Are You Motivating Your Clients?

All the great coaches continuously learn. It seems to be one common trait no matter what industry.


It is essential to have all the movement and nutrition knowledge that we all have. But then there is that next step that the elite coaches take: being able to express this knowledge easily to clients to elicit change.


That is what we are all about isn’t it, creating a change in our clients? I don’t know about you but I don’t think anyone has ever come up to me and wanted to pay for my services by saying they were perfectly happy with where they are right now and don’t want to change a thing! Continue reading

  • April 19, 2016

Interval Fat Loss

Fat loss is easy, until you figure out how hard it is.

Actually, the act of fat loss isn’t all that challenging, its keeping the damn weight off where most people fail.

I have seen percentages as high as 97% of people are regaining the weight they lost or more within 3 years.  The challenging part with fat loss research is much of it is focused on the short term, 18 months or less, so the results are a little conflicting.

Here in lies the conundrum of quick fixes.  The client gets great results, but when the quick fix is over, they gain it all back because they don’t have a system to keep improving.  They can’t sustain the motivation it takes to do a quick fix long term so they just fall back into the same patterns that made them seek out a quick fix in the first place.   Continue reading

  • January 11, 2016

We Suck At Nutrition

Yes I said it, we suck at nutrition.

I mean we are great at dolling out information but so is the rest of the world.  Just google how to lose fat and see how much info you get.

I just got 117 billion – yes BILLION – results.

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  • December 16, 2015

One Habit At A Time

As coaches, we tend to think that we live much healthier lives than our clients. Most of the time this is true.

We generally workout much more consistently and smarter than your average person. We eat way healthier than the average American. We also tend to have a pretty healthy overall lifestyle and view on life.

I don’t know about you, but unfortunately there have been a few times where I realize I am not very good at taking my own advice! Continue reading

  • December 14, 2015

Do You Really Need More Information?

Have you ever had one of those light bulb moments while you were coaching?

Last year I was on the floor working with one of our new clients, Kathy. About halfway through the session, she said something that has made me completely reformat how we do all of our nutrition coaching in the gym.

Like most gyms out there, we talk with all of our new clients about nutrition upon their sign up. Depending on their goals, we might go as in-depth as having them fill out a food journal for us to look at or we might just give them a basic ebook that outlines our nutrition guidelines. Continue reading

  • December 10, 2015

The Story

I love stories.

Everything and everyone has a story.

Personally, I love hearing stories about people and businesses because you get to see where they came from, not just where you see them today. The stories have a way of humanizing these larger-than-life figures, as we think of them.

Looking at Habit Catalyst we need to go back a few years when it was just a “cool” idea for something we needed in our own gyms.

But wait, before I get too far into it, I should probably introduce the main characters of this story Trevor, the guy writing this, and Kane. Continue reading

  • December 8, 2015

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