Personal training is evolving at an
unprecedented rate, and keeping pace requires developing innovative approaches
to professional skills. Documenting client progress is one such skill. Emerging
training models require more sophisticated methods of documentation. Today,
trainers working with special populations often work as part...
My biggest challenge is finding the
right trainers to work with me. It is hard to find qualified
trainers who are willing to train some of the clientele that I have (the
morbidly obese). Some of my clients require a lot of motivation, and not every
trainer is a motivator. I would rather have trainers wh...
Most people have been lucky enough to
have teachers who left a lasting impression on their lives. Think about one of your favorite mentors or
instructors. What made him or her so special? And what can you do to create the
same experience in your own classes? You may presume ...
Many clients walk through our doors
hoping to be touched by the “personal training fairy” and walk out with a
perfect body 6 weeks later. The reason this happens is that
the popular media sets an impossible standard of physical appearance and
convinces people that with the right help they can achieve it. The real problem
here, as I s...
To be successful in business, who
you know is often more advantageous than what you know. For fitness
professionals, a strong personal and professional network is helpful in
building clientele. In an industry where
The physical education program at DePaul University in Chicago offers students a choice of two majors: teaching or fitness management and wellness. The latter concentration is unique in that it prepares students for a career managing or developing fitness programs...
In the first four articles of this five-part series, I introduced the success ingredients integral to quality growth. In this final Best Practices article I will discuss ways you can increase your income, whether you wish to remain strictly a trainer or prefer to expand into management/ownership.
If you’re considering expanding your services into cyberspace or adding to your current online offerings, now’s the time. On an average day, 113 million adults look for health information online. More than 57% of Americans watch or download videos from the Internet, and 12% of Internet users have downloaded audio files known as podcasts. Prospective clients are virtually everywhere! Given that ...
Successful fitness pros say it all the time: Write health and fitness articles for newspapers, magazines and websites to advance your fitness career by leaps and bounds. And they’re right. By authoring articles you will gain exposure and build credibility as a fitness pro, open doors to new career opportunities, share your expertise with a wider audience and generate more clients for your...
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