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

A Quickie: Addressing Cranky Knees

Get your mind out of the gutter. (bom-chicka-bom-bom). Today’s post was inspired by a client of mine who came in for their training session recently but confessed that their knee wasn’t feeling so great. Given there were a bunch of squats on the agenda that day this wasn’t ideal news to hear. However, rather than… Read more

The Lost Art of Saying I Don’t Know in the Fitness Industry

“I don’t know.” Three words a large swath of fitness professionals have a wretched relationship with. The Lost Are of Saying “I Don’t Know” The prevailing thought, it seems, is that admitting ignorance is a sign of weakness or that you’ll somehow lose credibility points for not knowing the answer to a client’s question… …as… Read more

Discomfort Builds Growth

Outside of majoring in “Humanities” during my first few years in college, and taking the obligatory Introduction to Philosophy class to fulfill my course requirements, I don’t consider myself much of a philosophical person. I’m not one to sit around and contemplate the meaning of life, why we’re all here, or to argue about which… Read more

Fitness Industry Hyperbole is Exhausting

We all know hyperbole when we see it. In general, it’s purposeful use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech. It’s often used in writing (and communication as a whole) to evoke strong feelings and reaction from the audience. These reactions can range from a chuckle and an “aww shucks” eye roll… Read more