Let’s clear the chalk-filled air about something: Many people new to the sport of powerlifting are intimidated by the proposition. I often address how to overcome that feeling in my Unapologetically Powerful Coaching ...
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Training for and competing in powerlifting is about so much more than what it appears to be on the surface. Sure, there are big weights, goofy singlets, and a few loud grunts, but since I’ve began competing, I’ve learned what the sport is really about: a community that gathers together lifters of all levels of […]
I finally got more serious about my training when I got more serious about my goals. I’d been saying I wanted to make the U.S. women’s national rugby team, but up to that point, all I’d been doing was occasionally accompanying my more fitness-oriented roommate, Libby, to the gym and half-heartedly mimicking what she did. […]
I’m not only a coach at the Movement Minneapolis, I’m also the first touchpoint for anyone curious about joining our gym community. This means that twice a week I meet with those who sign up for a free hour-long introductory session where we chat about each person’s exercise history and current goals and mutually decide […]
It’s no secret that I love to lift weights, and not just for the gains in physical strength and muscular definition but also because of the freedom that comes with living in a body that can move well in a multitude of ways. I want everyone to experience that feeling, which is why the following […]
I was once new to strength training, too, so I know that the fear of looking stupid, or that feelings of unease about not performing a movement correctly is reason enough to keep prospective lifters out of the gym. As a trainer, it’s my job (and deep passion) to show you that strength training is accessible and doable […]
I nearly tripped over the two women sitting on the stoop of the nondescript building I’d just exited onto Reed St. One of the women promptly asked me if I had a light; all in all, a very South Philly experience. It was my second visit to Matt Godfrey‘s photography studio in as many days. I was only supposed to go once, […]