The One Customer Service Rule You Can NEVER Break

                Allow me to share a little story with you.  Indulge me for a minute and I promise it will have a point.                   Every other year and my brothers and I try to do something special.  This year we decided to book a trip to Florida, and we elected to go fishing for […]

The Most Glorious Smoothie

Most trainers and fitness enthusiasts consume protein shakes on a regular basis.  The shake is nice because it is convenient and reasonably healthy but more often than not the goal is simply to make the shake "not bad" instead of "really good."  I am someone that wants to enjoy what I am eating, and I […]

How to Get Started With Online Personal Training

                                                              As I alluded to in my last post, http://virginia.nationalpti.edu/blog/why-online-personal-training-is-pretty-cool online training is an excellent way to broaden a trainer’s reach, help more people, and provide significant supplemental income to the current amount of cash a personal trainer is taking home each month.  Many trainers find […]

Why Online Personal Training is Pretty Cool

                With the rise of social media and the feeling of connectedness individuals can have across significant geography, online personal training is an exciting new frontier for the fitness professional to consider.  And, in this author’s opinion, this is no fad - online training is here to stay.  There is good reason for this, as […]

7 Steps to Writing Great Workout Programs

                                 I’ve instructed over a thousand people to become personal trainers, and one thing new trainers struggle with is the act of writing out a personal training program.  I am not talking about trying to decide if a client should perform bench press or perhaps push-ups, […]

Should Personal Trainers Give/Receive Gifts During the Holidays?

                            The holidays are fast approaching, and a common question asked, by both trainers and their clients – is what should I do for my trainer/client during the Holidays?  Do I get them a gift or not?  Recently someone posted that exact question on Facebook.  I responded with a […]

Workout Program Review: NASM’s OPT Model Phase 1 Template

                I often tell my students that workout programs are like cooking recipes, it is impossible to know for sure what the end result will be unless you actually do the program or you actually cook the recipe.  However, just like an experienced chef might make a recommendation (you may not want to cook at […]

A New Instructional Series

                                 I am excited to announce the release of a new instructional series: The Powerlifting Video Bundle.  With the help of my friends at Fitness University, we have created a new video set that covers in detail how to execute, train, and improve the squat, the deadlift, […]

Tim’s Training Tips #1-5

                                    Over the past several months I have been posting some training tips on Facebook.  People seem to like them and I have gotten lots of requests to condense them.  To that end I will put a collection of tips together for easy reference and post […]

Tysons Powerlifting Club – A Rare Opportunity

  If you are interested in lifting weights, getting as strong as possible, working with an experienced coach, and smashing the gym with other motivated folks - I have an exciting announcement for you.       In conjunction with Ken Stewart and the awesome training facility Tysons Playground, we are starting up Tysons Powerlifting Club. […]