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

Wanna Train People? Step One: Learn to Speak “Client”

My wife is on her way home as we speak for some Sunday date vibes. Sooooo....I'll spare you the typical verbal foreplay before getting into the goods of the article. With that said, if you prefer said foreplay go ahead and check one of my other articles. I'm sure it'll sting you in all of … Continue reading Wanna Train People? Step One: Learn to Speak “Client”

Why Mastery is More Rewarding for Coaches and Clients

"Muscle Confusion." Practical implementation or marketing genius? Marketing Genius. Period. I have heard 1,569,123 (+/- a million-ish) clients or coaches talk about how "switching it up" is the key to all of the GAINZ to be had.         The reality is that, yes, forced adaptation // progressive overload // P90X's mismanagement of information … Continue reading Why Mastery is More Rewarding for Coaches and Clients

The Top 5 Things That True Fitness Professionals Do

Hint: It is the exact opposite of what the amateurs do.  Double Hint: If you are an amateur and adopt the below tips, then you are one of the good ones. Round of applause for you, you badass,  you.      1 - They prepare for the session Making sure that all of the equipment … Continue reading The Top 5 Things That True Fitness Professionals Do