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Bring in New Clients Over the Summer!

Posted by on July 22, 2015 at 5:24 pm

download (10)Many fitness professionals just assume that they won’t get new clients during the summer months because clients tend to be busy with vacations, kids at home and spending time with friends and family. Don’t be one of those fit pros! Keeping your schedule full and even bringing in new clients during the summer is possible. Here are two ways that we encourage our trainers to bring in new clients over the summer!

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Productivity Sweet Spot!

Posted by on May 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Team2012I have blogged about the importance of using productivity goals with trainers. Making sure all of your trainers are in that productivity “sweet spot” can mean success for both the trainer’s bottom line and YOURS! Read my blog post on productivity goals to learn more.

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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…

Revenue with Running Programs Part 10 – Foam Rolling

Posted by on October 30, 2014 at 1:00 pm

If 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!

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Revenue with Running Programs Part 9 – Stretching

Posted by on October 26, 2014 at 1:07 am

If 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 on the importance of stretching for runners!

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

Last week, we reviewed the importance of running technique and discussed how muscle tightness can affect your running mechanics.  So this week and next, we will focus on various mobility and release techniques to keep you running strong and injury free. Today, I’m going to start with wall stretching which is a very relaxing way to release and since most runners are super tight to begin with, they are more likely to do it since it’s not so painful!

Complete the following stretching program after each run or workout.  Hold each stretch for at least 30 seconds – ideally longer.  And remember, hold each stretch to the point of tension – not pain!

stretch wall hamstringsHamstring on the wall:

Lie on your back with your hips close to the wall and your legs positioned straight up against the wall. To make the stretch less intense, move your hips a few inches away from the wall.  To make the stretch more intense, keep your hips positioned right up against the wall and wrap a towel around your feet and lightly pull your legs a few inches away from the wall.  Feel your stretch in the muscles at the back of your upper leg.  Hold this stretch for as long as you feel comfortable – minimum 30 seconds each leg and ideally longer.  Try to relax and breathe in to the stretch.  Feel free to read a magazine or watch T.V. while holding this stretch.  This is a great stretch to do after a run because it assists in the recovery process as blood is flushed from the legs back to the heart.

 

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Revenue with Running Programs – Part 8 Technique

Posted by on October 18, 2014 at 11:30 am

blog running program week 8If 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!

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Revenue with Running Programs – Part 7 Core Strength

Posted by on October 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm

If 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 on what your clients can do to strengthen their hips!

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

In this Running Program Series I’ve focused on strengthening critical areas for runners such as the feet and hips.  Today, I wanted to focus on one last critical area to condition as a runner – your core.  If your core is strong, you will be better able to stabilize and align your body, absorb and brace for the impact of running and run more efficiently and with better mechanics.  It’s important to mention that your core is not only your abs – but also includes your back and hips. Try to perform the following exercises 2-3 days per week.

Tubing Trunk Rotation

Torso rotationsAnchor an exercise tube around a pole at about mid-body height.  Stand sideways to the pole holding the tube in both hands standing far enough so there is tension on the tube. Keep your abdominals contracted, maintain good posture and slowly pull the tube across your body. Perform 8-20 reps each side.

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Revenue with Running Programs – Part 6 Strong Hips!

Posted by on October 3, 2014 at 1:02 pm

If 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 on what your clients can do to strengthen their hips!

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

Last week, we discussed the importance of strengthening your feet as a runner and today, I wanted to stress the importance of strengthening your hips.  Strong Hips = Strong Knees.  Weak Hips = Weak Knees. If your hips aren’t stable and effectively able to stabilize your pelvis while running, your knees will suffer.

Here’s some tips to conditioning your hips in a variety of ways:

Perform these exercises 2 days per week

StepupbLeg Step Up:

Holding a set of hand weights, position yourself in front of a bench with one foot on the bench.  The bench should be at a height that puts your knee at a 90 degree angle.  Keep your kneecap facing forward and your weight distributed on all four corners of your foot.  Now slowly step up extending the supporting knee into a fully upright, balanced position.  Now slowly lower yourself down to the starting position.  Perform 1-2 sets of 8-12 reps to fatigue for each leg.  Keep the height shorter if this bothers your knees at all. Read more on Revenue with Running Programs – Part 6 Strong Hips!…

Revenue with Running Programs – Part 5 Strong Feet!

Posted by on September 27, 2014 at 2:34 am

6LidmBf4FgMn0I_PCZqRVly5Rjz5NUJHQ4IrKt0K1lIIf 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!

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Revenue with Running Programs – Part 4 Be FAST!

Posted by on September 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm

CPyH3ug6iVCdgmeiItFQVh5UAKxwyGjAj2IjUEzktSAIf 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 on what you could recommend if you have clients that want to get faster!

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

Today, I wanted to talk about a running program that will help improve your performance as a runner.  Although most participants are just happy to get to the finish line of these events, there is a number of people that really want to work on their speed.

If you want to get fast, you have to train fast.

Makes sense right?  The good news is though, not every workout needs to be a hard, speed workout.  If you incorporate a faster run/walk just 1-2 times per week, you will start to notice you are running (or walking) faster in no time! You just need to improve your leg turnover speed and get your muscles accustomed to contracting more quickly. Read more on Revenue with Running Programs – Part 4 Be FAST!…