The Biggest Key to Success in the Client-Coach Relationship
The Biggest Key to Success in the Client-Coach Relationship
More than the training techniques or coaching methods, there is one thing that will make or break your success working with a coach.
5 Easy Ways To Become A Shitty Client
5 Easy Ways To Become A Shitty Client
Are you trying to make your coach’s life hell? Do you aspire to be the biggest pain in the ass possible? I’ve got the plan for you.
Everything Starts at Zero
Everything Starts at Zero
For most things in life, you start with nothing. Get comfortable with this.
Are You Pissing Off the Right People?
Are You Pissing Off the Right People?
Do great work and take note of who discourages your success. There are critics to listen to and there are critics to ignore.
WATCH: Table Talk — How Can You Become Part of Team elitefts?
WATCH: Table Talk — How Can You Become Part of Team elitefts?
There are a lot of strong lifters in the world. That's not all we're looking for.
Personal Training Is NOT Easy
Personal Training Is NOT Easy
To be a successful trainer, it takes more than showing up and looking the part. It takes more than you think.
Poor Business Advice from Training and Business 'Gurus'
Poor Business Advice from Training and Business 'Gurus'
The advice of other business owners will be an invaluable asset to growing your company— but only if you're listening to the right people.
Ongoing Technological Investments—Looking Ahead
Ongoing Technological Investments—Looking Ahead
2015 has been a big year for elitefts. As it comes to a close, we're continuing to stay busy by using the knowledge we gained through many major changes. There are more to come.
Conquering the Fear of Failure: Voices of Influence
Conquering the Fear of Failure: Voices of Influence
The strength you acquire from this sport isn't just going to be physical. The words you speak can empower or cripple those around you — choose them wisely.
WATCH: What Is Team elitefts?
WATCH: What Is Team elitefts?
Many definitions may apply, but how does Clint Darden define Team elitefts?
Four Ways to Become a Strong(her) Boss
Four Ways to Become a Strong(her) Boss
If you're a woman who holds a supervisory role in a male-dominated field, you're going to encounter unique challenges. These four principles have helped me improve management processes.
WATCH: Table Talk — How Much Is elitefts Worth?
WATCH: Table Talk — How Much Is elitefts Worth?
This company has never existed to compete with Company A, B, or C. If you own your own business, you need to understand your culture and evaluate how that translates to a dollar value.
Are You a Gym Gypsy?
Are You a Gym Gypsy?
If your allegiance to a gym only lasts as long as your free membership or you bash your old gym on social media, this term may apply to you.
Selling Out for Profits
Selling Out for Profits
If you can't get clients through your door, your expertise doesn't matter.
Turning Passion Into Business: Running A Private Powerlifting Gym
Turning Passion Into Business: Running A Private Powerlifting Gym
RiverCity Barbell started as most gyms do: in a garage. We defined our business and used these tactics to make our training facility what it is today.
The ONE THING You Need to be Doing
The ONE THING You Need to be Doing
You've been searching for it. A lot of people promise it. Here's the real deal.
Your Favorite elitefts Team Member
Your Favorite elitefts Team Member
Quick Poll: Who are your favorite elitefts Team Members
WATCH: Have You Ever Felt Your Passion Slip Away?
WATCH: Have You Ever Felt Your Passion Slip Away?
It's not going to be easy to accomplish your goals. When your will to achieve starts to fade, what will you do?
Show Me, Don’t Tell Me
Show Me, Don’t Tell Me
I don't want to hear about how great you are. I want you to prove it.
So You Want to Work in the Health and Fitness Field? How to Decide Your Undergraduate Health and Fitness Degree
So You Want to Work in the Health and Fitness Field? How to Decide Your ...
Trying to determine your best path through academia and into professional health and fitness? Here's a guide to choosing the right degree.
WATCH: JL Holdsworth Defines the Culture of The Spot Athletics
WATCH: JL Holdsworth Defines the Culture of The Spot Athletics
It is no accident that The Spot Athletics has a distinct persona in the sports performance industry; JL and his coaches have worked hard to establish precisely the training facility they want for their clients.
Dave and Jim: The Seminar Years
Dave and Jim: The Seminar Years
When two, fat bloated powerlifters travel the country to do seminars, you're going to have a few interesting stories to tell.
LISTEN: Joe Hashey Discusses Training Process, Football Players, and What Athletes Really Need
LISTEN: Joe Hashey Discusses Training Process, Football Players, and Wha...
The owner of Synergy Athletics and two-time NSCA featured speaker breaks down his career path and gives the advice that all trainers and gym owners need to hear.
Staying Committed to the Future: The New elitefts.com
Staying Committed to the Future: The New elitefts.com
The many products and services we offer have been complicated by technology. Now we want to make that up to you.
Mastery of Skill: Humility and Confidence
Mastery of Skill: Humility and Confidence
Confidence certainly fits the generally accepted mold of the alpha male, as it should. What about confidence?
The Self-Education Lessons I Learned from John Meadows
The Self-Education Lessons I Learned from John Meadows
The academic world will only take you so far. Once the formal education is over, how will you continue to improve yourself?
10 Ways to Become an Internet Guru
10 Ways to Become an Internet Guru
When did it become a bad thing to take pride in your best work?
