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Is exercising around so much disinfectant ok? (Being transparent about gym reopenings)

May 26, 2020

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For my clients asking me about going back into a gym, this is the kind of stuff I’m bringing up to them. For gym owners / trainers re-opening, these are some things I would be very, very careful about. – As I first said back in March, I’m not going to tell anybody they should […]

Three brief notes on coronavirus and exercise

March 13, 2020

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1. An under appreciated aspect of being in-shape is in-shape people get sick less often than out-of-shape people. Particularly with obesity, I’m not sure this is well considered in the context of the toll it places on society. This has never been made more obvious than with the coronavirus outbreak. Much has been made of […]

Job differences: physical therapy vs personal training

September 9, 2019

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I’m a personal trainer, but do a lot of work with clients reminiscent of physical therapy e.g. some corrective exercise, posture work, exercise for smaller muscle groups. I’m often asked about differences, what I recommend, etc.  I’m going to address the most important differences, stating which discipline has the advantage. I’m stating what I think […]

Personal training clients are way older than you think

April 22, 2019

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“You act like everyone is beat up.” is a consistent criticism I’ve received. I’ve written a lot about exercising clients who have an injury history or current musculoskeletal problems. For some, this gets attached to me as overly conservative. -> This always cracks me considering I got into exercise science due to playing football, one […]

The Real Talk With Client Series

December 17, 2018

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Stemming from We’re way overcomplicating gaining muscle and getting stronger I’m going to have a series where the motto is, I don’t know, let’s call it something corny like “ruthless pragmatism.” There has been a trend in the fitness space of investigating research, then attempting to work backwards to a practical recommendation. On the surface, this makes […]

Guidelines for talking with clients about politics

August 20, 2018

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One of the stark differences between personal training and other healthcare providers is the communication frequency. Most don’t see any healthcare provider more than once every six months. If they do see them often, it’s usually only for a few months. Such as being in physical therapy, or needing some extra dental work done, where […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #23

February 23, 2018

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment:   Falcon Heavy Thought I was watching a movie: Speaking of rockets, […]

Considerations for building an email list while keeping health in mind

November 18, 2015

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Ramit Sethi’s site, despite the tacky title, I Will Teach You To Be Rich, used to have some solid personal finance info. But in the last few years Ramit’s stuff has wreaked of Manhattanite Syndrome. (It’s not a coincidence he moved there.) Maybe it’s that old quote of “Money doesn’t change you; it reveals who you really […]