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Advice for Newcomers

11 Answers | Asked by Ryan Halvorson on Aug 05, 2011

Answered by MICHAEL HEYDT on Mar 26, 2012

1. Be professional 100% of the time. 2. Find a few "guru's" or veteran trainers and learn from them. You will like a lot of what they do but only you can make yourself the trainer you are. Don't train like someone else, learn about your clients needs and wants, and train them your way. The way...

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What keeps you from opening/starting your own business (i.e. Mobile Training, Studio)?

11 Answers | Asked by Lisa Lorraine Taylor on Jun 28, 2011

Answered by MICHAEL HEYDT on Mar 26, 2012

Honestly, the economy right now. We are nowhere near where we were financially when I started training. I am even in a rich area and people are just flat out struggling to make mortgage payments, so why would they spend $80/hr to train. I always tell people that are interested but can't afford it...

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Within the profession of personal training, what are personal trainers qualified to do and not do?

12 Answers | Asked by Chris Gellert, PT, MMusc &Sports Physio, MPT on Mar 24, 2012

Answered by MICHAEL HEYDT on Mar 26, 2012

Adding a 2nd part to this question. I know we had some answers on PT, diagnosing clients, etc. But what about nutrition/supplements? Are we legally allowed to accept payment for distributing a diet plan? I know I give my clients a list of things to eat, but that is part of their actual "package"...

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