Long Overdue Check-in

Posted on by Ben Bruno

Hey everyone!

It’s been around three months since I’ve done any legitimate blogging, so I wanted to check in and update you all about what has been going on.

Don’t worry, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth, and I’m not planning on stopping my blog as a number of you have questioned and asked me.

Two months ago I moved across the country from Massachusetts to Los Angeles to start a new job. It’s been a great experience so far, but I’ve been very busy at my new job, not to mention getting used to a new part of the country. Both the job and the area are very different than what I’m used to, so in many ways it really feels like I went abroad—which is really cool.

While I’ve tried hard to maintain a good blog since I started it up, I’ve always been a coach/trainer first and a writer second. Right now, my main priority is my job; so as a result, my blogging has fallen to the wayside.

I’ve also made it a point since I’ve been out here to take time to meet new people, get to know the area, and experience new and fun things. For the past three years my entire life has revolved around nothing but training and writing. I’d coach all day and write either super early in the morning or late at night. I’m trying to make it a point right now to have better balance and make more time for friends and fun, which I think is very, very important, especially when you’re the new guy in town.

I’ve been spending more time meeting new people, hanging out with friends, and checking out the area, which is pretty damn nice to say the least. Here’s a picture of the sunrise from my roof.

That’s not to say I’m going to stop blogging. In fact, quite to the contrary. I’ve worked really hard and put a ton of effort and time into building my blog, and I don’t intend to let it fizzle away by any means.

Because I’m a coach first and a writer second, I get all my ideas for writing from all the time I spend coaching in the gym. Seeing that I’ve been doing a ton of coaching, I have tons of ideas and things I want to share, it’s just a matter of getting/making the time to put pen to paper—or I guess fingers to keyboard.

I’ve also still been training hard, so don’t worry that I’m turning soft or anything  I’ve made some adjustments to my training though since the move, so if there’s interest I may go into that more.

I’ve also done several videos since I’ve moved, so be sure to subscribe to my You Tube page to stay updated there. Check it out HERE- http://www.youtube.com/user/bruno082985

And I started an Instagram account and have taking pictures of some of the stuff I’m doing. Check that out HERE- http://instagram.com/brb082985#

If you have anything you’d specifically like me to write about, feel free to comment below and I’ll add it to ever-growing list I’ve accrued.

Also, I want to apologize if I’ve missed your e-mails and Facebook messages. I’ve tried to be good about answering Facebook messages, but moving forward I’m going to ask that you contact me via the contact page here so it goes to my e-mail.

Lastly, I’m going to resume online training, albeit in a limited capacity. I stopped doing it for the past five months because with everything going on, I just didn’t feel that I had the time to devote to it, and I didn’t think it’d be fair to my clients. Now that I’m better adjusted to the area, I’m going to start it back up but limit it to three clients at a time and see how that goes to start.

If you’re interested in online training, hit me up via the Contact Page with the subject “Online Training Inquiry.” Just know that I’m going to expect a three month commitment up front, so serious inquiries only.

That’s all for now. I’m actually off to hit the weights right now myself!



  • Chris

    What are the main differences between working at MBSC and the new job? And why? There’s a start for ya 🙂

    • Ben Bruno

      I probably won’t write about the jobs themselves because that’s probably overly specific and not useful for others, but I think it would be very useful to talk about the differences between group training and personal training from a coaching standpoint.

  • Stephanie

    Good to see you back! And can’t beat that view… I think taking the time to enjoy life, especially when in a new place is a must, so take your time getting back to the blog!

    • Ben Bruno

      Thanks Stephanie!

  • gt50

    Welcome to the neighborhood! I spent a few days in Cambridge once. I think it rained the entire time. Nothing like LA.

    • Ben Bruno

      Hahaha yea, the weather is probably the best part. Yesterday was apparently “cold” by LA standards and I was fine wearing just a hoodie, so I think I’ll be fine 🙂

  • http://speezyathletics.blogspot.com/ Chris Collins HKC

    Glad to see your back Ben. Enjoy LA!

    • Ben Bruno