Posts Tagged with "personal training"

Confessions of an Introverted Strength Coach Revisted

People are often surprised when I state I’m an introvert. Confessions of an Introverted Strength Coach What most people fail to recognize is that “being an introvert” is part of a spectrum. No one is 100% introverted, nor are they 100% extroverted. Everyone’s a little of both. Another common misconception is that introversion is somehow… Read more

2 Keys to I Can’t Afford It: Especially Around the Holidays

I sincerely hope everyone out there had a splendid holiday season filled with copious amounts of love, friendship, and cookies. Admittedly, I am a tad late with posting this article from TG.com regular, Gavin McHale, but the message is one that should resonate with most fitness professionals regardless of the time of year. I.e., discussing… Read more

Facility Logistics: The Missing Variable?

With my gym expansion here in Boston now back on the “to do” list, this guest post from New England based personal trainer and educator, Casey Lee, couldn’t have come at a better time. I’ve always felt that one of the things many gym owners fail to prioritize is the client experience. In short: From… Read more

What Most of Your Clients Want

I’m not an asshole. But I had a real asshole moment earlier this week, and I think it can serve as a teachable moment for many coaches and trainers out there who may be reading. My abject assholiness affected me to much it prompted me to go stand out on the ledge of a mountain,… 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

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

A Personal Trainer’s Credo

Principles? Treatise? Standards? Maybe I should have used some other fancy schmancy word instead? Whatever the case may be, if you’re a personal trainer what follows are some potent “rules” you should be following. A Personal Trainer’s Credo 1. Write Programs For the Client’s Goals (Not Yours) You may think it’s badass to be able… Read more

Carrots and Celery and Priming People to Kick-Ass

Do you recall a few years ago when (then) NYC Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, initiated a proposed ban on the sale of large-sized sugar-sweetened beverages such as sodas, sweetened teas and coffees, as well as energy and “fruit” drinks? The Big Gulp Experiment The idea was that by prohibiting restaurants, delis, sports arenas, movie theaters, and… Read more