Know Your Role: It's Okay to Say You Don't Know


When I look at the world of personal training I see a lot of confusion. These days there are plenty of trainers who like to call themselves “corrective exercise specialists” or “movement specialists.”


No doubt they feel that their weekend certification puts them on a level playing field with the physical therapists and the like who spent four or five years at university. As if two or three days gives you the same depth of knowledge that years of full-time study and work placement can give you.

Andrew Read is like that old guy in the Rocky movies - he has a funny accent, hates everyone, and no one ever knows if he's happy or sad. But just like Mickey, he knows training. Even back in grade school his teachers would complain he was spending too much time reading bodybuilding magazines or trying new exercises in the gym. These days nothing has changed and even after a lifetime of competitive martial arts and some time spent in special forces he still maintains that same passion for...Read more