 Bill Tocco — When Cult Worlds Collide
Bill Tocco — When Cult Worlds Collide
When fitness was nothing more than an afterthought of the culture, this pro skateboarder created his own approach and looked to strength and conditioning to forge a new path.
The 3 Qualities of a Great Personal Trainer
The 3 Qualities of a Great Personal Trainer
Do more than count the reps of your clients. Build these skills and you'll increase the value of your personal training services.
Congdon, Cook Prioritize Training with Purpose at Unreal Fitness
Congdon, Cook Prioritize Training with Purpose at Unreal Fitness
Co-owners with a shared passion of strength open this Grand Rapids, Michigan-based facility to create a community of support and improvement.
7 Tips to Ace Your Interview as an Exercise Science Student
7 Tips to Ace Your Interview as an Exercise Science Student
Are you blowing your interview by blowing off your preparation?
Surround Yourself with Amazing People
Surround Yourself with Amazing People
The experience of sharing success with like-minded individuals will motivate you to wake up everyday and make the most of the time you're given.
Matt McGorry: A Man of Many Roles
Matt McGorry: A Man of Many Roles
The Unlikely Powerlifter grew from strength sports to high-budget production without losing sight of where he started.
WATCH: Becoming a Mentor to Young Coaches
WATCH: Becoming a Mentor to Young Coaches
Use this video to develop a comprehensive and meaningful curriculum to guide young coaches and build a future for this industry.
LISTEN: Simon Sinek's Leadership Lessons
LISTEN: Simon Sinek's Leadership Lessons
The best selling author of 'Start with Why' and 'Leaders Eat Last', Simon Sinek explains the essential qualities of leadership
WATCH: How to Find a Strength and Conditioning Job
WATCH: How to Find a Strength and Conditioning Job
You don't go from college graduate to Buddy Morris overnight. Here's a step-by-step guide to building a career in the most cut-throat profession.
What Are You Doing with Your Gifts?
What Are You Doing with Your Gifts?
In life and in strength you are given one opportunity. It is free aside from this exception: you must do something with it.
What Lifters Can Learn from Cyclists
What Lifters Can Learn from Cyclists
One percent can make all the difference in achieving your goals.
Critics Can Go Piss Off
Critics Can Go Piss Off
This is a game of win/lose. You should be too busy getting things done to worry about those who can’t finish anything. Easier said than done right? Read this to see how.
Time Management Tips for Busy Athletes
Time Management Tips for Busy Athletes
Learn how to balance training, nutrition, career and family.
Working Hard And Getting Nowhere!
Working Hard And Getting Nowhere!
Are you working hard or working smart?
Cultivate Your Passion
Cultivate Your Passion
Plan and prepare for success. Do not focus on your reasons for failure.
Holiday Address from the Founder
Holiday Address from the Founder
A letter from CEO and Founder of elitefts.com Inc. Dave Tate.
Got No Time? Got No Money?
Got No Time? Got No Money?
These are the two greatest lies you keep telling yourself.
LISTEN: The Showtime Podcast
LISTEN: The Showtime Podcast
There aren't very many people that own a business in their early 20s, let alone two. But, then again, most people aren't Nick Showman.
The Commercial Gym, Exposed!
The Commercial Gym, Exposed!
Not to be confused with, "exposing yourself in a commercial gym."
Happy Thanksgiving from Elitefts
Happy Thanksgiving from Elitefts
Maybe it’s time to stop thanking customers just for their business.
Elitefts.com to Syndicate Original Content on MensHealth.com
Elitefts.com to Syndicate Original Content on MensHealth.com
Partnership brings quality information to a broader audience.
When There is Money to Be Made
When There is Money to Be Made
If there is more money to be made from telling a lie, will the truth ever come out?
LISTEN: Scott Umberger, Co-Owner and Head Physical Preparation Coach at Umberger Performance
LISTEN: Scott Umberger, Co-Owner and Head Physical Preparation Coach at ...
By integrating training methodologies from Charlie Francis on speed and programming and from Louie Simmons on strength, and tying them together with the help of James Smith on Soviet sport science, Umberger has truly created a scientific approach to training athletes.
Investing in a Strong Future
Investing in a Strong Future
From the desk of Dave Tate (by "desk" we mean competition bench in the gym).
Train Like a Linebacker, Eat Like a Bodybuilder
Train Like a Linebacker, Eat Like a Bodybuilder
The awesome one gives his guidelines for a blissful living.
Important Business Partnership Announcement
Important Business Partnership Announcement
Working harder to become the best company in the powerlifting and strength training industry!
A Gearwhore's Guide to the Galaxy
A Gearwhore's Guide to the Galaxy
With gear, there's no such thing as "one and done."
So You Want to Be a Personal Trainer?
So You Want to Be a Personal Trainer?
Is a life in personal training for you?
LISTEN: Transforming your Habits with James Clear
LISTEN: Transforming your Habits with James Clear
Former student, athlete, and intern becomes one of my biggest influences
Message From The Founder
Message From The Founder
Message from Elitefts.com Inc Founder Dave Tate.
Is Your Bulls**t Detector On?
Is Your Bulls**t Detector On?
Are your info sources qualified? Or are you counting on secondhand questionable advice?
Paying Your Dues
Paying Your Dues
You're not entitled to anything. Here's why.

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