Archive for September, 2011

One of my biggest pet peeves in the personal training industry…

September 28, 2011

One of my biggest pet peeves in the personal training industry is picking up a Client File and not being able to determine what a trainer has been doing with their client.  If a trainer does not make any notes in their clients’ files, how can they record and comment on progress (ie John, last week you did 10 reps and today you were able to do 12 reps at the same weight), how can they assure systematic periodization, how can they implement planned variety, how can they record any subjective and objective notes critical to make program updates and modifications…

In an ideal world, a personal trainer would have an assistant follow them around to record notes but that’s not realistic.  So how to do other professionals do it?  Read more on One of my biggest pet peeves in the personal training industry……

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Big Problem in Personal Training industry – Lack of Regular Program Updates

September 21, 2011

Hey Fitness Pros,

In my next few blogs, I wanted to touch on a few items that I believe would elevate the professionalism and standards in our industry. Please leave your comments at the end of my blog and let me know what you think. Am I on the right track or out to lunch?!

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How Personal Trainers can develop a full clientele base

September 12, 2011

Hey Fitness Pros,

We have a trainer on our team, Rob Cloke, who has been with us for almost 12 years. His schedule is always at capacity, he always hits bonuses and always reaches his revenue goals. So how does he do it and continue to do it for 12 years?! Well, we asked him and thought we’d share his thoughts with you!

Rob and Jim 225x300 How Personal Trainers can develop a full clientele base

Rob Cloke training one of his clients

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Fitness Pros & Personal Trainers must offer some type of Fall promotion

September 6, 2011

Hey Fitness Pros,

I hope you enjoyed an amazing summer! Mine flew by and was full of incredible adventures including Cycling through Italy, teaching at a resort in Mexico, climbing to the top of Mt. St. Helens, attending two of the world’s best fitness conferences, IDEA in LA and CanFitPro in Toronto, fun runs, triathlon, paddle-boarding, amusement parks, and tons of fun with family and friends.  Always living life to the fullest! So you’ll notice I took a hiatus from blogging so that I could live it up! Well, I’m back and ready to ramp things up for fall and send you a weekly post to help you advance your fitness career!

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