Why Outback Performance?

Gyms are a dime a dozen. During my time as a personal trainer, I’ve worked in my fair share. Personal trainers see gyms a little differently because it’s a unique workplace but also a place to ‘workout.’     I’m assuming which … Read More

Exercising through difficult times

My parents separated when I was 11 years old and during this difficult time, my father used to cry on my shoulder regularly. Picture that for a second, a grown man crying on a boy’s shoulder.  I had no idea how … 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 I hate gyms

Note- This is the authors opinion only. Hate is a strong word, but I got your attention, didn’t I? It’s more an extreme dislike of commercial membership-based gyms and it’s been festering like a bad smell for a few months … Read More

How NOT to get results (from exercise)

Some people join the gym with great intentions and when things don’t go their way, they leave with bad intentions and go back to attacking their favorite pint of ice cream instead of the weights. In my role as a … Read More

The pantry is my enemy

When you were a child, you could almost eat anything and not put on a single pound. No matter what time of the day, you’d raid the pantry and shove some sugary goodness down your throat. Did I say you? … Read More

The gym is intimidating. Here’s what do to about it

My very first time in a weight room was a confusing experience and I had no idea what I was doing. And it showed. What made it worse was despite looking confused, lost and intimated, nobody offered to help me. … Read More

Is online personal training for you?

Personal training is often viewed as a luxury. The buff guy /attractive female trainer taking care of their wealthy client is a cliché sometimes portrayed on television and other mainstream media. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. … Read More

Lessons learnt

We’ve seen on our social media feeds success stories about losing weight or moving massive amounts of it. It’s a great way to promote personal training services(or yourself) and to provide social proof. What’s not shown is the hard work … Read More

Fatherhood, fitness and faith

A couple best days of my life have been the birth of my two boys. They’re the gifts that keep on giving. And giving and giving… From 2005-2009, I was a stay-at-home father, before it was cool, like it is … Read More