I see it all the time- a trainer fresh out of college, or one who recently got their certification, tries to prove how good they are. In their efforts to prove themselves they make a whole host of completely avoidable mistakes. I am in no way saying that I’m immune to all these mistakes. In […]Read more "Biggest Mistakes Trainers Make"
If you are like me and you need to wake up at insanely early hours for work, you’ll see that the only things on TV are infomercials. Some of the more prevalent ones are the exercise programs: P90X, Insanity, Body Beast, and Jillian Michaels just to name a few. One of the claims all of […]Read more "Why Any Home Exercise DVD Will Never Be Better Than A Good Personal Trainer"
If you’ve ever been to any commercial gym, I’m sure you’ve seen weight machines. I’m also sure you’ve seen plenty of people using those machines. One of the more frequently asked questions I’ll get with clients and gym patrons is what my opinion is on weight machines. While my answer is always shorter than what […]Read more "The good, the bad and the ugly of training with weight machines"
One of the most frequently asked questions I get from the average weekend warrior (I mean gym patron) is: why isn’t my bench press going up? The bench press is easily the most over utilized and popular exercise in the gym. Additionally, it’s often the first lift you’ll see progress in, and also the first […]Read more "Keys to improving your bench press"
Many people work super hard at the gym to reach their ideal weight but often fail. One of the main reasons why is nutrition. This is not always from a lack of trying, but normally from just a lack of knowledge. There are so many different studies out there saying eat this, don’t eat this, […]Read more "Nutrition Made Easy"
It’s that time of the year again- that time when the gym is flooded by a bunch of new people trying to shed off the holiday weight or get back into shape. If you happen to be one of those people, then good for you! Here are some tips on to help you reach your […]Read more "New Year, New You! (How Cliche): Tips to making this the year you get in shape"
I’ve recently started teaching a core class at my gym. After the class is done, I often have people come up to me and ask the following questions. What is the best way to get a six pack? Why are there no crunches, sit ups, twists or back extensions in your class? Why is core […]Read more "Core Done Right"