Working With Endurance Athletes

How to Incorporate Endurance Sports Into Your Coaching Practice   This week, I've been writing about how to use tools like Zwift, Strava and other online tech tools instead of…

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Working With Other Coaches

In the early days of my gym, I trained a high-level triathlete. She had a coach for the bike; a coach for the run; and a coach for swimming. Her…

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Barbells + Strava

Strava is the top fitness app for cyclists and runners.   It makes running and riding feel like a video game.   For example, let's say you're riding your bike…

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The Pendulum Effect

Do you remember Bill Phillips? How about Kenneth Cooper? Andrew Weil?   At one time, these were each the most popular fitness figureheads on the planet.   Our industry doesn't…

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Chasing The Minimum

Coaching isn't a competition to see how much you can cram into a session.   "Value" in coaching isn't determined by how much homework you assign; how much extra time…

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Who’s It For?

When you built your gym, who chose the equipment? How often do your favorite exercises appear in your programming? Who chose your class schedule?   Twenty years ago, I was…

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The Value of Accountability

Our gym is our canvas, and our workouts are our art.   We love being creative. But sometimes love is blind: we don't see what our clients actually need, because…

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Five Filters for Fitness Coaches

What really works? What works fastest? What's the proof? Double-blind, randomized, peer-reviewed studies--that sounds like science, doesn't it? But even the stuff that's published in scientific journals is subject to…

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