Help Clients With Triathlon Training – Generate Revenue

IMGL6304 300x200 Help Clients With Triathlon Training   Generate RevenueThe sport of Triathlon is on the rise with three times as many races popping up across the country. The greatest increases in participation are seen in the 30+ age group as this demographic is looking for a personal challenge and a way to stay in great shape. The swim, bike, run event is cross-training at its best and offers a healthy, active and fun culture and community. Have you suggested triathlons to your clients? How about running a triathlon training group? Send this information and the information in this series to your clients to see if there is interest and then decide how you can both help your clients reach their goals with triathlon training and help yourself generate some extra revenue!

When someone decides to complete a triathlon, they are often overwhelmed with where to start and how to balance three separate events. This series will provide your clients with everything they need to know to get to the finish line of a Triathlon and get in great shape through the process.

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Weight Loss Challenge – Week 6

Our annual 6 week Spring Makeover Challenge allows our clients to participate in a fun, friendly team competition to help them shed that extra winter layer that most of us put in during the cold, dark rainy days.  Each of our trainers recruit team members and we all compete against each other to see who can ramp it up the most and achieve the best results.  There’s nothing like a little peer pressure to get you to do what you need to do to reach your goals.

So far in this series, I’ve shared with you 5 different approaches to maximizing weight loss. You can review past articles HERE and share the different plans with your clients to see which work best for each of them.

We conduct our weight loss challenge in the Spring, but you can run a weight loss challenge anytime. Summer is a great time too because everyone wants to look good at the pool and at the beach! Feeling inspired and want to give a weight loss challenge a try? Our annual Spring Makeover Challenge brings in about $20k in extra revenue for us each year and our clients see amazing results! Want to use the same resource tool we use to help clients see results during this challenge? trans Weight Loss Challenge – Week 6You can change our name to your name and run with it! Check out the details HERE.

Lacy Weight Loss Challenge – Week 6

Today, I am sharing with you Lacy Aregger’s approach to fast and effective fat loss. Lacy holds an Associates in Applied Science for Fitness Training with Honors and is a NSCA Certified Personal Trainer and a Power House!

Rules for Successful Weight Loss:

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Weight Loss Challenge – Week 5

When it comes to your clients’ health and fitness goals, there are a lot of different ways for them to achieve the same results.  At Northwest Personal Training, we host an annual Spring Makeover Challenge when our clients and trainers compete against each other using different approaches to maximize fat loss in a 6 week period.

So far in this series, I’ve shared with you 4 different approaches to maximizing weight loss. You can review past articles HERE and share the different plans with your clients to see which work best for each of them.

We conduct our weight loss challenge in the Spring, but you can run a weight loss challenge anytime. Summer is a great time too because everyone wants to look good at the pool and at the beach! Feeling inspired and want to give a weight loss challenge a try? Our annual Spring Makeover Challenge brings in about $20k in extra revenue for us each year and our clients see amazing results! Want to use the same resource tool we use to help clients see results during this challenge? trans Weight Loss Challenge   Week 5You can change our name to your name and run with it! Check out the details HERE.

Cindy Weight Loss Challenge   Week 5

Today, I am sharing with you Cindy Shrum’s approach to fat loss.  Cindy is a NCSF Nationally Certified Personal Trainer and a USAT Level 1 Triathlon Coach. She has competed in various Triathlons including the Canadian Ironman and definitely understands the importance of proper training and nutrition to enhance performance, energy and results. Read the rest of Weight Loss Challenge – Week 5

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Weight Loss Challenge – Week 4

Our annual Spring Makeover Challenge allows our clients to participate in a fun, friendly team competition to help them shed that extra winter layer that most of us put in because it’s colder, darker and days are shorter. Each of our trainers have teams and we all compete against each other to see who can ramp it up the most and achieve the best results. There’s nothing like a little peer pressure to get your clients to do what they need to do to reach their goals.

Although the principles to fat loss and healthy living are pretty simple, each trainer has a different approach to encouraging his or her team to adhere to the program and win. This year, I thought I would share each team’s approach in hopes that you might want to share this information with your clients and/or start your own weight loss challenge. So far in this series, I’ve shared with you 3 different approaches to maximizing weight loss. You can review past articles HERE.

