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Michael Siler

Austin, TX 78756

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how big is the fitness industry

6 Answers | Asked by Patricia Longwright on Feb 28, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Mar 01, 2013

We know from IDEA's homepage that there's (at the very least) "more than 250,000 fitness professionals with credentials." Is that especially specific? Not so much, and I realize this. But how would you define a "fitness professional," vs. a "health professional," vs. a "wellness professional?" ...

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health care costs in the United States?

5 Answers | Asked by Larry Gruber on Mar 01, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Mar 01, 2013

I'd definitely check out the link Harris provided. In addition to that, here's an article from September of 2012 that might be of interest to you: - http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2012/09/12/u-s-workforce-illness... What do you think about the statistics listed in the Forbes articl...

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Is there a list of the exhibitors who were at the 2012 World Fitness Convention?

4 Answers | Asked by Brandi Hunter on Mar 01, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Mar 01, 2013

Perhaps one of the companies listed at the bottom of this PDF's link is the one you're looking for: http://www.connect.org/sdsi/docs/041112_IDEA_World_mediaslick.pdf If it's not listed there, you could try contacting someone through the info I've listed below for you (all of this came directly fr...

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Has anyone held classes that members pay as they lose weight? I was thinking of offering classes that members pay $10/lb lost.

10 Answers | Asked by Jim Hensrud on Feb 27, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Feb 28, 2013

At face value your idea sounds like an interesting way to fill your class with participants. As many of the other responses state, however, I feel as if there's a bit too much room for controversy later on down the line. I'm interested in how you might advertise any type of class like this correc...

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Does anybody charge a monthly recurring fee for personal training?

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

Answered by Michael Siler on Feb 27, 2013

Although I don't personally sell my training that way, I'm definitely interested in why you feel it "was the best change we've ever made in our business." Thoughts? Also, what are the parameters you've set for the following: -Cancellation policy? -Number of sessions per week? -How do you pr...

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Can you give suggestions on how we can control non-members from joining the classes?

11 Answers | Asked by Jo Montano on Feb 27, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Feb 27, 2013

I really like Harris's suggestion of using a card for admittance to the class. It's simple, cheap, and would undoubtedly be effective given his argument of, "no card, no class." As an aside, if you were to laminate these cards you'd decrease the chances of having to replace them due to tears, etc. ...

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How to I explain my experience?

10 Answers | Asked by Charles Bigelow on Feb 26, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Feb 27, 2013

How can your "market your experience" in one word? Storytelling! Like Bryant said, this doesn't mean lying or misleading potential clients. It does mean speaking from your heart, sharing stories from your past that people can connect with, as well as describing what you've learned over the years...

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How does my certifiction get verified here on IDEA?

5 Answers | Asked by Charles Bigelow on Feb 26, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Feb 27, 2013

From my experience, it took a few weeks before my additional certification showed up as "verified." If you're certification is though one of the major agencies (i.e. ACE, NASM, ACSM, NSCA, etc.) I'd imagine it shouldn't take any longer than that. If you're especially concerned, I'd recommend cal...

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What makes people fast?

12 Answers | Asked by Ryan Rogers on Feb 26, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Feb 26, 2013

Both Michael and Joanne are spot on if you ask me. The best athletes, no matter how hard they've trained over the years, generally owe a huge thank you to their parents for gifting them with such marvelous genes. Do you incorporate some form of periodization into your training programs? It can b...

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Why do imported contacts not show up

2 Answers | Asked by Deborah Newman on Feb 26, 2013

Answered by Michael Siler on Feb 26, 2013

Are you trying to import them from a 3rd Party (i.e. AOL, Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo) or are you trying to use a spreadsheet? Let me know and hopefully I can help. Like Michael suggested, contacting IDEA would definitely take care of this if you had the time to give them a call. You can also "Live...

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