Monthly Archives: March 2020

Appearance on The FitCast and the Grafters Podcast

The FitCast – Shelter in Place Some of you may recall that circa 2008-2009 I was one of the co-hosts of The FitCast alongside Kevin Larrabee, Leigh Peele, and Jonathan Fass. Kevin figured it would be nice to reconnect the old gang to serve as a bit of an escape for everyone else during this… Read more

“Lost” vs. Pressing the Pause Button

Before I dive into the meat-n-potatoes of today’s post a few #COVID19sucksdonkeyballs “quarantine” thoughts: Caffeine is glorious. Disney+ is saving my wife’s and I world right now with a toddler at home all day. I don’t have enough eye rolls to give to those people complaining about getting fat during this time. Wouldn’t it be… Read more

How Position Affects Mood: Another Thing You Didn’t Know About Core Control

I figured we could all use a reprieve from the barrage of “at home” exercises and workouts everyone is posting of late. #COVID19sucksdonkeyballs My good friend and London based personal trainer, Luke Worthington, released his Core Training Guidebook recently and in light of that wrote up this guest post that takes a bit of a… Read more

Maintaining a Sense of Calm and Comfort: How Fitness Professionals Can Serve Their Clients Amidst the Chaos

The world has changed. I’ve joked about the impending “zombie apocalypse” for years now. And while zombies are fake and don’t exist (except they 100% do), what we’re all currently experiencing with the COVID-19 outbreak is very much real and very much scary. The entire world is being held hostage to the unknown. At least… Read more

The Comparison Game

I hope everyone out there is okay. Strange times we’re in, and I can appreciate the chaotic and unknown nature of what’s happening in the world is flipping everyone’s day-t0-day musings upside down. Me and my family are trying our best to make lemonade out of lemons, trying to stay calm, and maintaining as much… Read more

Why the Soft Skills of Coaching Matter

Which is the more valuable skill to have as a coach or personal trainer: The Nuts & Bolts (I.e., turning people into deadlifting Terminators)? The Soft Skills (I.e., fostering “connection” with clients/athletes)? Biceps (I.e., biceps)? Okay, taking biceps out of the conversation (because that’s the right answer), I think both – nuts & bolts and… Read more

My Wish For Female Fitness: Less Talk About Less

NOTE: This is a blog I originally wrote back in 2017, but I’m repurposing it today because: It’s really fucking good. AND       2. It matches well with the release of Psych Skills for Fitness Pros, my wife’s (Dr. Lisa Lewis), latest resource for personal trainers, strength & nutrition coaches, and physical therapists… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 3/6/20

I’m currently in Paris. It’s a detour I’ve made in between two weekends of teaching workshops (last weekend in Athens, Greece and this coming weekend in London). I love it here. I only had one full day at my disposal so I made the most of it. I adore walking around European cities so I… Read more