Blogs about Coaching/Lifestyle Coaching

The J-Curve: Falling before Rising

Go ahead and google images for the "J-Curve".

What I Learned From Failing

 

Psychological Wellness: Enhancing Fitness Programs, and Michael Jackson?

This past weekend it was my honor to present on the topic of "Psychological Wellness" at the Albuquerque Strength and Conditioning Clinic, held annually for fitness professionals and interested public at the JCC of Greater Albuquerque

Activity Doesn't Always Equal Accomplishment

One of my favorite basketball coaches had a phrase "fake hustle" he loved to use.  If you're into sports you've seen it before.  It's the guy that lackadaisically dives after a ball after it's ALREADY gone out of bounds.  It's the guy that misses an easy layup and commits a foul on the very next possession trying to make up for it.  How about the guy that botches the play drawn up in the last time out, then feigns an ankle sprain and looks at the bench like "Coach, I need a sub!"?

The Truth about the MD and Supplements

I often encounter people  who do not realize how important or life changing taking the correct supplements can be for their health.  Many MD's will not encourage or suggest them because they were not trained on supplements in medical school.  The fact is an MD is trained in Pharmacology.  Hence, they prescibe medications to treat patients.  Ahhh..now that makes sense.  Patients trust the Doc, they go to the Doc and the Doc gives them medicine......

Fitness Tip of the Week...Get Outside!

Spring time marks the time where energy comes back up to the surface and new growth surges. This is no more true than in Wisconsin where we will be come out of hibernation to soak up the first sunny day and everyone there after. It amazes me how good the first 40° day feels in Spring when it nearly shuts me down in the Fall.

Fitness Tip of the Week...Get Outside!

Spring time marks the time where energy comes back up to the surface and new growth surges. This is no more true than in Wisconsin where we will be come out of hibernation to soak up the first sunny day and everyone there after. It amazes me how good the first 40° day feels in Spring when it nearly shuts me down in the Fall.

Fitness Tip of the Week...Be Graceful.

What seems like a lifetime ago already, I served as a Montessori teacher for adolescents. In my Montessori orientation I heard the phrase repeatedly "Grace and courtesy". While this was not specifically a Montessori teaching, it was a philosophy adopted by Montessori educators because of the way it honored ones place in the larger community. Grace referred to a peace and respect towards yourself. Courtesy referred to that same peace and respect towards others. Since those days long past as a Montessori educator, I have returned to my original classroom...the gym.

The 2 most powerful phrases in fitness coaching

1) How's that working for you?2) Show me?

I Want You to Know How I Lost 80 Lbs...

It started my sophomore year of college. Somehow, I'd managed to avoid the Freshman 15, but I was not so lucky this particular year...