Category: Coaching

burnout, signs of burnout, coaching burnout

Coaching Burnout: Six Signs That It’s Affecting Your Trainers

In the world of fitness, finding and keeping good coaches or trainers can make or break your facility. They are the face and personality of your gym. And while their job can be very rewarding, it is also one that can be very stressful. And all that stress can lead to coaching burnout.  As the […]

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Coaches’ Corner: Subtle Signs of a Weak Core

We’ve talked about the importance of core strength for athletes a lot these past few weeks. And for good reason. A strong core improves athletic performance and prevents injuries. Those with nearly non-existent core strength are pretty easy to spot. Athletes who cannot maintain a neutral spine in a dead-bug position or cannot achieve a […]

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senior athlete, senior fitness, fitness after 50

Older Athletes Need To Be In Your Gym

The human body is either in a state of growth or decay. I think it’s safe to say the majority of functional fitness coaches and trainers have seen the recent, and misinformed, news “story” where some orthopedic surgeons told people over 50 that they shouldn’t do some common exercises after 50.  Pull-ups, push-ups, weighted squats, […]

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Glute hamstring developer, glutes, core, core strength, core control

Why is Core Strength so Important?

Core strength and control is one of the more difficult topics for coaches and trainers to teach. People in functional fitness gyms want to smash snatch PRs on their lunch hour. They want to crush their last Fran time. They don’t want to work on their transversus abdominis. Boring, right? Nobody says, “Wow look at […]

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OnRamp

Starting Strong: Your Gym’s OnRamp Program

I’d like to let you in on a secret today.  There is a single program that can increase member retention and satisfaction, decrease stress on your coaches, reduce injuries, improve athletes’ technique, and foster your gym’s unique atmosphere!  Does this sound too good to be true? It’s really just one simple class away. So, let […]

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How to Be a Better Coach

How to Be a Better Coach

How to be a Successful Coach I’ve been a coach in some capacity for the last decade of my life.  While I would never claim to be an absolute expert on the topic, I’ve picked a few things up along the way.  One of my favorite things to do is to help new coaches improve […]

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Which is Better: High Weight or High Reps?

High Weight or High Reps, Which is Better? This is a question from a reader and one that coaches hear frequently.  High Weight vs. High Reps – both workouts have their place.  Most people think that high weight workouts will increase muscle size, and high rep workouts will lead to a thin, toned look.  And a […]

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HIIT WOD Injury

Common HIIT Injuries

Common HIIT Injuries and How to Prevent Them While High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts are safe and carry no higher risk of significant injury than any other sport, that doesn’t mean that they are free of risk.  Like any sport, there are certainly chances for minor HIIT injuries.  These include any injury that causes pain […]

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Coaching Seniors

Coaching Seniors in Functional Fitness

Coaching Seniors in Functional Fitness People are continually searching for ways to look and feel younger.  The most important of the two is the “feel younger” goal.  That’s where you come in.  As the population ages, many gyms are starting to realize that there is plenty of work to be done by coaching seniors.   Walking […]

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