Posts Tagged with "psychology"

Quitters Are Winners: When Is It Okay to Give Up?

Hello, hello! I know. It’s not lost on me that I’ve been an abject failure on the “writing new content” side of things. If it’s any consolation I’ve also been lackluster on a few fronts: Calling my mom. Avoiding pizza. Not (not) being jacked. Hugs. My free time has been monopolized by what can only… 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, as well as planting deeper seeds for improved motivation)? Biceps (I.e., biceps)? Okay, taking biceps out of the conversation (because that’s the right… Read more

Why You Self Sabotage, and How to Stop It

Today’s guest post come courtesy of personal trainer, strength & conditioning coach, wellness coach, and owner of more certifications than anyone on Earth, Paul Levitin. I’ve crossed paths with Paul several times throughout the years. He’s attended a workshop or two of mine and most recently we connected again at the Raise the Bar Conference… Read more

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

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