Archive for March, 2012

Group Fat Loss Program

March 26, 2012

Spring is here and people start thinking about shedding body fat in time for summer.  So it’s a perfect opportunity to offer a Fat Loss program or Weight Loss challenge.

At Northwest Personal Training, our Spring Weight Loss and Makeover program has been a huge winner both from a financial and a client success perspective. Here are some of the details of our program:

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What is your B.A.M.?

March 19, 2012

Last night I was helping Brianna with a project and checking her homework that was due today.  As I was going through her work, it became very obvious that she put in the bare minimum and didn’t check her work because there were so many errors. So I was trying to explain to her at the young age of 10, the importance of always doing your best.  I was explaining to her that you have to always do more than what is expected to impress your teacher, your coach, your boss etc. Doing the bare minimum will never lead to great accomplishments or success in any area of life.  Do more than what is necessary and great opportunities will come your way.

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Change Something

March 14, 2012

Hey Fit Pros,

If your clients want to change something (their weight, their nutrition habits), they have got to change something!

Makes sense, doesn’t it?  But change is difficult.  Most people attempt major changes in their life without setting up a framework for success.  How can you get anywhere without a map or a game plan?  This is where you (the Personal Trainer) comes in!

Finding the motivation and inspiration to adhere to the changes in life day-in, day-out, is challenging.  Many people have very good intentions and start an exercise or healthy nutrition program, but within a few months 70 percent of them have dropped out.  When people quit, it’s because they can’t find a reason to keep going.  Motivation boils down to being sick and tired of the current situation and associating pleasure with the situation once the goal is achieved.  If your clients can associate enough displeasure with their present scenario and enough excitement towards achieving their goals, you’ll pinpoint their personal motivation for exercise and healthy eating and it will be much easier help them stick with their program.

Ask your clients to take these important steps to uncovering their true motivation:
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Tell Them This!

March 8, 2012

How many studies need to be completed that prove diets do not work before our society gets it?  The diet industry is still a multi-billion dollar one and continues to thrive despite desperate pleading from leading scientists telling us that diets do not work.  We need to wake up and take a dose of reality – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

As Fitness Professionals we know that if your clients want to lose body fat….diets don’t work, but how can you explain this to your clients in a way that will really sink in?

Try telling them this…..

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