Paralysis by Analysis (it’s not just our athletes that struggle)

Paralysis by analysis is recognized as the state of over thinking a situation so that action is never taken, in effect, paralyzing the athlete. But it’s not just athletes, all of us have experienced this kind of struggle. The typical trend in my SJJT clients is a state of inaction rationalized by the story we’ve written, causing fear […]

May I Have This Dance? (gym etiquette solution)

I recently went Salsa dancing for a girlfriend’s birthday. We had a blast. (If you’re looking for a great spot on Wednesday evenings in Chicago – email me.) Surprisingly, this dancing experience unearthed a helpful tip for trainers. Gym etiquette is still a struggle in most places. As independent trainers and boutique studio owners, we […]

It’s Not You, It’s Me

Some trainers complain about how clients treat them: frequent cancellations, late payments, poor attitude during sessions, tardiness and inappropriate behavior. The solution lies in taking the focus off the clients. And although it can be tricky, evaluate how you are teaching them to treat you. First, let’s see what the clients see: Arriving late? The […]