"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...
"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...
A new service will allow personal trainers to customize workout programs for clients, recommend how-to videos for specific exercises and track their clients’ progress over time via a handheld device and the Internet.
Clients who read about the occasional
athlete who suffers from a fatal incident on the basketball court or football field, or the marathon runner who “blows out his knees,” may ask, is exercise really safe? The best answer to that question is, Exercising is safer than remaining sedentary.