Posts in "Motivational"

Community is the Change You Need: A Call to Action For All Fitness Professionals

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Syracuse, NY based strength coach, Ricky Kompf. Ricky interned at Cressey Sports Performance when I was still a coach there and has been doing a superb job building a reputation as a “go to” coach in the Central NY area. Today he discusses the importance of community and how… Read more

3 Tips For Personal Trainer Personal Development

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of good friend and Jedi strength coach, Todd Bumgardner. Many don’t know this, but Todd was one of the people who encouraged me most when I was thinking about leaving Cressey Sports Performance and going off on my own. He’s a no-bullshitter and someone who tells it like it is…. Read more

Coach Stella: Training Begins But Never Ends…

The life of a strength coach is equal parts rewarding, frustrating, hard, even harder, up, down, celebratory, and chaotic. With a peppering of high-fives, butt slaps, atta boy’s/girl’s, and DMX radio. It’s not a glamorous gig by any extension of the word. It’s a world populated by inconvenient schedules, dank weight rooms (which can be… Read more

Fitness Industry Survival Tips: Part Two

Last week Travis Hansen wrote part one and covered some arguable topics that you can focus on as a trainer/coach to help improve your personal and online training business over the long-haul. He had more to say. Hope you enjoy part two. Fitness Industry Survival Tips: The Part Two Part 1. Develop a Niche It’s a… Read more

A Lesson to Fitness Pros: You’re Always Being Watched

I felt like an asshole yesterday. And when I say “I felt like an asshole,” I don’t mean in the rhetorical “haha, I did something goofy and feel like an asshole” sense. I straight-up felt like a heaping pile of asshole. HINT: I was an asshole. To get right to the point: I let a… Read more

If You Want to Improve, You’re Going to Have to Deal With Some Shit

Today’s guest post comes from regular contributor, Justin Kompf. It’s a personal story, but a story many of you reading will either appreciate or commiserate with. I hope the former.   If You Want to Improve, You’re Going to Have to Deal With Some Shit There was once a young man who was enrolled at… Read more

The Planet Fitness Myth

We’re stuck in an emotionally devoid rut. And Planet Fitness isn’t helping. I am all for showering my fellow humans with compassion and empathy. Treat others as you’d like to be treated isn’t a bad way to go about doing things. However, taking politics out of the conversation, it’s a safe observation to note we… Read more

Hierarchy of Fitness Industry Success

There’s a lack of resources out there informing new(ish) fitness pros what it takes to be successful in this industry. I thought I’d take some time to offer my two cents. I’m not even going to swear, that’s how professional I want this post to be.   I’d be remiss not to give credit to… Read more