March 11 2009
As an eternal athlete, I often think of life in terms of playing offense and defense. Like a basketball player, one must be good at both to succeed. Take your finances, for instance. It’s smart to... View More
Jan. 29 2009
It used to be that people who were overwhelmed, overworked or overweight were told to "get a grip." Now they're being referred to coaches to "get it done." Professional coaches are masterful in helping... 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
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Jan. 9 2009
As a fitness professional, you have an enormous amount of influence in the gym. Your clients hold in high regard what you say, 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
The only thing worse than losing a client to an injury is losing a client to an injury you caused! About 30 years ago, we learned that straight-legged sit-ups were bad for us because it caused back... View More
Dec. 30 2008
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Dec. 30 2008
Have you ever noticed the way your body just loosens up when your favorite song comes on? It doesn't matter if you're in the car or cleaning the house, you just feel compelled to move it! It works the... View More
Dec. 30 2008
Missed Part 1, which addresses leg raises? [Read it here!] The only way to add shape and tone to a muscle is to exercise... View More
Dec. 30 2008
Have you debated about eliminating body fat testing all together? Maybe you have gone to the opposite extreme and apply a very extensive... View More
Dec. 30 2008
Coaching is a part of life. Parents, teachers, siblings and friends help guide us daily to make good decisions. They provide support, encouragement and direction. As trainers, we are only as successful... 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. 30 2008
When someone first starts an exercise program that you have created, they will probably see some pretty good results for the first three to six weeks. After that, it is very common that every three to... View More
Dec. 29 2008
In the ever-expanding health and fitness market, there are opportunities to do good work and to expand business models. Wellness programs for the home health care market are a tremendous opportunity for... View More
Dec. 29 2008
There are three distinct areas of exercise as it relates to health care � and reimbursement. Most trainers and fitness professionals are aware of cardiac rehab, which actually began... View More
Nov. 19 2008
Read Part 1 Leg Raises >> ... View More
Sept. 23 2008
Maybe it's been awhile since you took your certification test. Maybe the club you work at doesn't require comprehensive assessments before you bring on a new client. Or maybe you'd be hard-pressed to define... View More
Sept. 23 2008
mroozen@itexas.net Bored with the mainstream clientele of 78 million baby boomers, many trainers are looking for something more in their training profession to challenge them. A new wave of training specialist... View More
Sept. 8 2008
Standing out in the fitness industry today is a must, if you want to make fitness a full-time career. So many young trainers get into the industry assuming they will be successful financially simply because... View More
Sept. 5 2008
The only thing worse than losing a client to an injury is losing a client to an injury you caused! About 30 years ago, we learned that straight-legged sit-ups were bad for us because it caused back... View More

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