ItsaMansLife.com is my attempt to share information, opinions, and knowledge about a wide variety of topics. 

Who runs the show

The man behind ItsaMansLife.com is Jonathan Lawson; a 20-year veteran of magazine publishing with 30 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, over 20 years of automotive and motorsports experience, and creeping up on 50 years of experience with life in general.

During his 17-years at Iron Man Magazine, Jonathan was the co-founder of the Iron Man Training & Research Center. He wrote 20 Pounds of Muscle in 10 Weeks and contributed to the “Train, Eat, Grow” monthly column in Iron Man for many years before the magazine’s change of ownership. He also co-owns and has co-authored dozens of e-books at X-Rep.com, and he has appeared on the covers of dozens of fitness books and magazines.

Jonathan has an intense passion for cars and driving which began in his teens, and that passion extended into the world of motorsports when he became a high-performance driving instructor, competition driver’s coach, and amateur club racer. He’s also contributed to automotive magazines, is the former editor of a BMW CCA chapter newsletter, and he’s been an automotive product specialist and Pro-driver for major automotive manufacturers.

His obsessively passionate nature spills over into the more social realms of life as well. That’s where the spark was ignited to build this site and share information and knowledge with others.

Above all else, his biggest passion in life is the continuous journey of fatherhood.

Disclosure – The Full Monty

Although this site is not driven primarily for financial gain, the FTC requires bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.

First, the obvious: I am an author, businessman, and father.  I genuinely enjoy sharing information and opinions on all the topics I find interesting, but I particularly like it when a business venture is profitable.

Second, the less obvious: Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to specify this. Ditto if I use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place.

This would be tedious for me and a continual eye sore for readers. But rules are rules.

To cover my butt and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every recommendation, link, and product I use, the following all hold true:


Please feel free to use the text and images on this page with proper attribution. There is no reason why each blogger should have to reinvent the wheel.

(Original text idea courtesy of John Rowley)

(Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer)