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Get your mind right!

No matter if you are going for a new PR or just getting that Friday evening pump before heading out with your friends, your mindset can be your greatest asset or your worst enemy. I have been a football coach at the youth and high school level for over 13 years, a trainer/coach for 7… Continue Reading

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To be quicker, we must train for strength and power

Watching pro tennis athletes (and some elite amateurs) can be mindblowing. They make it look so easy. Sometimes, they even appear to be graceful. That isn’t a word often used to describe an athlete whose sport is so heavily dependent on speed and power. Much of the reason is because through their training and preparation,… Continue Reading

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Take control of your health

Your silverware drawer is your key to getting results, your junk drawer isn’t! Let’s have a mental exercise to start… You’re in your kitchen, in one hand you’re holding a fork. It’s a nice fork, one of those fancy 3-pronged forks that looks like the type of fork Cruella Deville would use… I digress. In… Continue Reading

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What gets measured, gets managed?

We all have heard the key to achieving your fitness goals is to stay consistent. Stick to a workout routine, stick to a healthy diet, ect.. But what’s next? What should you focus on after those consistent habits are formed? Might I suggest tracking and measuring. Collecting data on the habits you just built in… Continue Reading

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Don’t Skip Weight Day

Walk into a “Bro Gym” and one of the first things you might notice is a group of guys who seem to get lazy on their designated leg day. That’s the joke, anyway. T-shirts and bumper stickers have even been designed to read: “Friends don’t let friends skip leg day.” The same could be said… Continue Reading

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Unlimited PIT Strength & Conditioning Training for $5 a day!

Get unlimited training for $5 a day with Four Seasons Health Club’s NEW Total Training Membership! Choose Unlimited Small Group Training package or Unlimited PIT Strength & Conditioning package. With both package you’ll get access to both Four Seasons locations with a gym membership for you and your family included, no enrollment fee, and free… Continue Reading

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Why You Don’t Need Olympic Lifts to Develop Power 

Why You Don’t Need Olympic Lifts to Develop Power  by Coach Matthew Welker Let me start by saying I am not against Olympic lifts. I think they have great training benefits when it comes to power development. And for those who can perform them properly stick with it. Now my problem with Olympic lifting comes… Continue Reading

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Breaking Through the Wall

Breaking Through the Wall  by Coach Cory O’Connor Know when you go all out but hit a wall during a workout? You think “I’m not going to be able to finish this” but then you keep pressing. You find a way to finish strong and feel like you’ve accomplish something great. A couple minutes after the workout… Continue Reading

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Playing the Long Con

“Long term consistency trumps short term intensity.” With summer officially here and the mad scramble for that elusive beach body well under way, it’s important to remember that success is built over the long term. This mantra applies to pretty much all aspects of fitness. Just like a 10 day juice cleanse isn’t going to really help… Continue Reading

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Not All Athletes Train the Same

Not All Athletes Train The Same by Coach Chad Letterle In my career as a trainer/coach I have trained athletes of all ages, all levels and most sports. In spite of the obvious differences one thing remains the same…motivation. In my experience, I have found that taking the time to find out what motivates your athlete will… Continue Reading

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