Uncommon Fitness Tips

If there’s one constant on the internet it’s the endless amount of fitness and nutrition tips flooding social media every January. Let me share some uncommon fitness tips that I’ve found to actually have an impact of my own client’s goals and results. These are suggestions and advice I’ve prescribed again and again to new…

Saving Time

Time is valuable. People that waste your time are the worst kind of thieves and need to be eliminated from your life as quickly as possible. Since time is valuable its important that we choose our activities wisely and learn to say no to those that aren’t worth the sacrifice. Your workout, your nutrition, and…

Own Your Reason

Did you start a new exercise program this New Year? What about a diet or nutrition plan? A lot of people did. In the fitness industry where I used to work this was our Christmas, gyms packed to overflowing with hungry new clients and customers yearning to be lean. I’m sure by now you’ve read…

Squats; it’s all in the details

I’ve probably done 10,000 squats in my life, maybe even hundreds of thousands; there’s just no way to know. I squat everyday. I squat to demonstrate movements for my clients. I squat in my own workouts. When I’m around the house doing chores I squat. Squatting for me is the most basic foundation of everything…

Wanting it!

Let’s talk for a moment about “wanting it,” and for the sake of clarity we will say that “it” is health and fitness, strength, weightloss, or a similar goal. A lot of people tell me all the time how bad they “want it.” Everyone wants something. If wanting it was all it took then there’d…

Is CrossFit or High Intensity Training right for you?

In his biography Rich Froning Jr. attributes some of his success as a CrossFit athlete to a high pain tolerance. More importantly he can completely shut it out and push past things that would put many of us on our knees. While this is a learned skill he perfected over a long season of pitching…

Willpower is the Key to Fitness

I am a personal trainer and a fitness coach. One thing I can always be sure of this time of year is questions about how to lose weight. People ask me about different exercises, they ask me about the best “ab” moves, and sometimes they even ask me about nutrition but it’s rare. The one…

Slow Lifting, Fast Results

In my last article I discussed the book “The 4 Hour Body.” Today I’m going to talk about the biggest lesson I pulled from it concerning exercise and fitness. This lesson falls in line with Tim’s motto of “everything popular is wrong.” Though this quote originates with the noted poet Oscar Wilde it is still…

Defining our fitness goals

As a fitness trainer I am distinctly aware that each client is different and each presents their own unique challenges. I know that what works for one may not work for another and must constantly remind myself that what works for me usually won’t be in my client’s best interests. It’s a little known fact…

Shore up your Shoulders

I am a man and one of the hallmarks of a man’s physique is broad well defined shoulders. As a personal trainer it’s important that I look the part. My body serves as a billboard; advertising my own skill and expertise. How can my clients take me seriously if I don’t look like I take…