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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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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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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The Truth About “Balance”

By Craig Hysell   I used to obsess over balance in my life. Until I realized that seeking “balance” actually held back my progress and, therefore, my happiness.   Balance…

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The Value of Singularity

This was originally published on April 25, 2012. This is an updated version. Singularity This is Alexei Sidorovitch Medveyev. He's one of the greatest weightlifting coaches of all time, pioneering…

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