Kristin Weight Loss Challenge   Week 4

We conduct our weight loss challenge in the Spring, but you can run a weight loss challenge anytime. Summer is a great time too because everyone wants to look good at the pool and at the beach! Feeling inspired and want to give a weight loss challenge a try? Our annual Spring Makeover Challenge brings in about $20k in extra revenue for us each year and our clients see amazing results! Want to use the same resource tool we use to help clients see results during this challenge? trans Weight Loss Challenge   Week 4You can change our name to your name and run with it! Check out the details HERE.

Today, I am sharing with you Kristin Healeys fast and effective fat loss approach. Kristin is our NWPT Fitness & Training Director, holds a B.S. in Exercise & Movement Science, has won Personal Trainer of the year multiple times and her teams are always highly successful during this Makeover challenge so she knows what she’s talking about!

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Weight Loss Challenge – Week 3

There are a lot of different ways to achieve the same results.  That’s why during our annual Spring Makeover Challenge, our trainers and their teams compete against each other to see who can shed the greatest amount of body fat in 6 weeks using different approaches.

So far in this series, I’ve shared with you 2 different approaches to maximizing weight loss. You can review week 1 HERE and week 2 HERE…..every client is different so go ahead and send them this info and help them decide to either adopt one specific approach or try different plans and experiment to see which approach works best for them.

We conduct our weight loss challenge in the Spring, but you can run a weight loss challenge anytime. Summer is a great time too because everyone wants to look good at the pool and at the beach! Feeling inspired and want to give a weight loss challenge a try? Our annual Spring Makeover Challenge brings in about $20k in extra revenue for us each year and our clients see amazing results! Want to use the same resource tool we use to help clients see results during this challenge? trans Weight Loss Challenge   Week 3You can change our name to your name and run with it! Check out the details HERE.

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Spring Makeover Challenge – Week 2

Last week, I shared our trainer Derrick DeLay’s “Interval Diet” approach to maximizing fat loss during our Spring Makeover challenge.  Derrick basically asks his weight loss challenge team members to consume a super healthy, low calorie diet JillS Spring Makeover Challenge   Week 2Monday through Friday and then eat whatever they want on the weekends in combination with some cardio and weight training. That approach won’t work for for all of your clients so I am also going to share Jill Schiller’s approach, “Body Overhaul” to shedding that winter fat layer quickly.  Jill is a mother of two, our NWPT running clinic leader, certified VIPR and Schwinn cycling instructor and American Council of Exercise Nationally Certified Personal Trainer.

Go ahead….share these ideas with your clients. Feel inspired? Try running your own weight loss challenge. Our annual Spring Makeover Challenge brings in about $20k in extra revenue for us each year and our clients see amazing results! Want to use the same resource tool we use to help clients see results during this challenge? Read the rest of Spring Makeover Challenge – Week 2

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Spring Makeover Challenge – Week 1

In the colder climates, it is common over the winter months to gain a little weight. The days are shorter, it’s cold outside and we just don’t get as much activity and access to local healthy fruits and vegetables.  It’s one of the reasons that every spring we launch our annual Spring Makeover Challenge to help our clients shed that extra winter layer. Each of our trainers have teams and we all compete against each other to see who can ramp it up the most and achieve the best results.  There’s nothing like a friendly competition and peer pressure to get your trainers motivated and help your clients reach their goals!

Over the next few weeks I am going to share our trainers’ team “rules” with all of you and maybe you can start up your own weight loss challenge. Our annual Spring Makeover Challenge brings in about $20k in extra revenue for us each year and our clients see amazing results! Want to use the same resource tool we use to help clients see results during this challenge? You can change our name to your name and run with it! Check out the details HERE.

Derrick Spring Makeover Challenge   Week 1Today, we start with Derrick DeLay.  Read the rest of Spring Makeover Challenge – Week 1

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Latest & Greatest Fitness Tips Hot Off the Press – Second of 2 Part Series

Last week I provided you with some of the latest & greatest fitness tips from the fitness industry’s top experts. Here are just a couple more that I hope you can use when working with your clients.

