As a personal trainer you get asked many health- and fitness-related questions from clients who rely heavily on your expertise. You have to remain on top of the news and trends. Reading research articles and trade journals, following online fitness forums and health websites, evaluating training textbooks and DVDs/videos are assignments that come with the job.
Although you can&rsq...
If you’ve decided it’s time to get serious about your business finances by adding specialized financial software programs for recordkeeping and tax preparation, congratulations. Obviously, growing your business with a no-nonsense, professional approach is the only way to go.
Get from here to there with the following sampling of accounting programs and tax preparation s...
In today’s growing fitness industry, where new
facilities are popping up constantly, how can you add value to your
memberships? One answer: merge technology with fitness. From your website to
software to interactive workouts, technology that helps facilities manage their
business, assess members and pl...
The Internet has fast become a means for personal fitness trainers to generate new fitness clients. One of the most reliable ways to increase traffic on your website is to join forces with and pay other businesses that refer their online clients to your site. That simple practice, known as affiliate marketing, simply means you pay another website a small fee every time its link to your site generates a sale or a new client.
Fitness professionals should consider sending motivational e-mail messages to clients to help them stay on track with their exercise goals. In a study published in the July issue of Health Psychology (2007; 26 , 401–9), researchers found that feedback delivered via e-mail to participants in an exercise program increased short-...
If you have been thinking of adding a podcast to your website for promotional purposes but have been put off by the learning curve involved, fear not. These days, posting Web audio in the form of an easily downloadable podcast is as effortless as making a phone call.
Training for Growth
By Sherri McMillan, MSc, and Alex McMillan
Get Centralized and Automated
Streamline your operations and hit revenue goals. As consultants who travel around the world, we see many personal training businesses or departments that struggle with the same issues: I no personal training director or a director who trains 30...
By Joe Dysart
Get back in the Web's fast lane with the latest utilities.
QuickCleanTM, by McAfee (www.mcafee.com/us/) ($24.95)
One of the most prominent PC software makers, McAfee has been making products like QuickClean for years, with outstanding results. This little gem essentially goes on "space patrol" inside your PC, eliminating every performance-slowing file it can...
By Joe Dysart
You Don't Say . . .
With today's voice recognition software, you can stick the keyboard where it belongs. Are your hands more comfortable pumping iron than fiddling with a computer keyboard? If so, you may want to consider using your voice as the primary way to navigate on your personal computer. For about $200, you can upgrade your PC and other devices with cutting-edge ...