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Chris Lutz

Herndon, VA 20171

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To other studio owners. What is your #1 marketing tool you use that yields the best results/clients ?

9 Answers | Asked by Dave Gibson on Aug 12, 2012

Answered by Chris Lutz on Aug 07, 2014

Definitely word of mouth. Be sure to facilitate it and be proactive about it. Don't wait for people to refer to you. And business networking events in the community. The more you go to, the better.

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I need organizational tools. i.e. paper scheduling, appointments

4 Answers | Asked by Anna Sanna on Aug 06, 2014

Answered by Chris Lutz on Aug 06, 2014

I too, would recommend Google calendar. It's just too standard and simple not to use it for something else that would be less of both.

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Have you heard of 'Automated Personal Training'?

8 Answers | Asked by Karin Singleton on Nov 18, 2012

Answered by Chris Lutz on Jun 30, 2014

I have. In fact, my girlfriend is a member and she has filled me in on the entire model. I'm sad to say, that being an employer who has struggled to hire decent trainers in the field, and to educate countless others, this is WAY better than the status quo in-person trainer. It's not perfect b...

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What should certifications be based on?

9 Answers | Asked by Chris Lutz on Aug 27, 2013

Answered by Chris Lutz on Aug 28, 2013

I would probably disagree a little. Many take a certification in lieu of something like a degree. Many certifications are taught as a course. If someone were to forego a degree and only take a certification, where does the education take place if the certification is only the measure of competenc...

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What should certifications be based on?

9 Answers | Asked by Chris Lutz on Aug 27, 2013

Answered by Chris Lutz on Aug 27, 2013

Hi Joanne, Thanks. Well, both in a way. Is a certification not education? I'm mostly asking about your #2. Nearly every PT certification lacks a LOT in the way of a base of evidence. They seem to be more trend based. Is that what trainers prefer and think it (certification) should b...

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What do you guys think about this research comparing stable vs. unstable training surfaces?

12 Answers | Asked by Chris Lutz on Feb 21, 2013

Answered by Chris Lutz on May 30, 2013

Daniel, thanks for the response. I think what a lot of this is saying is regardless of trained or untrained, a lot of times the surface may be inferior. It might even be more so for competitive athletes. The farther away from the actual surface and environment of the sport, the less specific ...

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What do you guys think about this research comparing stable vs. unstable training surfaces?

12 Answers | Asked by Chris Lutz on Feb 21, 2013

Answered by Chris Lutz on Mar 29, 2013

Hi Sheri, Are you suggesting that there is a general "balance" skill that is trainable and not specific to the movement and exercise, itself? Or transferable to other activities than the exercise? The principle of specificity doesn't seem to support that notion. I don't mean to repeat my pr...

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What is in your fitness book library?

8 Answers | Asked by Jenilee Quinto on Sep 28, 2011

Answered by Chris Lutz on Mar 07, 2013

High Intensity Metabolic Training is my favorite ;) http://www.amazon.com/High-Intensity-Metabolic-Training-Chris/dp/1481156...

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Does anybody charge a monthly recurring fee for personal training?

15 Answers | Asked by Chris Lutz on Feb 27, 2013

Answered by Chris Lutz on Mar 06, 2013

Additionally, below is a list of our policies laid out in our client consultation forms that explains what they are paying for and how they can use them and not lose anything. "Liability Waiver: I, the undersigned, being aware of my own health and physical condition, and having knowledge t...

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Does anybody charge a monthly recurring fee for personal training?

15 Answers | Asked by Chris Lutz on Feb 27, 2013

Answered by Chris Lutz on Mar 06, 2013

In fact, I'll post the report I wrote below on specifically how to do this and it's benefits. If you'd like a free copy of this, just shoot me an email at my address below. How to Set Up EFT/ARB in Your Personal Training Business A better way to bill and retain your clients and avoid &ldquo...

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