1206, 2018

Career vs. Hobby Coaching. Just, Stop. 

By |June 12th, 2018|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page|0 Comments

Career vs. Hobby Coaching. Just, Stop. 
Today is a bit of a follow-up to the video caption I posted yesterday in preparation for our upcoming Coaches Academy. It strikes a major nerve with me when coaching hardos get high and mighty about the fabricated classism gap between career coach and a part-time “hobby” coach. It’s not the […]

706, 2018

My New Role at Performance360

By |June 7th, 2018|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC|0 Comments

My New Role at Performance360

Confession.

Over the past two years, I have struggled greatly at establishing consistency for myself professionally at Performance360, and it would be a bold faced lie if I said I’ve enjoyed my work this year relative to years passed.

There are some days where I wake up and actually find myself in professional […]

2911, 2017

Go On, Take Yourself Too Seriously

By |November 29th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page|0 Comments

Go On, Take Yourself Too Seriously
At the end of the day, we can skew one of two ways when it comes to fitness behavior. We can exercise. Or we can train. I’ve previously written many times about the difference in focus you automatically apply to your routine when you stop viewing it as exercise and start […]

2811, 2017

Under Commit, Over Deliver?

By |November 28th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Tips for Beginners, Training|0 Comments

Under Commit, Over Deliver?
I have never been one for mushy ra-ra type goal chatter. Perhaps it’s the overly, sometimes faulty pragmatic side of me, but I believe that blanket cheerleading for goals does very little help, because the most influential denominator is left out.

The emotional drivers of the individual.

Anyone who has ever worked in customer […]

2111, 2017

How To “Performance” Train for Non-Performance Goals

By |November 21st, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Tips for Beginners, Training|0 Comments

How To “Performance” Train for Non-Performance Goals
As functional fitness professionals, we love to often write about ways to increase your back squat, put weight onto your deadlift, get stronger overhead, and be #BeastMode AF. As someone who has written blogs and tracked readership clicks for eight years I can tell you conclusively that data shows […]

1311, 2017

How to Be Successful in the Gym Long-Term

By |November 13th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Tips for Beginners, Training|0 Comments

How to Be Successful in the Gym Long-Term
Here’s a few thoughts I’ve compiled over the years through observation of highly successful members long-term.

1. Be Shortsighted. Long to-do lists don’t get completed. Short ones do. It doesn’t make much sense to write down seven different goals that you want to achieve since you can’t work on […]

2410, 2017

How to Land Properly

By |October 24th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Overall Wellness, Tips for Beginners, Training|0 Comments

How to Land Properly
“I’m learning to fly, but I ain’t got wings
Coming down, is the hardest thing.”
-Tom Petty

Not only is that my favorite Tom Petty song, but it doubles as a nice metaphor for leaving our feet in fitness, because coming down really is the hardest thing in the world of jumping. A lot of […]

2010, 2017

Are We Getting People Stronger, or Are We Creating Great Compensators?

By |October 20th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, FCC, Home Page, Training|0 Comments

Are We Getting People Stronger, or Are We Creating Great Compensators?
The following is an excerpt from our FCC Level 1 Coach’s Workbook, rolled out during our upcoming Level 1 Weekend in San Diego, November 3- 5th. There are just 11 more days to register and a small handful of spots that remain. 

There is the saying […]

1910, 2017

Why Every Program Needs More Dumbbell

By |October 19th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Home Page, Strength Training, Training|0 Comments

Why Every Program Needs More Dumbbell
Reagan had his war on drugs. Punk rock had their war on propaganda. Cady had her war on The Plastics. We have our war on singularly-focused training. Not nearly as cool, but we’re just as passionate, I promise you that. As we always seek to better understand and explore the […]

1310, 2017

The Dangers of Dogma: The Overhead Swing

By |October 13th, 2017|All Articles, Coach Dave Thomas, Coaching Staff Articles, Home Page, Kettlebells, Mobility, Overall Wellness, The Movement Fix, Training|0 Comments

The Dangers of Dogma: The Overhead Swing
The danger of a purist mindset is that you run the risk of letting dogma disrupt potential. Turkish Get-Ups are NOT for conditioning. The kettlebell is NOT for swinging overhead. James Van Der Beek can NOT be a lead role. Why? Says who? Every single circle has their own […]