Hey there, I’m Evan.

Welcome to my little journal workshop.I’ve always been a journal person. But I’ve never been satisfied with the journals I’ve come across in stores or on the web. So I started creating my own. Then I started making them for other people, exactly how they wanted it.The evolved result is this website. A custom journal website. For you maybe it’s a custom habit tracker website, or diary, or WOD book, or whatever you want it to be.

I created this website to help you create a journal that precisely fit your needs.

That might mean today we create a custom printed bullet journal, or a weightlifting log for firefighters, a personal training studio beginner manual, or any of the thousands of activities that benefit from a journal.It definitely hasn’t been easy, but I’ve tried to make the designer as flexible and robust as possible.And when the website options don’t work, I want you to reach out to me and we can figure out how to can make something that works perfectly for you. This might mean designing a new daily page template or re-writing our intro letter. It might mean changing heading sizes or adding new nutrition notes. It might even mean a phone call to dial it in…

My mission is to help you find, or create, the journal you’ve always been looking for…

Please explore the website, and if you need some help, reach out.Evan, Founder and Lead Journal Guy

Evan and his girls practicing the journal skills at Crater Lake

Evan surrounded by his two bosses

I really got into fitness after signing up for my first triathlon, the Louisville Ironman. After my questionable survival, I decided to apply my design and photography background to a business oriented towards better fitness preparation and planning.


Yes, this is a small business. I like it that way, because it means you don’t have to cram your personality, your likes and dislikes, into a mass produced journal.Each journal is custom designed on Bainbridge Island, just outside of Seattle, WA. Your journal bears your unique art, and is designed for your activity.I want your journal to be a treasure chest of your ideas, goals and effort, and I will work with you every step of the way to achieve that – it’s what I’d want for ourselves, and its what I want for you!fitness journal with thank you note and expedited shipping


Journal Menu was developed after trying to find a journal to fit the needs of a friend, and when I was unable to, I built our own. My journals are specially designed to help you track the metrics that are most important to you, and most important to crushing your goals.

Anatomy of an Awesome Journal

I have the best journals in the business, but how? To explain, I have to delve deep into the science of exercise and custom printing.

Let’s break it down…

1. Personalized Cover

Your journal should look amazing, it should inspire you to work your butt off and be consistent. Not to mention it should protect those pages. Using a labor intensive print-on-demand process, I’ve created the ability for you to find or create the perfect journal for your journey.I’ve flexed our artistic muscles and collaborated with local artists to create dozens of designer covers for you to choose from, but if you need something more special, you can drag, drop and arrange your own images and color style.Your cover is also water and tear proof, allowing you to throw, stomp, smash and spill all over it.

2. Customized Content

I realize your exercise is different than the person next to you because you are different people, with different goals. You might be training to go to the CrossFit Games, or you might be trying to touch your toes.I’ve created journals that feature specific content for different activities so that you can find the tool that is perfect for you.A tool which is not correct will not be used, and I want you to gain the most utility from our journals.

3. Goals

Your goals are the foundation of your training progression. Whether it is to simply get into the gym everyday, qualify for the Boston Marathon, or lift 600lbs for 3 reps, the first and most important part of a goal is setting it. And the best way to set a goal is to write it down and look at it everyday.Setting goals and good habits is our number one objective. I want you to be better, which means helping you choose how you will be better and sticking with it. I’ve created specific goal pages for different activities so you can use them as the brains of your fitness progression.

4. Workout Pages

The heart of a journal is it’s workout pages, the pages you fill with your sweat, blood and skin.Your workout page is specifically designed for your activity so that each time you fill it out, you are recording and reviewing the metrics that matter most to you. Whether that is water intake, distance run, sets, reps or notes, I’ve allocated specific space to help you track the ingredients for your success.I also realize your writing style may vary, maybe you write big or maybe you can fit 1000 words in a 2 inch box. Regardless of your writing style I’ve built out options for you to choose the specific workout page which works best for you.

5. Benchmarks

Regardless of your sport, there are some workouts which will come up again and again. Whether it is a 4 x 800m run or Memorial Day Murph, I want you to have space to record and reflect on those workouts, because their repetition is the best way to gauge your fitness improvement.Having the right benchmarks at hand allows you to test yourself against yourself, and if you’ve improved, to continue the course. If you’ve failed to improve, then you can delve into the workouts and notes between your last test and see if you can figure out what has changed and and the conditions for your better performance previously.

6. Tools and Information

I’ve compiled specialized tools to help you maximize your time in the gym or out on the road. From percentage charts for weightlifters to race planners for runners, our tools are designed to make your workouts more effective.There’s a lot of information out there about training, I’ve tried to curate it to the most important basics of mobility, nutrition and safety. I have more in depth guides but our standard journals only include the essentials to keep you focused on your trainingWeightlifting Percentage Chart