R. was carrying 311 pounds on her 5-foot-8-inch frame when she had blood work done at a “Know Your Numbers” workplace event. The results were so grim that the staff volunteered to take her to the hospital. When the doctor told R. that she might not have lived much longer had she not come in immediately, R. realized she owed her life to her employer, Clayton Homes. “Thanks for the wake-up call,” R. said. “I’m now 60 pounds lighter, I feel 10 times better, and I will continue this battle and lose more weight.
Many studies have focused on the benefits of listening to music before and during exercise. Now scientists have shifted focus to determine the effects—if any—that motivational music has after exercise.
Recently I had the opportunity to do some stealth field research. A local personal training facility hosted a “bring a friend” promotional week. My friend invited me and another guest to join her weekly 30-minute session. newsletter_teaser: Recently I had the opportunity to do some stealth field research. A local personal training facility hosted a “bring a friend” promotional week. My friend invited me and another guest to join her weekly 30-minute session.
Humdrum doesn’t cut it in a crowded market. However, exceed people’s expectations and word spreads. Learn how to target your training for phenomenal results at the 2012 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™. Find out all the latest programming, equipment and business ideas from the world’s leading personal training professionals.newsletter_teaser: Humdrum doesn’t cut it in a crowded market. However, exceed people’s expectations and word spreads. Learn how to target your training for phenomenal results at the 2012 IDEA Personal Trainer Institute™. Find out all the latest programming, equipment and business
One of the most common obstacles personal trainers face is the need to modify an exercise program during a session. A good trainer comes to a fitness appointment with a series of exercises for the client to do. However, even the most well-planned program may need to be modified. The key to success is knowing, based on the client’s unique biomechanics and movement patterns, which modifications to make and how to implement them with confidence. newsletter_teaser: Check out this great article from the IDEA Online Library, to understand why the more you know about modifications and your clients, the easier it is to design a successful session.
In the previous issue of IDEA Trainer Success, we took the time to define your business identity, mission statement, pricing plan and equipment needs to create a successful in-home personal training business. In this issue, we are going to address your financial wants and needs as well as outline your desired work schedule. So get your pen and paper ready and let’s do some more foundation work.
Determine Your Financial Wants & Needs
Personal Trainer: Austin Gregory Johns, CCS, president, San Clemente Health & Fitness Network
Location: San Clemente, California
Quality Assessments. Austin Gregory Johns, CCS, president of San Clemente Health & Fitness Network, is an advocate for fitness assessments. They are necessary to uncover potential limitations, but they also serve to develop trust between client and trainer, he says.
Building an in-home personal training business from scratch can be fun, exciting and just a little bit scary. To take as much fear out of the equation as possible, it is extremely important to do all the necessary foundation work so that when your official “start date” rolls around, you feel completely prepared. How do you do that? By joining me in the second of this five-article series.
Client: Chris Personal Trainer: Laurel Blackburn, owner, Boot Camp Fitness and Training <Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Inspiring the Inspirer. Laurel Blackburn, owner of Boot Camp Fitness and Training, first observed her future client, Chris, while coaching Special Olympics Track & Field. “He wasn’t much of a runner, but I was amazed and inspired by his efforts,” Blackburn recalls. “He always pushed himself to run faster.”
In our fast-paced, technology-filled lives, spending time outdoors has become a luxury. Ask most clients to reflect on their average day and they say, “Wake up, drive to the gym, drive to work, work all day, drive home, eat dinner, relax, work some more, sleep and start again.” Their greatest outdoor adventure comes from walking to and from their cars. It’s time for a change! Now is a great time for you to start an outdoor training program. Give clients a new challenge, a chance to benefit from fresh air and an opportunity to revitalize their spirit.