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Self-Care is Not Selfish

Posted by on February 26, 2019 at 8:10 pm

“Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”

This is a quote that every Personal Trainer should keep in mind. Remember, it is important to take care of yourself. It is the only way you can give your clients what they need to succeed. It will allow YOU to succeed as well!

Here is an email I sent to my team about self-care. Maybe you could share it with your team or your co-workers?

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Prepare Now. Successful Spring Weight Loss Challenge.

Posted by on February 19, 2019 at 12:54 pm

Spring MOC

We are starting to prepare for our most successful “extra” revenue generating program….our Spring Makeover/Weight Loss Challenge. We generate about $20k in extra revenue with this program every spring. We normally run this challenge starting in mid April. That means we need to get get everything prepared with our personal trainers and post the challenge on our website ASAP. We need to start recruiting participants soon! Want to know how we run this program in a way that helps our clients, our trainers and our bottom line? Here you go….

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5 Ways To Increase Productivity

Posted by on August 27, 2018 at 3:32 pm

 

Are you and your personal trainers be productive?

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.

Here is a recent email that our Personal Training Manager sent out to our trainer team….it is a good reminder for all trainers out there and I wanted to share it with you!

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Mix In Monthly Program Updates

Posted by on August 21, 2018 at 12:13 pm

Clients that come see you for 1 on 1 personal training a couple times a week are the best kinds to get, but not all clients (or potential clients) can, want or need to see you that often. It is a good idea to try to fill the open time slots in your/your staff’s schedule by encouraging clients to see a personal trainer once a month for program updates. How do you encourage that type of client to sign up with you? Send them some of the information below. What better way to encourage folks to come see you than by educating them on WHY it is so important?

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Education – Invest In Yourself

Posted by on August 9, 2018 at 7:35 am

“Empty the pennies from your purse into your mind and your mind will fill your purse with dollars and keep it full forever.” – Ben Franklin

It is no surprise that those who choose to spend the most on continuing education are also those that tend to earn the highest incomes in the fitness industry. So invest in yourself and reap the rewards.

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10 Ways To Rock Your Next Indoor Cycling Session!

Posted by on August 2, 2018 at 10:44 am

Last week I explained why YOU should be teaching group training  sessions. Now I want to tell you about one of my favorite group training sessions to teach….and it happens to (still) be one of the most popular. Group Indoor Cycling! No matter if you have taught indoor cycling for years, you are new to teaching it or if you want to start teaching it – you need to know how to keep things rockin’ so clients keep coming back for more!

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Getting MY Workout In….

Posted by on August 29, 2017 at 6:36 pm

Fit Pros….you are just as busy as the average American and if you are like me…I sometimes find it tough to make time and muster the energy to get my workout in. You’ve been at the gym all day working and training clients. Often, at the end of your shift, you just want to go home and the last thing you want to do is stay longer at the gym to get your own workout in. So how do you stick with your own workout regiment? Read more on Getting MY Workout In…….

Don’t Wake The Sleeping Giant

Posted by on June 26, 2017 at 1:13 am

sleeping_clientAfraid to call that client who is still paying for a membership, but hasn’t been to your fitness club in a LONG time? You shouldn’t be and here’s why…..

The term “Don’t wake the sleeping giant” is used by fitness clubs to describe what happens if you call that fitness club member who hasn’t been into the facility to use their membership for months and even years but continues to pay for their membership.

The idea is that you don’t want to call them and ‘awaken the sleeping giant’ because it will cause many to realize that they are still paying and not using and decide to cancel their membership. So by not calling, a fitness club will continue to collect money and not have to service that member that doesn’t realize or hasn’t taken the time to call in and cancel their membership.

This is exactly opposite to how we do things at Northwest Personal Training. Read more on Don’t Wake The Sleeping Giant…

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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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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