Deadlifts, Dogs and Dad Jokes

I’ve had what can only be described as a tsunami of requests to appear on various podcasts in recents weeks. I don’t mind it though: 1️⃣ It’s a welcome stroke to my ego to be in demand. KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!!!! 2️⃣ How could I possibly say no to a show titled Deadlifts, Dogs, & Dad… Read more

8 Career Traps For Personal Trainers to Avoid

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Virginia based personal trainer, Detric Smith. In case the title doesn’t give it away, there’a a bevy of sage advice below geared toward fitness professionals on common things that can (not always) derail career advancement. HINT: Not listed: Male pattern baldness and big biceps…;o)  This is a great read… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 4/23/21

STUFF TO CHECK OUT FIRST 1. Digital Strategic Strength Mentorship  Luke Worthington and I developed our 6-week digital mentorship last Fall because 1) we felt between the two of us, we had a lot of expertise and insights regarding assessment, program design, coaching, brand building, and business that we could offer to other fitness professionals to help build &… Read more

Appearance on The Alexandra Show

The obvious question: “Who the heck is Alexandra?” A: She’s actually a long-time client of mine and one of Boston’s go to (and best) hair stylists. The second obvious question: A: “What the heck do a hair stylist and a strength coach chat about on a podcast?” Well, It’s Not Top 3 Hair Conditioners For… Read more

How Macho Bull and the Word Should Can Hold Back Your Training

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of UK based strength coach, Chris Kershaw, and lands on a theme I am a huge proponent of… …Jennifer Lopez, Jason Bourne fight scenes, kitty cuddles people “should’ing” all over themselves. I “should” life x amount of weight. I “should” train x number of days per week. I “should” workout… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 4/16/21

STUFF TO CHECK OUT FIRST 1. Digital Strategic Strength Mentorship  Luke Worthington and I developed our 6-week digital mentorship last Fall because 1) we felt between the two of us, we had a lot of expertise and insights regarding assessment, program design, coaching, brand building, and business that we could offer to other fitness professionals to help build &… Read more

5 Things I Learned From My Most Difficult Personal Training Clients

I’ve been training people since 2002. I’ve worked with myriad of clients ranging from professional athletes to young athletes to people just looking to increase their general levels of badassery. I’ve enjoyed the bulk of people I have worked and interacted with over the years. The vast majority I’d label as splendid and lovely individuals… Read more

The Art of Session Delivery

I was recently invited back onto the Lift the Bar Podcast hosted by Stuart Aitken, and I enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with him and to delve a bit deeper into how I “assess” my clients as well as how I to go about delivering a quality training session. I also explain what I… Read more