Posts in "personal training"

Static Posture: It’s Just Information

Posture. This is not an exhaustive blog on the topic. It’s more like an amuse bouche or bite-sized commentary on a pet peeve of mine: Fitness professionals who place waaaaay too much emphasis on it (often times to the detriment of the client/athlete). As well as a scenario where we might pay a little closer… Read more

How to Get Clients Working in a Commercial Gym

I received the following question from another trainer via Instagram the other day: “I wanted to know how you got clients when working in a commercial gym?” I felt it prudent to share my thoughts as a blog post in the hopes it may help some fitness pros out there. #1 Rule: Wear T-Shirts That… Read more

The State of Corrective Fitness: 2019

This is going to be neat. My friend and colleague (and author of the brand spankin new book, Day By Day: The Personal Trainer’s Blueprint to Achieving Ultimate Success), Kevin Mullins, reached out to me recently and asked, “Tony, why don’t you wear pants when you coach can I write a series for your site… Read more

Glute Training For Athletes

If you’re a personal trainer or strength coach you likely work with clients and athletes who 1) have glutes and 2) are looking to up their glute game. Today’s guest post by strength coach, Menachem Brodie, goes a bit further down the rabbit hole than just giving you a bunch of glute-centric exercises to consider…. Read more

The Subtle Art of Shutting Up and Listening

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of TG.com regular, and my 1-day-per-week training partner, Justin Kompf. Listening, I mean really listening, is a learned skill and takes a lot of (purposeful) practice to master. Those who are able to so, however, are often the ones who separate themselves from the masses in the fitness industry. This… Read more

The Words We Use Matter

A few weeks ago, while in LA presenting, I was asked a simple question by one of the attendees: “What’s the one thing you’ve adopted or changed the most as a coach in the past 2-3 years?“ A simple inquiry to be sure. However, it required a bit of heft to answer. I mean it’s… Read more

You Are Never Too Good To Work in a Commercial Gym

I’m still in London at the moment. I’ve been having a blast taking in the sights and hanging out with my wife and little man. I’ve done zero writing. Fret not. I coaxed another friend of mine – with a handmade coupon for a redeemable tickle fight – to write a guest post for the… Read more

Confessions of a Middle-Aged Personal Trainer

I’m currently in Europe.[/footnote]Nah, nah, nah, nah, nahhhhhhhh. I had a speaking engagement Bonn (Germany) this past weekend, and I’m doing a 2-day workshop in London this coming weekend. Before that, though, Amsterdam is on the docket starting tomorrow. Figured it would be a good idea to queue up this guest post from personal trainer… Read more