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Keith Bishop

Saint Petersburg, FL 33710

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Anyone using monthly pricing plans for personal training?

12 Answers | Asked by Keith Bishop on Aug 27, 2011

Answered by Keith Bishop on Aug 13, 2015

No. I treat it just like the cable company basically, you don't get refunded for the days you didn't watch TV. I don't roll over, they basically have a personal trainer under contract to do a set number of sessions, if they don't use them all the next month starts fresh.

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Do you feel shows like the Biggest Loser make our job easier or harder?

20 Answers | Asked by Scott Garan on Nov 15, 2011

Answered by Keith Bishop on Nov 15, 2011

I also believe it makes our job much more difficult. Im telling people doing everything right they can expect 1-2 pounds lost a week, and on TV they are losing 100 pounds in no time.

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Do you or your clients keep a food journal? Why/Why not?

14 Answers | Asked by Gretchen Eisenberg on Aug 17, 2011

Answered by Keith Bishop on Aug 21, 2011

I also have all of my clients on MyFitnessPal! It is a non-intrusive way for me to help keep up with their nutrition and cardio. They also have app's for iPhone and Android, so there is never any excuse on why they cant enter their food :) For the first few weeks I just focus on letting them lear...

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How do you feel about selling supplements to your clients?

21 Answers | Asked by Karin Singleton on Aug 18, 2011

Answered by Keith Bishop on Aug 19, 2011

I have also been approached by many companies and have declined all of them. I sell getting healthy by making changes you can do for life, I havent ever seen a supplement that has been around for that long. I would never feel comfortable recommending something that is untested and unregulated as sai...

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Does Fitness Connect help you get new clients??

11 Answers | Asked by Penny Fink on Aug 18, 2011

Answered by Keith Bishop on Aug 19, 2011

Ive had 3 potential leads through this site. I actually just took on the 3rd one as a client a few weeks ago!

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Best free or low cost method to get clients?

13 Answers | Asked by Shawn Strickland on Aug 13, 2011

Answered by Keith Bishop on Aug 14, 2011

All great answers, I have tried everything said above. I also looked up every classified type website on the internet that allows you to list your service for free. If you do in-home training you can deliver flyers to junk mail boxes at peoples homes, its a good way to get your brand into their home...

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Do you use a stability ball when training your clients? If so what are your top five exercises?

20 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jul 29, 2011

Answered by Keith Bishop on Jul 29, 2011

I do try to work in a stability ball quite often. Top 5 exercises I would say: 1. Stability Ball Crunch 2. Stability Ball Dumbbell Chest Press 3. Stability Ball Leg Curl 4. Stability Ball Reverse Crunch 5. Stability Ball Knee Tuck I know most of us call every exercise something different, ...

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How do you build strength/mass in your legs with little or no load on the spine?

9 Answers | Asked by Shane Mclean on Jul 22, 2011

Answered by Keith Bishop on Jul 24, 2011

I have a bad back with one surgery on it already. I make sure to never do anything with a barbell centered on my spine. Like others have said the seated leg machines will work, also stability ball wall squats, dumbbell squats, squats with resistance bands, and I sometimes use a V-Squat machine that ...

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Trainers that measure body fat levels, using a Bioelectrical Impedance device, what device do you use with your clients?

15 Answers | Asked by Anna-Lisa Finger on Jul 08, 2011

Answered by Keith Bishop on Jul 10, 2011

I also use the Omron Handheld. It was an inexpensive way to help give my clients an instant measure of their success/progress. I know for $30 were not looking for extreme accuracy, but like others have mentioned it does provide pretty decent consistency.

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What equipment do you suggest for a personal trainer to have to train clients at home?

62 Answers | Asked by Kym Peterson on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Keith Bishop on Jul 10, 2011

A ball, some bands, medicine ball, and them! I usually provide all of my clients with a stability ball as part of purchasing a package, they get a lot of use out of it even when im not there. I have the majority of my clients buy some small dumbbells at first and just keep buying bigger weight as ne...

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