May 25 2014
I think today more than ever all that matters is the experience people have when they walk through your door. Even great results won’t be enough to keep them coming back if they don’t feel... View More
April 25 2014
Just about every new trainer I meet shows me their website. Most times it’s focused around them and doesn’t meet the criteria to attract people that don’t know them already. Unfortunately... View More
March 25 2014
It's funny, but I'm sure you will agree, that as a coach there are times when you become your own student. Here's what I mean by that: every year I either attend or present at the annual Fitness Business... View More
Feb. 25 2014
Too often when I review promotional emails, scripts, copy or ideas from new coaching clients I read emails that are full of detail and devoid of emotion, reason or fulfill the question of, why? As fitness... View More
Jan. 25 2014
When I speak to a new coaching client they always want to know the best method to get more clients right now. In today's world, technology provides so many viable new options for marketing than were previously... View More
Dec. 26 2013
As a fitness professional if you're excitedly expecting dozens of new clients to flock to you come January first, I'm sorry to tell you; but you're probably going to be sorely disappointed. January is... View More
Nov. 17 2013
Ok, so you're training a few people and getting a taste for this idea of being self-employed. At some point you start thinking how great it would be to have your own space, one where you make the rules,... View More
Oct. 25 2013
I too was one of those trainers that in starting my business spent countless hours on thinking of that catchy name, you know the one everyone would remember; that is if they ever heard it in the first... View More
Sept. 22 2013
If you've been reading my column for any length of time and taking action there's no doubt that your business is probably growing. In the last six and a half years I've learned many hard lessons about... View More
Aug. 23 2013
I'm sure you've heard of the supplement company called EAS and maybe even the mother of all transformation programs, Body For Life. This column has nothing to do with EAS other than the association... View More
July 23 2013
What is your time worth? This is a very serious question and one you need to answer for yourself. What's more I'd suggest you re-evaluate it about every six months; that is if you want to grow your fitness... View More
June 25 2013
When I first speak to a new coaching client one of the very first things we discuss is whether they know and track their average number of leads per month. I know when I began my training business years... View More
May 30 2013
As trainers we're still people and as people we have certain behaviors that are consistent no matter what. First we live in an instant gratification world. Our clients are looking for a near instant solution... View More
April 28 2013
Whether you are a solopreneur or an employer I think the following will be important to you. One of my most important mentors always used the description of a "ticking time bomb" when referring to employees.... View More
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
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
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
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
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
Oct. 28 2012
Times have really changed. Thanks to technology, things like social media have changed how we make decisions as consumers and even how we relate to one another. Acknowledge and accept the way we do business... View More