Recap of the 2017 Perform Better Functional Training Summit

Prologue: "Happy Fitness Christmas!" I heard this on Friday morning in Providence, Rhode Island.  I was chatting with a few of my friends at the Perform Better's annual Functional Training Summit, and those words floated by on the merriment of the crowd. This may be your first time hearing about the event, so I'll catch …

Monday Moderation

Consider how many "Monday Motivation" posts exists in the fitness inspiration space these days.  It seems like everyone is sharing something to get you hyped to go #beastmode, and thanks to the art of alliteration, it's always on a Monday.  What a damn shame. I'm all for getting after it when training, and I admit …

Biking, Back Pain, and Balzer

I like gear. I like gadgets and gizmos and tinkering with new things. You're talking about 1% improvement? I'm totally in*. *Except for when there's fitness information based on a "statistically significant" study that may be useful but has little chance of improving one's quality of life. Then I'm a hard sell. Most of my gear …

Where Is Your Workout?

I am Harold, and I'm experiencing the following dilemma:  I think that everyone should exercise in a gym, and I think that everyone should exercise not in a gym. I work at Mark Fisher Fitness. If I'm not referring to MFF as the Enchanted Clubhouse of Glory and Dreams, I'd call it what most people would call …

This Is The Single Responsibility of Your Core Muscles

If you look up "core training" on social media, you'll see some pretty cool looking exercises.  There's a new exercise every 15 seconds that someone created for entertainment or engagement. New things get attention, right? Who the hell is going to click on a picture of a plank? Here's the thing with most of our …