5 Things That Good Remote Coaching Is NOT

21 May

Remote coaching, remote training, remote personal trainer, virtual coaching, etc… you’re probably hearing these phrases a lot more lately as gyms and fitness professionals move their services onlin...

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Training for a CrossFit Competition Without a Gym

14 May

COVID-19 has presented a myriad of challenges for everyone. Whether you’re not used to working from home or being around your partner all the time, or you’re struggling with not being able to see f...

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20 Unconventional Bodyweight Exercises

29 Apr

There is no denying that things have changed drastically over the past few weeks and what we thought would be a couple of weeks of doing workouts in our garage has turned into months. Every Globo-g...

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Work Smarter, Not Harder: Meal Prep Edition

16 Apr

Meal Prep! We’ve all heard these two words too many times to count and they often come with a sense of panic and procrastination. Who really wants to spend their entire Sunday in the kitchen? As I’...

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3 Ways to Optimize At-Home Workouts

16 Apr

With the recent crisis of COVID-19, many of us are without our favorite facility, the gym. Whether you enjoy a large amount of heavy lifting, conditioning, or even just the community, it’s a weird ...

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5 Attributes of a Professional and Effective Remote Coach

08 Apr

With the coronavirus pandemic growing, gyms and other fitness businesses all across the country have had to shut their doors. While this is certainly the right thing to do, it’s left many people in...

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Why You're Eating Less and Still Gaining Weight... And What To Do About It

02 Apr

Anyone who has tried to make a body composition change through nutrition can sympathize with the following statement: “I’m eating less than I ever have, burning more than I ever have, and I’m still...

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4 Reasons Lifting Weights WON'T Make You "Bulky"

26 Mar

“But I don’t want to get bulky.”  Ladies, how many times have you thought that? Or heard a friend say it?  The purpose of this article is not only to reduce fear for females that resistance trainin...

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The Anti-Aging "Trick" You Haven't Considered

19 Mar

The world of fitness is filled with different strategies to combat the inevitable -- aging. As we age, we often become more dependent, less mobile, and in a general sense, much weaker. Fitness prof...

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From Preconception to Birth: Supporting a Healthy Pregnancy

05 Mar

Pregnancy is a miraculous time in a women’s life. To be honest, I never truly understood the complexity that these nine months involved until becoming pregnant myself. It’s amazing that as women, w...

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This "Anti-Breakfast" Strategy Increases Fat Burning and Mental Acuity

27 Feb

Over the past 12 years as a strength and conditioning professional, I have had the pleasure to work with more than a thousand clients and hear them articulate their goals. Although these goals are ...

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How to Put on Quality Lean Mass

20 Feb

In fitness, people generally have one of two goals related to body composition; to lose weight or to gain weight. In this article, we’ll be talking about the principles that apply to gaining qualit...

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Meal Prep: 2 Easy Recipes + 3 Tips for Success!

12 Feb

Every month, Central Athlete poses a question to our community on the whiteboard. “What’s your most powerful habit?” “How do you relax and recover?” “Who inspires you?”  These questions provide a w...

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Are Your Supplements Really Benefiting You?

06 Feb

Studies show that 50% of Americans take supplements every day, ranging from daily multivitamins to fish or cod liver oils, to various herbal supplements. Unfortunately, most people purchase their s...

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8 NEW Meal Prep Recipes for 2020!

16 Jan

Eating healthy does not have to be difficult or boring. One thing my husband and I used to do is cook the same healthy meals over and over again week after week. The problem was that by the middle ...

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3 Reasons Powerlifters Need Aerobic Conditioning

09 Jan

Powerlifting is a strength sport that measures a lifter’s best squat, bench press, and deadlift to achieve the highest possible total. A lifter has three attempts for each lift, to lift a maximum w...

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5 Tips for Making New Year's Resolutions That Actually Stick!

12 Dec

The New Year can feel like a fresh start for many people as they start planning all the ways to make the next 365 days better than the last. People start making vows to go to the gym more, journal ...

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The Secret to Long-Term Success

05 Dec

Did you know that training is only a small component of your health and fitness success? It is common to think that working out is the primary building block to reaching your goals, but in actualit...

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Using Nutrition to Manage Inflammation and Stay Healthy

28 Nov

Inflammation can cause a number of issues such as pain, swelling, redness, the damage of healthy cells, tissue, and organs, and more. It even plays a central role in diseases such as cancer, arthri...

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5 Tips to Stay on Track with Your Goals During the Holidays

13 Nov

The holidays can be a magical time but unfortunately, they can also come with a lot of stress and anxiety for individuals striving to lose weight or improve their health and fitness. Thanksgiving i...

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Six Effects of Alcohol Consumption

07 Nov

Alcohol has become a huge part of American culture and is now the center of many social events, both personal and professional. Alcohol is also used as a means to boost confidence, wind down after ...

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6 Specialty Barbells for Strength Training

31 Oct

We all have tools at our disposal that will support our journey to become the strongest versions of ourselves. Whether it’s the barbell, dumbbells, or even cable machines, they all work. But, somet...

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8 Lessons Learned Dropping from 10% to 6% Body Fat

16 Oct

As a coach, I get to observe the struggles and successes of my clients. I get to understand firsthand what drives human behavior and the things to which people aspire. One theme that is prevalent a...

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The Power of the Sun

10 Oct

Nature has given us potent therapies that are scientifically proven to decrease the risk of disease. They don’t require a prescription, are completely free and dramatically move the body toward hea...

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3 Phases of Nutrition to Ensure Long-Term Success

26 Sep

Nutrition prescriptions can be both simple and complex depending upon the individual’s starting point and their motivation for change. At Central Athlete, it is no secret that our mission is to bui...

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Have You Been Doing Your Aerobic Training All Wrong?

19 Sep

If you are a client of Central Athlete you have most likely seen the word “MAP” used to describe aerobic conditioning within your personalized training program. Coined by James Fitzgerald of OPEX, ...

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Seven Hacks for Living a Healthier Lifestyle

12 Sep

It seems as though human beings are the only mammals who are no longer honoring the biological necessities of life such as daily movement, sunshine, hydration, proper food sources, and adequate sle...

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When to Prescribe Food Quality Goals vs. Macronutrient Goals

05 Sep

There is a reason why babies crawl before they learn to walk. This biological order of operation sets the child up for success as they begin learning how to run, jump, skip, ride a bicycle, etc. Ea...

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10 Unconventional Core Exercises

21 Aug

Traditional core exercises can become mundane and oftentimes useless in their translation into increased performance and injury prevention. Without a deep understanding of the ever-growing list of ...

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You Are What You THINK

14 Aug

This week's blog is a guest post from our summer marketing intern, Jenna Gooch! “If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right” “I can’t do a pull-up, so why would I even try?” “I can’...

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