The Most Challenging Thing for a Personal Trainer?


Question: I have considered becoming a personal trainer. What is the most challenging part of being a trainer? Answer: For what we do it’s the psychology. It’s the ability of finding the keys to the personality of the individual you’re training. If you can get in their heads and convince them that they can reach […]

Making Time to Workout and Train with a Busy Schedule

Daryl Laws Make Time to Workout Train

Question: I actually work next door to a gym but it’s difficult to find time within the day to go there and often by the end of the day I’m too tired to think about training or I have “third shift” and it’s time to take care of my kids and the family. I want […]

Preparation for College Athletes Should Begin in the Ninth Grade in the Classroom

Student Climbing Books Shows Education

Question: I read your article last week and wanted to know what would be the best course to prepare a high school athlete for the opportunity to become a collegiate athlete? Answer: Preparation for college should begin in the ninth grade in the classrooms. Many fine athletes have missed opportunities to be collegiate athletes because […]

Training for Soccer at the Next Level


Question: Our daughter plays soccer and plays it well. She is a junior and would like to play in college. What does she need to do in order to be able to do that? She took weightlifting in school last semester but it didn’t seem to make a difference. Answer: Standard weightlifting that is offered […]

Training While Protecting Existing Injury

Daryl Laws Workout

Question: I was a collegiate athlete and sustained injuries during that time which now inhibit my ability to train heavy. I train three days a week alternating upper and lower body. I do cardio on the treadmill four times a week. With that I have lost weight but would like to drop another fifteen pounds. […]

Physique Division of Bodybuilding Competition

Bodybuilder Flexing Muscles Pointing Side Retro

Question: I was considering competing in the Physique division of one of the bodybuilding competitions in the area this year. My job requires that I have above average strength and flexibility so I thought that would be more suitable for me. What should I focus on to train for this? Answer: Let’s clarify that the […]

Compliment School Workouts with Gym Training

Question: Our coach doesn’t think we need to be training outside the lifting we do at school. I feel like I need to train more because I need to build some muscle for next season and I have a membership at a gym. How could I do more without overtraining? Answer: Over-training, while a real […]

Increase Real World Endurance with Training vs Working Out!

Daryl Laws Endurance

Question: I walk at the gym on the treadmill three to four days a week but when I went out sledding with my kids I was exhausted. What do I need to do to get into better “real world” shape? Answer: Real world shape is different than just being able to walk around the mall […]

Healthy Employees are More Productive

Question: We were informed recently that our company in and effort to reduce health insurance costs would be doing health screenings and checking our BMI. What exactly is that and how does it represent good health? Answer: Your company has the right idea that healthy employees are more productive, less sick days for one thing, […]

Flabby Arms after Weight Loss?

Arm Workout for Flabby Arms

Question: I have recently lost fifty pounds and while I am healthier and feel so much better about myself the backs of my arms are loose and need toning up. What are the best exercises I can do to tighten those babies up? Answer: Congratulations on your successful weight loss! Unfortunately one of the remaining […]