April 2 2012
We have witnessed an explosion of new equipment and training methods over the years. One of my favorite fitness workouts involves the stability ball. Although the ball has been a part of training for a... View More
April 2 2012
Why Belonging to a Mastermind Group or Coaching Program Could Be Exactly What You Need By Pat Rigsby There's a popular saying that says that two heads are better than one. The truth to this old adage is... View More
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April 1 2012
The day-to-day regimen of training clients usually leaves few hours in the day to focus on finding new business. As a fitness professional, especially if you work in a gym, it may be easy to fall into... View More
March 27 2012
I would say nearly every trainer I've met, including myself, started their career because they enjoyed working out. In my case, my career began because people just kept asking questions whenever I was... View More
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March 19 2012
A fitness boot camp business, like most businesses in several respects, is often easier to start than to sustain. You can market to new clients and get them excited and committed for that first program... View More
March 13 2012
Physiologically, our bodies prefer to be outside - it is our natural habitat. We spent most of the first two million years of our existence outdoors while our move to living, working and exercising in... View More
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March 4 2012
Just 40 years ago, lifting weights was considered taboo and borderline moronic. Football linemen were actually discouraged from lifting weights because the notion was that by gaining muscle they would... View More
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March 1 2012
The biggest challenge that most personal training gyms face is not a matter of prospecting, lead generation or marketing -- rather, they face a problem of retention. Client retention boils down... View More
March 1 2012
There comes a time in most careers when you contemplate your next step. Do you stay in the rank and file and continue to hone your skills, strive for a management position, executive status or perhaps... View More
March 1 2012
Business has evolved over the years due to technological advances like the internet, which has increased the mobility of our business life. Most companies are unable to survive without this flexibility.... View More
Feb. 24 2012
By now I think we've all heard of the plastic gift card, but just in case you haven't let me briefly explain what they are and how they've been used ...There are a number of manufacturers online that can... View More
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Feb. 17 2012
If you haven't ever heard of the term "BHAG," you should consider adding the acronym to your vocabulary and your business plan. BHAG, or Big Hairy Audacious Goal, was coined by Jim Collins who has authored... View More
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Feb. 4 2012
A fitness boot camp business, like most businesses in several respects, is often easier to start than to sustain. You can market to new clients and get them excited and committed for that first program... View More
Feb. 3 2012
Purchasing the right insurance coverage is as important to your business's financial health as exercise and eating right are to your physical health. While other activities may be more enjoyable, taking... View More
Feb. 3 2012
What is the single most important thing that makes members happy? Consistency! Consistent products and services are the most important element of running any business. You yourself live by this rule. You... View More
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Feb. 3 2012
How do you get clients to eat right? That is one of the toughest questions that trainers face throughout their career. As a studio owner and former editor of PFP, I've spoken with countless trainers and... View More
Feb. 3 2012
This article is timely, as just last month I ran an industry survey to more than 50,000 fitness trainers who subscribe to my email messages.The results of the survey might come as a shock to you.More than... View More
Jan. 24 2012
When I first started in the fitness industry there were no marketing tools, business gurus, or any of the exciting business building methods and ideas that we seem to have at our disposal today. (Or if... View More
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Jan. 20 2012
A common frustration I frequently hear from fitness professionals is that they either don't know how much to charge their clients or they are afraid to increase prices out of fear of losing business. Many... View More
Jan. 12 2012
Knowledge, they say, is power.In today's competitive environment, it is also a requirement for fitness professionals who want to stay on top of their game by expanding their influence and effectively helping... View More

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