4 Tips I’d Give Myself on Day 1 of My Fitness Journey

As I type these words on my keyboard I am aboard an Irish Rail train en route to Galway. We just spent the past five days in Dublin being tourists making the typical pit stops at sites like Trinity College, the Temple Bar neighborhood, and I even had a Guinness at the renowned Gravity Bar… Read more

Training While Injured: How to Safely Continue Weight Training With an Injury

I had the lovely opportunity to be invited onto the Fitness Pain Free Show hosted by my man Dan Pope recently. Dan and I have known each other for several years (the facility he works out of, Champion Physical Therapy & Performance, is located about 20 minutes away from my training studio in Boston) and… Read more

Standing Out From the Crowd: Appearance On the Your Fitness Money Coach Podcast

I was recently invited onto the Your Fitness Money Coach Podcast hosted by Billy Hofacker. Some of you may recognize the name because Billy has penned several informative guest posts on this site surrounding financial literacy in the past year. HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE. I was thrilled to post his content here because he… Read more

Appearance on the Becoming Ronin Podcast

It was an absolute pleasure to be invited onto the Becoming Ronin Podcast recently hosted by Jim “Smitty” Smith & Brian Oberther. SPOILER ALERT:  We did not use the hour to break down or discuss the 1998 Robert DeNiro classic, Ronin, which has one of the best car chase scenes ever filmed. (sad face). Appearance… Read more

How I Respond When Female Clients Use the I Don’t Want to Get Bulky From Lifting Weights Cliche

I received a question recently via my Instagram DM’s and figured it prudent to take some time to write a more thorough response I could share with the masses here. 1. I hope it helps and makes sense. 2. Um, why aren’t you following me on IG? Here’s the question: “What is your response to… Read more

Get Rid of Money Stress For Good

Fitness professionals are notorious for myriad of things: Wearing sweatpants to work everyday. It’s definitely one of the perks of the job. Always forgetting about the protein shake shaker in their gym bag (or in their car) that invariably, three weeks later, ends up melting someone’s face off once it’s opened. Their affinity for smedium… Read more

Why Attempting to Set PRs Every Week is F&*#!@# Stupid

Attempting to set a PR every single week is silly. It’s an approach to training I have long advocated against (and a hill I will die on). Well, that and saying Sydney Bristow is the best character in television history…;o) Training to get stronger isn’t necessarily about hitting PR’s on the regular. In fact, if… Read more

The Words We Use Matter

NOTE: In six weeks I will be in Dublin, Ireland with my wife, Dr. Lisa Lewis, to present our Strong Body, Strong Mind Workshop. In an effort to give insight and to help highlight some of the content we will be covering I figured today I’d re-publish an old(er) post from a few years go…. Read more