Group Training

4 Reasons YOU Should Teach Group Training

Posted by on July 25, 2018 at 4:09 pm

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?

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Large Group Training – You Got This

Posted by on June 19, 2018 at 12:33 pm

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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Team Training Done Right

Posted by on May 8, 2018 at 1:55 pm

It can be hard to fill certain hours in your personal training schedule and those hours are going to differ depending on the demographic of your clients. The good news is that….

…..you can get creative and find ways to fill those slower times that will both help you and your clients.

The most successful way we do this is by offering “Team Training” options. (make sure to read “Generate Extra Revenue With Team Training” to learn exactly how our Team Training works).

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3 Steps To Keeping Group Fitness Fresh

Posted by on May 5, 2018 at 6:11 am

I have shared many of my group exercise success tactics with you. Today I want to focus on keeping your group fitness program fun, fresh and cutting edge.

Here are some questions to start out:

  • Do you change your group fitness schedule regularly?
  • Do your clients get a say in what group fitness classes are on your schedule?
  • Do you have a staff member who is responsible for coordinating your group fitness schedule?

 

I hope your answer to all of these questions is a resounding “YES”!

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Convert Group Clients to Personal Training Clients

Posted by on July 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

At Northwest Personal Training all of our group fitness instructors are also personal trainers at our studio and this set up is a win/win for everyone. Our group fitness clients get high quality instructors who are also personal trainers and can bring their extra expertise to the group setting. Having our personal trainers teach our group fitness classes is a win for our business and here is why….

Personal trainers who are also skilled group fitness instructors have a very easy time of growing their personal training business. It makes sense. If you’re teaching a class to 20, 30, 50 or more participants…..you are in the spotlight. If group fitness clients regularly attend your classes, and they’re thinking about consulting with a trainer, they will most likely come to you because they already know and trust you. Read more on Convert Group Clients to Personal Training Clients…

Tips for Group Indoor Cycling Sessions

Posted by on July 27, 2016 at 8:50 pm

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!

Posted by on July 20, 2016 at 6:17 pm

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 more on Group Training – More Tips!…

4 Secrets to Group Training Success

Posted by on July 14, 2016 at 2:46 am

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

Today, I want to share 4 of my secretes that will make your group training sessions successful.

Work Your Clients Hard

Clients like to know that you’re able to push them a little harder than what they are able to do on their own.  This adds value to your sessions because they know they couldn’t do it on their own. Read more on 4 Secrets to Group Training Success…

Group Training – Do Circuits Right!

Posted by on June 29, 2016 at 7:36 pm

group training1The last few weeks we have discussed:

Today lets talk about how to do circuits right in your group training session. We all use them, but here are my tips to making circuits fun and how to make them work for you and your clients!

When using circuits, be sure to teach them in a timely fashion

When it is time to teach the group the next exercises in the upcoming circuit, be sure to do it quickly and concisely. You don’t want people waiting around watching for too long.

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Group Training – Before Your Session

Posted by on June 22, 2016 at 8:55 pm

13507010_10154231000758607_7840138003772259393_nWe have discussed the importance to having a plan when it comes to Group Training and the benefits of Group Training. Today I want to give you some pointers on what to do right before your session begins. Impress your clients every time when you follow these suggestions!

Technical Preparation

  • Have a goal, purpose or format – clients like to know you are organized.
  • Have your music cued and ready to go – don’t forget your back-up music
  • Prepare any equipment needs

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