"Was it challenging to become a personal trainer after another career? Did you have to compete with younger trainers?"
I worked in radio administration, sales and marketing for 22 years in the San Francisco Bay Area.
retain clients once I was working with them, as I had gained enough knowledge to explain why they were doing the programs I had designed for them. I foun...
Many studies have shown that maintaining or increasing muscular strength and endurance throughout the lifespan is important for preventing disease, maintaining health and preserving the ability to perform normal life activities. Knowing how to measure a client’s strength and endurance allows the personal fitness trainer (PFT) to establish baseline values in order to design an effec...
“I had to work late this week, so I didn’t have time to work out.” “I need to lose weight before I can start exercising.” “I’m late because my dog ate my favorite workout shoes.”
Do these excuses sound familiar? Clients everywhere seem to come up with some unique reasons for skipping workouts or ignoring their trainers’ ...
"How do you handle the situation if one of your trainers isn't meeting your expectations?"
Many times managers don't clearly convey their expectations to trainers. Most peo-
ple want to do what is expected of them and excel. A one-time new-trainer orientation is overwhelming for new employees; most likely they will not grasp everything you want them to. Although we conduct...
I incorporate balance training into clients’ workouts in one of two ways.
Some clients—usually athletes, individuals who are in postrehabilitation and the elderly—understand that they need balance training. With them it’s acceptable to block out 15...
Training for Growth
By Sherri McMillan, MSc, and Alex McMillan
Become a Dynamite Presenter
Develop your skills as an industry speaker and reap the benefits in new clients. One of the most effective ways to quickly gain exposure as a personal trainer is by presenting. Good speakers can expect to gain at least one to three new clients at every presentation they conduct. The problem is that for most...