Content marketing: Telling Meaningful Stories

Some words are just too similar

Many mornings I head to the gym long before the rest of the family is out of bed. Sometimes, I talk to my wife before I leave. “Heading to the gym.” “Why?” “Why am I heading to the gym? Because I like to.” “OK. Why?” I think she’s saying “bye.” “Bye.” “Bye.” This could have […]

Read More

Fitness Blog: Travel days make good off days from the gym

Christoph

September 13, 2015

My Fitness Tips

 I travel quite a by and it’s one of my declared goals to make the biggest impact on true authentic storytelling around the globe. With that comes travel. Another one of my stated goals is to be healthy and get regular workouts in. Sometimes that’s a run and sometimes it’s hitting the weights at the […]

Read More

Tips for running on the beach

During the summer of 2015 I visited Cape Cod and was able to go on a barefoot run on the beach. I started running just near the water but ended up running on rocks and a somewhat harder surface. So, I moved my jog to just in the water. That was kind of cool, except I […]

Read More

I saw a plastic surgeon after losing 100-plus pounds

After losing 100-some pounds, I was convinced that I need to have my stomach stapled or tucked. Looking down at my stomach, I saw skin flapping around – at least from my perspective that’s how it appeared. I wondered what I could do about that and started researching plastic surgeons in Eastern Iowa. Based on […]

Read More

Running without GPS apps is also enjoyable

Even though I love lifting weights much better than cardio, I still head out on runs – especially on the weekend. I’m just a bit competitive so I used to like running with GPS. The app tells me how fast I’m going, how far I’ve gone and other potentially relevant information. I also track my […]

Read More

Fitness Blog: Putting weights away also burns calories

Christoph

April 26, 2015

My Fitness Tips

People at the gym not putting away their weights has been an issue for decades and across continents. I remember people not putting their weights away all the way back in the early 1990’s when i lifted in Germany. The other day I ran across this sight at my gym. One side of the leg […]

Read More

Running in St. Louis

Christoph

March 20, 2015

My Fitness Tips

You know that I like to share where I’ve run while traveling around the country while speaking at conferences or meeting with clients. It can be a challenge to find a nice route so before I headed to St. Louis in March 2015 to speak at Wordcamp St. Louis for a second year in a row, I […]

Read More

Progress: Lost a half a pound. Added five pounds to the lift

When I lost a lot of weight I did it half a pound at a time. “Yes, I’m down half a pound (or pound),” I’d exclaim while weighing myself. It seems silly to celebrate half a pound, but they add up. Four half pounds are two full pounds. You are welcome for the math lesson. […]

Read More

My Fitness Tips: Fitness Progress Photos Help us Remember

Christoph

February 28, 2015

My Fitness Tips

Taking and keeping fitness progress photos is one of the things I wish I would have done more of in my journey to lose over 100 pounds over a few years. As you are starting or continuing your journey to a fitter you, make sure to take photos of the current you and take more […]

Read More

Workout time is about perception

Christoph

February 27, 2015

My Fitness Tips

How long a workout is actually taking isn’t always about the actual amount of time but our perception of it. Some workouts go by so fast. That was 90 minutes? No way! Those are often the ones when we totally get into the lift or run. The weights are flying around. They feel light. We […]

Read More

Weekends are good for workouts

Christoph

February 20, 2015

My Fitness Tips

Weekends are good rest days. But they are also good workout days. While I like heading to the gym when it opens right at 5 a.m. on many weekday mornings, the weekends are another great time to hit the gym for a number of reasons: More time During the week, I’m a bit on a […]

Read More

Why #gymselfies are OK

Christoph

February 13, 2015

My Fitness Tips

Instagram, the social photo sharing network, is great for a few things: Posting lunch pictures. Posting vacation pictures. Posting #gymselfies or other workout pictures or videos.(What’s a selfie?) Yea, that’s a bit stereotypical, sure. Sorry. Some people post pictures of their children, too. It can get old to look at other people’s near-flawless bodies on […]

Read More

Losing the fight with calories feels so good …

Christoph

February 6, 2015

My Fitness Tips

And that’s exactly the problem with trying to cut necessary calories. When we cut calories successfully we might be hungry, frustrated, and easily annoyed. There’s no immediate reward for cutting calories. The weight isn’t melting off that second. But when we give in and eat more than we should (I’m looking at you family meals […]

Read More

Content marketing for hospitals

content marketing for hospitals

@CTrappe

book now

hire your next marketing keynote

My Authentic Storytelling Book

book cover crop

"Get Real: Telling Authentic Stories for Long-term Success" discusses why you, your organization and anyone really should consider sharing authentic stories with each other ... READ MORE

amazon-logo_transparent

My customer service book

My next book on customer relations is now available on Amazon for pre-order. Click here to get it.

kindle-cover

Confirmed talks

San Diego
Feb. 2, 2017

beyond-rubies_logo

content-marketing-summit-delhi-2017

Altoona, Iowa
May 19, 2017

Druck

Berlin, Germany
June 29, 2017

sao-paolo

book now

Speaking feedback

feedback from Montana keynote

Updates in your inbox! No spam!

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

IMPACTAWARDS-final2015

The-239-BEST

FullSizeRender

Top healthcare influencer

hit top 99

Top 10 Content Marketer

on Klout 2016

klout

t25cm-1

top 25 most interesting social media blog





Official PayPal Seal