March
22
2018

What’s In Your War Chest?

By Craig Hysell   Each craft has its tools and each craftsman has his or her “toolbox”.   Years ago I asked a friend of mine who owns an extremely successful action sports clothing line for some advice on how to build a better coaching busi...

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...

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
19
2018

Where Should You Start? – Part I

The Bigger Picture When setting out on your own coaching journey, you’ll want to have an idea of what type of coach you’d like to be, that just makes sense. Most responses from coaches when asked what type of coach they’re intereste...

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...

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...

January
06
2018

Nobody Is Coming To Save You

By Craig Hysell   I help a lot of people in my work as a gym owner, a coach, a mentor, a public speaker and a firefighter. My mission in life is “to educate and empower as many people as possible to live the life of their dreams.”   And A L...

December
21
2017

The Secret to Staying Motivated

By Craig Hysell   As the new year approaches, it might be time for a gut check before go time if you’re the type of person who wants to be MASSIVELY successful in 2018.   Motivation can often seem like this mysterious, ethereal virtue. One...