Sept. 1 2012
True Story: Imagine going to your doctor for a yearly physical and the next day while training clients, one of your staff members informs you that your doctor is in the front of the studio wanting to speak... View More
Sept. 1 2012
Creating a presence on the Web is an important component of professional success. According to 1&1 Internet, Inc., 40% of small businesses do not currently have a website, missing the opportunity to reach... View More
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July 1 2012
From time to time, big shifts take place in our industry that make the business of personal training more mainstream, more profitable, more systemized, and in this case, easier to market. In recent years... View More
July 1 2012
For those who are ready to take advantage of the technology, the explosion in smartphone popularity presents an unprecedented opportunity for cost-effective marketing that gets results. According... View More
June 18 2012
Making the decision to start a career in the fitness industry is usually accompanied by daydreams of working with off-season professional athletes and celebrities. While there are a few personal trainers... View More
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June 1 2012
Our industry has gone through several rounds of evolution. In the beginning, the business model was built on the one-on-one, 60-minute training session model. Later, team training and shorter 30-minute... View More
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June 1 2012
In our culture, social acceptance is fundamental to a person's health and quality of life. Most of us learn this from the day we are born. Rejection has scientifically been proven to be harmful to one's... View More
May 1 2012
If you asked me what I believe is a common characteristic that any successful person likely possesses, it would be tenacity. I'm not one to refer to dictionary definitions, but I think this is a fitting... 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
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
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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
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
Feb. 3 2012
On-site corporate fitness is a great addition to any employee benefits program and is becoming more popular every day. Corporate fitness boot camps provide employers with healthier, happier and more productive... View More
Feb. 3 2012
PFP Editor Lindsay Vastola asked several industry leaders to narrow down the top five strategies they believe have been instrumental in their success as fitness professionals. Here is what they had to... View More
Feb. 3 2012
Over the last year at PFP, we have shared with you different perspectives on fitness beyond the gym. The need for our services, expertise and professionalism as fitness professionals is increasingly more... 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
Jan. 25 2012
As we journey out of 2011 and embark on a new year, it is fitting that as fitness professionals, we savor the successes we've achieved over the last year and begin to set new goals and strategies for the... View More
Jan. 25 2012
With the New Year just around the corner, I thought I would give you the actual FORMULA for quickly and easily getting clients into your fitness business. Mind you, these are not marketing strategies or... View More
Jan. 25 2012
It is not always easy to think of new and exciting ways to market your fitness business. Whether you are a personal trainer, run boot camps, or specialize in the most nichespecific segment of the industry,... View More
Aug. 17 2011
It's been nearly five months since I opened my private indoor bootcamp facility. As you can imagine, the first few months were rough, but now we're rolling. I have a great location, a great staff, and... View More

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