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March 25 2013
You might believe you are already effective at managing your time. If there's anything I've learned it's that when it comes to time management it's a continual work of improvement. There are three... View More
March 18 2013
Obstacle course racing events and adventure races like Tough Mudder and Spartan Race are popping up across the country. Combining elements of trail-running with a military challenge course, obstacle races... View More
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March 15 2013
Whether you own your own business or work for a gym, networking can be an effective way to building new business and staying front of mind in the community. Unfortunately, most people go about networking... View More
March 15 2013
Sir Francis Bacon (ironically enough) once said, "Knowledge is power." I firmly stand behind this statement, particularly since we, as trainers, are in an ever changing industry. As trainers, it is our... View More
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March 4 2013
When we begin our careers as personal trainers, the main motivation is to help people. Of course we love fitness, weight training or any niche that we eventually pursue in the industry, but we could not... View More
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March 1 2013
T.J. Murphy is a veteran journalist who joined a local CrossFit gym in order to reclaim his fitness and strength and recounts his experience in his new book Inside the Box: How CrossFit shredded the rules,... View More
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March 1 2013
One of the pitfalls I see with many clients when starting a new program, whether it's a boot camp or personal training program, is that what should be the catalyst of motivation ultimately ends up as the... View More
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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
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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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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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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