3 Transverse Core Building Exercises

What does it mean to move in the transverse plane and why should we care?  The three planes of motion are the sagittal plane, the frontal plane, and the transverse...

Where Most Training Programs Fall Short..

For many people, it’s hard enough to get started with exercise.  However, if you get bit by the exercise bug (and many of our Milo Family have been), it can...

Six Fundamental Jump Rope Exercises

Let’s address the elephant in the room.. The jump rope is hard.  No matter how good you are, it only takes one misstep where the rope whips you on the...

3 Reasons You Should Overhead Squat

The Squat’s Ugly Stepsister.. The overhead squat is an exercise that most people shy away from. We’ve heard all of the objections: It’s too hard. I can’t go as heavy. I don’t have the flexibility. Time to put the excuses to rest!

What is Your Body Telling You?

How often do you truly listen to your body?  Are you in tune with what your body is trying to tell you? Our bodies are amazing machines.  We have the...

How Hard is Too Hard?

I’ll start by saying that my take on this topic may be controversial. Can you remember a time where you worked out and perhaps pushed it a bit too far?...

Why Your Workouts Shouldn’t ALWAYS Be Fun

“Woah.. what do you mean, Coach?!”   That’s right – your workouts shouldn’t ALWAYS be fun.  In case no one ever told you.. Doing things you don’t like can make you...

The Squat: Do’s and Don’ts

The squat.. Is it the king of all exercises?  I’m not here to spark a debate, but one thing is for sure:  The barbell back squat is a fundamental, compound...

Finding Your Fitness Niche

You can’t be everything to everybody.   This is a concept that we’ve written about before, but as the world continues to change, it’s worth reminding you in a time of...

Are You Willing to Pay The Price?

Success means different things to different people. Success might be reaching a goal that you’ve set at work. It might be winning some kind of competition. Success might be following...

Post-Quarantine Gym Etiquette

Gym etiquette has always been important, but will be more important than ever as gyms open back up.  Having terrible gym etiquette is a surefire way to upset others and...

5 Resistance Band Exercises for Strength

One of my fitness secrets is that I travel with a resistance band everywhere I go.  It’s so easy for me to roll up a band, throw it in my...

I Never Thought I’d Be Into “Barefoot” Running

First, let me start this article by addressing why the word “barefoot” is in quotes.  I do NOT believe that running without shoes is the best idea.  You should have...

Why Thor’s Deadlift Was Way Bigger Than 501 Kg

I witnessed it live.  A human being pulled 501 kg (1104.5 lbs) off the ground and stood up with it; unbelievable. This was one of the most hyped lifts I’ve...

3 Questions You MUST Ask Your Clients

There are two types of trainers:  Those who ask for feedback from their clients and those who don’t. If your goal is to help people, you need feedback and constructive...

3 Easy, Quick Lunches from Home

Let’s Talk about our Favorite F Word… Food Today, we are going through some crazy times.  Due to the CoronaVirus Pandemic people’s lives have certainly experienced some strong changes.  At...

How to Make a Workout Sandbag

I’ll be honest.. I’ve wanted a sandbag for a long time. Sandbag training has always interested me because of how versatile a sandbag is; you can do so many exercises...

Unconventional Strength Training

Today’s times are anything but conventional.  This week alone, 300 million Americans have been asked to stay home and self-quarantine in an attempt to slow the ever-spreading Coronavirus.  With no...

How to Take a Fit Road Trip

Road Trips – they’re either the best or worst thing you’ve got planned.  There are a few different types of road trips that are based on several variables:  duration of...

A Different Kind of March Madness

If you’re anything like the 11 million people who watched the NCAA basketball tournament last year, you know that March Madness is known for the biggest college basketball tournament in...

3 Ways to Have a Healthy Birthday

Yep – you guessed it.  It’s my birthday week.   I’ve never been a big ‘birthday guy.’  As clichéd as it may sound, I feel as though I am celebrating life...

What St. Patrick’s Day Can Teach Us About The Business of Fitness

Are you Irish?  Does it really matter?  Virtually everyone celebrates St. Patty’s Day – whether they have Irish roots or not.  What can this teach us about fitness culture?  Let’s...

3 Reasons Why You Should Sprint

You set up at the starting line.  You are focused on your foot placement, your breathing, your reaction time.  You lean into the line, pull back your arm, and… GO!...

What We Can Learn From The NFL Combine

What can we learn from the NFL combine?  Every year, some of the best college football players in the country come to put their athletic skills on display for NFL...

What Makes Leap Year Special?

Is Leap Day a holiday?  Perhaps – but I think of it more as an opportunity.  Every four years, we get one extra day. I understand that there isn’t much...

Making 20 Minutes Enough Time

I’m sure you all have heard someone say, “I don’t have the time to workout.”  This might even be a phrase that you’ve mentioned from time to time. We’ve all...

Exercising Through The Cold Months

I spent the first 25 years of my life in Wisconsin.. I get it.  Exercising in the cold can be difficult. With temperatures well below zero degrees Fahrenheit, getting outside...

When Two is Better Than One: How a Training Partner Can Make The Gym Better

Shaq AND Kobe, Simon AND Garfunkel, Batman AND Robin… Some people just perform better together.  Since the beginning of time there have been dynamic duos in every avenue of life....

Is Your Heart Healthy?

It's Heart Health Month! What heart-healthy behaviors are you incorporating for you and your family?

New Year, New Me… Kind Of

Every year, without question, the New Year is accompanied with the phrase “New Year, New Me!”  I’ve said it, my friends have said it, and I’m sure many of you...

4 Time Management Tools for Trainers

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard, “I just don’t have the time,” I would be writing this from my own island.  Lack of time is an...

Are Your Fitness Goals Sustainable?

SMART Goals… we’ve all heard of them.  While I’m not the biggest fan of cookie-cutter goal setting, the ‘S’ is pretty important:  Sustainable.   There’s a careful balance with sustainability.  On...

Time to Clean Out Your Fitness Closet

Happy New Year!  Now, it’s time to clean out your fitness closet.  No, this doesn’t mean I want you to purge the impulse fitness gifts you bought yourself on Amazon...

2020 Is Your Year

This is more of a letter than an article – but it is a message that I hope deeply resonates with you. We talk a great deal about health and...

The Truth About New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again – we are focused on how we can improve in our next 365 days.  The New Year makes us mindful of our progress (or...

Your Client Has a Goal. Now What?

Your client has a goal.  Perhaps, they’ve even shared it with you.. Great!  But your job isn’t done yet. Check this out: Client: “Hey Coach, I’ve decided I’m committed to...

3 Tips to Stick to Your Diet During The Holidays

First, I am not a fan of the term ‘Diet.’  To me, a diet is a temporary thing. My personal opinion is that your nutrition is the cumulation of your...

Standing Out Among Your Fellow Fitness Trainers

At the time of writing this article, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics states that there are nearly 360,000 fitness trainers and instructors in the United States alone.  They estimate...

How to Support Your Clients Through The Holidays

We all know our health and fitness can take a backseat during the holiday season.  With all of the delicious (sometimes not-so-healthy) food, cozy time inside, and busy schedules, we...

Your First Client

Congratulations – you’ve taken the dive into online training.  Your journey toward building your business and creating a new revenue stream has begun!  However, before you celebrate too much, you...

Sell More Training With These 3 Sales Pillars

As fitness professionals, we pride ourselves on our vast knowledge of the human body, how it functions, and how to elicit the desired training adaptations.  We learn all of these...

Who is Milo?

One of the frequent questions that we are asked here at Milo is, “Who is Milo and why is your company named after him?” As you may know, our mission...