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Fuel your Fire! U.S Army Vet Combines Hip Hop and Fitness to produce Exciting New Active Wear

The desire for a healthy body must go hand in hand with the desire to maintain it. There is no quick fix involved in attaining the body of your dreams, but if you’re serious, what you do is constantly seek motivation outside of yourself to keep you fired up! This motivation can come in the form of a coach, workout visuals or even the clothing that you choose to work out in.

Kyle Harvey, 35, a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, has masterfully combined his passion for weight training and hip hop to produce an exciting line of fitness apparel, Rack Runners. It all started with a logo concept which was designed and posted on Facebook. The positive reviews of the creativity of his design motivated Kyle to try something different and so he did! He decided to learn digital art and creating unique designs became a passion for him. Rack Runners incorporates the things that have inspired him since childhood; 8-bit art, hip hop culture, streetwear, and the love of food. Rack Runners active wear are available in men’s and women’s sizes, including t-shirts, joggers and hoodies. EBooks and fitness accessories are also available on the website.

Kyle loves staying in shape, and personally trains as if he’s preparing for war, with a mixture of calisthenics and high-paced weight training. This level of discipline has been his mindset even before joining the military and his passion is interlaced throughout his designs. Lots of time, thought, and creativity went into building his vision and this is why each design is either motivational, hip-hop inspired, street wear inspired or foodie- inspired to show a contrasting appreciation for fitness, food and hip-hop culture. “Nobody, to my knowledge, has ever combined streetwear, hip-hop culture, the love of food, and fitness together. This is what I feel makes my brand unique.” The most popular and best-selling designs are those that feature the classic Rack Runners logo, Gym Dropout, and the Slop Gang logo.

Kyle Harvey

Since launching in 2017, Rack Runners has amassed 10k followers on Facebook and Instagram, also being hand selected by Facebook to be 1 of 1,300 members of the Boost Facebook Leaders Network.

Harvey, an Ohio native & Washington, DC area resident stays grounded by reminding himself that there is more work to do to get to where he wants to be. “I am going to leave a legacy that lasts longer than my next generation so I know what’s ahead of me and what I expect out of myself.”

The Rack Runners website also features a blog that will contain information on nutrition, motivation, as well as gym tips. Kyle ships his merchandise worldwide, so feel free to browse his exciting designs! What’s Next? Kyle’s new goal is to create his own gym shoes that rival the big businesses, so watch out for Rack Runners sneaker line!

“Success means finding a goal, acting on inspired thought, and not looking towards building the entire house right away. You start by laying a brick as well as you can then replicate that process until you have reached your ending point.”

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“Choose discipline over motivation, motivation will leave just as fast as it comes.”

Kyle Harvey

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4 ways Discipline can help you live a Happy and Wealthy Life

BY TARYN ST.LOUIS, 18th NOVEMBER, 2020

Many of us can remember at least one point in our lives where we felt as though we were being told what to do. We were held accountable for our actions to the point where we felt like our freedoms were being infringed upon. For some of us, we would not have realized it because it had become the ‘norm’ for us. How about school, where we had to speak using only our ‘inside’ voices when interacting with our peers? We had to learn and recite specific words, sing specific songs at specific times during the day. We were made to assemble and not speak while being addressed. Do these thoughts stir up certain images in your mind? When we entered the world of work, we soon learned that this world was not much different. We had to arrive on time or our superiors would begin keeping a keen eye on us, watching out for another slip up. We had deadlines to meet and leaving the job at our own leisure would have given us a definite red card.

Can you think of any others? These scenarios all point to one word. We will explain the meaning of the word using the definition provided in the Merriam Webster dictionary: Discipline: 2. to train or develop by instruction and exercise especially in self-control.

Some of you would cringe at the very thought of the word discipline, but don’t get lost in a word. For many others, this same discipline has been the fuel that has propelled them toward abundance, both in their personal and professional lives:

Stronger Relationships

Discipline can be viewed as training to develop one’s moral character which in turn will help to produce a particular type of behavior. Relationships should help us become better versions of ourselves. Discipline comes in handy in our relationships because it is a practice of care and respect for others and self. Some of the evidence of discipline in relationships can be found in :

  • Consistency (something that men and women so desperately crave from their partners)
  • Fidelity (self-control)
  • and quality time (through proper time management)

Higher Net Worth

If you study any billionaire in the world, you will discover that they have the most powerful discipline habits. Discipline teaches us to be systematic when working toward life’s goals. With self-discipline, you master the power to follow through with your decisions. It is therefore one of the most important requirements for success. It has always been said that the secret to success lies in your daily routine. Without discipline, there can be no routine. We would all operate as chaff in the wind, moving in every direction but up! Sound Discipline is the key to:

  • Proper time management,
  • Accountability,
  • Personal growth and many other productive assets.

If you are chaotic, that means that you don’t have a schedule for the day, week, month and year. You basically don’t have a plan. Sooner or later, life will wear you out.

Discipline means that you will do what you know you have to do, even when you are not in the mood of doing it.” 

Healthier Body

This one is certainly a no-brainer. Most trainers have reported having an uphill climb when it comes to getting some of their clients to wake up on time and make it to the gym for their daily workout. This is actually why people hire trainers in the first place. They NEED someone to hold them accountable. Otherwise, they most likely wouldn’t stick to their workout routine and their body goals would never be achieved. The same holds for healthy foods. That slice of cake looks pretty tempting, but I have to stick to my diet, so salad it is! So many of us have had these same pitfalls and are still reeling from the consequences of our lack of discipline. So much can be achieved if we practice the things that we’ve already made up our minds to do:

  • Healthier sleeping patters (stick to a schedule!)
  • Healthier Food choices (say No to that last slice of pizza and mean it!)
  • Regular workout routines (don’t skip leg day!)

Healthier Mind and Spirit

Finally, and probably the most important benefit of all is a healthier mind. A healthy mind can only be maintained if all the previous points are achieved. Lack of discipline fosters laziness, low self-esteem, unachieved goals, broken relationships and unhealthy life patterns. None of these cater to a healthy mind or spirit, but self-discipline certainly does. It can give you:

  • Higher self esteem
  • Better vibration
  • More focus

Lack of discipline can leave a trail of chaos, anger and emptiness. We must therefore make it a priority to teach the younger generation to foster self-discipline within their daily lives. We do this by example. We also do this by giving them routines to follow. Reward their efforts, and show them that action and inaction both have consequences.

Freedom and discipline are directly proportional to each other. Freedom is the basic right to do what we want. The catch is, that if we want more freedom in our lives then it must be preceded by discipline.

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