Posts in "rant"

How to Press the Reset Button on Your Health and Fitness Goals

If you’re like a lot of people, back on December 31, 2015 you vowed to make some changes in your life. You were going to quit smoking, drink more water, read more, spend more time with family, start a new hobby, stop watching porn, or any number of equally nobel and novel things. It’s likely,… Read more

Are We Men?

Photo Credit: Nick Green Note From TG: Today’s guest post comes from good friend, Todd Bumgardner. Todd’s written several articles for this site, and when he reached out recently asking me if he could write something I, of course, obliged. After all, Todd was the inspiration behind THIS post I wrote several months ago which… 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

I’m Not a Businessman. I’m a Business, Man.

Any hip-hop junkie will recognize the title of today’s post. It’s a quote from Jay-Z. I’m in no way putting myself in the same company as one of rap’s biggest historic moguls, but I felt the title was appropriate given the context of what I wanted to write about today. It’s something I rarely broach… Read more

Stop “Should-ing” All Over Yourself

This past weekend I attended the I Am Not Afraid To Lift Workshop at Iron Body Studios in West Roxbury, MA. It’s an event created by Artemis Scantalides geared mainly towards women – although men are encouraged to attend too – that teaches strength training as a form of empowerment, a road to improved confidence,… Read more

Why I Dislike the American Kettlebell Swing

To any overly patriotic or political zealots out there who may have misread, note the title does not say “Why I dislike America.” To everyone else, notice too that the title doesn’t say “I hate the American kettlebell swing.” Hate is such a strong word anyways; more appropriately reserved for things like Hitler, ebola, global warming,… Read more

The Law of Repeated Exposures and How It Can Help You Master Any Topic

As most who read this site know I spent this past weekend in St. Louis with Dean Somerset teaching our Complete Shoulder & Hip Workshop to a group of 25 personal trainers, coaches, and PTs at Blue Ocean Fitness located just outside of the city itself, in Chesterfield (if you’re in the area, give John Farkas a… Read more

Gym Etiquette 201

A friend of mine and amazing writer, James Fell, wrote a clever piece recently titled Gym Etiquette 101 highligting some of the not-so-etiquette-like shenanigans many gym goers are violators of. Give it a read. It’s hilarious. After reading it myself I was inspired to shell out my own list of Gym Etiquette rules. Admittedly I sort of… Read more