Monthly Archives: February 2018

Appearance On The Movement Fix Podcast

I’m always honored to be invited onto someone’s podcast. It’s an even higher honor when I’m asked to come back onto a show I’ve appeared on before. HERE’s the link to my most recent appearance on The Movement Fix Podcast. If you’re bored and want a little more backstory about my man crush on Ryan DeBell… Read more

Neck Pain and Headaches: The Link and How To Find Relief

Whenever one of my clients or athletes walks in and starts to say something to the effect of “hey, my neck is really bothering me…..” ….I immediately put my fingers in my ears and start yelling “lalalalalala, I can’t hear you.” Okay, kidding. Neck stuff can be tricky if not terrifying, and I know my… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 2/23/18

It’s Friday. You know how we do. BUT FIRST…(SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, STUFF I’VE WRITTEN, & OTHER TIDBITS CURATED TO SHOWCASE HOW IMPORTANT I AM) 1) Coaching Competency – Sterling, VA Excited to head back to the DC area and present at Beyond Strength Performance NOVA in Sterling, VA. Assessment, program design, exercise technique, how to make… Read more

A Subtle Reminder That Lifting Weights Is Supposed To “Stress” the Body

NOTE: This post is a bit of a face-lift from a similar post I wrote last year.  I’ve noticed a growing trend in recent months in the fitness community and it’s something that’s been grinding my gears. It seems it’s become trendy or a “thing” for some (not all) people to bash certain exercises –… Read more

Just Announced: Coaching Competency Workshop in DC Area

I’m excited to announce I’ll be in the DC area Saturday, April 21, 2018 to teach my Coaching Competency Workshop.   I can’t tango, I have zero nunchuck skills, and I haven’t the faintest idea how to make a flambeau dessert. However, I do  know how to coach people in the weight room. And I know… Read more

The Importance of Client Retention

In today’s day and age being a personal trainer runs somewhere in the spectrum of one of the most rewarding careers out there and a dumpster fire. The latter comes into play often, especially when you work in a large commercial gym where you’re one of dozens of trainers vying for everyone’s attention (and wallets)…. Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 2/16/18

It’s Friday. You know how we do. BUT FIRST…(SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, STUFF I’VE WRITTEN, & OTHER TIDBITS CURATED TO SHOWCASE HOW IMPORTANT I AM) 1) The Fitness Summit I had to take a break from The Fitness Summit last year for two reasons: 1. Eating way too many cookies. 2. But mostly because I succeeded in… Read more

Programming Considerations: Shoulders

Fair warning: This will not be an all-encompassing post on how to train the shoulders or how to program around nagging shoulder injuries. Frankly, I don’t think anyone wants to read a Dostoyevsky length diatribe on shoulder impingement or how improving scapular upward rotation gives me a nerd boner. Yep, I’m weird. Instead I want… Read more