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

The 2017 Coach | Ch. 9

The article that explains one of the most popular oversights in the industry REMEMBER THIS WHILE READING:  I fully understand, agree with, and support working hard in a workout and that intensity is a good thing.  Before scrolling down (for real, don't do you sneaky f...) take a few guesses and what this picture is Did you … Continue reading The 2017 Coach | Ch. 9

The 2017 Coach | Ch. 8

Joe decided years ago that he wanted to be a trainer, for good reason and he cannot wait to work with people, but continually delivers programs to his clients that he doesn't do or believe in himself. He looks forward to his workouts while coaching them, he struggles to relate to what they are going through, he … Continue reading The 2017 Coach | Ch. 8

Influencer Interview | Ch. 6

Today's guest is the man himself: Mike Boyle *** This is normally where I list the credentials of the Influencer for this interview, but, with all due respect to the previous and future's Mike.*** I think that every single fitness professional or gym-goer has been influenced at some point by Mike. For me, he … Continue reading Influencer Interview | Ch. 6

The 2017 Coach | Ch. 7

Today's Focus: Programming philosophy SD's Philosophy: The warmup needs to be coached to prevent people from just going through the motions. Plyometrics should be done in fast but separate reps. Strength training consists of push, pull, squat, hinge, and core, but poor patterns aren't loaded. People should get really good at patterns as opposed to switching … Continue reading The 2017 Coach | Ch. 7

The 2017 Coach | Ch. 6

And finally, we get into some tech skills of The 2017 Coach. "Yo, Sean, it's about time." I know. Thank you to those of you who have been reading this series and have reached out. I am so glad that you find value in these and hearing from you really does make my day. We're … Continue reading The 2017 Coach | Ch. 6

The 2017 Coach | Ch. 5

If the fitness industry gets known for beating the hell out of people, then we are heading down a very scary path.  I don't know about you, but I see a F&#!-ton of opportunity in that. Is that the path that we have been headed down for the past few years? Yes. Does that mean … Continue reading The 2017 Coach | Ch. 5

Influencer Interview | Ch. 2

There are so many exceptional minds in this industry. The Influencer Interview series is in place to help them spread their message. There are no words to describe how lucky I am to know Brendon Rearick. He is an exceptional man and a hell of a positive influence on the fitness industry. I have been … Continue reading Influencer Interview | Ch. 2

The 2017 Coach | Ch. 4

In my opinion, one of the most challenging skills of The 2017 Coach is to be able to get people excited about the process. The words below will offer some quick strategy for making that happen.  Here are some random examples of how most trainers (to reiterate, trainer=bad, coach=good)  fail miserably in a conversation where … Continue reading The 2017 Coach | Ch. 4