Monthly Archives: March 2016

How to Prevent Burning Out as a Fitness Professional

I wanted to use a blog title that fit my personality more. Like: “Life as a Fitness Professional: See Brick Wall. Throw Face Into It. Repeat.” But, you know, SEO and all. Being a Personal Trainer/Coach Isn’t All Kitten Kisses and Rainbows Forgive the nebulous tone out of the gate. Let me be clear: I… Read more

6 Unconventionally Simple Exercises

Note From TG: Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Long Island based personal trainer and coach, Chris Cooper. I had the pleasure of meeting Chris in person a few weeks ago in NYC during the Motivate & Movement LAB hosted by Mark Fisher Fitness. We discussed training, programming, and, of course, unicorns. Enjoy. I think… Read more

Exercises You Should Be Doing: 1-Arm Bottoms-Up Anything

Drake said it best: “Started from the bottom now we’re here.” Based off last week’s article on Building the Squat From the Bottom and today’s apropos titled post, you may think I’m obsessed with bottoms. Kim Kardashian and J-Lo jokes aside, you’re 100% correct. When I was coaching at Cressey Sports Performance and working with… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 3/25/16

I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to a nice, relaxing weekend at home. Maybe do a little writing, take anywhere from 1 to 17 power naps, read a book perhaps. Just, chill. Riiiiggggggggghhhhhhhtttttttt. We ALL know what’s really going down this weekend………. Batman vs. Superman is going down this weekend. Yeah, yeah…I… Read more

Building the Squat From the Bottom

We all know that squats are a staple movement that span the gauntlet when it comes to helping people get stronger, leaner, and faster. Blah, blah, blabbidy, blah. That’s all well and good. But lets be honest. Squats also help build bodacious bottoms. Photo Credit: Max Planes There’s a reason why no one has ever… Read more

Everyone NEEDS to Deadlift

Note from TG: If there was ever a blog title conceived specifically for this website, this is the one. Jason Bourne, an F-16 fighter jet, and a lumberjack punching a grizzly bear in the face while eating a bag of beef jerky could have steel cage match and it wouldn’t be as manly as this title…. Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 3/18/16

As many of you are aware, yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day. I don’t think I have to tell you that Boston L.O.V.E.S St. Patrick’s Day. Not only does Boston host one of the most baller St. Patrick’s Day parades in the country, but the city more or less shuts down for the day to jointly… Read more

The Mind Muscle Project

If you’re at work today doing nothing but counting down the hours till Friday, or need something to detract your attention from throwing a stapler into your co-workers face, may I suggest my appearance on The Mind Muscle Project – Australia’s #1 health/fitness podcast. Hosts Lachy and Raph invited me onto the show a few… Read more