If Your Clients Fail, Are You A Failure?

Recently I watched  a video of a Personal Training Business Mastermind Group in which a Coach was discussing how he gets upset when clients don’t follow his advice. He takes it personally and plays on his mind for a long time. His mentor’s response was this was for him not to get bothered by it. Take no credit, take no blame. You have given your … [Read more...]

Why Setting Goals For Your Clients is Making Them Fail

Picture this: Your client comes in to meet you for the very first time. They're excited. They want to make a change in their lives. They have heard all about you. The results you have gotten for others. How hard you can train people. And then you set goals. Big, hairy, ostentatious goals like you have heard you have to to get amazing … [Read more...]

Where to Start Your Clients

A new client comes in. Its the most exciting and terrifying part of being a Personal Trainer. "What do I do? Bodyfat? Strength test? Talk? Ask for credit card details? Give them a workout where they won't be able to go to the toilet without cursing my name? Tell them their macros and get them to track food?" This is a totally normal part of being … [Read more...]

The 4 Pillars Of Successful Programming

As a mentor and Coach to many young and up-and-coming trainers, I get asked a lot of questions: "What supplements should my clients take?" "How do I teach my clients the Olympic lifts?" "Is cardio or sprints better for fat loss?" All these questions are perfectly valid and reasonable. However, they all are missing the point of what the most … [Read more...]

The Road to Personal Trainer Mastery

In my opinion, the single worst thing that has ever happened in the fitness industry is the designation of a "Master Trainer". It has led to far many Personal Trainers graduating from their 8 week course thinking they know it all. They have it so very wrong. I have spent the last 13 years wholeheartedly dedicating myself to the pursuit of … [Read more...]

FREE CHIN UP PROGRAM

We all want to be able to do chin ups. That feeling of strength and power, nothing comes close. Unfortunately, most training programs don't get you there, due to poor programming, a misunderstanding of the strength required and a lack of hard work! Following this program will get you there fast!   Make sure you follow us on … [Read more...]

Goals With Gravity – The Value of Self Evaluation

Goals with Gravity - The Value of Self Evaluation We all know the drill. Every summer, new year, any other occasion we deem special or a period of change, we set some arbitrary goals. “I want to lose 5-10 kilograms” “I want to build some muscle”  “I want to really eat well” Buy why do we do this? Our general answer is “I just do”. We … [Read more...]

Ankle Mobility with DC Health Performance

Ankle mobility is something that troubles many of us and effects our ability to do a number of exercises properly. Having good ankle mobility will make it easier to: Run Squat Jump Play any sport Prevent injuries Here are 3 of our best ankle mobility drills. The great thing about these exercises is they use resistance, which … [Read more...]

Protein, Carbs and Fats – Knowing Your Macros

"How much protein do I need?" "How many carbs can I eat?" "I heard about the new bulletproof diet. Should I be eating butter for breakfast?" These are all questions we hear each and every day and the common theme linking them all is that they have something to do with what are called macronutrients. These are simply nutrients that we … [Read more...]

Cardio Training – The DC Guide

Human beings are creatures of extremes. We are very much an "all or nothing' species, dedicating ourselves 110% to any endeavour we decide is worthy and fall into a trap of tunnel vision, not being able to see the forest for the trees. This is very evident in our training and how the popular view of what is "right" in training has evolved over … [Read more...]