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Independent Trainers: Do you rent space from a local studio? If so, how much do you pay?

7 Answers | Asked by Jason Davis on Jul 12, 2015

Answered by George Watts on Jul 14, 2015

Hi Karin, Why pay for a venue when with a little imagination you can get it for free. Plus you can instantly get a "full yoga class" without any advertising? That's a nifty double whammy. Sound impossible? Yes it is if you follow the traditional way of getting a venue for your class...

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how do I add a client to my newsletter list

2 Answers | Asked by Helane Hurwith on Jul 14, 2015

Answered by George Watts on Jul 14, 2015

If you're reading this (and are not a paying member of Ideafit) and are looking for way to add a newsletter to your website, I recommend MailChimp. You can find more about it here: http://thebarefootwebdesigner.co.uk/2013/08/yoga-marketing-tips/ It's free and easy to use. I'm not affiliated wit...

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how much to charge clients

8 Answers | Asked by Laura Allen on Jun 29, 2015

Answered by George Watts on Jul 04, 2015

Hi Laura, Whatever you charge make sure it's a little more than you think. The most common mistake is to charge too little. I was a business consultant for 15 years before becoming a full-time yoga teacher and one of the biggest mistakes a small business could make was under-charging for their...

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What do you wish you knew about your fitness career earlier?

7 Answers | Asked by Beverly Hosford, MA on Jun 26, 2015

Answered by George Watts on Jul 04, 2015

Hi Leslie, I also highly recommend you create a spreadsheet and track every single marketing action you take. That way if your class numbers start slipping and you catch yourself saying, "I don't understand why my numbers are dropping because I've tried everything"....you can get a reality che...

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What do you wish you knew about your fitness career earlier?

7 Answers | Asked by Beverly Hosford, MA on Jun 26, 2015

Answered by George Watts on Jul 04, 2015

Hi Leslie, I agree with Janet Weller: "To focus more on the business and relationships with my clients than on exercises, music and choreography." And I also agree with Ariadne: "Dig deep, not wide. Pick one or two main things and really master them, and concentrate your training in those area...

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Does anyone have any recommendations for "must-reads" with respect to fitness and/or nutrition? Thanks!

13 Answers | Asked by Leslie LaPlace on Jan 17, 2013

Answered by George Watts on Jul 04, 2015

Hi Leslie, If you're a yoga teacher "The Yoga Teacher Kits Collection" are all the resources you'd ever need for your yoga business. The Kits Include: Yoga Teacher Lesson Plan Kit Kids Yoga Lesson Plan Kit Yoga Teacher Business Kit Yin Yang Yoga Workshop Kit Chair Yoga Workshop Kit ...

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I am teachng a functional fitness class to adults 50+. Any suggestions for class format and/or exercises?

8 Answers | Asked by Janet Hagen on Aug 30, 2011

Answered by George Watts on Jul 04, 2015

Hi Janet, I'm a full-time BWY yoga teacher and created something called The 15 Minute Yoga Lesson Planner which has lots of "Chair Yoga Exercises". Chair yoga sound easy but it is surprisingly challenging. Every now and then I do chair yoga for my under 50 adult classes and they always enjoy it...

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I am looking to have a fitness class for disabled adults. Armchair type fitness.

5 Answers | Asked by laurie helgason on Mar 25, 2015

Answered by George Watts on Jul 04, 2015

Hi Laurie, I'm a full-time BWY yoga teacher and created something called The 15 Minute Yoga Lesson Planner which has lots of "Chair Yoga Exercises". It's really easy to create chair yoga lesson plans. You can take a peak at it here: http://georgewatts.org/yoga-lesson-plans/. I also create...

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What are your new years goals as a fitness professional?

13 Answers | Asked by Beverly Hosford, MA on Dec 23, 2014

Answered by George Watts on Jul 04, 2015

Hi Beverly, Great question! This year I'm launching a website that is potentially going help thousands of my fellow yoga teachers create multiple streams of passive income. One of the easiest, quickest and most enjoyable ways to increase your yoga teacher income has just arrived. Al...

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any advice for teaching the first pilates private lesson?

4 Answers | Asked by Cristina Cameselle on Mar 16, 2015

Answered by George Watts on Jul 04, 2015

Hi Cristina, I teach mainly yoga private sessions (with a bit of pilates) and agree with Martin "the only difference would be the amount of attention the client is receiving", with the exception that I go to the extra effort of giving them a personalised folder that contains a print-out of the l...

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