When you tell people you own a gym, they probably respond with some iteration of, “Wow! What a great job. I bet you get to work out all day and take all the vacations you want.”Read More >
Today, the average strength coach has more responsibilities than they did in the past. They are expected to monitor an entire program, not just the weights and conditioning. Communication with athletes is a key part of success, as we all know, but doing it in an effective manner is a challenge.Read More >
In this article I will share with you my best practices for Instagram growth, all of which have helped me amass over 30,000 followers across my business and personal accounts.
Whether you are a strength coach, personal trainer, or aspiring athlete who is looking to increase online marketability, connect with companies and other influencers, or simply grow your passion for fitness into something more, this should a good kick-start for success.
We will discuss:Read More >
In every venture, there will be vultures.
There will always be people who take credit for things they shouldn’t, as well as those who think nearly every idea they have is original.
There are those who think THEY are the expert, and those who whine incessantly behind closed doors about how they are not getting the recognition they deserve instead of focusing on the task at hand and finding versatile and meaningful ways to contribute.Read More >
As we're rolling into a new year, it can be tempting to jump on the latest training bandwagon and buy into the narrative that coaches need to keep their athletes engaged by constantly changing things up.
While there’s nothing wrong with some variety to keep things interesting and overcome plateaus, change for its own sake is directionless and most of the latest gimmicks are nothing more than flashes in the pan that will be out of fashion by this time in 2019, if not before.Read More >
Online coaching and programming has done wonders for coaches around the globe looking to maximize income streams. The draw to online programming for the masses is that it allows you to reach infinite amounts of paying customers in one shot... and does not affect the amount of time you need to spend when you're coaching 10 athletes or 100 athletes.
This means the more paying athletes you have on your online programming, the more you make per hour and the more freedom you have to do whatever you desire (travel, train, be with family, sleep, eat, etc.).Read More >
In the realm of getting fast, there are lots of proposed fixes... lots of things that “look” like they are training speed. But in the end, not as many things truly work as well as they say.Read More >
Running a training session in a facility full of crazed athletes, crashing weights, and time constraints is not necessarily a walk in the park.
Luckily, I have had the past 5+ years to figure out a flow to help monitor, administer, and effectively train large groups efficiently.Read More >
EDITORS NOTE: This article was co-authored by Micah and Luke Kurtz.
There is no better place to arm young people with the tools to be successful in life than through a training program in the weight room. And there is no better person to faciliate this growth and learning process than a full time, qualified strength and conditioning professional.Read More >
One of the most heated talking points in our industry today is that of early sport specialization, or ESS. It seems like nowadays everyone and their mother wants to jump on the bandwagon and talk about how ESS is ruining our kids.
And you know what – they’re not totally wrong.
But here’s the thing – I don’t think they’re totally right either.Read More >