About Fitness Minimalists

Fitness Minimalists was born out of my frustration with the low quality, self-serving online information about fitness equipment and healthy living tips.

Welcome! My name is Chad Alexander (the guy in the blue shirt). Ever since I saw my Tae Kwan Do instructor do 32 one-arm push-ups, I have been border-line obsessed with learning how to get and stay lean, fit, and healthy.

Studying for my Bachelor’s degree in Biology is where I first started to learn about the science of nutrition, muscle-development, and health. I have since dove deeper and became a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I also have a nutrition specialization through the American Council on Exercise.

In addition, I am a high school teacher with over 10 years of experience (my favorite class to teach is an elective called, Personal Fitness!). Wanting to help my students and coaching clients get even better results with their personal and fitness goals, I decided to jump into strategic Intervention – a coach-training program created by Tony Robbins and Cloe Madanes. 

My mission on this site is to help you elevate your fitness and health so that you have more time, energy, and capacity to enjoy the people and activities that bring you happiness and fulfillment.

How Do I Create Content?

To ensure the highest quality standards, all of the content on this site has been planned and edited by me. I may hire freelance writers but nothing will be published on this site unless I have approved it.

I do this so that you can trust that the information published in the articles is trustworthy and may be used to inform your planning and purchasing decisions.

“Success in life is 80% psychology and 20% mechanics 

– Tony Robbins

As much as possible, we try to test out the products written about on this site. I also supplement information about products I have and have not tested through extensive online and in-person research.

In addition, I spend time in local stores speaking with staff to discover which equipment might be of interest to you.

When it comes to making purchasing decisions for fitness equipment, I want this to be a place that you know you can trust and count on – it is not riddled with brand sponsorships.

“It is vain to do more what can be done with less.” 

– William of Ockham

Is All Of This Realistic And Achievable?

Fitness Minimalists are people who are committed to stripping away the excess body weight, activities, habits, and other ‘vitality vampires’ so that they can focus more time and energy on living happy, fulfilling (and longer) lives.

To do this, I believe it is best to prioritize the following:

Identify And Reduce

  • Our first task is for you to identify and reduce the 20% of activities, habits, and emotional patterns that lead to 80% of your unhealthy consequences

Replace Outlived ‘Vitality Vampires’

  • Next, your goal should be to replace outlived ‘vitality vampires’ with the physical activities, habits, and equipment that will lead you to reach 80% or more of your fitness goals.


“Absorb What Is Useful, Discard What Is Useless And Add What Is Specifically Your Own” 

— Bruce Lee

What’s In It For You?

So why should you read Fitness Minimalists? I would say the main reason may be because you want to rid yourself of the unnecessary weight, complex jargon, and ridiculous fads so that you can focus more of your time and energy on the areas that bring you lasting health, happiness, and fulfillment.

In June of 2020 I completed my master’s degree in leadership with a focus on relational and growth mindset-oriented training, learning, and teaching strategies.

I am of the belief that mindset accounts for 80% of whatever a person achieves in fitness and in life.

I provide my readers with actionable fitness-related, growth mindset strategies in each of my articles

If The Following Statements Resonate With You - You Will Most Likely Enjoy Our Site:

  • You want to be empowered to reach your fitness goals from the comfort and privacy of your own home.
  • You want to find ways to exercise in ways that align with your goals and personality so you will actually follow through.
  • You want to find information based on customer experience that is not a commercial sales page.
  • You want to once and for all replace unhealthy behaviors with the habits that will lead to a stronger, more energized, and fitter you!

“Be naive enough to start and stubborn enough to finish”

-Ross Edgley