Education – Invest In Yourself

“Empty the pennies from your purse into your mind and your mind will fill your purse with dollars and keep it full forever.” – Ben Franklin

It is no surprise that those who choose to spend the most on continuing education are also those that tend to earn the highest incomes in the fitness industry. So invest in yourself and reap the rewards.

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10 Ways To Rock Your Next Indoor Cycling Session!

Last week I explained why YOU should be teaching group training  sessions. Now I want to tell you about one of my favorite group training sessions to teach….and it happens to (still) be one of the most popular. Group Indoor Cycling! No matter if you have taught indoor cycling for years, you are new to teaching it or if you want to start teaching it – you need to know how to keep things rockin’ so clients keep coming back for more!

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4 Reasons YOU Should Teach Group Training

Group Training sounds like a smart idea on paper, but how do you structure programs and sessions for a group of people with all different fitness levels, needs and goals?  And what results can clients expect with only 1/3 to 1/4 of the attention they would normally get from a private trainer?

Although programming for groups and managing sessions is more complex and, yes, a degree of personal attention is sacrificed—these disadvantages are offset by the opportunity to train people who otherwise couldn’t afford it. It feels great to make fitness and exercise accessible to more people regardless of age, economic background or fitness level.

So why does Group Training work?  It works because everybody wins.

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Your Clients Can Run Faster!

Have clients who want to train to be faster runners? Here are some tips and tricks that I use with my clients (and for my own training).

First, if you want to get fast, you have to train fast.

Makes sense right?  The good news is though, not every workout needs to be a hard, speed workout. Make sure, when building your client’s workout schedule…to incorporate a faster run/walk just 1-2 times per week. Your clients will start to notice that they are running (or walking) faster in no time! The first goal is for clients to improve their leg turnover speed and get their muscles accustomed to contracting more quickly.

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5 Ways To Get Their Attention This Summer

Fit pros. If your clients are like ours….they like to be outside spending time with friends and family over the summer. The combination of all the summer fun and the fact that we just ran two specials for personal training packages means typically slower July & August for us. Revenue and clients tend to be down during this part of the year.

Not to worry! We have ways to combat this slower season. Read the rest of 5 Ways To Get Their Attention This Summer

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Barefoot Clients? Recommend This…..

Barefoot running has become very popular. Do you have clients that have tried it? Do you recommend barefoot running? While I believe in the importance of strengthening our feet and letting our toes spread out like they were designed to do…we have to be careful when recommending that our clients start running “barefoot.”

The bottom line is that our feet need to be strengthened just like any other part of our body, but running barefoot should be approached carefully and bit by bit. Read the rest of Barefoot Clients? Recommend This…..

Large Group Training – You Got This

I have shared many of my small group training tips with you, but today I want to focus on large group training. We have recently had some very large boot camp groups. Here are the strategies I use to ensure everyone gets an effective workout, things run smoothly and everyone stays safe.

When you have that large of a group, you need to consider the types of exercise, equipment, sequencing and how to divide the group so it’s not pure chaos. I choose to keep it really simple and perform mostly body weight exercises.

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Generate Revenue With a Running Program

Consider this. With each running stride, your body is forced to absorb impact forces as great as 3x your body weight. So if you weigh 150 pounds, imagine 450 pounds of force pounding through your muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons with each foot strike. You can imagine that over the course of a five-mile run, the amount of force the body absorbs is tremendous. Due to the nature of the sport, specific imbalances and areas of weakness can result. For these reasons, proper progression is critical if you expect to continue running on a long-term basis.

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Going Outside With Clients? Play It Safe.

It is that time of year when many personal trainers and group exercise instructors start taking their clients outside for workouts. Clients love getting the fresh air and trainers can keep things interesting with TONS of new exercises and adventures in the great outdoors. We have a couple protocols when it comes to bringing clients away from the studio for workouts and I recent sent them this email as a reminder:

“Great weather has arrived in the Pacific Northwest and many of you want to take your clients outside for workouts. I love that! Read the rest of Going Outside With Clients? Play It Safe.

Top 2 Ways To Get New Clients This Summer

Many fitness professionals just assume that they won’t get new clients during the summer months because clients tend to be busy with vacations, kids at home and spending time with friends and family. Don’t be one of those fit pros! Keeping your schedule full and even bringing in new clients during the summer is possible. Here are two ways that we encourage our trainers to bring in new clients over the summer!

1. Inspire a Summer to Remember Referral Incentive:

It’s a great way to earn some extra cash just by inspiring someone to take action on their health and fitness goals. For Our Personal Trainers – Whoever books a comp, gets $25 (not just schedule the comp but you actually have to ask for the appointment through a networking phone call, referral, tour etc). The trainer who conducts the comp session and the client purchases, gets $25. You might as well earn an extra $$ while inspiring someone to take action! And our current clients win too! Current Client receive a FREE Private Training session to thank them for each new referral over the summer!!

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