That dreaded time of year has come again. You have to justify exactly why your boss should open up her tightly wrapped wallet to increase your pay. Some employees see this as an anxiety-filled experience, while others view it as an opportunity to showcase their talent and worth.
According to the sidebar “Certification’s Impact on Staffing” in “The Certification Balance” by Lisa Liddane (July-August 2003 IDEA Health & Fitness Source), certification is more important than both experience and degrees when it comes to hiring or promoting fitness professionals. How can the knowledge gained from a 4-day weekend certification compare with that from a bachelor’s or master’s degree?
When personal training was a new industry, many trainers did not have mentors because they were the pioneers. Now, times are different. Savvy personal trainers know that good mentors can boost their careers. (See “The Mentoring Pathway” on page 34 of the March 2003 IDEA Personal Trainer.)
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Trainer in a Bag
You don't have to break the bank to take your business on the road.
By Tim Borys
What if you could give your training business a shot of adrenalin for an investment of $500 or less? Launching a fulltime or sideline mobile training business may be just the jolt you need to pop you out of a rut and breathe fresh air into a stale balance sheet. For mobile trainers the mainstream ...
Health Club Directions
How can clubs retain members and inspire new exercisers?
Interview with John McCarthy
any fitness professionals view health clubs as accessible, friendly places to exercise, unwind and socialize. However, the general public's view can vary, depending on the day. Some people balk at paying monthly membership fees, finding them impossible to justify in the face ...