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  • ¼ of the bones in the body are in the foot and ankle! There are 33 joints in each ankle/food! It is one of the most important, complex yet poorly understood joint/body structure in the body.
  • If the ankle or foot are not functioning correctly, you most likely will experience dysfunction and/or pain up the body chain – knee, hip, back etc.
  • The foot /ankle is such a beautifully designed structure.  It is stable when it needs to be and mobile when that is required. Beautiful fortrans Latest & Greatest Fitness Tips Hot Off the Press   Second of 2 Part Seriespower production and force absorption.
  • High heels are the torture chamber for the foot and negatively affect foot mechanics and gait and can result in bunions, foot issues, Achilles strains and calve tightness.  Use high heels and stiff shoes sparingly. Shoes that can twist and rotate are ideal with a large forefoot chamber to allow the foot to expand and move freely.
  • A mid-foot strike for running is ideal but ease into this and minimalist shoes slowly or risk experiencing issues with connective tissue that is not prepared for this change.
  • Maintain length in the spine during all movements.  Initiate movement from the hips and involve the foot.  Reach with the scapula.
  • Drills that encourage you to get off the ground are extremely helpful.

Dr. Maria Lupke on Exercise During Menopause:

  • Every woman will respond to this stage of complex hormonal instability differently so you have to really listen to your body and almost be a guinea pig to see what works and what doesn’t. It’s important to journal during this time to see which behaviors (food, drinks, nutrition habits, sleep, type of exercise, timing of exercise etc) help ease symptoms and which increase symptoms for you.
  • Research has shown that Moderate Exercise (60-70% Max HR) may be beneficial to women during menopause at increasing quality of life and reducing some symptoms (hot flashes, insomnia, abdominal fat, weight gain etc). So during this phase, more is not always better. It has to do with the lowered estrogen levels and how that affects cortisol and fat deposition patterns. If High Intensity Exercises works for you, keep at it. But if you’ve been working out harder and harder and not seeing results and suffering from menopausal symptoms, see if reducing your intensity helps out at all.
  • Endurance exercise promotes better sleep. Strength training increases body image, strength and manages weight. Yoga helps reduce hot flashes and overall quality of life. Walking helps reduce anxiety and depression (3-3.5mph)
  • Menopause is not a disease, it’s just a stage of life…just like puberty. All women will go through it at some point…some will have no symptoms, others will have some and others will have all. Our goal should be to increase the quality of life during this stage and embrace the experience. Hopefully you will experience menopause – the alternative is not so good!

So there you have it! Just a few of the interesting pieces of information I picked up from our industry’s top professionals. Hope they inspire you when working with your clients!

Yours in health, fitness & business,
Sherri McMillan

PS. Check out this article that I wrote for PTontheNet on marketing ideas you could start in 2014!

THE BUSINESS OF PERSONAL TRAINING SYSTEM

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Hey did you know that I wrote the ONLY complete training business  system designed to help you run a million dollar personal training business?!  You can have this same business system that will help you work SMARTER and generate HUGE profits like we do here at Northwest Personal Training. 

The fee to purchase the Business of Personal Training System can be made up within 1 month of increased PT sales and there are NO recurring franchise or licensing fees.  

A comparable business system in other industries would require an initial investment of tens of thousands of dollars.  

DON’T REINVENT THE WHEEL!  Let us give YOU the systems that we know will work.

 

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Latest & Greatest Fitness Tips Hot Off the Press – First of 2 Part Series

Hey Fit Pros, I recently attended the International Personal Training Summit in Seattle and wanted to share with you some of the highlights from the event in case you weren’t able to be there….

Kravitz2 161x300 Latest & Greatest Fitness Tips Hot Off the Press   First of 2 Part SeriesDr. Len Kravitz on Exercise Conditioning:

  • The biggest difference been sedentary couch potatoes who were lean or those obese was not diet or sleeping habits but actually their NEAT, or non exercise activity thermogenesis. Obese sedentary people sit 2.5 hours more per day than those who are lean and don’t exercise. So if I can’t get you to go to the gym, for god’s sake just get up off your butt moretrans Latest & Greatest Fitness Tips Hot Off the Press   First of 2 Part Series, park further away, go to the furthest bathroom at your office and take the stairs more. It adds up! Your life depends on it.
  • Resistance training increases your resting metabolic rate by 100 calories per day making it easier to lose weight. The true fountain of youth!
  • During menopause your RMR drops by 100 cal per day making exercise critical to manage your weight.
  • Vary both your resistance training and cardio training into easy, moderate and hard days. Lift heavy sometimes and other times lift lighter and work on endurance. Sometimes go hard and fast and other times long and easy.

