EP139: Principles, Strategies and Tools To Be A Better In-Person Coach w/ Mike Robertson

I always love having my friend Mike Robertson on the show as he’s not only a great coach, a gym owner, but he’s been doing it for decades and is always learning, doing and sharing his knowledge at the highest level. Mike and I go back 15 years and have been there, done that, and still doing it. In this episode we dive into the biggest “musts” when it comes to coaching in person. Our frame was that these are the principles the “young Jedi’s” of the industry must follow.

Mike Robertson is the President of Robertson Training Systems and the co-owner of Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training (I-FAST) in Indianapolis, Indiana which has been named top 20 gyms in America by Men’s Health a number of times. Mike has made a name for himself as one of the premier performance coaches in the world, helping clients and athletes from all walks of life achieve their physique and sports performance goals.


  • What’s the absolutely most important principal when it comes to being a successful coach.
  • What’s Luka’s #1 “no, no” when it comes to coaching clients and
  • Soft skills or X’s and O’s? Which one wins out and how much time should you dedicate to each.
  • Actionable step you can take today to discover what the best coaches do, this is a cheat code.
  • What does it mean to take the “Megatron” approach to learning and applying within your sessions.
  • How to distill what works by using it in “the fire” and the step-by-step process of doing that.
  • What Mike is currently working on to improve assessments at IFAST and take their athletes to the next level.
  • Why plateaus in learning and development are good and the catalyst for growing.
  • What do you do when you see a lot of things “wrong” with someones form, how do you approach it coaching wise.
  • The reason average doesn’t exist and why you can’t coach to average.
  • How to be a complete coach and create a successful career in the industry.


Complete Coach Certification Seattle https://completecoachcertification.com/seminar/

Mike Robertson   https://robertsontrainingsystems.com/

Physical Preparation Podcast h

IFAST Gym https://indianapolisfitnessandsportstraining.com/

Vigor Life Podcast (iTunes)  h

Vigor Life Podcast on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/0gp1uXtwfRUcBkfS1P1uim?si=kcUu2vhPRwuxdV5kTzQrug

Luka Hocevar YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ29YcBh-g6onRujX3wD_XA?view_as=subscriber


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