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Dan McDonogh

Dan McDonogh has been a speaker, educator and coach for over two decades, and has held pivotal roles with global brands such as Under Armour®, TRX® and Les Mills® International. He is currently the Director of Programming, Performance and Les Mills Canada with GoodLife Fitness. Dan is a globally recognized fitness professional as well as a 2015 IDEA Program Director of the Year finalist and the 2012 IDEA Group Fitness Instructor of the Year.

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Be Prepared to Scrap Your Plan

January 26, 2017

You can do all the planning in the world, but sometimes the plan is just not going to work. The things that really matter are the success
and safety of the people who walk into yourstudio. And to get those people to where
they need to go, you must meet them where they are today.

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5 Things You Must Get Right to Succeed in Fitness

May 6, 2016

Niels Bohr, 1922 winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics, defined an expert as “someone who has made all the mistakes there are to make in a very narrow field.” By that definition, I’m definitely an expert!
I can’t count how many mistakes I’ve made in 16 years in this incredible industry. But I have taken time to reflect on my mistakes, so as to make better decisions in the future. What have I gotten wrong over the years?

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Choke Factor: Lack of Preparation

April 21, 2016

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you knew you were underprepared? If yes, how did that affect your stress level? Your sleep? When it comes to delivering content to an audience or producing great results in athletics, it has been said that top performers spend 90% of their time preparing and 10% delivering.

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Performing Under Pressure

January 18, 2016

Have you ever lost your train of thought or been unable to find your flow while doing something that normally is very easy for you? Have you ever been tired all of the time, no matter how much sleep you were getting? If you answered yes to one of these questions, then maybe you were choking under pressure. When you read my story just below, you’ll learn what choking is and what factors lead to it—so you can avoid it!

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