Posts Tagged with "motivation"

Reframing the Way You Make Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

I can sense the eye rolls already. “Really, Tony? A post on New Year’s resolutions? How profound and unimaginably unique!” Touche. I can appreciate that there’s no shortage of similar posts you’ve undoubtedly come across in recent days. You’re likely thiiiiiiis close to introducing your forehead to the keyboard in front of you.  What could… Read more

Why the Soft Skills of Coaching Matter

Which is the more valuable skill to have as a coach or personal trainer: The Nuts & Bolts (I.e., turning people into deadlifting Terminators)? The Soft Skills (I.e., fostering “connection” with clients/athletes)? Biceps (I.e., biceps)? Okay, taking biceps out of the conversation (because that’s the right answer), I think both – nuts & bolts and… Read more

My Wish For Female Fitness: Less Talk About Less

NOTE: This is a blog I originally wrote back in 2017, but I’m repurposing it today because: It’s really fucking good. AND       2. It matches well with the release of Psych Skills for Fitness Pros, my wife’s (Dr. Lisa Lewis), latest resource for personal trainers, strength & nutrition coaches, and physical therapists… Read more

6 Ways To Instill Success In Your Client’s Training Programs

The answer is easy: Tell them to add more weight to the barbell. Facetiousness aside, I wanted to spend some time discussing a few strategies you can (hopefully) implement today that will make the training programs you write for your athletes and clients more successful. “Successful” in this context means 1) your clients continue to… Read more

Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 7/5/12

Hope everyone (here in the States) enjoyed the 4th! Mine was pretty uneventful all told, and was actually the first time in the six years I’ve lived here, that I actually spent it in Boston – in years past, I’ve always gone up to Maine to enjoy the fresh air and EC’s grandma’s carrot cake…. Read more

Get Rid of the Toxicity In Your Life

I think a lot of what holds people back from attaining their goals – especially those which are more fitness and health related – is the incessant toxicity that permeates their life.  In a way, it’s almost as if we’re all self-sabotaging ourselves, playing the role of enabler to continue sucking at whatever it is… Read more

What My Kitchen Sink Can Teach You About Accountability

Earlier last week, my girlfriend decided to take a road trip to Vermont to visit her cousin for a few days.  Now, as many of you already know, we moved in together a few short months ago, and in the time since, we’ve both come… Read more