March 15 2014
Building a clientele isn't easy. In fact it can be extremely difficult. However, the more irons you put in the fire the more clients you will attract, making your job as a trainer easier. To develop a... View More
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March 15 2014
If you own a small group training studio or boot camp, successfully selling higher-priced memberships and programs requires a different approach than selling big-box gym memberships or even personal training... View More
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March 2 2014
Comprehensive business books specifically focused on the fitness industry are far and few between. Authors Bradley Sheppard and Jason Urbanowicz have written a complete start-to-finish guide for creating... View More
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March 1 2014
As consumers, we often have our "wishlists" from the companies we buy from. Maybe we want the product in a different color or to have new options; we wish the company's website was more user-friendly or... View More
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Feb. 15 2014
Most of our clients are conditioned to believe in an artificial definition of success. Most clients come to us seeking what they believe to be their goal, but in fact is their desired result. They want... View More
Feb. 15 2014
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." Leo... View More
book review
Feb. 2 2014
Mark Verstegen, founder of EXOS and author of Core Performance, along with Pete Williams, have released Every Day is Game Day, a completely integrated program for elite performance. This comprehensive... View More
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Feb. 1 2014
We spend nearly our whole lives being schooled; for our first 18-plus years, lesson plans, arguably, set the pace of our most impressionable time of life. While we're taught the practice of hypothesis,... View More
Jan. 15 2014
Every January, millions of people flock to every gym andfitness center in the country, on a mission to be fit. As fitness people we areprimed and ready to take on new clients because of the resolution... View More
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Jan. 15 2014
I recentlycalled my bank to contest a duplicate ATM fee that I was incorrectly chargedbecause the ATM was malfunctioning. I wasn't anticipating it to take more thanabout 5 or 10 minutes of my time; unfortunately,... View More
book review
Jan. 2 2014
At the core of any successful fitness professional is a firm understanding of human anatomy and the effective application of safe, effective movement. Bret Contreras, MS, CSCS, has compiled years of research... View More
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Jan. 1 2014
The start of the New Year always brings a sense of excitement, hopefulness, and it's a great time to give our business mindset a fresh start. However, it's easy to fall into some common traps. Here are... View More
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Dec. 15 2013
There comes a point in every fitness professional's career where there is a realization that there are clients you love to train and others you dread. Many trainers fall into the trap of taking "any client... View More
book review
Dec. 2 2013
There are few books that captivate a reader with both a sense of insatiable motivation to accomplish great things and give the tangible tools necessary to take meaningful action toward greater success.... View More
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Dec. 1 2013
The end of the year is the perfect time of year to set aside time to reflect on the last 12 months and set-up your action and goal plan for the coming year. Here is a quick checklist to help make your... View More
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Nov. 15 2013
The fitness industry is in need of a major makeover; a marketing makeover. The fitness industry, in the eyes of the greater public, continues to be branded by images of spandex, fake tans, perfectly articulated... View More
book review
Nov. 2 2013
While there are endless resources on marketing and advertising principles and strategy; go-to books on how these principles and strategies apply specifically to fitness professionals are more difficult... View More
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Nov. 1 2013
It often seems as if getting “certified” has become an accessory perfect for the person who “loves to work out.” To be completely transparent (and blunt), I cringe every time someone,... View More
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Oct. 15 2013
If you're eager to start your own fitness business, it's important that you not get hung-up on many of the details that may keep you from simply taking action. Too many aspiring fitness entrepreneurs focus... View More
Oct. 15 2013
Recently a group of students at a nearby trade school,graduated with a degree in personal training and achieve their NASMcertification. Like I was when I first became certified, these kids areecstatic... View More

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