Pete McCall on Exercise and Anti-Aging:

  • No more than 3 high intensity workouts per week or your immune system gets thrashed’.
  • The best thing about Zumba is getting people to move their hips to help prevent stiffness as we age. Hula hooping is good for that too’
  • ‘No one ever says I’m going to the gym to get smarter today but that’s exactly what you’re doing. Working out keeps your brain sharp!’
  • ‘CrossFit is great. Zumba is great. Running is great. Yoga is great. Cycling is great. Weight lifting is great. But doing the same thing 6-7 days a week is not great. Mix it up. Cross train for a balanced body.
  • Great trainers don’t have clients do the same movement patterns over and over again but change the movement patterns so they are strong and mobile in all planes of movement’
  • Do heavy weight lifting to load and stimulate the contractile component of muscle and couple with faster, low load, more plyometric training to load and stimulate the elastic component.’ Best of both worlds.
  • ‘Aerobic exercise 2x/week decreases risk for dementia by 50% and risk for Alzheimer’s by 60%’ Amazing! Move your body people!

 

These are some of my favorite tips from some of the most respected fitness professionals in our industry. I hope you can take something from these tips and pass them on to your clients. Bottom line though….is (like Pete says) keep reminding them to MOVE THEIR BODIES!!

Tune in next week for the rest of the my favorite tips from fitness industry leaders!

Yours in health, fitness & business,
Sherri McMillan

PS. Check out this article that I wrote for PTontheNet on marketing ideas you could start in 2014!

THE BUSINESS OF PERSONAL TRAINING SYSTEM

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Hey did you know that I wrote the ONLY complete training business  system designed to help you run a million dollar personal training business?!  You can have this same business system that will help you work SMARTER and generate HUGE profits like we do here at Northwest Personal Training. 

The fee to purchase the Business of Personal Training System can be made up within 1 month of increased PT sales and there are NO recurring franchise or licensing fees.  

A comparable business system in other industries would require an initial investment of tens of thousands of dollars.  

DON’T REINVENT THE WHEEL!  Let us give YOU the systems that we know will work.

 

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Want to win a FREE license to the Business of Personal Training System? Check out this fundraiser/contest that we are running right now. We have NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE! Win the Business of Personal Training System and 1 Year FREE to our PT Profits Mastermind Group. That is a $3000 value. Go HERE to learn more!

 

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Share With Your Clients – Info About Their Daughters!

Fit Pros…this is a blog post that I wrote for our client blog a couple weeks ago. I have received great feedback and support from this blog post so I thought I would pass it on to you and hopefully you will pass it on to your clients. Such an important message!

“Moms, Be careful what you say around your daughters!

I heard a conversation at a pool that went something like this. A young girl asked her mother why she wasn’t swimming. The mother responded that she was too fat and needed to lose a lot of weight before she could even consider wearing a bathing suit. Wow! What kind of a message do you think that mother was sending to her daughter? The daughter could easily interpret that response to mean that a woman must be skinny in order to do the things she wants to do. She must be thin in order to be beautiful enough to be seen in public. She must be lean in order to be loved.

Do you realize that girls as young as 5 years are dieting?

Sherri Brianna 225x300 Share With Your Clients   Info About Their Daughters!Where do you think they are getting the idea for the need to diet and lose weight? Sure media plays a big role but it’s a lot closer to home than that! A young girl’s mother is her most important role model. Values, principles and beliefs are instilled at such a young age and last a lifetime. If a young girl believes you have to be skin and bones to be attractive, she will struggle with her weight and body image for the rest of her life. Moms, think before you speak. Read the rest of Share With Your Clients – Info About Their Daughters!

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