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Jan. 15 2015
When I first considered a career in fitness, I knew right off the bat that I wanted to start my own business. I come from a line of entrepreneurs, so you could say it was in the cards. Spend some... View More
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Jan. 10 2015
To survive in the fitness profession takes a monumental effort and you must have drive and passion... View More
ABCs
Jan. 1 2015
Attitude, behavior and culture can help bring you fitness success... View More
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Jan. 1 2015
Achieving the first step of starting a career in fitness can be quite an undertaking: attaining a working knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, programming, specificity, nutrition and even understanding... View More
discussion_1_0
Dec. 15 2014
A question I am frequently asked by fitness professionals new to the industry, is how to price their services even though they may not have significant experience. Pricing is an art form; so know that... View More
SecretCostsStudio
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
discussion_1_0
Dec. 1 2014
In December of 2011, I listed five issues you should address with your accountant before January 1 (read article). These need to be reassessed (briefly listed below) on a yearly... View More
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Nov. 25 2014
There are a lot of mediums available these days to personal trainers, and all can have their benefits... View More
discussion_1_0
Nov. 15 2014
One of the most effective and low-cost marketing methods for fitness professionals is through email marketing. If you're just starting your fitness business, email marketing is the first place you should... View More
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Nov. 15 2014
Many authors are taking advantage of self-publishing to get as many books out there as possible... View More
discussion_1_0
Nov. 1 2014
Many independent fitness professionals, particularly new to the industry, have a difficult time pricing their services. When coming up with a fee schedule they often are conflicted by two things: how much... View More
FitnessTimeMgmt
Oct. 25 2014
Your success as a fitness professional is not determined by how long you spend working but by what you choose to do with your time... View More
discussion_1_0
Oct. 15 2014
Jim Rohn, motivational speaker, often talks of the law of averages and how it plays a role in how we are influenced. He states that we are generally the average of the top five people we spend the most... View More
fitnessMindset
Oct. 14 2014
Have you ever felt burdened by the frustration of your training and nutrition programs not being enough for your clients?... View More
ThreePs
Oct. 10 2014
Everyone wants to be successful. The three Ps of fitness - passion, purpose and positive - can help trainers become successful... View More
discussion_1_0
Oct. 1 2014
It's the one skill that most fitness-related degree programs never teach and most certifying organizations don't require or test as part of the initial examination process to become a fitness professional:... View More
Trainer
Sept. 28 2014
For years, I used the words "coach" and "trainer" interchangeably. I didn't realize the difference until my first interview for a personal training job. I fed the gym owner some cringe-inducing cliché... View More
Sept. 23 2014
Meet Mary.Mary is 38 years old, she lives in a nicer-than-average home in the suburbs. She has two wonderful children, Alec and Maryanne, they're 16 and 14. Mary wishes she could lose 30 pounds, but of... View More
discussion_1_0
Sept. 15 2014
Parts 1 and 2 of this series provided a starting point for finding the best candidate to be your first (or even your fiftieth) team member. Now it's time to interview, hire and most importantly, retain... 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

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