Good vs bad trainers and coaches

Strength coach Mark Rippetoe is nothing if not boldly opinionated. That's part of what makes him so interesting to read and listen to. In this piece, he outlines the crucial differences between the machine-based training common in popular fitness centers…

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MarketWatch: Your personal trainer may not know what they’re talking about

This is an interesting piece, mostly for what the writer did not know or understand. Ms. Davies implies that working with "certified" professionals provides a level of assurance in terms of the usefulness of the advice that you might not…

MarketWatch: 10 things personal trainers won’t tell you

This article speaks for itself, but this is absolutely my favorite passage: Turner says he’d prefer to hire a trainer who has a four-year degree in physical education or kinesiology, which is the study of body movements. “I’d rather have…