May
16
2018

A Powerful Tool To Give Your Clients–That You’re NOT Using

By Craig Hysell   What’s your mantra? What’s your mantra? What’s your mantra?   Without the proper mental conditioning, all the physical training and nutrition discipline in the world sits on an unstable foundation that will often crumble w...

April
16
2018

Bet on Your Strengths

By Craig Hysell   What are your strengths? Do you know them? Do you know how to USE them to your advantage?   Forever I lived by the maxim, “You are only as strong as your weakest link,” and forever I ran my business under the philosophy of...

April
13
2018

The Language of Leadership

by Craig Hysell, UpCoach Mentor As a business owner or a coach, you have volunteered to be a leader. A leader takes full responsibility for: the overall vision and direction of the team for each mission that leads to the fulfillment of the vision and...

March
20
2018

Acute and Chronic Training Load   

  In this part of the UpCoach overview series we start with the base of the pyramid, safety.  I’ll begin with some advice I was given by my friend who owns one the most successful restaurants in a city where I used to live.  ‘Ray, don’t ever let...

March
16
2018

The Truth About “Balance”

By Craig Hysell   I used to obsess over balance in my life. Until I realized that seeking “balance” actually held back my progress and, therefore, my happiness.   Balance is “a condition in which all elements are equal”.   All elements...

March
12
2018

The One Number That Matters Most

By Craig Hysell   You are a coach. And probably a pretty darn good one if you take time to read articles like this.   From what I read, watch and from my own coaching experiences in the last decade, the mark of a professional coach is this:...

February
21
2018

Do You Coach Fitness, or Wellness?

By Craig Hysell   I own a gym. I once destroyed a fan in our gym with my rage filled bare hands in front of members and coaches because I missed a lift.   I was fit, not well.   In ancient Greece, the greatest thinkers and philosophers...

February
13
2018

What Sticks?

Kids are sponges.   Last night, a friend texted me about her son’s experience at baseball camp. The boy is a very active, athletic seven-year-old. He’s bright and fun, and loves to play “shark tag” with me at Catalyst. He...

February
10
2018

On Standards: A Review

By Craig Hysell   Are the STANDARDS you are measuring yourself or others against what you think they are?   A lot of people and a lot of systems hold us to a base level of quality otherwise known as a “standard”.   Likewise, WE can hav...

January
24
2018

What A Coach Should Know About “The Business Side”

By Craig Hysell   “You know what I like about working here,” one of our coaches told me during our most recent Team Evaluations, “my opinion matters. I feel like I’m PART of something. I feel like I’m on a Team.” That’s nice. It makes my ego fee...