Jabez Gibson

Knoxville, TN 37802

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How do you run a semi private training session

5 Answers | Asked by toni slowinski on Oct 17, 2013

Answered by Jabez Gibson on Nov 01, 2013

Hello, semi- private can be tricky business at times. Semi-private to me means a small controllable group. The number in said group should be consistent with your ability to: 1. Instruct 2. Motivate 3. Coach/guide 4. Be creative Even when I have had several people of comparable skill, goals &...

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Have you trained a client over a long period of time at no charge or set up a scholarship?

9 Answers | Asked by Aimee Barnes on Oct 18, 2013

Answered by Jabez Gibson on Nov 01, 2013

PEACE Am I my brothers keeper? What kind of person & professional am I? (ask self) B4 the dollar, we still engaged each other in business propositions and exchanges of services, now should be no different... I am of the opinion that "cash rules everything around me but, NOT ME" Doesn't mea...

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What percentage of personal training is private (PT does not share revenue with gym) and how much is through the gym themselves?

6 Answers | Asked by Tim Wright on Nov 01, 2013

Answered by Jabez Gibson on Nov 01, 2013

Hey man... as long as I worked in other facilities I, never received 90% of fees paid and never knew of another in the same position (training dept. even "master trainers") receiving this amount. I have worked under varying circumstances. 1. The host facility was required to provide (x) amount ...

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with small group training, 3-6 clients once a week, do you give them a copy of the workout

10 Answers | Asked by Melissa Sigler on Aug 05, 2013

Answered by Jabez Gibson on Aug 16, 2013

I think this is up to you! I consider how well they perform when we are together. If the group is advancing well together I sometimes offer them modified take home w/o's. I only do modified as most will not observe the stringent techniques I require when they are present on session. I want my ...

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Is private training is more affordable then group training

8 Answers | Asked by Kandra Dears on Aug 07, 2013

Answered by Jabez Gibson on Aug 16, 2013

When I am instructing one-on-one I do charge a higher rate than for group based sessions/classes. You can understand the difference & challenges between the two. Group sessions offer more participation @ a lower investment and sometimes more "group" support. Personal Training/Coaching for me i...

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How much do you pay personal trainers conducting a partner training session?

6 Answers | Asked by Melissa Rodriguez on Aug 08, 2013

Answered by Jabez Gibson on Aug 16, 2013

In my opinion, the validation for the higher rate should be evidenced through the totality of the program offered & the "experience" of the instructor/coach working with the specific population. Industry Standard is a "guide," use it wisely and you may be able to save self from some research but...

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Retention Bonus for Personal Trainer: What is a fair rate?

12 Answers | Asked by The Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon on Mar 05, 2013

Answered by Jabez Gibson on Mar 12, 2013

My opinion: What do you find is harder in your market, changing prospects to paying clientele or retaining the ones you have. Retention is what I eye most. Yes, getting them in is primary but, worthless long term if other factors don't add up. I have in the past offered less than your stated % ...

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Im preparing to work with a client with severe arthritis in her hands and wrists. Any website recommendations or trainer tips?

8 Answers | Asked by Jen Banks on Mar 06, 2013

Answered by Jabez Gibson on Mar 12, 2013

If you have not dealt with limitations like these prior you should proceed (since it sounds like ya will) with extreme caution. Think of how highly used this body part is AND there is prior medical complication involved. What are the session goals, genreal fitness or are there some theraputics i...

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Fitness assessments for teenagers

5 Answers | Asked by Mariu Garcia on Mar 06, 2013

Answered by Jabez Gibson on Mar 12, 2013

Hello to you, There are various formula for a "Body Composition Assessment." Finding the one you are most comfortable using is another thing. What I have found in my work with obese people in general is not age specific. They have mirrors, eyes, ears and emotions. My Opinion: any method used wil...

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Can anyone recommend tips for successfully transitioning from training in a corporate gym to training independently?

9 Answers | Asked by Rachel Tolsma on Feb 20, 2013

Answered by Jabez Gibson on Feb 20, 2013

Hello & kudos to ya for investing in self. That is what you will need to do if you expect anyone else to and pay you. 1. FREEDOM - to explore, to expand and to position self 2. EXPERIENCE - I worked in corp gym's and studios until fairly recently as a trainer and mgt. I took all of what I learn...

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