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CORE Collective is Happening: So Much Room For Activities!

After two failed attempts since 2019 – one due to a pandemic, and the other to what I’ll simply chalk up to as a bunch of shit-fuckery – CORE Collective is finally going to happen. What Is CORE Collective? Well, just so we’re clear: My first choice for this project was to call it “Tony’s… Read more

How to Curate A Winning Gym Culture

What separates good gyms or trainers from the mediocre ones? Some would make the case it’s a certain style of training, access to state-of-the-art equipment and amenities, the results  their clients/athletes are able to achieve, or even their knowledge on topics like anatomy, assessment, program design, or, I don’t know, long division. Don’t get me… Read more

What Most People Want When They Hire a Personal Trainer

I’m not an asshole. But I had a real asshole moment recently, and I think it can serve as a teachable moment for many coaches and trainers out there who may be reading. My abject assholiness affected me so much that it prompted me to go stand out on the ledge of a mountain, look… Read more

Coaching is the Answer: Appearance on the Pursuit of Progress Podcast

For those of you who celebrate it, I hope you have a happy 4th this weekend. Not that it compares to a delicious bbq or fireworks display, but I to help get everyone in the mood I wanted to share my latest media appearance. This time on the Pursuit of Progress Podcast hosted by Joe… Read more

5 Traits of a Successful Coach

Ask ten different people their opinion on what traits or characteristics make for a great or “successful” coach – in this case strength coach, personal trainer – and you’re bound to get ten different answers and iterations. 5 Traits of a “Successful” Coach Some people will use adjectives like strong, looks the part, experienced, knowledgable,… Read more

What To Expect In the Gym When You’re Expecting

Note From TG: This is a re-publication (with updated edits/additions) of an article I wrote a few years ago. I figured since I’m currently working with four women at the moment – three in person, and one distance based – who are pregnant, it was something I felt required a little dusting off. Hope you enjoy… Read more

The State of Coaching 2023

Eric Malzone is one of my favorite people. I first”met” Eric several years ago when he invited me to take part in an invite only mentorship he was offering alongside several other fitness professionals he invited to take part. It was a lovely experience and I met a handful of lifetime friends from that group…. Read more

Appearance on the Strong Savvy Cyclist & Triathlete Podcast

This is rich. Me making a cameo on a podcast centered around endurance sports? Admittedly, the last time I was on a bike was when I was 12, and I am pretty sure the longest distance I’ve run in the past decade is however long the sidewalk is in front of my apartment building. I… Read more