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Feb. 25 2013
My focus on systems, planning and structure in addition to marketing and promotion has surely been what's helped me establish myself as a fitness professional business mentor. In this column, however,... View More
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Feb. 15 2013
As a business owner or as an independent trainer, it's critical to evaluate every aspect of your business to highlight points of weakness, inefficiency or where greater opportunity lies. In my last column,... View More
Feb. 15 2013
The grass is greener on the other side; or so they say. Since my career in the fitness industry began, I have constantly overheard the rambling chatter of other trainers; "I could get paid more to do this... View More
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Feb. 1 2013
Whether you are a solo fitness professional training clients at a gym or an entrepreneur managing a large staff; systems are the cornerstone of a successful business. Having solid systems in your business... View More
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Feb. 1 2013
Occasionally I review a book that will not only help fitness professionals build their business or enhance their knowledge, but to better serve our clients. Dustin Maher's "Fit Moms for Life; How to Have... View More
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Feb. 1 2013
Fitness professionals are in a position to prevent and improve poor posture. We know good posture allows for efficient movement while poor posture can cause some muscles to work too hard and others too... View More
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Jan. 17 2013
I believe that developing strategic partnerships is one of the fastest and most cost effective ways of building your business. It should be one of the foundation elements that receive continual focus with... View More
Jan. 16 2013
The time for on-site corporate fitness is now! In this article I'm going to share with you some of the key information that defines the critical differentiation you must have to set you apart from other... View More
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Jan. 15 2013
I'm going to switch gears a bit with this column because I wanted to share a tidbit of motivation that I have recently found inspiring both personally and professionally.I took a yoga class a few weeks... View More
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Jan. 1 2013
A few weeks ago, I needed to get my carpets cleaned ... it was long overdue. Family was coming into town for the holidays and my house was officially being converted to Hotel Vastola. I realized that I... View More
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Jan. 1 2013
Jonathan Goodman, creator of the Personal Trainer Development Center, has released his book Ignite the Fire: The Secrets of Building a Successful Personal Training Career and already has glowing endorsements... View More
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Dec. 24 2012
Likely every fitness professional on the planet knows the acronym for SMART goal planning. I'm sure many of you continually use this to set specific, measureable goals for your clients that you help them... View More
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Dec. 15 2012
Just like our bodies accumulate a lot of junk over the course of a year, so do our businesses; it's a perfect time to go through a "business detox." Here is a quick detox "recipe" that will hopefully be... View More
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Dec. 1 2012
Greg Justice has deservedly earned the recognition as one of the key leaders in our industry. With more than 47,000 one-on-one personal training sessions, he has mastered the ability to share his training... View More
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Dec. 1 2012
We are all familiar with the concept of our Intelligence Quotient or IQ, but have you ever tested your Emotional Intelligence?Emotional Intelligence (referred to as EI or EQ), is a growing field of research... View More
Nov. 23 2012
With the beginning of 2013 looming I am sure many of you have been working on your marketing campaigns and planning how you want your 2013 to play out. But have you sat yourself down in front of the mirror... View More
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Nov. 20 2012
I'm sure most people would agree the beginning of each New Year has to be the peak of fitness awareness. You'd think just being in any aspect of the fitness industry that you are poised for automatic success... View More
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Nov. 15 2012
The recent number of social media promotions, online ads, email marketing and pitches at industry seminars that offer private business coaching, masterminds, online coaching and everything in between,... View More
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Nov. 1 2012
Fitness professionals often find themselves in a situation where they hit a "glass ceiling" of revenue potential. There are only so many hours in a day available to train clients, and ultimately, you don't... View More
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Nov. 1 2012
Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, has recently released his second book, The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field. If you're seeking a new... View More

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