Sharing your hard-earned knowledge with peers can be rewarding and lucrative. But stepping into the spotlight can also pose significant challenges, especially if your public speaking experience is limited. If you’re
interested in becoming a fitness presenter, follow these tips
offered by IDEA’s director of event
programming, Aprile Peishel, MA:
First and foremost, be very knowledgeable in the topic area. Being skilled in the application of the material is also a major plus.
Fitness professionals should be at the forefront of the campaign for a healthy planet, say group exercise pioneers Phillip Mills and Jackie Mills, MD, who are on a mission to increase awareness about the link between fitness and eco-health. Authors of the book Fighting Globesity: A Practical Guide to Personal Health and Sustainability (Random House 2007), the Millses have decided to combine their fervor for ecological health with their many years of innovation in the fitness industry.
Your business is growing slowly but steadily, and you’ve reached the point where you’d like to rely less on accounting software and more on an actual accountant. A good certified public accountant is worth his weight in medicine balls and can save you time and money. According to an article written in the February/March 2003 issue of MyBusiness magazine for the National Feder...
I have been fortunate enough to help a
diverse group of people achieve their potential. Each of them
has fueled the desire in me to continue doing my best. Reflecting on the
inspiring clients I work with at this time, I must confess that I have to
“cheat” and select not just one but four, as they all highlight a certain
Are you thinking of becoming an independent contractor, but you’re not sure what to expect? Navigating the ins and outs of this path can be tricky. Here are tips from Nolo, an organization dedicated to disseminating legal information to consumers and small businesses.
Choose a Name. It is a go...
Fitness professionals often work at several locations, which can entail a lot of driving. These days, that means high gasoline bills. Here, courtesy of www.howtoadvice.com, are several tips to help you improve fuel efficiency and reduce your payments at the pump:
Purchase gas in the morning or evening. When outside temperatures are low, gasoline is dense. ...
Maybe you find that after carefully
mapping out your career path, you actually want to travel in a different
direction. Maybe you discover that a career milestone you thought would take
years to achieve is now within your grasp. Or maybe you are still blissfully
happy in your job but find that outside forces dictate a change.
As the old saying...
Maybe it’s the coffee bar employee who always has a smile and knows your favorite drink. Maybe it’s the hotel clerk who follows through to ensure you have all the amenities you need. Or perhaps it’s one of your co-workers who seems to consistently anticipate the needs of managers and clients. Excellent service is easy to notice, yet is it easy to provide?
During my working years, I’ve lived through at least three recessions—and survived them all. Surviving was not easy in my early days of personal training, but I did learn from each of the slow periods that my business experienced. I progressed from twiddling my thumbs and worrying in 1988 to planning and actively accepting the reality of slowdowns today. During the 20 years I&...