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Do You Have a Re-Opening Protocol?

Posted by on June 17, 2020 at 3:11 pm

Gyms and Fitness Facilities are re-opening all around the country and the world. Here at Northwest Personal Training we have planning for and anxiously waiting for this day to come! We were able to officially opened on Monday June 8th.

We knew we would need to take the appropriate measures to ensure that our studio was safe, clean and inviting for those of our clients who are ready to come back. We created a COVID-19 re-opening protocol that we have shared with our staff, clients and potential new clients.

Our protocol reminds our clients that….. “the health and fitness of our clients and staff is our top priority. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 developments, we are constantly monitoring the updates to assure we are taking steps to keep everyone healthy.”

 

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Recognition Goes a Long Way

Posted by on December 11, 2019 at 10:21 am

When I was awarded an industry award like IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year or CanFitPro presenter of the year, it was a highlight to my career. It was like the Oscars of the fitness industry.

To be recognized for your contributions provides such a strong sense of accomplishment.

Unfortunately, only one person wins these types of awards every year amongst the hundreds of thousands of trainers out there.

So in our business, at our annual Holiday party, we recognize our team with our own in-house award system that the whole team votes on. In addition, I consider client feedback too. So the votes are now in for our business…

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Clients Want To Know – Aerobic vs. Anaerobic

Posted by on November 21, 2017 at 10:15 pm
I am sure many of you have come up against clients who question why they need to do cardio exercise. Of course you know the importance of combining aerobic and anaerobic cardio, strength training, stretching and other forms of exercise…but your clients may not. I always like to give my clients the facts about their fitness and do it in a way that is easy to understand and suggest doable ways to accomplish what I am suggesting.

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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…….

Managing Stress During the Holidays

Posted by on December 2, 2015 at 5:21 pm

Sherri NaughtyMost of us look forward to the holiday season and yet, many people also report higher levels of stress throughout the festivities…the endless responsibilities from getting your cards out, decorating the house inside and out, finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones and attending every social party and get-together can add a lot of pressure to someone’s life! Whether or not you buy into the holiday season, we all probably experience some level of stress at this time of year.  Here’s how to ensure the holidays don’t get you down:

Exercise (yes…I even need to remind fit pros of this):

Bet you guessed this would be at the top of my list.

Exercise is the best de-stressor at any time of year and this still holds true during the holidays.  But don’t get yourself worked up if you can’t keep up with your regular fitness regime.  Instead set some minimums. 

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10 Fitness Things To Be Thankful For

Posted by on December 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

This holiday season is a good time to reflect on the people and things we are thankful for.  Your clients might think you are crazy, but try reminding them of these 10 fitness things they should be thankful for…at the very least they will get a good laugh right?! And hopefully it will motivate them to come see you!

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Give Clients Their Dream Life – Step Ten

Posted by on February 19, 2014 at 7:12 pm

Achieving Your Goals and Dream Life – Step Ten

Now we move on to Step Ten in the effort to help your clients achieve their goals and dream life, but first let’s review the first 9 steps….see below:

Step 1: Lay out your goals
Step 2: Get physical
Step 3: Eating like a champion
Step 4: Realize your potential
Step 5: Be positive
Step 6: Surround yourself with positive people
Step 7: Become a lover of knowledge
Step 8: Don’t let setbacks set you back
Step 9: Be an inspiration to others

STEP 10: Remind Your Clients That Their Past Does Not Equal Their Future and to DREAM BIG!

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After working with thousands of people helping them to achieve their goals, one of the saddest things for me is to see someone become a victim to their past.  I see so many people make excuses for why they can’t achieve their goals today based on what has happened to them in the years past. I am sure as a fitness professional you see the same thing!

But, the key to your clients achieving their dream life is taking ownership of THEIR tomorrow. Ask them to:

“Take 100% responsibility for where you are, who you want to be and where you want to go.”

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Give Clients Their Dream Life – Step Nine

Posted by on February 7, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Achieving Goals and Dream Life – Step Nine

We have moved on to Step 9 of your mission of helping clients achieve their goals and dream lives, but first you may want to view the previous steps:

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Give Clients Their Dream Life – Step Seven

Posted by on January 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Achieving Goals and Dream Life – Step Seven

As fitness professionals most of us our inherently drawn to learning more, helping more, practicing more….the same may not be true for our clients, but we really should encourage them to become lovers of knowledge just like us! That brings us to Step Seven of assisting our clients in achieving their goals and dream lives…..

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Give Clients Their Dream Life – Step Five

Posted by on January 10, 2014 at 11:00 am

Achieving Goals and Dream Life – Step Five

Be Positively Positive!

positiveAchieving dreams requires a little thought and effort but anything worth achieving is worth working for.  So far we have discussed 4 factors for achieving goals; first, set the goals and create the action steps, secondly, we must encourage our clients to move their bodies, third, our clients must  fuel their bodies correctly and fourth, ask your clients not to set limits on what they can achieve.

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