Exercises You Should Be Doing: Renegade Push-Up

Push-ups are an underrated exercise. Meatheads scoff at the notion of adding them to their programs. “Too easy,” most will say. “Not not going to make me pecy enough.” Athletes roll their eyes at them. “Not going to get me to the show, bro,” they’ll retort. Au contraire I say. Do Your Fucking Push-Ups Yeah,… Read more

How To Maintain Your Back Squat During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be an arduous and delicate time in a woman’s life. To be a bit more colloquial…shit goes down. Shit goes down hard. I’m a firm advocate of strength training during pregnancy. It’s a great way to keep the body healthy and strong during those nine months, and to (hopefully) expedite the recovery process… Read more

Last Chance Early Bird Rate For DC Workshop

I’m coming to our nation’s capital. Well, close enough anyways. On Saturday, April 21st I’ll be putting on my Coaching Competency Workshop at Beyond Strength Performance located in Sterling, VA. I’m using the opportunity to post on my blog today because I’M THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN THE WORLD this week (ending on 3/25) will… Read more

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

Oh, hello. I’m in NYC! I flew down here yesterday from Boston courtesy of Equinox. I’ll be doing two separate workshops for a bunch of their trainers talking about shoulder assessment and how to turn their clients into a bunch of bench pressing and chin-upping T-1000’s. I still wanted to make sure I got this… Read more

What You Didn’t Expect When You Opened Your Gym: 6 Lessons On Building a Team

It must be “gym ownership week” on TG.com this week. Yesterday’s post on the effect social media has on the perception of gym ownership – everything is seen through rose colored glasses – was a huge hit. Today I have guest post by another gym owner, Doug Spurling of Spurling Fitness located in Kennebunk, ME,… Read more

What Social Media Isn’t Telling You About Owning a Gym

Long before I owned CORE, and even now, as a current gym owner, I’ve championed the message that gym ownership is not for everyone, and more to the point that it should not be perceived as the holy grail of the fitness industry. There’s a running theme – which is nauseatingly prevalent on social media… Read more

Stuff To Read While You’re Pretending To Work: 3/9/18

Can someone please make a legitimate rationale why we don’t just make “Daylight Savings Time” standard time year round? Granted this is rooted from a selfish place and is all about me being a cantankerous, sleep-deprived parent of a one-year old. Seriously, why? Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy? SIDE NOTE: Lisa and I are finally heading out to go… Read more

3 Choices All Coaches Must Make

All I have to say is that this article would have helped me tremendously if I had access to it the week I started my first personal training gig out of college. Looking back I was such a mess. Excellent guest post today by NY-based (Capital district) strength coach Mike Sirani. 3 Choices All Coaches… Read more