The relationship that develops between client and personal trainer is vastly enriched when the trainer assumes the role of mentor and life coach. Understanding the important role that life coaching plays in the client success model, we felt it was imperative to add life coaching to our list of services. As we help our trainers develop and hone their personal coaching skills, I have assumed the role of life and training strategies success coach within our facility.
HOPING to shape up and willing to shell out big bucks for a personal trainer to crack the whip? Make sure you know what you're paying for.
Spending a lot of money on a high-priced trainer doesn't necessarily mean you're getting the most experienced or best-educated person for the job. It may only mean you're getting the one who's bringing the gym the most business or who's got the...
There’s a reason movie stars and financial moguls use personal trainers: Working with a trainer is one of the fastest, easiest, most successful ways to improve your health and fitness. In fact, personal training has proved so effective that it has spread well beyond the realm of the rich and famous. Today, personal trainers are used by people of all fitness, age and economic levels--and from all o...
Observing sport is a great way to appreciate human structure and function. High-level athletes teach us a lot about optimal performance—and even dysfunction. Watching skilled athletic movement at the collegiate or professional level stimulates us to ask questions and scrutinize our existing training methods. This article identifies a need to introduce warding patterns as part of a well-balanced training and conditioning program. Practicing warding patterns elicits adaptations that are authentic to our physiology and can transfer to sports and daily activities.newsletter_teaser: High-level athletes teach us a lot about optimal performance—and even dysfunction. Practicing warding patterns elicits adaptations that can transfer to sports and daily activities.
Whether you teach one indoor cycling class or provide individual training to 40 clients per week, as a fitness professional and business owner you are a leader in your community. Leaders inspire change in their clients, their colleagues, their employees and their community. By developing your leadership skillsregardless of your role in the fitness industryyou can inspire others to lead as well, and take action to improve the world around you.
newsletter_teaser: Whether you teach one indoor cycling class or provide individual training to 40 clients per week, as a fitness professional and business owner you are a leader in your community.
You spend a lot of time and effort marketing your personal training services to members who need customized programming, but you may be missing a much-needed niche.
newsletter_teaser: You spend a lot of time and effort marketing your personal training services to members who need customized programming, but you may be missing a much-needed niche.
What equipment would you include in your dream studio?
You certainly have plenty of choices. The fitness equipment industry sold $4.3 billion worth of gear in 2010—a 4.1% increase from 2009—according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. While a substantial chunk of that revenue came from high-dollar devices like treadmills and elliptical trainers, a vast variety of specialized pieces of exercise equipment have also made their mark on the fitness industry.
Which ones add the most challenge and variety to customer workouts?
Using the myofascial lines in our training gives us a unique perspective on how best to mitigate force, save energy and build endurance while improving multijoint mobility and strength. Training the body as a whole in three dimensions, as opposed to training isolated, segmented parts, may be a missing link in the exercise programs of people looking to maintain or improve the integrity of their bodies. As a fitness professional, you can now use functional anatomy to give clients functional results.
Application: Training the Myofascial Linesnewsletter_teaser: Using the myofascial lines in training gives a unique perspective on how best to mitigate force, save energy and build endurance while improving multijoint mobility and strength. To give clients functional results, train the body as a whole.
newsletter_teaser: Lately, lots of studies have focused on short-duration, high-intensity exercise. A recent contribution claims that the training type may help you live longer. Researchers from Copenhagen, Denmark, wanted to examine the association of exercise intensity and/or duration with mortality rates.