7 BIG Mistakes I Made in the Fitness Industry

Look let’s be honest here…

…very people like to admit their mistakes.

And perhaps more importantly, even fewer want to be vulnerable and share them with the world!

But that’s exactly what I’m doing in this episode. I’m giving you a sneak peak into some of the biggest mistakes I’ve made over the years.

And perhaps most importantly, I’m going to give you specific advice can apply to make sure you learn from my mistakes and fast track your own progress.

Let’s do this!

Show Outline

Here’s a brief overview of what I covered in this week’s show:

  1. Not Showing Up on Time
    • What it truly means to be “On Time” – and why “On Time” is really late!
  2. Not Get Coaching and Mentoring Earlier
    • Perhaps the single biggest reason you’re not seeing the success you want – and how to address it ASAP!
  3. Thinking I Knew Everything
    • Why “I Don’t Know” are three of the most powerful words you can say (and how to use this as a point of learning vs. being a bad thing)
  4. Confusing Book Knowledge with Street Knowledge
    • The MASSIVE difference between book smarts and street smarts
    • How’s there’s absolute NO replacement for getting reps
  5. Not Realizing My Own Training Biases
    • Are you able to differentiate and distinguish YOUR training, versus what your clients/athletes should be doing?
  6. Overemphasizing on Physical Quality
    • And why overemphasizing any one training quality is a recipe for disaster
  7. Not Writing Well-Rounded Programs
    • The bicycle spoke method of writing balanced programs


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  1. Hi! My business partner Jacqui and I met you like 16 years ago in Indy! We have been running a very successful Anytime Fitness in Dallas for 11 years. Love your podcast! You are awesome!

  2. Hey Mike, I’m scanning through again to try to find what book you recommended when you talked about writing conditioning programs, but I can’t seem to find it again! Can you refresh my memory?

    Thanks so much!

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