Have you ever thought, “I know I’m a good trainer, so why don’t my clients tell others about me?” Yes, increasing your number of referrals can be one of the most frustrating challenges of this business.
Q:A:Burnout: Old topic for many instructors, but new to me! What can I do to overcome the burned-out feeling I’ve had lately when teaching? I can’t afford to take a break from instructing fitness classes. Plus, my club is facing a real instructor shortage right now. So, what else can I do to get out of my blah rut and be excited again about my classes?
BY CARRIE MYERS SMITH
G e t S m a r t A b o u t H o m e S c h o o l P E Tr a i n i n g
Did you know that during the 2000 to 2001 school year, 1.5 to 1.9 million children in the United States were home-schooled by their parents and that this number is increasing by 7 to 15 percent each year (National Home Education Research Institute 2002)? Why should this matter to you? Because in more than half ...
CREATING YOUR OWN FUTURE
What is your outlook for the next 5 years?
By D o n n a K o z i k , M B A
With so many future needs and so much future opportunity, how do you apply all the possibilities? Be the coach of your own career. "Career coaching takes place at the heart and soul level," says Marla Goonan, a career coach and placement consultant at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD)....
Pack your bags. Exotic five-star resorts are calling all fitness professionals to the playful side of paradise. “Vacations” valued at $2,500 to $5,000 per week can be yours in exchange for your services as a fitness professional. That’s right.
If you’re like many taxpayers, you’re probably just starting to prepare your 2001 income taxes. Unfortunately, many people create unnecessary headaches for themselves by waiting until the last minute to do their taxes. While year-end tax planning can help you significantly reduce your tax liabilities, the secret to tax-saving success is year-round planning. The sweeping tax law changes passed under the 2001 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act (EGTRRA) illustrate why you need to stay on top of your tax planning.
Don’t just ignore your nest egg, check on it regularly to make sure
it’s growing at a rate that equals your projected retirement needs. Get information for all of the following retirement concerns at www.quicken.com. Also, see the Profit Center column in the January 2002 issue of IDEA Personal Trainer for a more in-depth discussion of tax and
retirement planning options for personal trainers.