Coaching For Introverts and Prepping For Life’s Dumpster Fires

Appearance on the Future of Fitness Podcast One of my favorite people in the world is Eric Malzone. I mean, he’s a really good friend, so of course it makes sense he’s ranked high on that list. Somewhere lodged between my wife, my kid, and Jason Bourne. Eric’s a great coach, and he works with… Read more

Meet In the Middle

There’s no question we’re living in polarizing times; no one can seem to meet in the middle on anything: Politics Religion COVID/masks/vaccines Who’s the best Batman… If there’s any degree of disagreement the brass knuckles are coming out. We see a fair share of the same sentiment in the fitness industry and with today’s guest… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 10/19/21

STUFF TO CHECK OUT FIRST 1. COACHED: Raise the Bar Conference – Early Bird Rate Ends This Week. I’m excited to announce that I will be part of the Raise the Bar Conference. An event focused on the missing links in our industry: Communication, collaboration, connection, behavioral psychology, business & marketing skills, and much more. When: February 4th-6th,… Read more

You’re Not Broken If You’re Asymmetrical. You’re Normal.

One of the more flagrant “mic drops” I toss down whenever I speak to a group of fitness professionals (remember when we used to be able to do that in person?) is that forcing people to adopt a symmetrical stance while performing basic lifts such as deadlifts or squats is more likely hurting people rather… Read more

The Hybrid Training Model For Personal Trainers

My man Gavin McHale is back with another excellent guest post this month. If you missed his last article on lead generation you can check that out HERE. This month, as the title implies, is all about how personal trainers can (and should) lean into more of a “hybrid” training model that doesn’t rely on… Read more

Psych Skills for Fitness Pros II: Inside the Coach’s Mind Explained

In November my wife, Dr. Lisa Lewis, will be putting on a 2-day LIVE workshop in Boston that focuses on psychological skills geared toward fitness professionals. I, admittedly, am a bit biased and think Lisa’s content is superb. I’ve stated on numerous occasions that what’s helped me develop most as a coach over the course… Read more

How to Prevent Burning Out as a Fitness Professional

I wanted to use a blog title that fit my personality more. Like: “Life as a Fitness Professional: See Brick Wall. Throw Face Into It. Repeat.” But, you know, SEO and all. Being a Personal Trainer/Coach Isn’t All Kitten Kisses and Rainbows Forgive the nebulous tone out of the gate. Let me be clear: I… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 9/27/21

STUFF TO CHECK OUT FIRST 1. Inside the Coach’s Mind Workshop – Boston (w/ Dr. Lisa Lewis) I’ve long stated that the largest “gap” in knowledge for most fit pros isn’t the area of program design or the “x’s” and “o’s” of how to improve scapular upward rotation. It’s the soft skills of coaching. I.e., what’s… Read more