4 Ways To Get Accountability

A big reason clients keep personal trainers around is accountability. It’s not because of the trainers’ dress sense, knowledge, programming skills or sparking personality. It’s the fact the client pays for their sessions, schedules their sessions, and to have someone … Read More

Are You Willing To Do This?

It’s unusual to start an article off with a question but hey, it’s my blog and I’ll ask if I want to. Are you willing to do this? What is this I’m referring to? Well, if I told you now … Read More

It’s My Birthday And I’ll Write If I Want To

Here’s is what I’ve learnt from lifting weights for 30 years For 12 years of my 51 birthdays stomping around this earth have been spent telling people what to do while wearing tracksuit pants and drinking excessive amounts of coffee. … Read More

5 Lessons I Learned From Coaching My Sons

Coaching Son’s Is One Of The Hardest Roles For A Dad Being a father to two teenage boys means you take on many roles like role model, caregiver, servant, and plumber. Plumber you ask. I’ve had to unblock a few … Read More

Coaching Boundaries

When does personal training become too personal and crosses boundaries? There are boundaries that are seen and unseen. Obvious ones are the boundaries on the sporting field when the ball is out, or the play is dead. Not so obvious … Read More

3 Signs You Need A Coach

Admitting you need a coach is difficult, Here are 3 signs that will make the decision easier. Ever heard the saying ‘A lawyer who represents themselves has an idiot for a client?’ They have the expertise and it saves them … Read More

Client Spotlight- Consistency

Note- Her name is changed to protect her identity. You could have the best training program in the world, hire the best coaches or you could throw a bunch of money at your health but none of this matters if … Read More

Screwing up

I remember my first personal training client like it was yesterday. Yes, time does fly when you’re a middle-aged coach who has spent too much time in gyms watching people admire themselves. And before you even ask, I never looked … Read More

The other side of coaching

Note- This article first appeared here. This is an edited version.  You see them on TV. You see them in the gym and you see them at ball games. Coaches, they’ve got it made, right? They’re strutting along the sideline … Read More

Why you need a coach

It was the middle of July in the sweltering, unforgiving Texas heat and my football coach was making the team run 200 meter sprint repeats at the END of practice. As you can imagine, we were all thrilled and no … Read More