Posts in "rant"

Overcomplicating the Uncomplicated

The message conveyed in the following post is meant to come across as a little tongue-in-cheek and sarcastic. But here it goes anyways: We like to overcomplicate things. To say this, of course, comes with a degree of subjectivity, especially given the general vibe in today’s society. Given the current climate we live in with… Read more

Porcelain Post: Exercise Variety

NOTE: the term “Porcelain Post” was invented by Brian Patrick Murphy and Pete Dupuis. Without getting into the specifics, it describes a post that can be read in the same time it takes you to go #2. Huh, I guess that was more specific than I thought. Enjoy. Know what I say about exercise variety?… Read more

Striving to Be More, Instead of Wanting to Be Less: Why Strength Training is a Perfect Fit for Women

I was going to title this article “Why Women Should Strength Train,” and then, being my witty/whimsical self, write something to the effect of: “Because, it’s the shit.” [Smoke bomb, smoke bomb. Exit stage left].   But that would have been lame for a few reasons: The title wouldn’t have been click-baity enough. There’s little… Read more

How to Press the Reset Button on Your Health and Fitness Goals

If you’re like a lot of people, back on December 31, 2015 you vowed to make some changes in your life. You were going to quit smoking, drink more water, read more, spend more time with family, start a new hobby, stop watching porn, or any number of equally nobel and novel things. It’s likely,… Read more

Are We Men?

Photo Credit: Nick Green Note From TG: Today’s guest post comes from good friend, Todd Bumgardner. Todd’s written several articles for this site, and when he reached out recently asking me if he could write something I, of course, obliged. After all, Todd was the inspiration behind THIS post I wrote several months ago which… Read more

How to Prevent Burning Out as a Fitness Professional

I wanted to use a blog title that fit my personality more. Like: “Life as a Fitness Professional: See Brick Wall. Throw Face Into It. Repeat.” But, you know, SEO and all. Being a Personal Trainer/Coach Isn’t All Kitten Kisses and Rainbows Forgive the nebulous tone out of the gate. Let me be clear: I… Read more

I’m Not a Businessman. I’m a Business, Man.

Any hip-hop junkie will recognize the title of today’s post. It’s a quote from Jay-Z. I’m in no way putting myself in the same company as one of rap’s biggest historic moguls, but I felt the title was appropriate given the context of what I wanted to write about today. It’s something I rarely broach… Read more

Stop “Should-ing” All Over Yourself

This past weekend I attended the I Am Not Afraid To Lift Workshop at Iron Body Studios in West Roxbury, MA. It’s an event created by Artemis Scantalides geared mainly towards women – although men are encouraged to attend too – that teaches strength training as a form of empowerment, a road to improved confidence,… Read more