Archive for October, 2013

No More Excuses For Your Clients!

October 31, 2013

I am sure you have seen the recent news coverage about the image below that trainer Maria Kang, a mother of 3, published and has since been inundated with negative comments . Some people said it was “bullying” or “fat-shaming” and that her intent to motivate others actually back-fired. As a fitness professional….what do you think?

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Helping Clients Release Muscle Aches and Pains

October 24, 2013

Helping Clients Release Muscle Aches and Pains

We just had a couple thousand gals participate in the Girlfriends Half Marathon to benefit the Susan G. Komen for a Cure and the Kearney Breast Center.  So we’ve had a number of ladies feeling a little stiff, myself included!   I am sure many of you have clients that are participating in races this fall and I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to share some of my favorite techniques I use with clients (and for myself) when muscle aches and pains set in.

Prevention:

The best way to treat extreme muscle soreness is to prevent it in the first place.  Your clients will experience the greatest amount of stiffness when they are doing something new and/or at a higher intensity than they are used to….many times from exercises they are doing with you!  So it is always a good idea to help your clients ease into any new activities and make sure they train with and without you and progress correctly. This should minimize the amount of soreness they experience.

Cold treatment, elevation and anti-inflammatories:

stretch wall hamstringsWe experience stiffness due to the body’s inflammation response.  Read more on Helping Clients Release Muscle Aches and Pains…

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Keep Clients On Track This Time

October 10, 2013

What went wrong?  Why did your client fail last time?

Most people have great intentions and start an exercise program over and over and over again.  They decide to start working out and eat healthy and within a few months, for whatever reason, find themselves back where they started.  Something like a New Year’s resolution, summer, a wedding or a reunion sparks their interest and motivates them to try again.  They decide they will go on a diet or they will exercise every day.

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Do you REALLY Have a Mission, Vision and Moto?

October 3, 2013

visionIn previous blog posts I have walked you through how to truly be prepared to run and market a successful business. We have reviewed how to ensure you know your clients, know your competition, know your business and know yourself. Once you know all of these aspects of your business you are ready to establish a mission statement, vision and motto. Whether you are just starting up or you have been in business for a long time…make sure to read this blog post to insure you REALLY have a mission, vision and moto that you (and your staff) can lean on.

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