10 ways fitness benefits your life

1. Increase your strength: Strength is always practical, no matter if you’re a young athlete or a parent working a 9-5. After all, what other way is there to prevent atrophy and stay healthy as we get older? Strength training increases tendon strength for healthy joints, maintains/increases muscle mass (especially important as we get older),… Continue reading 10 ways fitness benefits your life

How to Make Movement and Strength Part of Your Routine

Something has been brewing in my head for a while: how movement and strength are factors that everyone needs. Fitness professionals may look at movement and strength as a “stability and mobility” topic, but to me, it’s a little more than that. Through my educational and professional career, I have had the opportunity to work… Continue reading How to Make Movement and Strength Part of Your Routine

How to Get Free Personal Training

Understanding Health Insurance and whether it covers personal training? Big issues in America, health care, taxes, obesity, and Pythons in Florida. Three of these things can be used synergistically (four if you are super creative). How you ask? First you seduce the pythons into agreeing to a Bezos inspired tax evading offshore ponzi scheme located… Continue reading How to Get Free Personal Training

How to Regain Overhead Mobility

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Before you begin programming, consider overhead mobility. It is our duty to ensure that clients reach their goal with respect to their movement capabilities. Overhead mobility is important for a number of different exercises; overhead presses, incline presses, and crisp high fives, not to mention essential activities of daily living. Maintaining healthy overhead mobility can… Continue reading How to Regain Overhead Mobility

The First Law of Change: Find Your Acceptable Level of Discomfort

Each morning I take the T into work. As I wait for the train, I’m serenaded by a Fred Astaire impersonator. A man in his 50’s holding a microphone slowly moves side to side and sings: Dressed up like a million-dollar trooper Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper Super-duper I’d be less than thrilled… Continue reading The First Law of Change: Find Your Acceptable Level of Discomfort

How to Meal Prep Your Way to Success

Meal prep may seem like homework, but there are several benefits to preparing meals for the week: Less decision making as to “what you are going to eat today” Knowing what is going into your food Not being influenced by others to eat not-so nutritious meals Saves you money When I started meal prepping, it… Continue reading How to Meal Prep Your Way to Success

How to Make Your Internship Experience Great

If you are a new intern entering the field of health and fitness, or considering a change in careers as a strength and conditioning coach or personal trainer, this post will highlight ways to make your internship stand out. I went through two internships and I wish I had more insight before Day 1. For… Continue reading How to Make Your Internship Experience Great

You Probably Won’t Make Health Changes: Here’s Why

“well, well, well, if it isn’t the consequences of my own behavior” Some sarcastic person making a terribly accurate meme I wrote the title of the piece knowing that it may come across as pessimistic. That’s not the point. I’m not making attempts to use any reverse psychology tricks on you as well (“screw you… Continue reading You Probably Won’t Make Health Changes: Here’s Why

Intro to Assisted Stretching Workshop

I have had the honor of knowing and working with Hilery Hutchinsen for the past few years. I have also had first hand experience as a client with her assisted stretching techniques. She comes with years of hands on experience which has brought her all over the world to work with a wide range of… Continue reading Intro to Assisted Stretching Workshop

Core Bracing: How to Start and How Can it Help You

Core Bracing Helps Your Back Throughout my time as a trainer, I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard: My goal is to become ……. Oh but I also really want to have a nice defined core…. To be fair, this is great and all but, I always try to take my clients a… Continue reading Core Bracing: How to Start and How Can it Help You