One of the many challenges of teaching a fabulous class is getting your message across effectively to participants. For some instructors, simply finding the beat or staying on phrase is difficult enough without having to become proficient at cuing. And yet, cuing is extremely import...
From time to time, we come across fitness participants who lack proper grooming and who even offend others with their body odor. There are a few ways to address this situation.
First, if the client is on my roster, it is much easier for me to have a dialog about th...
By Kay L. Cross, MEd
Crawl Out of Your Comfort Zone
It's easy if you learn new skills and create a goal strategy. One of our greatest challenges as fitness professionals is to keep our passion alive. We give, encourage, inspire, motivate and challenge our clients and then desperately need to recharge and refuel ourselves so that we can continue to Inspire the World to Fi...
Internetworking Made Easy
USE E-MAIL TO CONNECT WITH STAFF.
By Peggy Gregor
'll never forget my first meeting as fitness director at our club. I had put together an outstanding agenda chockfull of club news, upcoming events and inspiring workshops. I arrived 20 minutes early armed with copies of a great fitness article and an interactive teambuilding exercise. I even brought cupcakes to celebr...
The best networking I do with trainers is at industry events or certification workshops. The settings are naturally conducive to meeting and discussing ideas with others in the field. With regard to branching out to other health professionals, I am quite lucky to have been a long-term patient of a top-notch local chiropractor. It is quite easy networking with him. In fact, my very first client was his wife!
By Kay L. Cross, MEd
Breathe New Life Into Your Business
Reignite your enthusiasm for your career by creating a new vision for your company. After a number of years in personal training, many trainers find themselves in need of renewal and reinvigoration. Burnout--due to boredom, stagnation and lack of personal balance--is common even among the most seasoned professional...
Envision the following scenario: You’re in a crowded room full of fitness professionals. Business cards are flying out of pockets as if possessed. Handshakes occur at a rate that makes a NASCAR race look like a slow crawl. There is a constant hum from the sound of voices weaving together in a cheerful harmony.