Peter Koehler

The Workout Today is now Todayland

☀️ TLDR: The Workout Today is now Todayland - a weekly publication dedicated to the vital life. We are making this transition to more accurately reflect the true character of our vision and purpose. Dear readers, On January 1st, 2018, we launched The Workout Today...

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Life of Work with Coach Mikel Blount

Life of Work with Coach Mikel Blount

Mikel Blount is a personal trainer, yoga teacher, and the founder/owner of Make You Wanna, an online fitness platform where she leads live and pre-recorded to students around the world.

Mikel is also the lead designer and coach of Sustainable Strength – our brand new, 8-week, energizing at-home strength training program designed to build functional strength for life. Enrollment for Sustainable Strength is currently open through January 1st.

In this conversation, we talk to Mikel about common misconceptions about strength training (especially among women), the qualities of a good coach, the music she is currently loving, and more.

Enjoy! Comment below if you have any questions for Coach Mikel.

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How to set yourself up for retirement by age 22

Here’s an idea: What if it were more standard for young adults to take a gap year after high school to work, gain real-world experience, and save a lot of money?

There are at least three reasons that this would be an extremely high-leverage decision:

(1) Your living expenses are never lower than when you are young and single, have cheap taste, and (possibly) live with your parents, or can at least live in a shared house with multiple roommates. That means you can save a lot of money.

(2) You will never have a longer time horizon to invest your money and let compound growth work its magic.

(3) A year of real-world experience after high school would allow young people to make more informed decisions about whether the college path (and the associated costs, etc) is right for them, or if they’d rather join the workforce, start their own business, travel, etc. If they do decide college is right for them, they would have more self-knowledge to help them decide where to go and what to study.

The question is, would that plan really make that big of a difference in people’s lives? Let’s find out.


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