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Squaw Peak Hike – The Movie


We recently hiked one of Arizona’s intercity adventures. It is 20 minutes from most major cities in the surrounding Phoenix area.

I have been in the process of experimenting with altitude training. On this hike I was doing circuits with my Training Mask. Enjoy a condensed down version of this awesome trail.

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  • Trail #302 – Freedom Trail
  • Length: 3.74 miles
  • Elevation: 2,102 ft. – 1,400 ft.
  • Multi-use trail except on Summit Trail
  • Difficulty: Moderate to difficult

The trailhead is located at the Apache picnic area at the far end of the parking area in Phoenix Mountains Park and Recreation Area (open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.). Paved parking, restrooms and drinking water are available. There is no parking in residential areas along Squaw Peak Drive signed “No Parking.” Dog owners and equestrian users please note that part of this route is on the Summit Trail, from which dogs and horses are prohibited — you can not complete this loop if you are hiking with a dog or on horseback. Hikers with dogs and equestrian users should be prepared to turn around at the junction with the Summit Trail.

The Freedom and nature trails start and traverse together for about 1/2 mile. At the intersection of 302, 304 and 1A, the Freedom trail turns left and follows the same alignment as the Perl Charles #1A trail for slightly more than a mile. The Freedom trail then breaks away from the Perl Charles and follows a series of switchbacks up the northwest side of Piestewa Peak to meet the Summit Trail to Summit Trailhead, then follow the trail on the north side of the ravine back to the trailhead at Apache area parking lot.

Music: Foo Fighters: Congregation –

4 Habits of a Successful Entrepreneur

We had the pleasure of sitting with Mr. Sean Whalen to discuss his route to success, challenges and back to the top of a very aggressive real estate market.

In this video clip we discuss the four things Sean does daily. These areas allow him the time, focus and road map to drive success into his days.

The Core Four:

  1. Body
  2. Balance
  3. Being
  4. Business

You can hear the entire conversation at the Healthy Primate Podcast.


He has competed in the IronMan, trained and fought mixed martial arts and started multi million dollar real-estate businesses – twice! Sean has over 50,000 followers on social media. His audience actively engaged in dialog and debate. His videos have been shared and seen over 5 Million times and continue to grow.

You can visit Sean direct at the following:

Sean Whalen FaceBook

Lions Not Sheep 


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3 Exercises to Build Rock Hard Glutes

The Healthy Primate has partnered with the TeamCore Group to share exercises you can do at home, at the gym or on the road. We have taken some of the core exercises, movements and process that have proven results all at your fingertips.

This week we feature three exercises focused on building firm glutes.

• Lunges: 4 Sets / 25 Steps Weighted or Not
• Chair Lift: 4 Sets / 25 Reps Each Leg
• Jump Squats: 4 Sets / 10 High & 10 Low

Based in Phoenix Arizona, TeamCore has a personal reach from world-class athletes, stay at home moms and corporate executives looking to get in shape. Serving 800+ clients over 10 years, they are considered thought leaders in personal training, functional fitness & corporate wellness programs.

The TeamCore mission is to educate and empower individuals towards improved health through nutrition, functional fitness and total mind/body wellness programs.

We jointly believe that lifelong functional fitness is simply comprised of how we think, move, and eat – and to do those things purposefully – to bring about positive changes in our daily lives.

You can see more and reach TeamCore below.

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The World Famous Camp Pendleton Mud Run: The Movie

For the past 8 years I have had the pleasure of running in the World Famous Mud Run at Camp Pendleton in Southern California. This is the 22nd year that the race has taken place. Every year the Marines do a fantastic job in making this a world class event.

My training started over 5 months ago. My goal was to beat my best time which was in 2008, 1HR & 15 minutes. Here is the kicker, this is really not a timed race that you can compare year over year based on the ever changing landscape of the course. Yet it gives me a good baseline and goal to aim for. The past 3 years have been really hard physically and mentally. My training was really soft and my mid section was softer. Last year I weighed in at 223LBS and completed the race, barely. The time was a record low for me, crossing the finish line at 2HR & 01 minute. 

This year is a big milestone, in less than two months I celebrate a milestone on the sundial. I will be 40 years old.

There was no way I was going to have a similar outcome as in 2014. After 5 months of strength and conditioning, running, cardio and cleaning up my diet. I steeped up to the starting line weighing in at 192lbs – stronger than ever, and ready to kick this race in the ass.


Attached to my chest was a GoPro – attached to my feet were determination and a will to complete this race at my personal best. The video is the race from my point of view. It covers water, hills, mud, tires, hills, water, hills and well mud. You can see if I hit my time goal at the end of the video. 


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