April 28 2009
Whether you’re just starting out in the fitness industry as a personal trainer or are a seasoned veteran with years of experience, this thought has probably crossed your mind: “Am I maximizing... View More
April 27 2009
Over the last few years, one-on-one personal training has solidifi ed its spot as a popular service in the middle and upper income groups. During that same time, the profession of personal training has... View More
April 27 2009
Kaiser Serajuddin, a frequent PFP columnist/writer and personal trainer, recently got up close and personal about the state of the fitness industry with PFP Editor Shelby Murphy.Listen, learn and let... View More
April 16 2009
The Nintendo Wii system also offers an easy-to-use, versatile system to perform some sport-based and aerobic workouts as well as a Dance Dance Revolution dancing simulator. With such games as bowling,... View More
April 8 2009
A thorough read, The Pain-Free Program is a great starting point for any fitness professional who would like to begin delving into the realm of corrective exercise. Written by 2009 PFP Trainer of the Year
March 9 2009
It's been talked about for years. Should there be a standard, or should it be a free market? Do clients even care about the letters behind your name? Does more mean better? You probably have already taken... View More
March 6 2009
78 million of these prospective clients account for over half of the training sessions purchased. They control $2,100,000,000,000 in disposable income, spending more money in health care than any other... View More
March 5 2009
Two trainers are standing side-by-side. Both are fit, attractive, dressed as professionals and have experience in the field of fitness, performance and training. They both have regular clients, are succeeding... View More
March 5 2009
The alarms clock bellows "time to wake up" again! You roll out of bed and start the same routine that you have performed (often in your sleep) and get ready to head to the gym. You show up early in the... View More
March 5 2009
One thing I have learned in the fitness industry, as a professional trainer and health club owner, is that when times get hard financially, clients tend to drop off, and people prioritize their money and... View More
Jan. 29 2009
"Me... speak?" That's the usual response when we are asked to say a few words. We become self-conscious, concerned that, somehow, we won't be able to translate all that we have to say on the subject into... View More
Jan. 29 2009
As fitness managers, we are reliant upon the efforts of our trainers and staff to make our facilities profitable, our members happy and ensure the success of our club. When asked the secret to his success,... View More
Jan. 9 2009
As a fitness professional, you have an enormous amount of influence in the gym. Your clients hold what you say in high regard, and chances are they work hard outside of the gym so that you aren't disappointed... View More
Dec. 30 2008
At my barbershop recently, I observed an interesting phenomenon. All the barbers there will cut the hair of anybody that walks through the door. Every new customer is an adventure in haircutting for them,... View More
Dec. 30 2008
As a club owner, manager or other staff member, have you ever wondered what seniors look for in a health club? Obviously, with the growing older adult population, this should be a concern for your facility.... View More
Dec. 30 2008
Have you ever thought about the significance of a mission statement, your personal representation for your existence as a professional? By knowing and understanding your own or your team�s... View More
Dec. 30 2008
Missed part one? [Click here] to read it! In your quest to choose a specialty, you need to ask yourself a few questions: �  
Dec. 29 2008
In our hurry to solve problems, we forget that the key to solving them lies at the root. This is my major lament with the poorly named youth �obesity� problem.... View More
Dec. 29 2008
Athletes at all levels of competition continue to search intently for nutritional strategies, which may confer athletic performance and recovery benefits. We are operating in an era of unprecedented... View More
Dec. 29 2008
Nearly 80 million US adults have cardiovascular disease (CVD), resulting in a 314 billion dollar price tag. So it is no wonder that those in the fitness industry are on a constant mission to improve those... View More


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