Facility Design Hints

Posted in MBSC News, Media, Random Thoughts, Strength Coach Podcast, StrengthCoach.com Updates with tags on October 9, 2015 by mboyle1959

Are you planning a new facility? Yesterday I got a question from a friend just getting ready to put the finishing touches on a new facility plan. The basic question was “Tell us what we might overlook?”

Here’s the list I sent him:

Ceiling fans like the Big Ass Fan ( really awesome)
Electrical outlets every 10-12 feet ( we have very few in our MBSC facility and often need them)
Rubber flooring wrapped up the wall 24″ in case you lean plates on the wall.
Mirrors 24″ off the floor ( again in case you lean plates)
Platforms built into the flooring, not raised.
Lots of masonry wall for throwing ( architects like to fur out and sheetrock.)
As much ceiling height as attainable
“Daylight” quality lighting. ( our architects at BU gave a a dark dingy space when we asked for bright)
Slideboards recessed into the floor ( see Brandon’s Stanford idea, w/ covers)

Also from an equipment standpoint make sure you get an MVP Shuttle and a Pilates Reformer. Two rehab musts that we often overlook.

Did you know that if you join StrengthCoach.com you get my Designing Strength Training Programs and Facilities as a free download?  You also get a free download of Advances in Functional Training? Take a look.

30 Books That Will Make You a Better Coach

Posted in Uncategorized on October 8, 2015 by mboyle1959

Terry Condon was nice enough to post this list of 30 Books That Will Make You a Better Coach. How many have you read. I’m only at 10.


20 Things I Know

Posted in Uncategorized on October 7, 2015 by mboyle1959

I wrote 20 Things I Know in 2007, scary that was almost nine years ago. I made a few very small edits and it is now stored in the Free Articles section of our StrengthCoach.com site.

Like Dan John, I’ve been in the game for coming up on three decades. I’ve actually been lifting weights or teaching others to lift weights (in case you’ve seen me lately) for over thirty years. In fact, I’ve worked at Boston University in one capacity or another for as long as Eric Cressey has been alive.

to read more, click here…

One Simple Way to Get Ahead

Posted in Uncategorized on October 2, 2015 by mboyle1959

I was really flattered yesterday to read this post from my friend Vince Gabrielle. It shows the power of relationships and simple conversations. Vince simply asked if I had a few minutes to talk. The results of these simple conversations continue to amaze me.

1 Simple Way to Get Ahead

Employees- Salary, Hourly, or Contractors

Posted in Uncategorized on October 1, 2015 by mboyle1959

This was a really good StrengthCoach.com forum discussion that turned into a short article. If you are paying your employees as contractors ( or getting paid as a contractor) you could have serious tax trouble.

Employees- Hourly, Salary or Contractor?

Are Fast Food and Diabetes Linked?

Posted in Fat Loss, Guest Authors, MBSC News, Nutrition on September 30, 2015 by mboyle1959

Adult onset is a disease we give we ourselves. Sadly, now it seems we can also give it to our children by making poor choices for them or, by allowing them to make poor choices.

Ballooning Diabetes Rates Highlight the High Cost of Cheap Food

Great Advice from Jeff Bezos

Posted in Uncategorized on September 28, 2015 by mboyle1959

This is a third hand link but, well worth the clicks. My friend Joe Bonyai tagged me on Facebbook. He got it from Medium.com. Either way, click and learn.


Great Advice from Jeff Bezos


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