Monthly Archives: June 2021

The Benefits of Strength and Conditioning For the General Population

Appearance On the All About Fitness Podcast I had the lovely opportunity to make another cameo appearance on the All About Fitness Podcast hosted by Pete McCall. Pete’s a fantastic interviewer and has built one of the most popular health/fitness podcasts out there because he makes it his mission to invite intelligent, jacked bald dudes… Read more

The Lost Art of Simple

I’m on vacation this week, and as a result I told myself I wasn’t going to do much of anything other than take many naps and eat a metric boat load (which is a shade more than a metic fuck ton) of honey wheat pretzels. (Mission accomplished on both fronts). I didn’t want to leave… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 6/23/21

I’m leaving for a much needed vacation this Friday. My wife, Julian, and I are heading down to Florida for a week. I hate being hot and sandy, but I don’t care. I’ve been sequestered in this apartment for a full year and I just need a change of scenery. Anywhere. I’d settle for Mordor… Read more

Superhero Strong, Superhero Bod: A PowerBuilding Program

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of NJ based personal trainer and strength coach, Chris Marzarella. When it comes to best practices for getting both strong and ripped you have those who feel powerlifting is the best way, and those who feel more of a bodybuilding approach is the key. Why not use elements of both… Read more

I Joined a Commercial Gym: Here’s Why

I’m coming up on two decades in the fitness industry and this week I did a thing for the first time in my professional career. No, I didn’t recommend a juice cleanse to a client. Nope, I didn’t perform my first kipping pull-up. I joined a commercial gym. Who Cares? And, Why? Admittedly, I can… Read more

10 Suggestions On Your Quest For Sustainable Fitness

Fitness is an individual endeavor. Everyone has different goals, aspirations, pacing, expectations, and Spotify playlists that get them revved up to exercise. Today’s guest post, written by Westchester, NY based personal trainer Elaine Studdert, highlights the concept of sustainable fitness and strategies people can use to attain it. Enjoy! 10 Suggestions On the Quest For… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 6/14/21

SOCIAL MEDIA SHENANIGANS Twitter Life of a trainer: Wake Up: “alright, schedule is jam packed today. Let’s go!” Opens email. Three cancellations in the first hour…😂😂 — Tony Gentilcore (@tonygentilcore1) June 12, 2021 Instagram   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Tony Gentilcore (@tonygentilcore) STUFF TO READ WHILE YOU’RE PRETENDING TO… Read more

The Best Approach to Writing Effective Programs When You’re a New Trainer: Trial and Error

Trial and Error = An Underutilized Way to Learn About a two weeks ago I received an email from a newly minted trainer in the industry who had read THIS article on program design I wrote not too long ago. Sheepishly, he admitted that program design was one of his weak points and that he… Read more