Psychology & Behavioral Coaching: How to Increase Client Adherence and Success

As a Personal Trainer, coaching our clients goes beyond the session and one singular domain. Personal trainers assist their clients in fitness, nutrition, or personal development so understanding the nuances of psychology can significantly impact client adherence and success. Beyond simply prescribing workouts or nutrition support, effective personal trainers delve into the intricacies of behavior, [...]

Unleash Your Core Power: A Guide to Frontal and Transverse Plane Core Exercises

In our previous blog post (you can read that here if you missed it), we discussed unlocking the anterior chain core, essentially what we understand as our abs. Most exercises tended to focus on crunches, sit ups and other similar exercises that let the user "feel" their abs while doing it but only utilize one [...]

By | December 6th, 2023|Core, Function, Mobility & Movement|0 Comments

Leveraging Body Mechanics: Comprehensive Look at Sumo vs. Conventional Deadlifts

Introduction: The world of deadlifting is rife with discussions comparing Sumo and Conventional styles. Amidst the noise, a misconception often crops up, alleging that Sumo deadlifting is akin to cheating due to its perceived advantages. This notion stems from the belief that the reduced vertical bar travel in Sumo deadlifting makes it an easier option. [...]

By | November 1st, 2023|Exercise Technique, Squat & Deadlift|0 Comments

Which Diet is Best for My Client?  The Skinny on Fab Diets!

By Andrea Robb Have you ever had a client say “I tried this diet but I didn’t get the results I wanted” or “what do you think of this diet?”  Every year there seems to be new diet trends popping up on the market or famous celebrities who swear by a new supplement they found [...]

By | June 16th, 2023|Habits, Nutrition|0 Comments

Anterior Core Training: Unlock Core Strength and Enhance Athletic Performance

Core training can fall within many categories depending on our goals and intentions. Many people want to train core and end up doing crunches and planks or they want to jump to the cool looking exercises like the ab wheel. First let's get into what anterior core training is and where certain exercises fall on [...]

By | May 25th, 2023|Core, Function, Mobility & Movement|0 Comments

Do I Really Need to Warm-Up Before Working out?

(by Andrea Robb) What’s the Big Deal? “Let’s get to the workout as soon as possible” or “I need to make sure that every muscle in my body is warmed up before we workout”.  I’m sure we all are on one side or the other or somewhere in between when it comes to a proper [...]

By | May 1st, 2023|Function, Habits, Mobility & Movement, Warm Up|0 Comments

The Way of the Hips

Your hips tell a much bigger story than you may think. They are the center of your universe. They generate power above and below. You need them to run fast, squat deep, push/pull and produce strength overhead. They are part of your core! Yes, they help to stabilize the spine, providing you with greater control/coordination [...]

By | April 22nd, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Low Bar or High Bar Squat Variation: Which is Better?

It's a common question: which is the better squat variation, the low bar or high bar? it depends! We're always looking for the best ways to achieve our goals, whether it's gaining muscle, getting abs, or following the best diet. But to provide the right answer, we need context. Differences between the low bar and [...]

By | April 17th, 2023|Core, Squat & Deadlift|0 Comments

7 Study Tips for NASM’s Personal Trainer Certification

Here are 7 tips that you can utilize to set yourself up for success while studying for the National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Training program whether you are self-studying or apart of BCPTI. Familiarize yourself with the NASM CPT exam format and content: The NASM CPT exam is a computer-based test that consists [...]

The Benefits of the Front Squat

First the WHAT and the WHY Whether you're a personal trainer or just a fitness enthusiast, front squats are a variation of the squat that can add a lot to your program and development. Most people are familiar with the back squat and for good reason, it is one of the staples of every fitness [...]

By | March 30th, 2023|Function, Mobility & Movement, Squat & Deadlift, Warm Up|0 Comments