June 25 2014
I have a growing reputation in the fitness industry it seems, as a business systems expert. I don't know how this happened, for as long as I can remember I found myself confounded and confused about how... View More
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June 15 2014
As I’ve watched the industry evolve, particularly over the last 3 years as editor of PFP, I see the industry continue to move in two paradoxical directions. In one direction, the number of seemingly... View More
June 15 2014
Our industry is saturated with gyms, boutiques, studios and personal trainers. It is a crowded marketplace with lots of competition. This can be a double edge sword; it can push you to get better or pound... View More
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June 5 2014
Five people struggle to keep the makeshift raft they just built afloat as the waves crash around them. Their raft begins to tip over, when suddenly two castaways plunge into the sea. A third member helps... View More
book review
June 2 2014
Morc Coulson's second edition of The Fitness Instructor's Handbook is a comprehensive guide covering detailed anatomy, principles of fitness, programming, behavior change and goal setting. The guide is... View More
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June 1 2014
Just as the adage says, 'it takes a village' to raise a child... the same can be said about your fitness business. Whether you're a one-trainer show, a small studio or multi-million dollar facility, you'll... View More
social media
June 1 2014
The Share, the Like, the Retweet, the Regram, the Repost, the Comment, the Review, the #Hashtag and the @. Internet marketing certainly has come a long way. Gone are the days of starting a business, running... View More
May 25 2014
I think today more than ever all that matters is the experience people have when they walk through your door. Even great results won’t be enough to keep them coming back if they don’t feel... View More
May 15 2014
The title of the article may seem confusing and even appalling to most. It may lead you to question my sanity after 11 years as a personal trainer. "How does he not know what our jobs are?" Just hold on... View More
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May 15 2014
As fitness professionals, part of our job description is to motivate and inspire our clients to discover their best inner and outer self. But what happens when you, as the motivator, need motivating? Inevitably,... View More
book review
May 2 2014
Nick Tumminello, founder of Performance University is one of the most prolific fitness writers, coaches and innovators in the industry. His recently released his book, Strength Training for Fat Loss, lives... View More
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May 1 2014
Email marketing, when executed correctly, can be an incredibly valuable and cost-effective marketing tool for your business. To maximize sales, marketing a special program or promotion needs to be methodic... View More
April 25 2014
Just about every new trainer I meet shows me their website. Most times it’s focused around them and doesn’t meet the criteria to attract people that don’t know them already. Unfortunately... View More
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April 15 2014
Now more than ever independent fitness professionals can start their own businesses on very limited budgets... View More
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April 15 2014
Every fitness business, whether a one-on-one personal training model, group fitness or a traditional monthly gym needs to have a solid client funnel system that is a proven system to convert a client from... View More
April 14 2014
Have you ever been into a Chick-Fil-A or a Starbucks? Have you ever wondered what made these businesses so successful? Was it their products or was it the experience that keeps people coming back? In the... View More
book review
April 2 2014
Written by two endurance athletes, combined with an extensive background in food as well as in fitness, The Athlete's Cookbook is a perfect addition to your shelf: whether it's alongside your cookbooks... View More
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April 1 2014
Diversifying the services or products your business offers can either be your Achilles heel or your ticket to success. Having multiple profit centers or revenue streams (whichever you prefer to call it)... View More
March 25 2014
It's funny, but I'm sure you will agree, that as a coach there are times when you become your own student. Here's what I mean by that: every year I either attend or present at the annual Fitness Business... View More
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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