Posts Tagged with "psychology"

How the Friendship Formula Can Enhance Your Fitness Business

Tony’s Brief Intro Venn diagrams can be a very useful tool to help illustrate the relationships amongst a finite group of things. Circles that overlap have a commonality while circles that don’t overlap do not share those traits. Let’s use the fitness industry as an example. “Success” as a fitness professional can be broken down… 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

Self-Sabotage: No One Is Coming to Save You

Today’s guest post comes from good friend and TG.com regular contributor (albeit it’s been a minute), George Kalantzis. We all have that negative voice inside our heads telling us we can’t do something or convincing us there’s no way to accomplish a goal. I can’t lose 20 lbs, why even try? There’s no way I… Read more

Your Friends Are Primed To Be Unsupportive of Your Health Goals. Here’s Why

Today’s guest post from fitness/health coach, Alex McBrairty, will no doubt resonate with many people who read this site. If you’re even remotely health/fitness conscious chances are, at some point in time, you’ve been the recipient of some shade (or even backlash) from friends and family members during your journey toward a healthier lifestyle. They’ll… Read more

Building and Sustaining Resilience

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Dr. Lisa Lewis (AKA my wife). Earlier this year she released her Psych Skills for Fitness Professionals course which was designed to help fill a gap where many fitness professionals lack formal education: psychology, motivation, and the “softer skills” needed to coach effectively and help clients attain their goals…. Read more

The Law of Social Sabotage: Understanding the Reactions of People That Try to Hold Us Back From Being Healthy

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of TG.com regular, Justin Kompf. Ever have a family member or friend give you flak for going out of your way to exercise? How about for eating healthy? What about for having pecs that can cut diamonds? In any case, it’s important to understand that when this happens it’s (rarely)… 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

Trashing the Word Can’t: Why It’s Either You Will, or You Won’t

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of TG.com fan-favorite, Justin Kompf. And by “fan-favorite” I mean his one fan, his mom. Just kidding. Justin’s my good friend, occasional training partner, and has written a ton of content for this site, but it’s been awhile… …and I was excited to see this article waiting in my inbox… Read more