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 to handle this emotionally or physically. Then one day during school, I collapsed to my … Continue reading Exercising through difficult times
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
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 now. How did I get to this point? Let me explain. I’ve been … Continue reading Why I hate gyms
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 Personal trainer, I’ve seen people come in for a while, quit and then come back … Continue reading How NOT to get results (from exercise)
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? I think I meant me. 😊 Sorry. Growing up I was the skinniest kid on … Continue reading The pantry is my enemy
THIS IS A NEW EXPERIMENT! I’m looking for no more than 4 women aged 35-55 frustrated that they aren’t getting the results that they want in the gym to test an online fitness program with the intention of getting stronger and sexier in April. I expect this program to get you better results but I’m … Continue reading Do you want to train with me?
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. Gym employees and gym goers seemed to turn a blind eye, which made me feel … Continue reading The gym is intimidating. Here’s what do to about it