Monthly Archives: April 2015

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

Interview on FitPro Radio Show

I had the pleasure of being invited onto the FitPro Radio Show hosted by Matt Pack and Ted Ryce a while back. A little over a year ago, actually….so it’s a little old. These are two guys who, outside of being super passionate about fitness, want nothing more than to help make the industry better…. Read more

How the Powerlifts and Sport(s) Go Together Like Peanut Butter & Jelly

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of strength coach, and good friend, Kelsey Reed. Some of you may recall Kelsey’s popular post – Fitness Marketing to Females: Don’t Be a Victim! – from a few months ago. She’s back. And this time she’s discussing the powerlifts and how applicable they are when training for sport(s). Enjoy…. Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 4/10/15

Before I get to this week’s list of stuff to read while you’re pretending to work, I wanted to toss some love towards a new show that Lisa and I just finished watching on Netflix….Bloodline. The show revolves around the Rayburn family….Mom, Dad, four siblings, and the dynamics – past and present – between each… 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

Exercises You Should Be Doing: Prone Sphinx

If you were talking to twelve year old Tony, the Prone Sphinx sounds like some sweet WWF Wrestling move that Hulk Hogan or Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka would perform on one of their opponents during WrestleMania. Alas, I’m not twelve, and don’t watch WrestleMania on Mondays anymore, so in this context it refers to the mythical… Read more

How to Conquer Your Trigger Foods

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Registered Dietician and nutrition coach, Georgie Fear. I first “met” Georgie a few years ago when she was a coach for Precision Nutrition, and immediately found her take and approach to nutrition as refreshing and non-dogmatic. Her new book, Lean Habits For Lifelong Weight Loss, was just released today…. Read more

Miscellaneous Miscellany Monday: Books I’m Reading, Places I’m Speaking, and Stuff I’ve Gotten For Free (That I Like!)

No need to give a witty introduction or quip. The title of today’s post pretty much sums it up. I’m a huge fan of Jon Ronson (^^ this guy, in case you’re wondering). I first heard of him a few years ago while watching The Daily Show as he was making the rounds promoting is… Read more