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My name is Fred Fox.  First, I must admit that I am not a Rabbi, and therefore this is not a site of a religious nature.  It’s just that I’m often told that I sound like a Rabbi and many have suggested that I should become one.

In 1995, through a series of serendipitous events, I co-founded a gym and became a Spinning instructor as a hobby.  At the time my full-time career was and continued as a stockbroker.

I soon realized that being a Spinning instructor was an opportunity to do more than just give Spinning instruction.  I could use it as a platform to motivate and inspire people in a way that spoke to their lives, not just their Spinning practice.  I soon found my voice as I discovered how much I was enjoying doing all that I ever really wanted to do.  In class, I was able to combine my desire since childhood to be a Rabbi, therapist, comedian and entertainer.

I have been tremendously moved by the life stories people in my classes have told me. These were often tearful stories of the impact that the things discussed in the class had on their ability to deal with their life struggles.  As I listened to these stories, I decided that I may have “found that which I am needed for.”   In telling me how much I inspired them, they inspired me to find ways to reach a larger audience.  Many, specifically suggested that I expand my reach.  My desire now is to reach as large an audience as I can with these same messages, without the Spinning, of course.

To summarize, the theme of this site is:

“You cannot lower your mountain, but you can elevate yourself.”

“Okay,” you ask, “but how?”  As I climb my mountain, I will share with you all that helps propel me upward.  All that helps keep me focused on the goal and still in the moment.

You ask, “what is the goal?”  Using the mountain metaphor, the human you were created to be, is waiting for you at the top of your mountain.  The goal of continually climbing is to get to the top of your mountain and find joy, strength, and meaning along the way.  To fulfill your unlimited and ultimate potential.

That is the purpose of this site. Here you will see stories* (some true, some fiction), quotes*, tools, thoughts, drills, recommended books, and exercises to keep you inspired, focused, reminded, and positive.

To paraphrase the title of a great oldie by the Del Vikings, Come Grow With Me!

Stay tuned.

*It is always my intent to give proper attribution for all the stories and quotes.  In some cases the stories, which moved me, were ones I read some time ago and I have no recollection of their source.  I wish to apologize in advance to those that I have not given proper credit to.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. March 23, 2020 8:13 am

    What an inspiring story! Making people better in their bodies, heads and hearts. Keep this great momentum, well needed right now !

  2. Shannon permalink
    May 31, 2019 1:16 pm

    Good afternoon Mr.Fox. I’m Shannon Bynum, we met at Boone’s gym.
    I would like to take the time to thank you for sharing your passion of positivity with me. I can relate to this website in so many ways. The phrase “You Cannot lower your mountain, but you Can elevate yourself” to me is so powerful!

    • Fred Fox permalink
      May 31, 2019 1:46 pm

      Thank you Shannon
      I’m so glad this site relates to you

  3. Sarah permalink
    March 31, 2019 7:57 am

    Love your spin classes and life messages!

    • Fred Fox permalink
      March 31, 2019 9:09 am

      Thank you
      share those messages that you think will bring a little more light to someone else

  4. Philippe permalink
    February 22, 2019 5:35 pm

    I really like your phililosophy
    I have three kids and I try as a father to bring similar points
    It is right on

    • Fred Fox permalink
      February 22, 2019 6:37 pm

      Thank You Phillipe

  5. Randi permalink
    March 17, 2015 10:38 am

    Fred- Your father’s story and more importantly his amazing outlook and perspective is truly inspirational – FYI I made a donation to the Elie Weisel Foundation for Humanity in his memory- Thank you for sharing and so sorry for your loss! XO Randi

  6. January 2, 2015 5:57 pm

    I loved reading your story. So glad I don’t have to be spinning while reading…

  7. Myrna permalink
    June 30, 2014 11:31 am

    Stuart and I found your new path inspiring……good for you……myrna

  8. August 12, 2013 11:33 am

    Fred-glad our paths crossed yesterday. Dr. Bob and I always enjoy our time with you. Blessings on you.

  9. Shawn Amiri permalink
    July 2, 2013 10:24 am

    Very true! Our Mountains can’t be any lower but instead, let’s do some elevations! Shawn.A

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