In episode 40 of the LTB podcast, we chat to Martin MacDonald from Mac-Nutrition and Mac-Nutrition University. It was a pleasure to welcome Martin onto the show. We discuss in great depth - due to Martin's fantastic ability to answer questions with stories - why he started MNU, how he nearly left the industry, impostor syndrome, success and happiness!
Tony Cottenden has been a member of LTB since basically day one of the company starting. In this interview, Stuart and Tony chat about how he transitioned from one job to full-time PT, and how he's now making more money doing what he does now as well all the lessons learnt along the way.
Mark Fisher joins Stuart for an interview on the podcast today. Alongside discussing how Mark got into the industry and why he feels this has shaped his career, we also discuss:
- The importance of mirroring your clients and how to do this
- What unconditional positive regard means and why this is so essential for trainers to grasp
- How to get feedback on something you want to get better at and where to start if you've no idea what you should be getting better at
- How to approach fear
- Why he loves learning so much and how to take this information from knowledge to application
and a load of current book recommendations!
Jerome Bolze, of The Performance Project, joins Stuart on this episode of the LTB Podcast to chat about how he started as a trainer, how he asked other coaches for advice early on in his career to help him move forwards, building systems and much more!
On episode 36 of the LTB Podcast, Stuart interviews James Krieger from weightology.com. They cover:
How important is it that personal trainers understand or read the research?
Could personal trainers do a better job when it comes to sharing research?
Explaining his insulin series in a simple format + some of those myths broken down?
What is NEAT? Why is it important we understand this?
What happens to your metabolism as weight loss occurs?
What can we do to ensure NEAT doesn’t decrease when dieting?
How can we make client’s aware of their NEAT?
Practical considerations for NEAT.
Intermittent fasting and why James is finding the research and uses for this interesting.
Robert Clarkson is the owner of Reactive Training in Glasgow. In this interview Robert tells us all about his journey, his many lessons learnt along the way and some of the struggles he's had since opening his facility.
In episode 34 of the LTB podcast speaks to Tony Gentilcore of tonygentilcore.com. Alongside chatting about how Tony has found transitioning from working in Cressey Sports Performance to running his own small group training facility, Tony also tells us what he feels is important for long-term sustainability as a coach, why he thinks starting a blog is still a good idea and how he thinks about his own professional development.
In this episode of the podcast, we interview Jonny Stephens from the LTB gym. Jonny was over in New York with Stuart for the LTB conference so we chat in depth about this and what we learnt, what it was like being at Mark Fisher Fitness and how the LTB gym have gone about building community.