Hey guys! I know I was totally M.I.A. in January. Here's what's up:
Fat Loss Happens on Monday
Fat Loss Happens on Monday has been selling thousands of copies. It's outsold everything else I've ever written combined.
I've gotten about 100 emails that said some version of this: "Hey Josh, this is the best fat loss book I've ever read in my life. I'd never heard of you before, but I've been reading Dan John's stuff for years."
So I think co-authoring the book with one of the most respected and best selling fitness authors and speakers in the world may have helped. Thanks Dan =)
I've been getting a lot of inquiries about speaking, consulting, mentorship, internships. All kinds of stuff. It's all really new. I feel like I got the Golden Ticket in Willy Wonka's, this is amazing.
And that doesn't even get into how amazing the Fat Loss Happens on Monday Coaching Group went. I was so so so stoked to get to work with people in a group, online, with daily check-ins on these habits. There's another one starting in a few weeks, but that's another post...
Motivate Summit NYC
Going to Motivate SLC two months ago made a huge impact on how I coach, my business, and who I get to be for my clients. It was literally the most amazing workshop I've ever been to on motivation, habits, listening, empathy, and building community.
This month (Feb 21st) I'm going to Motivate NYC. It's at the world famous Mark Fisher Fitness, one of the coolest, most amazing communities/gyms in the world, it's worth going just to see MFF.
It's an "un-conference" meaning everyone is a speaker and everyone is an attendee. That's a facny way of saying it's all "round table discussions", and I got more out of it. I'll be there, a long with other habit/community geniuses like Mark Fisher and Steven Ledbetter.
Strength Matters Summit (San Diego)
At Strength Matters Summit in San Diego there's going to be intermediate to advanced workshops for trainers by Dan John, Steve Maxwell, Jill Miller, James Fitzgerald, Dr. John Dimuro, Seb & Josh from the Strength Matters Podcast, Franz Snideman, James Breese, Mark Toomey, David Whitley, Perry Nickelston, Paul Mcilroy, Mark Reifkind, Sean Greeley, and me!
I'm going to be talking specifically about how the habit coaching from Fat Loss Happens on Monday looks from the Coaches side - how to ask questions, build momentum, frame progress, and foster autonomy. It's going to be really, really awesome, and if coaching fat loss is something you're up to, you're going to want to be there.
Updating the NASM Certification Exam
So this is where I just got back from in Kansas last month. I originally got certified as a personal trainer by the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2004. So getting to be part of the team that writes updated questions for the CPT Exam was an amazing, amazing experience.
First off, I'm a nerd for this kind of stuff! I got to learn all about psychometrics and what it takes to write good and fair questions that actually test the material. Second, getting to write questions that might be on someone's test someday is a huge amazingly great responsibility. I was totally, totally honored to get to do that kind of work (and it was hard work!)
Wrote articles for Strength Matters Magazine
The first article is about the biggest mistakes people make when trying to implement new habits, and how to overcome them.
The next article coming out is about the Three Keys to Coaching Fat Loss and how to rig the game so your clients always win and make crazy fat loss progress.
Really cool articles geared towards trainers coaching habits, but could also be awesome for the end-user also, to see "behind the curtain" on how to make habit change work for yourself.
Actual Blog Posts Coming Soon!
Ok guys, so I know I was gone for a while, and setting all of this craziness up. But I have about 17 blog awesome blog posts coming your way. I'm actually really stoked to get back to writing!!!!
Coming next week!