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

Physical Therapy Innovations: Collaborative Approaches in Strength, Function, Movement, and Performance

Appearance on the Physical Therapy Innovations Podcast Sha-ZAM. I had the lovely opportunity to be invited onto the newly minted Physical Therapy Innovations podcast hosted by Vickie Dills. I’ve always felt there’s an important bridge that connects the strength & conditioning world with physical therapy and that there’s a lot of crossover and synergy between… Read more

Coach and Grow Rich: Building Wealth

This is the third and final installment of fitness financial expert Billy Hofacker‘s Coach and Grow Rich series on TonyGentilcore.com. However, unlike most trilogies (ahem The Matrix Reloaded & Revolutions) this doesn’t suck. Financial literacy is a topic that’s not emphasized (much less taught) to fitness professionals. What’s your plan for retirement? Do you have… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 6/7/21

  It seems summer decided to show up a bit early in my neck of the woods. Today is day #2 of a four-day spread of ungodly hot weather by New England standards. Yesterday hit 90 degrees and there’s talk of  two to three 95-100 degree days looming. My wife, a Floridian, is ecstatic. Me?… Read more