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 into a mirror I didn’t like.     She was originally from Ireland, loved to … Continue reading Screwing up

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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 yelling and screaming instructions at their players. Or it’s the personal trainers at your gym … Continue reading The other side of coaching

How to start in the gym

I’ve been training consistently for over 15 years which makes me ancient in the gym years. I’m so old I remember when there were no TV’s on treadmills and the internet came through the phone line. I can smell a gym newbie from a dumbbell rack away. The men (usually) make a beeline to the … Continue reading How to start in the gym

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 one complained at all. After a few intervals, most of the team was gassed and … Continue reading Why you need a coach

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 one complained at all. After a few intervals, most of the team was gassed … Continue reading Why you need a coach