book review
May 1 2013
One of my favorite genres to read is mindset, particularly as it relates to success in business, in personal goals and in helping my clients succeed. Loren Fogelman, a sports performance consultant, shares... View More
April 15 2013
Right, wrong or indifferent, our industry has segmented itself in a myriad of directions. Functional training, corrective exercise, CrossFit, bodybuilding, sports specific, the types of fitness programming... View More
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April 14 2013
Fitness training without goal-setting is like peanut butter without the jelly. Where most people stumble, whether we're talking about fitness, personal or professional goals, is that they set themselves... View More
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April 1 2013
It's that time of year again -- tax day is right up on us. As I'm sure many of you can probably understand, tax and accounting concerns can be a serious pain-point. It can be difficult to find a professional... View More
book review
April 1 2013
Alexander Morentin is the author of Better Living with Whole Foods and offers an approachable and in-depth guide to incorporating whole foods into your daily nutrition habits. His methodology of eating... View More
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March 15 2013
Whether you own your own business or work for a gym, networking can be an effective way to building new business and staying front of mind in the community. Unfortunately, most people go about networking... View More
March 15 2013
Sir Francis Bacon (ironically enough) once said, "Knowledge is power." I firmly stand behind this statement, particularly since we, as trainers, are in an ever changing industry. As trainers, it is our... View More
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March 1 2013
One of the pitfalls I see with many clients when starting a new program, whether it's a boot camp or personal training program, is that what should be the catalyst of motivation ultimately ends up as the... View More
book review
March 1 2013
T.J. Murphy is a veteran journalist who joined a local CrossFit gym in order to reclaim his fitness and strength and recounts his experience in his new book Inside the Box: How CrossFit shredded the rules,... View More
Feb. 15 2013
The grass is greener on the other side; or so they say. Since my career in the fitness industry began, I have constantly overheard the rambling chatter of other trainers; "I could get paid more to do this... View More
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Feb. 15 2013
As a business owner or as an independent trainer, it's critical to evaluate every aspect of your business to highlight points of weakness, inefficiency or where greater opportunity lies. In my last column,... View More
book review
Feb. 1 2013
Occasionally I review a book that will not only help fitness professionals build their business or enhance their knowledge, but to better serve our clients. Dustin Maher's "Fit Moms for Life; How to Have... View More
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Feb. 1 2013
Whether you are a solo fitness professional training clients at a gym or an entrepreneur managing a large staff; systems are the cornerstone of a successful business. Having solid systems in your business... View More
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Jan. 15 2013
I'm going to switch gears a bit with this column because I wanted to share a tidbit of motivation that I have recently found inspiring both personally and professionally.I took a yoga class a few weeks... View More
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Jan. 1 2013
A few weeks ago, I needed to get my carpets cleaned ... it was long overdue. Family was coming into town for the holidays and my house was officially being converted to Hotel Vastola. I realized that I... View More
book review
Jan. 1 2013
Jonathan Goodman, creator of the Personal Trainer Development Center, has released his book Ignite the Fire: The Secrets of Building a Successful Personal Training Career and already has glowing endorsements... View More
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Dec. 15 2012
Just like our bodies accumulate a lot of junk over the course of a year, so do our businesses; it's a perfect time to go through a "business detox." Here is a quick detox "recipe" that will hopefully be... View More
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Dec. 1 2012
We are all familiar with the concept of our Intelligence Quotient or IQ, but have you ever tested your Emotional Intelligence?Emotional Intelligence (referred to as EI or EQ), is a growing field of research... View More
book review
Dec. 1 2012
Greg Justice has deservedly earned the recognition as one of the key leaders in our industry. With more than 47,000 one-on-one personal training sessions, he has mastered the ability to share his training... View More
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Nov. 15 2012
The recent number of social media promotions, online ads, email marketing and pitches at industry seminars that offer private business coaching, masterminds, online coaching and everything in between,... View More

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