Tuesday, December 20, 2011

This post has been a long time coming. I've been trying to get my brother-in-law Mike Dube, CEO and Head Trainer at DubeZone to guest post here and talk to us about life from a guy's perspective. Mike is the kind of man everybody loves. He's charismatic, spiritual, and full of positive energy that he enjoys sharing with the world, not to mention a real fashion guy!

Mike with my adorable niece Sienna!

Mike could do anything, but he chooses to spend his time helping kids reach their absolute potential. He and is fabulous wife Rachel (whom I love dearly by the way) started DubeZone, a sports and fitness‐based enrichment program for kids that helps build strong character as well as strong bodies.

Mike just recently went through a difficult surgery to repair a hernia and wanted to share his experience and that we can all learn from.

Mike writes:

   "I have been very fortunate and very blessed in many different  ways. I have a beautiful and healthy wife and 2 beautiful healthy kids. I'm in a business that I not only love, but am excited to get up in the morning with G-d's touch to make the most of that day.

I'm fortunate that I'm in a position to constantly give back on a daily basis whether by teaching and training kids in sports and life, or working with special needs adults and kids. I have loved sports and being physically active since I was a baby. Sports were always an amazing outlet for me in many different ways. 

Being one of 3 boys, school work, studying and reading were never that important to me. I figured that by being popular, friendly, and athletic, everything in life would come easy to me... 

But as I got older I realized that life is so short, so I try to not only make the most of every day, but to keep a positive attitude. There's an old cliche, "Your attitude defines your altitude". Well, a few weeks ago I had my first surgery ever. It was invasive hernia surgery. 

This surgery was one of the toughest challenges to deal with in my life. Not only was I not able to work out (I have been going to the gym religiously for close to 20 years), but I didn't have control of my body- which is a very scary thing. So as strong as I might look and be, I felt like a little boy who needed his wife, friends and family to help me through this. 

I'm excited to not only be getting back to working out- swimming- running- lifting- core- pushup-situps - but I'm also grateful for the fact that G-d created our bodies with the ability to heal. 

I'm the luckiest guy in the world! Through hardship we can learn to be grateful for what we have!!"

Thanks Mike! I love your attitude!

If you live in the Northern New Jersey area go ahead and check out DubeZone!

Now, being that this post is from a guy's perspective how could I not show you some great men's fashion to help you dress (and buy gifts for) your guys!? Click on each photo to shop!

Look One: The Dapper Gentleman

Look Two: The Corporate Man With Style

Look Three: The Sporty Guy

What are you grateful for today??



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  1. I know what Mike means attitude is first and foremost in every way and he sounds like he has his head in the right place. Glad to hear he's back in the pink. As for the fashion my husband thinks earflaps right now are the in thing...ugh!

  2. Aw great post!

  3. First of all, Hi Mike!! I'm happy that you're doing well. I hope you see this- it's Leora Budd from Scottsdale! My son loves the kippa :)

    Sharon, the men's styles are great. My father-in-law is in menswear, and he always gives my husband beautiful clothing :)

    How nice to see a post from someone I know! Happy Chanukah!!

  4. What a great and inspirational man! I can see why you are in awe of him! Love the fashions you showed handsome!!

  5. He seems like a great guy with an unbelievable attitude and I love that he does what he loves to do. There is something so rewarding in that! Your gift picks are gorgeous by the way.

    Today I am grateful for blog friends such as you who I have gotten to know and although I have never met any of them in person, the friendship is genuine. It's so unbelievable great to be able to connect with like-minded individuals daily! xo

  6. That's really interesting. Thanks for posting all the great information! Had never thought of it all that way before.