Practical Skills

Why Clients Need to Train With You!

Posted by on September 21, 2016 at 7:15 pm

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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Send Your Clients This 10 Min Workout!

Posted by on August 31, 2016 at 8:08 pm

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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Equipment Free Outdoor Workout

Posted by on August 17, 2016 at 5:19 pm

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!

Posted by on August 10, 2016 at 7:41 pm

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

Posted by on August 3, 2016 at 7:50 pm

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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Partner Training Ideas

Posted by on March 16, 2016 at 6:43 pm

Here are a few of the partner training exercises that I recommend to my clients and trainers. If you are looking for some fun partner training ideas for your personal training sessions or group training sessions you have come to the right place.

Want more than the 3 exercises I provide here? Go to my client blog site and search “partner training” or look at the past 7 weeks of blog posts!

Remind your clients that working out with a partner is fun, challenging and because your buddy is counting on you, it’s great for helping you both stick to your workout routine.

Partner Shuffle Drill:

IMG_1192 2Stand facing your partner. Shuffle for about 10 feet going one way while simultaneously tossing the medicine ball back and forth to your partner. Repeat going the opposite direction. Continue for 60-120 seconds.

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Lean Clients in 2016

Posted by on December 30, 2015 at 6:27 pm

Help your clients stay lean in 2016 with this simple and effective workout. This is a great suggested workout for when clients find themselves too busy to exercise. Pass this on to clients this week and wish them a happy new year!

You can complete this workout 2-3x this week on alternating days. It is quick, challenging and will make it very possible to get an amazing workout in your own neighborhood and home! No equipment is needed to complete this routine. It is best to start this routine with the Cardio portion and then go indoors for the Exercise portion.

Cardio

Hill repeats are challenging and will burn a ton of calories very quickly. Take a moment to scope out your neighborhood and find a steep hill. Start with a warm-up with some straight leg kicks, side shuffles and butt kickers. When you feel like your heart rate is up, you can start your first climb. Go slowly for the first round to ease into the hills. Then either walk or jog back to the bottom of the hill. For each consecutive hill, the goal is to feel breathless by the time you reach the top. You can walk, jog or sprint. The number of repeats will depend on how long and steep your hill is but do them for 20 minutes.

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Info To Send To Personal Training Clients

Posted by on November 12, 2015 at 3:08 am

kneedipb(2)Looking for some interesting information on fitness and exercise to share with your clients? Here is a recent blog post that I wrote for my clients that I thought you might want to share with yours!

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Heart & Lungs – Teach Your Clients!

Posted by on July 1, 2015 at 7:48 pm

It is time to give your clients an Exercise Physiology lesson today…all about strengthening their hearts and lungs! I know you probably know this, but do your clients? Knowledge is power. Share this info with your clients!

sherri bike seattleThe cardio-respiratory system or the heart and lungs is responsible for the distribution of oxygen throughout the body. Oxygen, the gas that makes up 21% of the air we breathe, is critical to life. In fact, tissues will start to die without oxygen in about 6 minutes. So the efficiency of the heart and lungs and how they work together is very important both during rest and exercise.

This system functions by first causing us to breathe using our respiratory muscles. Air then enters our bodies and travels to our lungs. The oxygen is diffused through our lungs and into our blood stream and travels towards the heart. The heart is a strong enough muscle to be able to pump the blood to the entire body where tissues will extract the oxygen to use it to produce energy. Carbon Dioxide, a toxic waste product, is produced and the body must then dispose of it so it travels back up to the heart, then to the lungs and we exhale it. Read more on Heart & Lungs – Teach Your Clients!…

Revenue with Running Programs Part 11 – Race Day

Posted by on November 10, 2014 at 2:15 am

start line GF 2012If your clients are like mine….more and more of them are signing up for running events. This trend is not only wonderful for your clients’ and their health….it can also be an easy way for you to earn extra revenue with a running program! Check out how we operate our running program, set up your own and then use the info in this series to send to your clients to inspire them to join your running program!

Today we will focus the important steps your clients should take as race day approaches.

Now send your clients this info and then ask them to join you for YOUR running program!

Nutrition:

Proper nutrition is critical throughout your entire training program, but even more important to pay very close attention to your nutrition as you approach race day. The week before the event, make sure you’re consuming a diet rich in healthy, complex carbohydrates (sweet potatoes, brown rice, whole grain pastas, oatmeal, quinoa etc), fruits and vegetables.  Also, critical to ultimate performance is to drink plenty of water heading into the event.  Drink water every chance you get and minimize your alcohol intake the week before!  Finally, avoid Read more on Revenue with Running Programs Part 11 – Race Day…