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5 Reasons You Should Take Interns

It was really weird walking into IFAST yesterday. I came in a bit earlier than usual to get my training session in, but around 9 am, it was more quiet than usual. The reason, you ask? Our awesome spring interns (Pat, Conor and Kyle) were no longer with us. Now my little girl is only […]

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The Breath-Stress Relationship

Today I want to give you a very practical example of how breathing and stress are interwoven. Below I’ll give you a classic example of a client who walked into our gym last week. He’s been under a great deal of stress, and just by looking at the amount of tone he has in his […]

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IFAST Internship Recap

Today’s guest blog comes to us from former IFAST intern Sean Griffin. Sean was an awesome guy to have around, and I think you’ll really enjoy his insights regarding our internship. And before you ask, if you’d like to intern at IFAST in the future, please read this first. Thanks! And without any further ado, […]

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What is Diagnosis Fitness?

Lots of questions regarding the upcoming Diagnosis Fitness seminar lately, so Bill created this short video to answer those. Enjoy! Register Now for Diagnosis Fitness Hope to see you there! Best MR

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Fitness Business Basics – The Plunge

At some point in time, it has to happen. The time where the pain of not owning your own fitness facility is greater than the fear, doubt or stress of owning it. For me, this happened in 2008.

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Fitness Business Basics – Selling

There’s a very simple rule when it comes to opening a gym or fitness facility that I’m not sure people 100% grasp. It’s quite simple, really: If you don’t sell contracts, you won’t be in business very long. Period. Now I know what some of you are thinking – “Duh, Mike, I know that!” But […]

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A Quick Coaching Rant

“Exercise X is hard to coach.” “I don’t have time to coach Exercise Y.” It’s strange – the more I read about coaching, the less actual coaching seems to be going on!

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Road to Redemption Week 1

And so it’s begun. I’ve talked about it for quite some time, and I feel like there’s no more putting it off. It’s time to get back on the platform. Between my current training crew and last weekend’s Learn to Train Seminar, I’m ready to make the commitment and see how much I have left […]

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MR Training Week 5 2011

Started a new cycle – technically it started last week, but due to baby girl and a snow/ice storm to end all others, I only got one day in last week. Here’s a recap of the past two weeks. Enjoy!

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What I Learned at IFAST

The following is a guest blog by former intern (and now current IFAST team member) Zach Moore. I can honestly say that Zach is a special guy. He trained at our gym for close to a year while finishing up a Masters in Economics, and when he asked if we would consider taking him on […]

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Developing YOUR Foundation

In architecture, we all know that a building is only as sound as the foundation it’s built upon. You could have the most beautiful building known to man, but if it was built upon a poor foundation, it’s always at risk. I would contend that this is true in almost every aspect of our lives, […]

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Testimonials Galore!

The past few weeks, I’ve had some great feedback from my online clients.  I thought you might be interested in some of this, so here goes! ———————– “When I came to Mike, I’d been having nagging shoulder and knee problems for the last 4 years and.  Despite my time in the gym, I was making […]

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Improving Core Stabilization Patterns

One of the first concepts we teach clients at IFAST is neutral spine. As you can imagine, this is difficult for many – whether it’s due to limited mobility, poor stabilization patterns, or a mixture of both, this can often be quite challenging. To help teach neutral spine and proper core stabilization patterns, one of […]

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Opening a Fitness Facility

Below is a Q&A response that I wanted to post up.  Hopefully it will help those of you out who are hoping to open your own gym/fitness facility someday! Hi Mike, I really enjoy reading your level headed and erudite advice on your newsletter, Fitcast, Mens Health, etc. I am an aspiring entrepreneur, not unlike […]

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The Blink Moment

Tuesday night at IFAST, one of our new interns (Ellen) and I were discussing how to start improving her coaching and assessing skills.  She’s relatively new to the field, but with her eagerness to learn, work ethic, and people skills, I have no doubt she’s going to be a fantastic coach someday. Many would say […]

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