Why Clients Need to Train With You!

Need some info to send to your clients that will interest them and motivate them to work with you? Try sending them this article I just wrote for our local paper. Remind clients of all the multiple reasons muscle conditioning is critical. Share with potential clients as well….

muscle-class-sherri“As we get older, we tend to lose muscle – approximately 7 pounds of lean tissue per decade with this loss accelerating after the age of 40.

As a result, our strength and endurance is reduced, our metabolism drops resulting in weight gain, our bone density is lowered, our posture and alignment deteriorates, our balance falters, and we experience an increase in general aches and pains. So it is ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL that we do whatever we can to maintain our muscle tissue by participating in muscle conditioning exercise at least 2 to 3 days per week.

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Personal Training Client Performance Assessments

personal_trainer_with_clientWe require our trainers to conduct performance assessments with their clients three times per year. The months that these performance assessments will take place are listed in our yearly marketing plan that we share with our staff at the beginning of each year. Our personal training manager sends out reminders to our personal trainers explaining that they need to do performance assessments with their clients during that month.

Below you will find a copy of the form that is either already in a client’s folder or will be placed in their folder. If previous performance assessments have been conducted clients can see their progress. The first time conducting a performance assessment with a client provides a baseline to work from.

Clients don’t always love doing performance assessments and trainers don’t always love conducting them, but in the end your clients are working with you because they want to SEE RESULTS! They many see results by looking in the mirror, but seeing evidence on paper is powerful too. Read the rest of Personal Training Client Performance Assessments

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Practicing Yoga Without Discomfort

Yoga is a strengthening exercise that can also have calming and relaxing benefits. While Yoga is just that for many of our clients….it isn’t that way for all of them. Here is a question I received from one of my clients and my response. I thought this info would be helpful for you and your clients!

“I really love Yoga but it kills my wrists.  Whenever my instructor brings us into Plank, Downward Dog, Upward Dog or Cobra while everyone else is finding their inner Zen, I am about ready to scream!  What am I doing wrong?”  G.D. Vancouver WA

Here is what I told my client:

“Surprisingly, you’re not alone!

Yoga, a program that is supposed to be gentler on the body and bring peace, calm and relaxation, for many people does the exact opposite.

Your ability to perform the below exercises without pain and discomfort, depends on a number of factors and with some yoga modifications you could practice yoga discomfort and pain free.

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Send Your Clients This 10 Min Workout!

Summer is starting to wind down and many kids are either back in school or will be very soon… but it’s still super busy as many of our clients are shopping for school supplies and clothes, filling out school forms and trying to get in a little more fun before the summer is over!

Encourage your clients to get at least some exercise in if the don’t have time to see you this week.

Send them this 10 min quickfix workout to remind them that you are thinking of them!  Tell your clients that something is always better than nothing and if you work it, 10 minutes can be an amazing workout!

“Complete each of the following 3 exercises for one minute each with a 30 second rest at the end of each of the 3 exercises. Then do it again 2 more times for a total of 10 minutes. Remember to take a few minutes to warm-up and cool-down and feel free to take breaks if you can’t make it one minute without stopping. Never sacrifice quality for quantity!

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Conduct On-Floor Trainer Evaluations That Keep Trainers Motivated

I recently published an article with PTontheNet that I want to share with you!

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Learn how to conduct on-floor trainer evaluations that keep trainers motivated. Share with your team. Try it at your facility. Your trainers, your clients and your bottom line will thank you.

Yours in health, fitness & business,
Sherri McMillan

 

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BUSINESS OF PERSONAL TRAINING SYSTEM

BOPTbooklets 225x300 How to Gather Email Leads OnlineDid you know that I wrote the ONLY complete training business  system designed to help you run a million dollar personal training business?! You can have this same business system that will help you work SMARTER and generate HUGE profits like we do here at Northwest Personal Training. The fee to purchase the Business of Personal Training System can be made up within 1 month of increased PT sales and there are NO recurring franchise or licensing fees. A comparable business system in other industries would require an initial investment of tens of thousands of dollars.  

