Are You Bored With Your Workouts?

When I go to the gym to workout I talk to a lot of people and lately I’ve been hearing so many of these folks complaining about having to workout. When I ask them if they enjoy training or have fun during their workouts most people look at me like I have three heads. During […]

Functional Training is the Key to Efficient and Effective Workouts

I have just come back from the finest professional educational event of my 20+ year career.  I was fortunate enough to be accepted into Vern Gambetta’s GAIN Apprentorship/Mentorship program earlier this year and last week ventured to Florida a 6-days extravaganza; to say it was a learning experience would be a massive understatement. There is […]

What to Look for in a Personal Trainer

Good personal trainers don’t grow on trees and aren’t bodybuilders.  There are a lot of qualified and experienced fitness professionals out here looking to help people.  You all just need to know what you’re looking for and how to find them.  So here’s my take on what people should look for when hiring a personal […]

Thoughts on Functional Training

Functional training is the most effective method of training that strength coaches and personal trainers can employ with all clients, athletes and non-athletes alike. The most natural – and obvious – way to train for an activity is to perform the activity itself.  Using a sport as an example, playing lacrosse is functional training/sports specific […]

Learn From a 5-Star Fitness Professional, Part 1

On my brother site,, I publish a regular feature titled, “5 Questions,” that follows a simple format; I ask an accomplished fitness professional 5 questions and they give me 5 answers. Fitness consumers – that’s you, and me when I’m not training clients – as well as fitness professionals – personal trainers, strength coaches, […]

Your Personal Trainer Might Not Know What They Are Doing If: The Biggest Loser Edition

If your trainer takes after the trainers on the reality show, “The Biggest Loser” it’s time to get a new trainer.  Rather than tell you – yet again – about the problems with the trainers on the show, I’ll let the following clip do most of the work. Watch the clip and put yourself in […]

Your Personal Trainer Might Not Know What They're Doing If: Routine Routine Edition

I’ve come to recognize plenty of telltale signs that a personal trainer isn’t giving a client their best effort. If your trainer does not employ a wide-variety of routines, this is a sign that she doesn’t know what she’s doing. Personal trainers can fall into many lazy habits and you can tell a lot about […]

Video Review: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism

The International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism (IJSNEM) is a valuable resource for inquiring fitness consumers, as well as personal trainers and strength coaches. The IJSNEM is published by Human Kinetics and presents, “original scientific investigations and scholarly reviews offering new insights into sport nutrition and exercise metabolism, as well as articles focusing on […]

Your Personal Trainer Might Not Know What They're Doing If: Equipment Edition

There are plenty of telltale signs that a personal trainer isn’t up to par. If your trainer has you using equipment for a majority of your sessions this is a sign that he doesn’t know what he’s doing (or she doesn’t know what she’s doing). Personal trainers do all kinds of bad things and you […]

"The Biggest Loser" Video Blog Appearance On

I’d like to thank MsFitOnline for allowing my “Biggest Loser” video blog (Vlog) entry to appear on her site. MizFitOnline is one of the most influential fitness bloggers on the Internet and last week I was lucky enough to have her appear as a guest video blogger on In what can be filed under […]