Sept. 3 2010
Summer is almost over and it's "Back to School" time again. While parents celebrate their children's return to class and a bit of freedom throughout the day, fitness professionals rejoice at the return... View More
Sept. 1 2010
As Pilates increases in popularity, so does the appeal to personal trainers to add Pilates classes to their repertoire. Offering Pilates classes creates more choices for your existing clients, and because... View More
Sept. 1 2010
The house the carpenter builds is only as good as the tools andthe materials with which he has to work. It is vitally importantthat we bring along the right tools in order to be the best trainerand best... View More
Sept. 1 2010
Soon after I decided to become an "exercise therapist," I realized that I was in a business where I could guarantee results, and that made me giddy. I had witnessed firsthand that if someone put a physical... View More
Sept. 1 2010
There's a product for everything in the fitness industry, and no one knows them better than the people who use them! PFP asked readers to share their thoughts on the products they love and hate for our... View More
Sept. 1 2010
Is there more to you than meets the eye? I'd bet there is. Do your clients know? Sometimes you have to let them know more about your business, because our clients tend to have tunnel vision. When they... View More
Aug. 25 2010
Many of us grew up thinking that we should work hard, earn as much money as we can and eventually share some of the excess with those less fortunate. We've also been taught to "demand what you're worth"... View More
Aug. 6 2010
I'm writing this article while sitting beside a gorgeous lake in North Central Ontario. It is our family summer vacation and a much needed break from the everyday grind. For me, "the grind" is a 4:30 AM... View More
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July 30 2010
Editor's Note: "The Boomers" is a miniseries on how you can make the baby boomer market successful within your fitness business. Part four, "The Effects of Aging" explores the ways the body changes over... View More
July 23 2010
If you're familiar with the training industry, you know some trainers start their own businesses, take off, build stacked client rosters and rapidly grow their business from there. Others don't do quite... View More
July 12 2010
As trainers, we'd much rather spend our time investigating the latest core stabilization exercises than we would drudging our way through the ins and outs of insurance. But those of us who are serious... View More
July 12 2010
Not everyone wants to be an independent personal trainer or fitness business owner. There's something to be said for working at an awesome club in a great environment, but this inevitably creates a catch-22... View More
July 12 2010
Two years ago, one of my friends turned me onto The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris, and it rocked my world. It hit me at a great time; I was in the process of making a major business transition and I used... View More
July 12 2010
PFP tried something new... We asked you to tell us about your business. Readers gave us some great responses -- some are the same things we've been all been saying for years, some are new.1. What is the... View More
July 12 2010
John Maxwell said, "Leaders must be close enough to relate to others but far enough ahead to motivate them." This statement is true when trying to extract the best out of your fitness staff and bring their... View More
July 9 2010
I believe there are three things a professional trainer should have to be at the top of the industry: a solid work ethic, continuing education and strategic relationships. In my mind, these are the foundation... View More
July 2 2010
In planning my latest Entrepreneur column, I was trying to come up with something that might set me apart from others. While I was thinking about it, it occurred to me that I had been asked the same question... View More
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June 18 2010
Editor's Note: "The Boomers" is a miniseries on how you can make the baby boomer market successful within your fitness business. Part four, "The Effects of Aging" explores the ways the body changes over... View More
June 2 2010
When reading about building a fitness business, there is a recurring theme that comes from almost every consultant, expert or coach. When you need assistance or feel like you are in over your head...get... View More
May 27 2010
Choosing software to help you run your business is a big decision. There are a lot of options out there, and it is a bit overwhelming figuring out what questions you need to ask, what features you need... View More

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