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Equipment Free Outdoor Workout

Need more exercises to try with your clients outdoors this summer and fall? Try adding these three exercises to your equipment free outdoor workouts with your clients.

10 Min No Equipment Outdoor Exercises – 1
10 Min No Equipment Outdoor Exercises – 2

Complete each of these 3 exercises for one minute each with a 30 second rest at the end of each of the 3 exercises. Then do it again 2 more times for a total of 10 minutes. Remember to take a few minutes to warm-up and cool-down and feel free to take breaks if you can’t make it one minute without stopping. Never sacrifice quality for quantity!

These workouts will provide you with a number of full body workouts that can be extremely effective when done consistently.

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Another 10 Min Equipment Free Workout!

Last week I gave you a 10 min equipment free workout to share with your clients. It is nice to have a handful of these up your sleeves so here is another 10 min equipment free workout. There are no excuses for your busy clients to not get a workout in on the days they don’t work with you!

Remind them: 10 minutes is not even 1% of your day so do you think you could commit to that?!  If your health and fitness is important to you, you will make it happen!

Last week’s 10 min equipment free workout

 

Share this info with your clients: 

Complete each of these 3 exercises for one minute each with a 30 second rest at the end of each of the 3 exercises. Then do it again 2 more times for a total of 10 minutes. Remember to take a few minutes to warmup and cooldown and feel free to take breaks if you can’t make it one minute without stopping. Never sacrifice quality for quantity!

10 minutes full body, high intensity and you’ll be surprised at how effective this mini-workout can be! Follow along with this series and you’ll get a number of 10 minute QuickFix options so that you can mix it up and do a different set each time!

10 Minute QuickFix Workout

Warm-up first

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10 Min Equipment Free Workout

Are your clients giving you excuses about not being able to exercise this summer? Vacations, kids at home etc.? Give them this 10 min equipment free workout to do when they aren’t working with you. No more room for excuses!

Complete each of these 3 exercises for one minute each with a 30 second rest at the end of each of the 3 exercises. Then do it again 2 more times for a total of 10 minutes. Remember to take a few minutes to warm-up and cool-down. We can all commit to 10 minutes to focus on our health and fitness. And if you focus for 10 minutes, you’ll be surprised at what a fabulous workout it can be! Follow along with this series and you’ll get a number of 10 minute QuickFix options so that you can mix it up and do a different set each time!

10 Minute Equipment Free Workout:

Warmup first.

Skipping

jumpropeImagine you are holding a skipping rope and skip for 1 minute. Bonus if you complete with an actual skipping rope! Feel free to keep it low impact and instead of jumping, just walk your feet quickly on the spot while moving your arms as if you are holding a jump rope.

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Tips for Group Indoor Cycling Sessions

Over the last month or so we have discussed ways to make group training sessions work for you and your clients. One of the more popular group training sessions (and one of my favorites to teach) is Group Indoor Cycling.

Here are some of the tips I share with trainers that want to start teaching group indoor cycling:

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Group Training – More Tips!

13640725_10154285118073607_1238369937856848424_oOver the last couple months we have reviewed many ways to make your group training sessions successful…

Can you believe it? I have even more tips to help make your Group Training Sessions/Program successful! These are the same tips that I give the trainers that work at Northwest Personal Training.

Make Clients Accountable

All of our Group Training clients meet with a trainer initially to establish a schedule that suits their needs, lifestyle and goals best.  They are then scheduled into our Group Training appointment calendar so we know when they are supposed to be there.  If a client does not show up for a scheduled Group Training session, be sure to call them immediately.  Remember not to judge, but it is our job to help our clients commit to their goals.  If a client repeatedly misses a session, ask if perhaps we should reassess their schedule and create a plan that would be easier to commit to. Read the rest of Group Training – More Tips!

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