March 5 2010
People who weigh and measure food, purchase organic produce and avoid food additives are now going to “wellness spas” and injecting hCG, botox and Lipostabil so they can look better. Are you... View More
Feb. 28 2010
Personal trainers, by nature, care about helping others. We work hard to help our clients get healthier, fitter and leaner. When they need a push, we push! When they need someone to lean on, we provide... View More
Feb. 10 2010
We've all had whiny clients. You know, the ones who always tell you thatthis hurts or that it's uncomfortable, or that there is some reason they whyit's tougher on them than it is on anyone else. Because... View More
Feb. 3 2010
450personal trainers were asked what their primary challengeisin building a lucrative and secure fitness future,and374 of them agreed that the greatest challenge is theacquisitionof new clients.Thatsimple... View More
Feb. 3 2010
Ilearned early on that we are motivated by moving away from painandtowardspleasure. I got into the fitness industry to move away from afamilyhistory of obesity, heart disease, alcoholism, smoking and cancer.Ialso... View More
Feb. 3 2010
Haveyou ever marveled at the course your life or your business takesyou?When you look back, can you see those defining momentswhenyou made a decision one way or the other, when you stoodyourground, when... View More
Feb. 3 2010
Creatingan inviting environment is critical to any thriving fitness studio. Yourclientsaren't just paying for the workout, they're also paying for the experience.Andif the experience comes with dust and... View More
Jan. 20 2010
Entrepreneurs,by nature, are very independent. Typically, they come up with ideas, turn theminto concepts and then turn those concepts into money. In essence, they create business.They are the lions of... View More
Dec. 28 2009
…that I listen to.” I remember the day a client told me this. I had just ordered up another round of grueling upper-body exercises. He uttered these words through teeth clenched with determination... View More
Dec. 28 2009
No one plans to have an accident. There are circumstances where you truly are in the wrong place at the wrong time, such as the middle of an intersection when a drunk driver falls asleep behind the wheel,... View More
Dec. 23 2009
Here we are yet again at a time of new beginnings. 2010 is almost upon us, and it’s time to trot out our goals for the new year. I’ve found that goal achievement comes from not only creating... View More
Dec. 23 2009
Weall love this time of the year. The holidays are coming, and New Year'sisright around the corner. Clients will be making their resolutions and justflockingto us, right? Wrong! People are not flocking... View More
Dec. 23 2009
Technology is moving fast. Business owners are always looking for new ways to make their business more profitable and to manage it effectively. One of the most overlooked areas that owners should consider... View More
Dec. 16 2009
Being an entrepreneur requires many things, including focus, clarity, discipline, talent and creativity, as well as perspective and the ability to see the big picture. This means that you have to be able... View More
Dec. 11 2009
Digging through a pile of papers, I found some notes I had taken at Brian Grasso’s Club Industry presentation on youth fitness last year. Across the bottom of the page, I had boldly scrawled “Reclaim... View More
Nov. 13 2009
I just finished a training session with a client who has lost more than five percentage points of body fat and about 25 pounds and has gained a renewed sense of herself and her amazing potential - all... View More
Nov. 11 2009
Whenever things have gotten out of control, became overwhelming or are just plain confusing, I go back to the good ol’ KISS formula; Keep It Simple, Stupid. As we grow as professionals, we can sometimes... View More
Oct. 29 2009
There's a popular idea within fitness and business communities that says it's more important to get something done fast rather than doing something well, an idea summed up in sayings like "Ready, Shoot,... View More
Oct. 21 2009
When I began personal training, like most trainers, I thought about what my niche should be. I had just retired as a professional football player and I was burnt out from training at such an intense level.... View More
Oct. 14 2009
In every training certification I've seen, the importance of planning and documenting a client's workout and improvement is well-stated. However, it's easy, especially with long-term clients, to slip into... View More