Run
2-Minute Plank
1-Minute 6″ Hold
100 Double Unders (or 500 Singles)
75 Dips
100 Walking Lunges
20 Handstand Kick-Ups
Mile Run

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