Wendy’s Fitness Journey: Week One

Wendy has completed week one, of her online fitness program, with me in glorious fashion.  She had her ups and downs but was courageous enough to adopt an entirely new way of thinking and approaching fitness.  The goal was not to overwhelm her with too much, in the beginning.  Wendy, like so so many people, […]

Where I Workout

I have been a certified personal trainer and group fitness trainer, since 2005 and have worked for health clubs and universities, last, being Wayne State University.  Having worked hours on health club floors, I would encourage inexperienced trainers, to maximize time, outside of their sessions. If you are not the only trainer there, feel free […]

F*** Beast Mode

Everyone wants to go beast mode.  Well, I am not everyone.  Fuck beast mode, I go straight Godzilla. I almost died, twice.  Not once. Twice. I wasted away to nothing, 5’10,” 100 and nothing.  How could a person that worked in the fitness and health field, struggle with substance abuse? Trust me when I express […]

Blog Entries Being Drafted

“Weight Control” “Rise” “Intimate Recovery: A Film Short Update” Do you want more blog entries in addiction, personal training, relationships, travel, or literature? Or do you want me to cover any other topics?  Feel free to click one of the links to see past blog entries within those tags. Comment down below or contact me on michaeldadourian.com to let me know […]

4 Years of Continued Sobriety

I have always loved the above track, by B.o.B, featuring Taylor Swift.  I can identify with these lyrics in a way.  The idea of being strong enough to help another person, I think, is a shared human desire.  In helping someone else, I help myself.  Having mentioned that, I can not be co-dependent on another […]

Greatest Podcast in the Universe

Are you caught up with every episode of The Shaffee Show!? Since 1999, you may have had the pleasure of hearing him on the radio in Grand Rapids and Detroit, Michigan.  You may have heard him on the radio in Atlanta; where he also was the Public Address Announcer, for the then, Atlanta Thrashers!  He […]

Going Back to That Place

I thought that writing my first manuscript, Intimate Recovery was overwhelming at times, especially because the introduction took me back to the final days of the last time out, in the streets.  Now, that filming has almost wrapped on the Film Short, “Intimate Recovery,” (trailer below), I have been compelled to explain my process, to get into […]