Posts in "personal training"

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

The Key to Program Design. Diamonds?

I’m heading to my alma mater this weekend to take part in the 2nd Annual Strength & Conditioning/Personal Training Symposium at SUNY Cortland. I – along with my colleagues Nick Tumminello, Mark Fisher, John Gaglione, and Joy Victoria – will be speaking to undergrad and graduate students (in addition to the event being open to… Read more

What I Learned Taking the FMS

This is what I looked like last Sunday after spending three days and 20 course hours taking the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) I & II modules. That’s my face melting. It sounds (and looks) like a bad thing, but I assure you it’s the exact opposite. Sitting through 20 hours of anything can be daunting. Sitting… Read more

A Tale of Two Clients

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….. Even for those who aren’t avid readers, the words above are fairly recognizable. At some point in everyone’s life they’ve (probably) heard the phrase absent of whether or not they know the origin: Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities. Yeah, I haven’t… Read more