Posts in "Motivational"

Unexpected Entrepreneurial Shenanigans

“Unexpected entrepreneurial shenanigans.” Those were the three words I wrote in the blank space describing my reason for having to cancel a Skype call with a marketing group recently.   I happily picked a time to reschedule and no more than an hour later received an email from one of the gentlemen I was supposed… Read more

Look Like Jason Bourne

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of business/life/fitness writer and world-traveler extraordinaire, Anthony Yeung. The title says it all folks.   Jason Bourne is the badass to end all badasses. He’s not a British playboy like James Bond and he’s not a billionaire-wunderkind like Bruce Wayne. Instead, he’s just a gruff and simple man who beats… Read more

You’re a Coach, You’re Busy, Lets Adapt

There’s a thick common thread that weaves throughout the fitness industry, for coaches in particular. Copyright: venezolana74 / 123RF Stock Photo This common thread is made of stress and loops its way through our daily schedules. It pulls on our time blocks and puts us in a crunch. We’re giving all of our time, and… Read more

The 5 Most Important Things I Learned From My Internship

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of former CSP intern (and now staff member in the Jupiter, FL location), Ashley Crosby. I really liked this, as it served as a stark reminder that internships can provide more than just monetary value Particular to fitness industry internships it’s also a reminder that the “true” value is in… Read more

Porcelain Post: The Key to a Perfect Training Program

NOTE: the term “Porcelain Post” was invented by Brian Patrick Murphy and Pete Dupuis. Without getting into the specifics, it describes a post that can be read in the same time it takes you to go #2. Enjoy. The Key to a Perfect Training Program Here’s the thing: there is no “key,” or ideal way…. Read more

Disfluency and Why It Can Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals

In the Spring of ’96 I made my first collegiate start as a pitcher. I was playing for Onondaga Community College out of Syracuse, NY, and we were down in Florida for our annual Spring Training trip. Can you find me? Not only was it the first time I saw green grass in several months… Read more

3 Questions to Assess Your Clients’ Willingness to Change

You may have heard I’m traveling in Europe. Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Canadian health and fitness professional, Dave Smith. He shares some excellent advice on how we can better assess our clients’ willingness to change. Have you ever had a client who was extremely eager to jump into the health and fitness lifestyle?… Read more

Striving to Be More, Instead of Wanting to Be Less: Why Strength Training is a Perfect Fit for Women

I was going to title this article “Why Women Should Strength Train,” and then, being my witty/whimsical self, write something to the effect of: “Because, it’s the shit.” [Smoke bomb, smoke bomb. Exit stage left].   But that would have been lame for a few reasons: The title wouldn’t have been click-baity enough. There’s little… Read more