Posts in "personal training"

Where Fitness Professionals Go Wrong When Training Women

Anyone’s who read TonyGentilcore.com for any length of time knows I’m passionate about a number of things: 1. Deadlifts 2. Beef Jerky (or any dead animal flesh really. Except eel. Or octopus. Or snail. Basically it needs to have legs if I’m going to eat it). 3. Star Wars 4. My Cat 5. Helping to reverse… Read more

Gym Etiquette 201

A friend of mine and amazing writer, James Fell, wrote a clever piece recently titled Gym Etiquette 101 highligting some of the not-so-etiquette-like shenanigans many gym goers are violators of. Give it a read. It’s hilarious. After reading it myself I was inspired to shell out my own list of Gym Etiquette rules. Admittedly I sort of… Read more

The Trainer-Client Relationship

Q: Hey TG- I’ll keep this short and sweet. So I’ve got a couple clients that have asked the awkward question “will I ever be able to do a pullup?” I really don’t like telling people what they can’t do. They come to me for solutions, ya know? Anyways, how do you approach the question and a)maintain… Read more

Bootcamps: Not Just For Crushing People (and doing “stuff”)

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Cressey Sports Performance’s group fitness coordinator, George Kalantzis. Enjoy! Group training is becoming a staple in the fitness industry and people are trying all sorts of group classes to get their exercise fix in. People want and love group training, and when you can combine a great atmosphere with… Read more

How to Choose a Good Group Class

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Cressey Sports Performance’s group fitness coordinator, George Kalantzis. Enjoy! The fitness industry is changing. Terms like boot camp, body pump, zumba, and much more are watering down the quality of group training. Case in Point: Bootcamp Pilates From an upper management point of view, it makes sense to clone… Read more

Categories of (Fitness) Learning: Not Everyone Is Skynet

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of DC-based Equinox trainer, Kevin Mullins. Kevin attended mine and Dean Somerset’s DC Workshop last Fall, and I found him to be a pretty switched on guy. Plus, it’s obvious he as impeccable taste in the blogs he reads and the workshops he attends. Enjoy! There is a lot of… Read more

Vetting Your Personal Trainer

I became a personal trainer and coach back in 2002. Shows like Alias and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy were all the rage, *NSYNC still had Justin Timberlake, and The Two Towers (the second movie in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, duh!) was rocking my world. Who can forget that epic battle scene… Read more

Talent Matters

I was chatting with one of our high-school athletes yesterday when I asked how his (baseball) season had been going so far. We had a miserable winter here in Massachusetts and for a lot of our athletes they’re still practicing indoors. This athlete, however, goes to a school that had the opportunity of traveling down… Read more