Consider all 30 muscle groups when training the core

Often times we hear “core” used interchangeably with “abs”. Although the abdominals are a large contributor to the core, there are many more muscles that compose the core— nearly 30 depending how you define the core. Think of the core as a cylinder of muscles around your spine. All these muscles have a role to protect, stabilize, or move your …

Bryce Taylor

PT, S&C Coach, SFMA

Sample TRX Workout: The TRX Total Body Burn by Brett Klika

The TRX is undoubtedly one of the most popular suspension training systems on the fitness market – and with good reason. The simple set-up can be used by beginners or advanced members for total body training. TRX Master Trainer Casey Stutzman recently talked about the benefits derived from a TRX workout and personal trainer Brett Klika shared the above TRX circuit with us. …

Brett Klika FitQuest Performance Center CSCS

Brett Klika

CSCS, Co-Founder of SPIDERFit Kids, Author, IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year (2013)

The Art of Coaching Is Real – Part 3

Over the last two articles, I shared two fundamental truths about the Art of Coaching with you. 1.     The Art of Coaching is real and backed up by decades of research. 2.     The Art of Coaching is the defining variable—any program is only as good as your ability to coach it, and your athlete’s willingness to buy in to it …

Brett Bartholomew

Founder of The Bridge Human Performance

The Art of Coaching Is as Real as the Science of Training

There are few concepts that have been more misunderstood than the “Art of Coaching.” One of the biggest misconceptions is that the Art of Coaching is nothing but motivational fluff and a “let’s hug it out” mentality. So, to begin, we first need to understand and acknowledge that the Art of Coaching is real. The Art of Coaching is every …

Brett Bartholomew

Founder of The Bridge Human Performance

4 Weeks to a Stronger Core

A 4-week exercise challenge can never replace an individual exercise program tailored to a client’s specific needs. It also cannot replace a long-lasting lifestyle change. However, this type of challenge can be a good idea for clients who are otherwise healthy and just need motivation and structure to stay active, even if they are not currently on an exercise rehab program. …

Dr. Dave Cruz

Dr. Dave Cruz

Doctor of Chiropractic, CSCS, CES, PES, founder of WebExercises

Technology is great…but when should you keep it ‘Old School’?

Technology. Never has a word stirred so much excitement, desire, and anxiety all at the same time. Of all the professions out there, the Health and Fitness industry has been one of the slowest to adopt technology. I mean no one else is writing notes, using notebooks, and scanning documents regularly. Question is, why are we so slow to adapt? …

Yves Gege

MSPT, CMP, CF-L1

How do you turn Buy-In from your clients into action

NOTE: The following, used with permission of the author, is excerpted from the Conscious Coaching Field Guide by Brett Bartholomew. This field guide is a companion piece to Bartholomew’s book, Conscious Coaching: The Art & Science of Building Buy-In, which is mentioned at the bottom of this piece. “Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes …

Brett Bartholomew

Founder of The Bridge Human Performance

WebExercises vs. Paper handouts

Are You Still Using Paper Copies For Your Patients’ Home Exercises and Stretches? Your clinic and your patients deserve better. Why? Problem: A paper copy or photocopy of a photocopy with stick figures or old images is hard to understand Solution: WebExercises® gives you or your staff the ability to quickly and easily create concise and personalized exercise programs, selecting …

Friederike Aprea

Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Business Development at WebExercises, Inc.

IHRSA 2018 Elivate Fitness Educational recap

The IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show is known around the world for its high-energy trade show, motivational keynote speakers, expert educational sessions, and buzzing networking events. IHRSA’s mission is to grow, protect, and promote the health and fitness industry, and to provide its members with the benefits that will help them be more successful. IHRSA and its members (health …

It’s always about the Client first

I just read a great article (link and words below) by a brilliant friend, Dr. Mike Reinold, about some of the life changing lessons he learned while having the honor to work under perhaps the most famous orthopedic surgeon alive, Dr. James Andrews. If you don’t know who Dr. Andrews is, he serves as Medical Director and Orthopaedic Surgeon for …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

Co-Medical Director for the World Surf League (formerly the ASP)