Josh Bowen

Josh "JB" Bowen is a fitness professional and accomplished personal trainer. He serves as the owner of his own training studio, Aspire Fitness but he much more than a personal trainer. He engrains himself into his client's lives and he sees their struggles and accomplishments, their wins and losses. He has been a consultant, big box operator and was a global finalist for the 2013 Life Fitness Personal Trainer to Watch contest.

June 15 2015
While doing some research for a project I ran across an article that defined and showed the difference between excellence and success. I, like most, have used the two terms interchangeably but there is... View More
May 10 2015
One must not forget that although the grass may seem greener on the other side, it isn't always easy to get there to find out... View More
March 10 2015
In my 11 years in our great business, the single most impactful marketing strategy has always been word of mouth. I have seen gyms pour thousands of dollars into print media, social media, television advertising... View More
Feb. 10 2015
"Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication" is an appropriate mantra for any business, especially for those in the fitness industry... View More
Jan. 10 2015
To survive in the fitness profession takes a monumental effort and you must have drive and passion... View More
Dec. 10 2014
There are so many hidden costs that you do not think about when deciding to set up your own fitness studio... View More
Nov. 10 2014
To develop trust, your fitness client must believe what you believe... View More
Oct. 10 2014
Everyone wants to be successful. The three Ps of fitness - passion, purpose and positive - can help trainers become successful... View More
Sept. 10 2014
Ask any service professional, especially a trainer, and they will tell you they hate cancelations. Client cancels can send your day into a spiral of frustrations and wasted time - that is if you let it.... View More
Aug. 10 2014
The average trainer makes less than $30,000 per year, not because they aren't passionate about their craft but because they often make costly mistakes. Our certifications never mentioned these faux paus... View More
July 15 2014
Last fall I was bestowed a great honor by Life Fitness and was named a global finalist for their Personal Trainer to Watch competition. The ten best in our industry would go into a train off where we would... View More
June 15 2014
Our industry is saturated with gyms, boutiques, studios and personal trainers. It is a crowded marketplace with lots of competition. This can be a double edge sword; it can push you to get better or pound... View More
May 15 2014
The title of the article may seem confusing and even appalling to most. It may lead you to question my sanity after 11 years as a personal trainer. "How does he not know what our jobs are?" Just hold on... View More
April 14 2014
Have you ever been into a Chick-Fil-A or a Starbucks? Have you ever wondered what made these businesses so successful? Was it their products or was it the experience that keeps people coming back? In the... View More
March 15 2014
Building a clientele isn't easy. In fact it can be extremely difficult. However, the more irons you put in the fire the more clients you will attract, making your job as a trainer easier. To develop a... View More
Feb. 15 2014
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." Leo... View More
Jan. 15 2014
Every January, millions of people flock to every gym andfitness center in the country, on a mission to be fit. As fitness people we areprimed and ready to take on new clients because of the resolution... View More
Oct. 15 2013
Recently a group of students at a nearby trade school,graduated with a degree in personal training and achieve their NASMcertification. Like I was when I first became certified, these kids areecstatic... View More
Sept. 15 2013
For years I have interviewed, hired and developed personal trainers. I have hired some great ones and to the contrary have hired some bad ones. It is always a unique process that requires much more than... View More
Aug. 15 2013
For the majority of my career I have been in a leadership position, directing hundreds of other fitness professionals. In my roles I have always read leadership books from respected authors John Maxwell,... View More

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