THE OTHER SIDE OF COACHING: A COACH OR TRAINER’S REVIEW OF “GRIT”

Today is the day that we dive into the other side of Coaching. The side that is less about progressions, how much water you should drink, the perfect periodization scheme, or whether or not it's pronounced quadrUped or quadrooooooped. Your call. I'm on the side of not sounding like a cartoon character. Today is more … Continue reading THE OTHER SIDE OF COACHING: A COACH OR TRAINER’S REVIEW OF “GRIT”

Is Muscle Hypertrophy Good, Bad, or Somewhere in the Middle? 3.5 Things to Consider

A thought-leader and respected friend, Mike Boyle, told me that this article (Muscle Mass, BMI, and Mortality Among Adults in the United States: A Population-Based Cohort Study) is too complicated and not KISS¹ certified. I said "agreed, but there is something important here that Coaches, Trainers, or humans, in general, need to understand. I'm going to … Continue reading Is Muscle Hypertrophy Good, Bad, or Somewhere in the Middle? 3.5 Things to Consider

5.75 Ways to Spot A Fitness Professional

There is a different feeling that you have when you are witnessing a true professional in their craft. It is, at the risk of being obvious, the exact opposite from being surrounded by a gang of amateurs. While listening to an Aubrey Marcus podcast he recommended a book called Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield. I … Continue reading 5.75 Ways to Spot A Fitness Professional

How To Not Have Clients Forever

Article hack // if you don't want to read the entire thing-thing: Every workout doesn't have to be an ass-kicking. There's at least 1 good laugh in here and a Thrive plug. Now, go away, you. For the cool kids (don't tell the ones who left after the hack that they suck) who stuck around, let's … Continue reading How To Not Have Clients Forever

Things Only Fitness People Understand: Explained

My articles are typically funny and informative. Today's will just be funny. ...and, just to be safe here's something that if you don't think is hilarious, then I don't want you reading my articles anyway...go away, you.      I have come across a ton of fitness people throughout my walks in this industry. Besides … Continue reading Things Only Fitness People Understand: Explained

Yea, But Did You Earn It? A Few Unique Ways to Get Clients From Point “A” to Point “B”

After a conversation with my bueno friend and colleague Sam Richmond, who is also a stud Thrive manager at the City Fitness Fishtown location in Philadelphia, I came to a realization that hopefully you and allll yah friends who also coach can benefit from. Let's get into the nitty gritty...anyone else playing that Quiz HQ hogwash?! I … Continue reading Yea, But Did You Earn It? A Few Unique Ways to Get Clients From Point “A” to Point “B”

The BEST Functional Training Article on the MF’n Interweb

featured image: MadisonLapre A few things so you can't be all like: "Sean, I saw blah blah blah..." and I don't have to be all like: "Neat. You're not coming to my B-day party. Now, scram, Chump." It would be impossible to write this article if Mike Boyle didn't cut the first Functional Training stone … Continue reading The BEST Functional Training Article on the MF’n Interweb

The Best Fitness and Coaching Lesson From 2017

"I am back, and you KNEW it!" -Frank the Tank; Old School Sorry for the hiatus. Things were busy and my creative juices were eluding me more than good Swing form at a kettle[BALL] convention. See, I'm back. For real though, can we please put an end to whatever-the-shit this thing-thing is? Squat to front raise … Continue reading The Best Fitness and Coaching Lesson From 2017

KAIZEN SESH

I will spare you my typical hilarious (self-proclaimed, of course) pre article chatter and dive into the goods.  The Goods   In conversations with one of the Thrive managers of City Fitness Philly today it became apparent that this article was long overdue. "Cool. But....like...what's a 'Kaizen...' Right. The title of this article. Kaizen just … Continue reading KAIZEN SESH