Why We Need Carbs

"Carbs are the devil!" "Eating carbs will make you fat" "Want diabetes? Eat carbs" One of the most common things we hear in our intake of new clientele at DC Health Performance is clients coming to us eating a low carb diet. We applaud everyone who does this as they are actively making a change and trying to improve their body composition … [Read more...]

Training Intent – Are you Focusing on the Right Things?

When we go to the gym, we often get to work without any real direction of our training or what kind of intention we bring to our training. If we truly want to get amazing results we need to really clarify what intent we want to bring to each and every set and rep. Want to know how to get the most out of your training? Read on! When we … [Read more...]

Nutrition and Breastfeeding

As a new mum, life is hard. You are functioning on limited sleep, pain medication and are now in the midst of the most important and challenging thing you will ever do: fully support a life. So with all this in mind, how are you supposed to eat? Not only do you want to get back in pre-baby shape but you want that little bundle of joy to get … [Read more...]

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...]

The BS about Bulking

#I'mBulking I have trained people for 13 years. I have tried out either on myself or one of my poor unsuspecting clients every nutrition and training plan under the sun. Some have been good, some great, some downright dangerous and disappointing. Bulking has been one of them that is always a constant disappointment. Want to know … [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...]