Snapchat Coaching – Be a Beta Tester

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For the month of February, 2016, I am going to be offering Snapchat coaching to ANYONE that wants it!

What the heck is Snapchat coaching? Let me explain:

First, if you’re not sure what Snapchat is, you may not need to read on. However, if do know it and/or you want a personal coach for a month and are willing to learn new technology, then READ ON my friends!

As an online coach, I’m always looking at how I can best use technology to support my clients. I feel like Snapchat is really starting to take of in the “older” generations now. (25-45+) I also feel like there is a huge opportunity to be able to help someone in a way that other social platforms don’t provide.

To figure this out, I need to test it. To test it I need people. People means you!

For the month of February, I’ll do my best to answer every Snap you send me. Questions about your training, motivation, eating, supplements, ANYTHING. Consider it a one-on-one Q&A.

I say I’ll “do my best” because ONE: my current clients and business are my priority, TWO: I’m not sure how many people are going to take me up on this, THREE: I don’t know how many questions people are going to ask me. Regardless, I’m willing to give it a shot.

So here’s how to get started:

STEP 1: Add me on Snapchat – AnthroChad

Follow Chad on Snapchat

STEP 2: Watch my story every day for general updates about what’s going on and if I’m ever missing questions.

STEP 3: Send me your personal questions

STEP 4: Wait patiently for my answer. If I don’t answer with 6 hours, send it again!

I’m excited, I hope this works and I’m super pumped about how much we can possibly achieve in 1 month!



Your New Year Resolution Won’t Last! – Here’s why

Your New Year Resolution Won't Last, but that's ok!

It’s January. What that means for a TON of people is that their new year resolution has started.

It’s an exciting time with tons of visions, tons of motivation and tons of goals!

The next exciting time will be when you fail!

I say that failing is exciting because it really can be if you’ve set yourself up for success and planned for that failure. Most people fear the point of failure but guess what – it’s going to happen.

You are going to fail.

I guarantee it and it’s okay.

The point here is to help you realize it will happen and in fact it should! Instead of setting yourself up problems and struggle with failure by avoiding or denying that it will happen, don’t deny it, know it will and plan for it.

How many times have you started something and been perfect at it from the start? Ya, probably not many.

Also, how many times have you really grown or learned from something that was easy the whole time and didn’t push your limits? Ya, probably not many.

When I work with my clients, I always have a plan for when they fail.

It’s never been a matter of if they will fail, it’s when.

I’m constantly pushing them and challenging what they can handle. I’m actually trying to find that point where they’ll fail. From there, we re-work the plan, pick them back up and carry on our merry way.

Your New Year Resolution Won't Last!

So this year, if you’re working on a new year resolution, do yourself a favour and plan for your failure. As the old saying goes: “it’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up”.

If you truly want to make this a new YEAR resolution and not just a new JANUARY resolution, plan to pick yourself up. A lot.


Screw the new years resolution – why starting in December is a better decision

Getting in shape is one of the most common new years resolutions.

It’s very well known in the Fitness industry that January is the busiest month of the year. The gym owners know it, the marketers know it, the newly hired staff know it and even the “regulars” know it.

Even YOU know it.

Answer this honestly:

How many times have you started a new fitness goal in January?

If it’s more than once, this article is for you. Read on.

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Please don’t YouTube your exercises

Please don't YouTube your exercises

One of my least favourite texts from a client is: “don’t worry, I found it on YouTube”.

This usually comes shortly after the text of: “how do I do _____ exercise”.

I hate this text because there are a million exercise and how-to videos on YouTube. If you watch enough of them, you’re going to see dozens of variations or version of the same exercise.

So how do you know which one is right?

When I create a program for a client, I have a database of videos that I can send them. Most of them are of me doing the exercise as a demo, other times I’ve found one on YouTube myself. The key point is that I have a specific video for the specific exercise with a specific way I want it performed.

Please don't YouTube your exercises

What I mean by specific is that it’s done in a way that creates the desired effect I’m going after. An exercise isn’t just an exercise. The variations are there because they can create different results. Changing something simple like range of motion, angle of movement or tempo can make a huge difference in what the exercise will do for your body.

Every program I make, every workout I design, and every exercise I chose comes with a plan. My plan is based on education and experience to get you from your current fitness level to your goal fitness level in the most effective way possible. Because of this, how the exercise is performed is a key part of that plan.

This means doing a search on YouTube is unlikely going to get you the intended technique. It’s going to give you a random variation and if you do this for each exercise it changes the workout entirely.

Most importantly, it severely deviates you from the plan.

Throwing a bunch of exercises together randomly isn’t a plan. It’s also unlikely to get you the results you desire.

Next time you’re looking for a workout or exercise, please don’t just YouTube it. First you need to know what your goal is and how each exercise will get you there. If you’re not sure how the exercise will get you there then I suggest getting help. Find a knowledgeable friend, hit us up on Twitter or find yourself an incredible coach

But whatever you do, please don’t just YouTube it!